Classroom Behavior Expectations

Classroom Behavior Expectations
Classroom Behavior Expectations
Be on Time – Greet the Teacher and Fellow Classmates – Have Materials Ready
Listen and Follow Directions the First Time – Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Yourself
Show Respect…Character Counts! – Communicate Effectively
Disciplinary Actions
Students are expected to have achieved a certain level of appropriate behavior given the number of years they have been exposed to
classroom rules and procedures while attending school. Expected behaviors include but are not limited to showing respect, following
instructions, participating in learning, abiding by school policies and classroom procedures. Failure to demonstrate these expected
behaviors have the following consequences.
 1st offense – may include one or more of the following: warning, change in seat assignment, conference with teacher,
documentation of offense, detention, or parent contact. If a detention is missed it will be re-scheduled and the time will be
doubled. Students not serving detentions will be referred to the house principal
 2nd offense – may include one or more of the following: warning, change in seat assignment, conference with teacher,
documentation of offense, detention, parent contact, community service
 3rd offense – referral to the Principal, documentation and parent contact
 Severe offense – immediate principal referral and documentation in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct
 Failure to attend assigned detention and/or community service project – immediate principal referral and documentation
 The no tolerance policy applies regarding substitutes; inappropriate behavior will be automatically referred to the assistant
principal’s office.
Beginning and Ending Class – Students should be in their seats with materials ready when the tardy bell rings. Students
should respond to the Teachers queue to begin class by listening or engaging in bell work activity. Students should respond to
the Teachers queue to end class by saving files, putting up materials, turning in papers, getting the homework assignment,
logging off the computer, and being ready to leave class when the bell rings. Students should use all of the allotted class time
for learning by being engaged in listening, responding appropriately, or participating in assignments. Beginning and ending
class in an efficient manner will allow for class time to be used appropriately for all students.
Bathroom Breaks – Bathroom breaks should be taken during passing period. Students who take advantage of bathroom
breaks during passing period will be less likely to leave class and miss valuable instruction. Students should not leave class
during the first 20 minutes of class or during the last 20 minutes of class for a routine bathroom break. Students should get
permission from the teacher and sign the sign-out sheet before leaving the classroom for a bathroom break.
Tardy Policy– Students who are tardy for any reason must sign the tardy sign-in sheet and be prepared for any consequences
listed in the Student Code of Conduct or set by the classroom teacher. Please see the Student Code of Conduct regarding the
tardy policy. Tardy offences accumulate throughout the semester. Consequences for tardiness are: 1st tardy-verbal warning,
2nd tardy-parent contact, conference with student and 20 minute before/after school detention, 3rd tardy-parent contact and one
hour after school detention. Habitual tardiness is a level 1 offence and subject to the Student Code of Conduct. Missing a
scheduled detention must be re-scheduled and served – the detention time will be doubled. Students not serving detentions
will be referred to the house principal.
Tardy excuses – passes written by other teachers to excuse a student from not being in class on time should be on official
note paper. Teachers wishing to excuse a student who is not in class on time must also confirm the excuse through email.
Repeated late behavior is not acceptable even with a teacher’s excuse and will be treated as a tardy.
Sign In/Out Sheet – if you have authorization to leave school during class time for illness, doctor appointments, etc., you
must sign the sign-out sheet. Consequently, if you return with a note from the doctor’s office you must sign the sign-in sheet.
Educational Use of Equipment – computer systems are provided for use by faculty and students for educational purposes
only. Games played on the computer for entertainment or rewards are not allowed. Internet surfing not directly associated
with classroom assignments is not allowed. These limitations are in place to make better use of the district bandwidth and to
provide a better educational learning environment for students.
Disks and CD’s – student may not bring diskettes, USB memory drives, or CD’s to school for use in computer systems
provided by the district. Also, students may not download software onto district computer systems.
Operating System Configuration – adding or deleting icons to the desktop are prohibited. Changing the background on the
monitor or screen saver is prohibited. Students should not make any changes to the configuration of the district computer
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Login Account Privacy – student will be provided with login accounts to allow them to store and retrieve files created for
classroom assignments after the Acceptable Use Policy form has been returned with appropriate signatures. Passwords and
user logins are not to be shared with anyone for any reason. Activity that occurs while an account is being used is the
responsibility of the account owner. If a student loses his/her account code an additional code may be purchased in the library
according to the Student Code of Conduct.
No Cheating – students should not share files in the attempt to cheat on assignments. File sharing should only be done if the
class assignment directs a student to do so. Students should not print multiple copies of a file in an attempt to allow others to
cheat from their original works. Students should show integrity by not cheating or by creating an environment where others
may cheat.
Listening – Students should turn off their monitor’s while the teacher is giving directions or giving information. Students
should attend to the directions and follow them the first time they are given. Student may raise their hand to be called on if
clarification of directions is needed.
Appropriate Language – student should use appropriate language when conversing with the teacher and when conversing
with other students. Slander, cursing, racial remarks, and remarks made that are demeaning to specific groups of people are
inappropriate and should not be used. Students should demonstrate respect for the teacher, themselves, and for others in their
speech and in their tone.
No Food or Drinks – No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom. If soda parties or pizza parties are given as reward
students will be escorted to areas designated for food and drink.
Absent or Makeup Work – it is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the teacher for work missed
when absent due to illness, doctor’s appointments, field trips, school sponsored event, etc. Please see the Student Code of
Conduct regarding Zero’s.
Assignments and Zero’s - Please see the Student Code of Conduct regarding Zero’s. Students should attempt all work
including assignments given during class time and assignments given for homework. Assignments must be turned in each
day for the Teacher to grade in order for credit to be given. Failure by the student to turn in assignments will be subject to
disciplinary action according to the Student Code of Conduct.
Head Phones, Cell Phones, CD Players, etc. – Headphones should not be worn during class unless directed by the teacher
for a specific assignment. The school policy on the use of cell phones will be strictly enforced. CD Players are never part of
an assignment and should never be used. Personal music CD’s and DVD’s should not be brought to class and played in the
CD/DVD ROM drives. Students should use a wristwatch for keeping up with the time instead of their cell phone or PDA.
These devices should be kept out of sight and not be used in the classroom. Devices that are confiscated will be returned at
the request of the parent to the parent.
Rewards and Reinforcements – students will receive personal rewards from the success they experience through
cooperation and dedication. Students will have the privilege of learning new technologies and developing new skills that can
be used in other areas. Rewards may be given periodically to encourage continued personal student success. Soda parties
and pizza parties may be earned when students collectively reach goals for the class.
Criminal Activity – hacking and sabotage are criminal activities covered by federal and state laws. Damage to data,
equipment, or functionality of software programs and operating systems are severe offences that may be subject to substantial
fines and penalties under law. Removal of hardware, equipment, software and supplies such as CD’s or diskettes, and other
properties from the classroom are considered theft. Browsing the district network is a federal crime. Students should not try
to guess passwords to hack into teacher accounts or the accounts of others. Students should only access areas they are
authorized to use and have been given rights to access. Students should use the network for academic purposes only. Network
resources should not be wasted including bandwidth and printer usage.
Parent Communication – parents will be contacted regarding student progress. Parent/Teacher/Student conference may be
Cameras and recording devices-recording devices such as cameras, picture phones, and voice recorders should not be used
by students in the classroom.
Graffiti – students should not draw symbols, letters, numbers, etc. that are associated with inappropriate school activities
such as gangs, drugs, or lewdness on notebooks, papers, whiteboards, clothes, or any other publicly visible place or school
Inappropriate Language – students should not type or write words that are not school appropriate or bring materials to class
with inappropriate language such as magazines or song lyrics.
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