Expectations and Timelines for the Classroom
1. Respect: Respect means you will come prepared. You will have what you need: pencil and paper, textbook, and homework done. No goofing off or distracting others.
2. Timely: You will do your assignments and turn them in on time. This means that the work is done at the beginning of the next day's class period unless otherwise stated. Missing work will only be collected for two weeks. Missing work will be marked as an MI and will lower your grade. This may impact eligibility. If it is not made up, it will be a zero at two weeks. Once it is a zero, it can not be made up.
3. Students know that I understand we all have bad days. They have witnessed mine, and I have witnessed theirs. Because of this, at the end of the trimester, I will set the computer to not count your lowest grade. I don't do this earlier because your grade changes up and down too often then. This is my "balance" for anything that happens during the trimester, but it will not offset poor work habits and disorganization. Do your work. Turn your work in.
4. I am ALWAYS available to help you. The kids know this. So, come to me before and after school or during study hall. Now that I have remarried, I will be keeping my Saturdays and Sundays for my family. If there is an emergency or if you have stubbornly not done your work, I will still contact your parent or guardian and ask for part of your weekend to get caught up. Stay on task!