• I believe every student can behave appropriately in the classroom, at school, and at home.  I will not tolerate any student infringing upon other students' rights to learn or my right to teach. In order to guarantee all students the excellent learning climate they deserve, this class will be using six basic rules.

Restroom Expectations:

  • At the beginning of each semester, students are given two restroom passes to be used throughout the semester.  Additional passes will be given only if absolutely necessary and students will be required to make up the class time they have missed. Consideration will be given to students who have special needs in writing with the school nurse.

Behavior Expectations:

  • Six Basic Classroom Rules

    1. Be on time with all your materials when the bell rings and ready to learn.

    2. Keep hands, feet, eyes, and objects to yourself.

    3. Follow directions the first time they are given.

    4. Respect guests, students, teachers, and yourself by using appropriate language and behavior.

    5. Do your best at all tasks at school and at home.

    6. Completes the PLANNER daily.

Supportive Feedback:

  • Students who follow the rules and do all their homework may earn:  tickets for raffle items at the end of the month, Skip a day or “Extra Night - Homework Passes,” positive notes / calls home, HawkEye Awards, Superhawk Awards, Student of the Month, Student of the Semester,, and other appropriate rewards.

Corrective Actions:

  • A verbal warning will be given before any disciplinary action is taken unless infringement upon another's safety or right to learn is too severe.  All student Corrective Actions directly influence the students’ Citizenship grades. If a student chooses to break rules or chooses not to do class work or independent work, break detention, lunch detention, loss of school day reward activities / assemblies, work time before school or after school there may be additional corrective actions.

    When a student breaks a rule: 

    First time: Reminder / Warning

    Second time: Refocus paper +  last to leave class + teacher counseling

    Third time: Behavior Contract + teacher counseling

    Fourth time: Send to alternate classroom + call / email parents and / or note in PLANNER

    Fifth time: Send to counselor, principal or administrator

    Severe clause: Send to counselor, principal or administrator

Substitute Behavior Expectations:

  • As teachers, sometimes it is necessary for teachers to attend district workshops, meetings, and be ouot for illnesses the same as anyone else.  When this occurs, teachers require a substitute to continue the lessons in the class.  Substitute Teachers (ST) are considered GUESTS in class and MUST BE TREATED WITH RESPECT as the job requires them to carry out the assignments provided by the normal classroom teacher without the convenience of knowing the students by name, work ethics or behaviors.  I request that STs fill out a Substitute Report so that I am made aware of student behaviors.  Two parts of this form are “STUDENTS THAT WERE HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, ON-TASK, OR POSITIVE” and “STUDENTS THAT WERE DISRUPTIVE, OFF-TASK, OR RUDE”.  Students whose names appear in the Helpful, Friendly, On-Task, or Positive column earn Supportive Feedback or positive reinforcement, while those in the Disruptive, Off-Task, or Rude column of the Substitute Report will receive Corrective Feedback to include a Break or Lunch Detention or Referral to the Counselor or Office depending on the severity of of the behavior reported. 

Early Check Out:

  • It is really disruptive when students are checked out early from school.  All classes are important, as well as intervention.  Intervention is the last period of the day and is a time when your child can return to a class to receive additional assistance on assignments he or she may be struggling to understand and complete.  In this way, teachers can give students additional assistance prior to their arrival at home.  In some cases, students may even be able to complete the assignment prior to leaving school for the day.  As parents, consider encouraging students to meet with intervention teachers and staying until the bell rings for the end of each school day.