1. Be prepared for class when the bell stops ringing. This means have the materials needed for class, stop talking, and be ready to begin the day’s work. Materials you will need to bring to class include: textbook, notebook, assignments, appropriate writing instruments (pencil, black ink pen, or blue ink pen), and paper for assignments and taking notes.
2. Respect each class member’s right to learn and the teacher’s right to teach.
3. Respect others’ person and property. (Keep hands to self, don’t copy, don’t cheat, don’t steal, and don’t play with objects in class).
4. Listen to what others are saying. Class discussion is an important part of this class. Do not ridicule or criticize another class member.
5. Make an honest attempt to cooperate and participate in all activities.
6. Follow any given instructions when they are given.
7. Never use offensive or objectionable language.
8. Do not abuse a substitute teacher.
Use common sense in class. Show respect for all members of the class. If you are not sure if something is allowed, ask. Use the appropriate behavior at the appropriate time.
When you choose not to follow these rules, to talk excessively at inappropriate times, or to not put forth a positive effort in class, one or more of the following will happen:
1. A warning. Warnings may be verbal, non-verbal, or written.
2. Set aside from class and not allowed to participate or sent to the office.
3. Lunch detention.
4. After-school detention.
5. Phone call home.
6. Conference with parents/guardians, counselors, and/or administration.
Severe disruptions will result in a student being removed from the class and sent to the assistant principal with a recommendation that a student be strongly disciplined. Each discipline situation is unique. Consequences may change depending on the situation.
The above guidelines are minimum requirements to maintain a learning atmosphere in this classroom. The following will happen when the above guidelines are met and exceeded:
1. Increased time to go over and explain concepts.
2. More material will be covered.
3. We will take advantage of fun and unique learning experiences.
Life does not reward people for performing minimal requirements. Life may reward one who goes beyond what is expected, and this class is no different.
Other Classroom Rules and Expectations
2. If you are not in your seat when the bell stops ringing, you will be counted tardy.
3. Students are responsible for obtaining missed assignments during absences. Students who are absent from Mr. Walker’s class, but not truant, will have the number of days absent plus one additional day to make up missed work. Arrangements can be made with Mr. Walker if more time is needed.
4. If a student is truant from class or is assigned an out-of-school suspension, the student can make up work for half credit through arrangements made by the student at his or her initiative. Students must make arrangements within three days of the truancy. If the student fails to complete the work according to the arrangements made, he or she will receive zeros on the missed assignments and tests.
5. If you choose to be a part of an organized truancy (i.e., a “skip day”), you will receive a zero for any assignments, projects, quizzes, or tests that are conducted the day of the absence. Teachers are not responsible for repeating any information or reviewing any material that is covered the day of the absence. The only exception will be if you have an excused absence.
6. Students that are caught cheating in Mr. Walker’s class will be given a zero for the assignment and may be disciplined further. Any communication during a quiz or test is considered cheating.
7. Students that are in Mr. Walker’s class during announcements are not allowed to talk while the announcements are being read. Students that talk during announcements will be disciplined.
8. Students who do not come prepared for class may use one of their three excuses to obtain the appropriate materials. After the three excuses are used up, students will receive detentions for not being prepared for class.
9. Students who leave Mr. Walker’s class at any time must sign out and sign in on the form in the front of the classroom.
Mr. Walker reserves the right to revise the discipline plan if it is not providing a positive learning atmosphere.