Come in quietly and sit in your assigned seat. Get out all supplies and have homework out on your desk. Begin working on bell work. Bell work will be turned in on Fridays for a class work grade.
Group work procedure
Much of our class work will be done in pairs or groups. When working together, treat everyone with respect. All group members must participate and all conversation must stay on task.
The bell does not dismiss you from class; it is a reminder for the teacher to stop teaching. Mrs. Bray will dismiss the class when all materials are put away and the class is calm.
Bathroom breaks will only be given for medical emergencies unless you have a bathroom pass. You will receive 2 passes per 9 weeks which can be turned in for extra credit if not used at the end of each 9 weeks. If you do have a medical reason for frequent bathroom breaks, please make sure a doctor’s note is on file with the school.
You have will homework most nights. Homework will be checked at the beginning of class and all work must be shown for full credit. If you miss more than 1 homework assignment in a week, a parent will be contacted and you will make up all missing homework during after school detention.
Make-up work procedure
If you are absent it is your responsibility to obtain the make-up work. The class calendar will tell you what lesson you missed. See Mrs. Bray for any handouts you may need to complete the lesson. You have as many days as you missed to make up your work with a maximum of 5 days. For example: if you miss one day, you have one day to make up the work.
All work other than homework should be completed during class time. Therefore, late work is not accepted, and any work not turned in by the due date will result in a zero.
Coming unprepared for class is not acceptable and will result in the same consequences as behavior offenses. However, if you do forget to bring a required item, items can be borrowed from Mrs. Bray. This does require collateral, which means you must leave a personal item with Mrs. Bray until you return the borrowed item.
You are expected to follow all classroom procedures and school rules at all times. When you choose not to follow them, you are choosing these consequences:
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: lunch detention
3rd offense: parent contact/conference
4th offense: after school detention
5th offense: office referral
Each offense will be documented on Mrs. Bray’s clipboard
A variety of classroom passes can be earned with exceptional participation, A on a test, big improvement in test grades, and completing all homework assignments. These passes include things such as choice seating, snacking in class, homework passes, and even extra points on a test. When a student meets the above criteria their name is placed in their classes bag, names will be chosen from the bag on Fridays to receive the passes.
9 weeks test: 10%
Graded assignments will be kept in a file. Students/parents may request to see the file at any time, but all items must be returned.