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Policies & Procedures

Policies/Procedures

Students are responsible for knowing and following the policies outlined in 
the student handbook.  We follow COMET P.R.I.D.E.

CLASS RULES:
1. Show up on time.
2. Do your work.
3. Respect yourself, others, and property.
4. Agree to disagree.
5. Behave:  a.  Class procedures; b. EHS handbook; c.  Student Acceptable Use 
Policy; and d.  COMET P.R.I.D.E.


Additionally for Mrs. Napier's classes, students are expected to:
*  remain alert and participate in class (no sleeping, heads down, or propper 
up)
*  bring the necessary supplies to each and every class
*  do their own work, unless assigned to a group (no plagarism)
*  turn in all assignments, complete and on time, at the beginning of class
*  no put downs
*  abusive language not permitted

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Classroom procedures follow:

BRING TO CLASS EACH AND EVERY DAY:
1.  Class binder or folder
2.  Writing utensil (blue or black ink pen or #2 pencil)
3.  Highlighter
4.  White college ruled paper
5.  Positive attitude


ENTERING THE CLASSROOM:
1.  Go directly to your assigned seat.
2.  No distinguishable voices.
2.  Begin class opener and/or board work.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.  Stay in your seat.
2.  Do not talk.
3.  Listen to announcements.


PENCIL SHARPENING:
1.  If the instructor is talking... Do not go.
2.  If someone else is there...  Do not go.
3.  If #1 and #2 are clear, go.


PRE-DISMISSAL (last 3 - 5 minutes and announced by instructor):
1.  Check for assignments, clean up, save files, etc.
2.  See instructor if...
      * Tardy
      * Name in log
      * Absent previous day
      * Received colored card from instructor

DISMISSAL:
1.  The instructor will dismiss the class -- not the bell.
2.  Wait for dismissal.
3.  Take all of your belongings.
4.  Walk.
5.  Keep a low noise level.


INDEPENDENT WORK:
1.  Stay in seat.
2.  No talking.
3.  Do your own work.


COOPERATIVE GROUPS:
1.  Low noise level.
2.  Materials out.
3.  Determine group member roles (facilitator, scribe, researcher, etc.).
4.  Participate appropriately.


LECTURE/MINI-LESSONS:
1.  Stay in seat.
2.  Clear desk of unnecessary materials.
3.  Raise hand for questions or answers.
4.  Wait to be called upon to speak.


DURING FILMS OR VIDEO PRESENTATIONS:
1.  Stay in assigned seat.
2.  No talking.
3.  Clear all unnecessary materials from desk.
4.  Watch film or video.


DURING A QUIZ or TEST:
1.  Place all materials under desk, except for a writing utensil.  
2.  No talking.
3.  Eyes on your own paper. Do your own work.
4.  Raise hand when completed.
5.  When the teacher has picked up your quiz, work on something else 
silently.
  
IF YOU ARE TARDY:
1.  Enter the classroom quietly.
2.  Go to assigned seat quietly.
3.  See instructor during pre-dismissal.
4.  Turn in any work that was due that date and class period.


IF YOU HAVE BEEN ABSENT FROM CLASS:
1.  Turn in any work that was due on the first day of your absence upon your 
return to school.
2.  See Mrs. Napier with any questions about the make up work.
3.  If you were gone from school for an extended amount of time, please meet 
with Mrs. Napier to discuss due dates and to see if any assignments can be 
combined.


BEFORE LEAVING COMPUTER LAB:
1.  Log off.
2.  Push in chair.
3.  Take all belongings with you.


HEADING FOR PAPERS:
Line 1 - First and last name
Line 2 - Class period (example:  Period Two or Period 2)
Line 3 - Date (example:  08/25/16 or August 25, 2016)


HOMEWORK:
1. Homework is due at the beginning of the student's scheduled class period.
2. A call, email, or letter home to parents/guardians will be sent if 
missing or incomplete assignments become a student habit.

FREEZE OR COUNT DOWN FROM FIVE:
1.  All voices off.
2.  Eyes on teacher.


GUEST TEACHER:
1.  Follow all directions.
2.  Follow all expectations and limits (handbook, COMET P.R.I.D.E. and 
classroom policies).
3.  Be respectful and helpful.
4.  There may be a reward for a complimentary note from the guest teacher 
for the class period.


STUDENTS WHO NEED ADDITIONAL HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS:
1.  If it is a question that would be of help to everyone in class, ask 
during class.
2.  If the question or concern is based on your individual situation:
    a.  See Mrs. Napier at the end of the class period.
    b.  See Mrs. Napier during lab/student work time in class.
    c.  See Mrs. Napier during her planning period (period 8).
    d.  Schedule time to meet with Mrs. Napier after school.

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Consequences for poor choices include, but are not limited to:
*  verbal warning
*  written warning 
*  behavior card
*  detention
*  call home, letter, or e-mail to parents/guardians
*  office referral
*  conference with parents/guardians

NOTE:  Mrs. Napier communicates with parents through the telephone, e-mail, 
post office mail, and/or in person when students develop a habit of not 
turning in assignments.  Parents may also be contacted due to student 
behavior -- positive or negative. 
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Students receive positives for good choices.  These may include verbal 
praise, notes sent home, phone calls home, teacher answer, "late" 
homework pass, candy, snack, pop, puzzle day, game day, "free" day or "free" 
time, etc.  These positives can be earned individually, by group, or as a 
class period.  Elgin High School as a learning community also rewards 
students through the Comet Pride program. 
 
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Marion, OH 43302

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