It is expected that you will respect the learning environment by conducting yourself accordingly. Simply put, we ask that your conduct is such that you do not cause anyone else of yourself to lose an opportunity to learn. In addition to following the school rules as stated in the student planner, students should follow the expectations and rules listed below.
Expectations and Rules:
- Arrive on time for your classes.
- Be prepared for class with notebook, pen/pencil, textbook, and other required materials.
- Treat your teachers and fellow students with respect. The use of rude, abusive, vulgar, or threatening language and/or gestures indicates lack of respect and will not be tolerated.
- Listen to directions. Ask questions if you do not understand an assignment.
- Cooperate with your group.
- Get on task and stay on task.
- Do not bring gum or food into the classroom.
- Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Do your homework assignments. Schedule time for completing them each day. (See work expectations)
- Take care of school property—no vandalism. Do not write or carve on your desk or other school property. Treat computers with care. Take special care of text and reference books. Clean up after yourself.
- Use the pencil sharpener during non-instructional time.
- Only one student may sign out to the bathroom at a time. A visit to the bathroom should only take place during non-instructional time
- Use your locker only during scheduled times or with a locker pass from your teacher.
School Work Expectations
- Students are expected to check teacher websites during an absence. Students are responsible for work missed during an absence upon their return.
- Formative assignments (i.e. homework assignments) will not be accepted late for credit.
- Summative assessments (i.e. long term projects) will be accepted after the due date with a grade deduction of 10% for each day the assignment is late. After the 4th day, the assignment will become a zero that cannot be made up.
- Quizzes and tests must be made up after an absence. Students are to see or email their teachers within 2 days of returning from an absence to arrange to make up their quiz or test and any other missed work. If by the second day, the student has not met with the teacher, the teacher will give the student the quiz or test during class time.
- Students who have printer issues are to either go to the library before 8:30 to print, or email their teacher and meet with the teacher before homeroom to print their work. No work should be printed during homeroom.
Take pride in yourself and your work. Strive to do your best!
Consequences of Inappropriate Behavior
- First Occasion: The disruptive student will receive a verbal warning.
- Second Occasion: Teachers may try various alternative interventions that are appropriate to the infraction. For example, the student’s seat may be moved or the parent may be contacted.
- Third Occasion: A disruptive student will receive a teacher detention.
- After the first teacher detention, a disruptive student may receive a negative comment on the quarterly report card regarding behavior and each subsequent occasion will result in an administrative referral.
- IN ADDITION, THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE SEVENTH GRADE TEAM RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROHIBIT A STUDENT FROM PARTICIPATING IN A FIELD TRIP OR SPECIAL EVENT IF THAT STUDENT COMMITS ANY INFRACTIONS OF SCHOOL RULES AN POLICIES DURING THAT ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR PRIOR TO THE FIELD TRIP OR SPECIAL EVENT.