Classroom 206 Guidelines
Family and Consumer Science Department, West Caldwell High School
- Respect your neighbors and their belongings. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Follow directions and rules the first time they are given.
- Listen, and do not speak while someone else is speaking.
- Cursing, rude language, insults or teasing will not be tolerated.
- Follow procedures for asking questions, moving around the room and using supplies or materials.
- Come to class prepared (with pencil, paper, notebook, books, etc.) and ready to work.
Verbal warning and/or student conference.*
Removal of privilege (lab, activities etc.)
Call or letter to parents.
Conference with vice principal and/or guidance counselor.
*Disruptions, profanity or disrespectful behavior will result in an assignment to Period Detention without warning or a conference.
*Severe disruptions or other aggressive, dangerous or inappropriate behavior will result in a discipline referral to a vice principal without warning.
TEST SILENCE – I have a practice called TEST SILENCE. All students are silent during the entire testing period, even after their tests have been turned in. A first violation will result in a 20 point deduction from the test. Two violations in one testing period will result in the student completing the test in Period Detention. Repeat offenders may be referred to the office.
Students may raise hands for their needs during tests such as questions or bathroom emergencies, but they must have an acknowledgement from me before they speak. This is excellent practice for EOC tests and the SAT, where testing silence is required. It also ensures each student is graded based on his or her own work only.
BATHROOM BREAKS – West Caldwell High School’s faculty understands that everyone has need of a BATHROOM BREAK during class from time to time. Teachers do not want to be harsh or mean about this issue. However, a few students who abuse breaks from class can make it a difficult issue to manage.
It is important for students to be in class to be successful. The policy for this class is that each student must sign out and then sign back in on a computer for the hall pass. The computer automatically logs the day and time the student left class and returned. There are three reasons why a student may leave class on the hall pass: bathroom visits, to visit the guidance counselor, or an emergency visit to the office (sick, call home etc.). All other business (visiting coaches, turning in money or forms, picking up forms, turning in work to another teacher) must be conducted outside of class time.
Students may not use or ask to use the hall pass during lectures or instructions for work. Students should choose a moment that will not disrupt anyone else’s learning or the teacher’s work to sign out and in on the hall pass system. If your student has a medical or other condition that will make this policy difficult, please document this (with all privacy and confidentiality respected) with the school nurse. A suitable plan can be worked out for your student with the nurse’s help. (Note: The classroom rules are posted in the room. Other guidelines will be reviewed with students regularly.)