Dear Student and Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
Hello! Welcome to English! It is my hope and expectation that you carry the knowledge and skills you have learned over the years and apply them to your advantage here at WSMHS. Please read my policies and procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. Read them together, then sign and date the bottom portion and return. This is a graded assignment; if returned on time, the first recorded mark will be an “A”.
*Single subject table for MUGS and Learning Logs
**Loose leaf paper with clean edges (no ‘fringes’); keep in pocket folder;
*Pens (blue or black)
*Red Ink Pens to correct MUGS
*IDs – are to be worn at ALL times!
*No improper dressing – no illegal jackets, no hoodies, only black and blue jackets, only white undershirts! No clothes falling under your waist, no small shirts, clothes tucked at all times!
*No food -- there is scheduled time for lunch;
*Only 2 bathroom passes –fit it in in-between classes please;
*Classroom Entrance – when you enter this room, you are to prepare for class, no socializing with friends. Begin bellringer!
*All other school rules apply -- see student handbook for details.
I expect that you be well behaved. Good behavior means:
• Sitting in your desk working on the warm-up activity when the bell rings;
• Coming to class prepared and with an independent novel to read during down time;
• Raising your hand to contribute to the discussion or to ask a question;
• Working independently when assigned to do so;
• Staying in your assigned seat 99% of the time; never leave your desk without permission;
• Displaying respectful behavior (to yourself, to me, and to the students around you).
LATE WORK POLICY
This policy is easy to remember: Late work = 0. Just as employers do not accept late work from their employees, I do not accept late work from my students. Assignments are due DURING THE PERIOD that students are in my class, not by the end of the day.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to acquire incomplete work. If you miss a test, you must make it up the following day! Remember, you are accountable for making sure all your work is complete!
Academic dishonesty includes plagiarism, cheating, or submitting another person’s material as one’s own violates school policy and is unacceptable. Any act of academic dishonesty will result in negative consequences including but not limited to, an automatic “F” on the assignment or test and a referral. Absolutely no talking during testing.
I follow the school’s tardy policy. This means that if you enter my class after the bell rings, you are tardy and you will sign an affidavit of acknowledgement. If you are not prepared for class and you have to go back to your locker to retrieve something, this is a tardy. There is absolutely no leaving my classroom in the first or last 10 minutes of class.
A = 93-100% B = 85-92% C = 76-84% D = 68-75% F = 0-67%
Grades are updated and posted on a regular basis. There are times when it may seem like it takes me a long time to enter grades, please be patient. If you feel as though I have forgotten about an assignment or you are getting anxious for me to grade something, send me an email to remind me. Extra credit opportunities MAY OR MAY NOT present themselves throughout each quarter and can raise students’ grades; however, extra credit is not given in place of regular credit.