Ninth Grade Honors English
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ELCO English Department
Welcome to Mrs. Ziegler’s Ninth Grade Honors
How to Succeed in English Class
Everyday in Class:
1. Be in your seat when the bell rings to start class. Arriving late WILL be noted.
Three tardies will result in a disciplinary action and a deduction of five participation
2. As soon as you arrive in class, check the board for the class agenda and have any
3. Every day you are expected to bring to class: all assigned textbooks, class
reading(s), and pen/pencil/notebook paper (or otherwise as announced in advance).
4. The day you return from a class absence, check in with Mrs. Ziegler for any missed
assignments and notes given in class the day you were absent. This is your
responsibility and must be taken care of before class (not during). Note: Our class
Online Resource is another great resource for missed work.
1. Homework is a DEFINITE in this class. Homework assignments will be factored
into your grade. In order to receive full credit, the homework must be complete,
neat, and your own work. This includes being prepared with all the correct
2. This is an Honors level course; class participation is encouraged and expected.
3. Your active participation and promptness with assignments clearly indicates a high
level of maturity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of responsibility. These traits are
truly distinguishable in college recommendations and in the work force.
4. Failure to submit a designated assignment on the due date will result in a point
deduction per day (based on the total points of the assignment) until the assignment
is submitted. When you are legally excused from class, you have one day for every
day absent to submit the assignment. This includes any assignment and the make-up
of tests and quizzes. Special situations will be evaluated on an individual basis.
5. Marking period grades may include (but are not limited to): homework, class
participation, vocabulary, tests, quizzes, writing assignments, projects, speeches and
1. Always be respectful and courteous to your peers and teachers. Be attentive
listeners, cooperative partners, and intelligent decision makers.
2. When a substitute teacher takes my place, all classroom and grading rules are still in
3. Lavatory and hall passes are given at the discretion of the teacher. If leaving
becomes a disruption to the class, each student will be limited to the first five and
last five minutes of the class.
4. No food or drink will be permitted in the classroom. Water is acceptable.
5. Plagiarism and soliciting answers during a testing situation results in disciplinary
action in accordance with the district's policy.
6. Raise your hand to be called on.
7. All school rules apply, including rules regarding cell phones in the classroom.
*Please remember this is your classroom as well as your peers and mine. I want you to
feel comfortable and safe in asking questions when you are not sure of something.
-Romeo and Juliet
This course will be utilizing an Online Resource for various aspects of the course. I
believe that you will find the class Online Resource to be a helpful throughout the
semester! The resource will be linked by my name on the high school’s website.
*Parents are encouraged to check Power School for grade updates. Grades will be
Please detach this paper and return to Mrs. Ziegler. Thank you!
Mrs. Ziegler’s Class Rules and General Guidelines- Honors
Student signature: __________________________________________ Date: _________
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