Mr. Van Hulle’s Classroom Rules and Guidelines
7th Grade Honors Pacific Northwest Studies
8th Grade American Studies
Top Ten Rules
1. Bring the following to class every day: loose-leaf college rule paper in a three-ring binder, #2 pencils,
fine-tipped black pen, and highlighters (yellow, green, and orange).
2. Have homework done on time. Success depends on your participation and resolve.
3. Keep your planner updated. It pays to plan ahead for tests, quizzes, and other assignments.
4. Keep absences to a minimum. When you miss school, you miss out.
5. Be on time to class. Punctuality is an admired trait by employers.
6. Be respectful and courteous to your teachers. They have much to teach.
7. Be respectful and courteous to your classmates. They have much to accomplish.
8. Be respectful and courteous to substitute teachers. They have a difficult job to do.
9. Stay current on the week’s events by using the SWIFT site. This website is found at…
10. Be aware of your current grade in class by using HAC (Home Access Center) found at…
1. Final Semester Grades (A, B, C, D, F) are based on accumulated scores on individual projects, tests,
quizzes, notes, etc.
2. Formative Scores (assignments that track the learning process) are 30% of the final grade.
3. Summative Scores (assignments reflecting what has been learned) are 70% of the final grade.
4. Interim Progress Reports (IPRs) come out every five weeks; however, it is the responsibility of the
parent and student to check grades on HAC frequently. Perceived errors in grading need to be
reported to the teacher immediately for correction or explanation.
5. Missing/Late Work…
A. that is the result of an excused absence may be submitted with no loss of credit. Students will be
given one day to submit work for each day missed. (ex. If you’re gone two days, you get two
days to make up the work.)
B. that is NOT the result of an excused absence may be turned in for 75% credit (CR) as long as the
work is accompanied by a late form supplied by the teacher.
C. is reported on HAC as “Incomplete,” or “I,” and automatically receives a value of 40% until the
work is completed.
6. Test Retakes (Reassessments) are allowed within a reasonable period of time from the original test
as long as all previous work has been submitted. The reassessed score becomes the final score
whether it is an improvement or not.
Cut on the dotted line.
Please sign, date, and return this portion to class.
I understand the general classroom rules and guidelines that apply to Mr. Van Hulle’s class.
Name of Class _______________________________________________________ Period # ______
Student Signature ____________________________________________________ Date ___________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ____________________________________________ Date ___________________