12th Grade English Class of 2012 Saks High School INSTRUCTOR: Lindsay Ford website: www.calhoun.k12.al.us; teacher id: 134 E-MAIL: email@example.com OFFICE HOURS: before or after school or by app’t I. CLASS RULES A. Respect adults, other students, and yourself. To discuss any issues, make an appointment with the teacher. B. Be in your assigned seat before the bells rings, or you will be tardy. Any class time you miss will be made up during break or before/after school. C. Do not talk and begin work on DOLs immediately, or you will receive a zero on the DOL. D. Bring all items with you every day, or you will receive a zero on your daily grade. E. Do not eat or drink, etc., in class at any time. F. Clean your desk and the area around it before leaving class. G. Use restroom, sharpen pencils, and address other issues before the tardy bell rings. H. Do not bring other subject material to class, or it will be taken up. II. CONSEQUENCES A. You are allowed two bathroom passes of five minutes per nine weeks. B. 1st violation of minor class rules—warning. C. Violating minor rule, second or consequent infraction—writing assignment, before or after school detention, and/or intermediate violation. D. Refusing to complete discipline assignment or other violation deemed so by the COSC—intermediate or higher. III. NOTEBOOK A. Notebook (see below) , 1 2” three-ring binder with loose-leaf paper containing sections: 1. DOLs 2. Literature 3. Vocabulary 4. Grammar 5. Research IV. GRADING PROCEDURE A. Daily grades will be assigned for quizzes, homework, class work, and class participation. B. Evaluation in the classroom includes teacher, peer, and self-assessment. C. Work is due on the date it is assigned when the bell rings at the beginning of class. You are allowed to turn in only one assignment late. V. OFFICIAL ATTENDANCE POLICY A. Students are expected to attend class every day and to arrive promptly. B. A doctors’ excuse is necessary after the fifth absence from this class (per CCBOE policy). C. The student is tardy to class if he/she is not in the room in his/her correct seat when the bell rings. Passes to class must be signed by an adult employee of the school. Excessive lateness (more than five minutes after the tardy bell rings) will result in an intermediate violation. Any time missed from class will be made up in before or after school detention. D. Students who are tardy should check-in with teacher then report to ISD. See grading policy above for grade assessment. VI. MAKE-UP WORK A. Make-up work is the student’s responsibility. See me before or after school. B. Information is in lesson plan book, on the board, or on the Internet at www.calhoun.k12.al.us. Teacher id# 134. C. See other students to get notes. D. Makeup tests will be given Wednesdays before or after school. The format will be fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and/or essay. G. No make-up work will be given for unexcused absences or for sixth or more absence without doctor’s excuse. This includes tardies, whether excused or unexcused. H. Work from ISD should be turned in on the same day it is due; otherwise, a score of zero will be assessed. The student must bring the work to the teacher after school. VII. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY A. Students who are found guilty of cheating (receiving, providing, talking, aiding in any form, and/or not following teacher’s specific instructions) will receive a “0” on the material or test. B. No credit for plagiarism of any sort. This includes claiming material as your own from any other source (student, teacher, book, magazine, Internet, etc). C. Common rules regarding etiquette and honesty which may not be explicitly stated within this syllabus are implicit expectations and must be followed.
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