Expectations, Procedures, and Policies
For Mr. Clark’s Class
The High 5
expect from you:
1. Be positive.
2. Be engaged.
3. Be responsible.
4. Be respectful.
5. Your actions & your consequences.
you can expect from me:
1. Mr. Clark will be positive.
2. Mr. Clark will be engaging.
3. Mr. Clark will be responsible.
4. Mr. Clark will be respectful.
5. Your actions & my consequences.
directions the first time they are given.
in the classroom and seated when the bell rings.
hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
appropriate language; no put-downs, teasing, or
other inappropriate words.
A) Homework completion – For
homework to be considered complete, all parts of the homework must be complete.
B) Handing in homework –
Homework must be handed in to the appropriate place before you enter into the classroom.
C) Entering the classroom – You
must enter class silently. Whispering is
D) Moving to your seat and Launch
– After you have walked through the front door to the classroom silently, pick
up any handouts left on the “Pick Up Here” desk. After picking up the handouts, walk to the
desk that is assigned to you without talking.
Take out your class binder, a pencil or pen, and any other supplies that
you will need.
E) Quiet signs – If the class is
doing an activity but then Mr. Clark needs that class’ attention, he will use
different signals to ensure that students are quiet and that the class is
paying attention. Three quiet signs are
Count down from five: In order to get the attention of the class after
group work, Mr. Clark will count down from five. At that point you must give Mr. Clark the
following five things:
Track the speaker
Listen to the speaker
Have your hands free
b. Clap it quiet: When Mr. Clark
claps out a rhythm, students in the class put down anything that they are
working on, track the clapper, be still, and repeat the rhythm that is clapped.
All students must be silent after they repeat the rhythm.
F) What to do when you
finish class work early
– If you have successfully completed your class work, check it over. After you have finished your work and checked
it, you have two options:
a. Sit silently and wait for further
Begin reading in a book silently.
c. Raise your hand and I will assist
G) Handing in late homework –
Unless you are absent, late homework is not accepted. Students who come to class without completed
homework will receive a warning.
Late assignments (i.e. projects,
papers, etc.) will be reduced one letter grade per day late.
H) Movement in the classroom –
Students must have Mr. Clark’s permission to get out of their seat at any time
throughout the class period.
Sharpening pencils – Pencils should be sharpened before class
begins. If both of your pencils are dull
and you need to sharpen your pencil during class, raise your pencil in the
air. If Mr. Clark gives you permission
to sharpen your pencil, only then may you quietly walk to the pencil sharpener
to do so.
J) Blowing your nose – If you
need to blow your nose, raise one of your hands and touch your nose with the
other. If we are at an important moment
in the lesson, Mr. Clark will ask you to wait.
You may not leave the classroom to blow your nose.
K) Bathroom – No one is to leave
the class the first 45 or the last 15 minutes of any class. The best idea is to use the bathroom during
the break between classes. If you need to use the bathroom during class, raise
one of your hands and touch your shoulder with the other. Mr. Clark will then let you know whether or
not you can go to the bathroom at that time.
Abuse of this privilege will result in loss of privilege.
L) Throwing out garbage – All
garbage is to be kept at your desk until the end of class. At the end of class, take your trash as well
as any scraps on the ground near your desk and place them in the trashcan.
M) Getting the teacher’s attention
– If a student needs to speak with Mr. Clark, that student should raise their
hand, but not call out with their voice.
N) Required supplies – Come to
class prepared with the proper supplies.
The first item you need to bring is your English binder. You should also bring a writing utensil.
Students are not allowed to leave class for supplies or books once class has
O) End of class dismissal – Mr. Clark,
not the sound of the bell, will tell the class when it is time to get ready to
go. When Mr. Clark says “Time to clean
up,” that means that all students should silently pack up their belongings and
stand up next to their chair. When Mr. Clark
says, “Have a good day,” then students may leave the classroom or talk with Mr.
Clark if they have questions.
P) Fire/Earthquake/Emergency –
For emergency drills and real emergencies, we will remain calm, leave the
classroom, and walk to the appropriate place as one group. As we walk together, no students should
separate from the class group.
Q) Cheating policy – Cheating cheats
you out of your own education. Cheating
doesn’t help you learn, and we are here to learn. The minimum punishment for cheating will be a
zero on that assignment, office referral, and a phone call home.
R) Visitor policy – Because we
are a class with big goals and that will achieve great results, we will have
more visitors in our classroom than normal.
Do not be distracted by visitors, but instead, show them why we are the
most successful English class in all of Wayne County.