Sophomore English Core Disclosure

Welcome To class:

Required Materials: o Pen or pencil. o IPodo Lined paper.
Class Rules: o Attitude: § Be positive. § Do not whine about assignments or class policies. o Respect: § Show respect to me, your fellow students, and to yourselves. § Refrain from inappropriate behavior and comments. o Responsibility: § Be prepared and on time § Complete the assignments and have them ready on the due date. o Focus: · Listen carefully and follow directions the first time § Stay on task
Class Policies:
o Absences: § Attendance is part of your grade. Each day of class, you may earn 25 points or more. Being absent, regardless of excuse, results in ineligibility for those points. o Tardiness: § If you are 20 minutes late, you will be marked absent. § Tardiness will also result in a grade drop as you will not be allowed to do the starter. o Hall Passes: § Each student will receive 4 hall pass tickets at the beginning of each quarter. In order to go anywhere outside of class, you must present this ticket to me at that time. o Late Work: § Each day that the assignment is not turned in on time, whether you have this class that day or not, you will suffer a 10% deduction on the assignment. I will not accept assignments more than five days past the due date.§ I also allow students to miss one assignment a quarter with a ticket. The ticket must be turned in the day that your chosen missed assignment is due. The ticket cannot be used on presentations, large projects, tests, or group work. o Missed work: § If your absence is excused, you have the day you get back from your absence to get the missed work all class activities and assignments are posted on a daily log at the front of the class). From that time, you have one day to make up the work. If you fail to turn in the work at that time, I will begin deducting points from the assignment for each day it is late. o Extra credit: § Extra credit is earned in this class by students who add significantly to our class with their participation, attitudes, and comments. o Participation: § Participation is part of your grade in this class and is measured daily on your participation logs. o Cell Phones: § Absolutely no cell phones are allowed in this class! That means that if I see them, I will take them. It then goes to the office and stays there until your parent or guardian comes to pick it up. If you don’t want to lose it, do not bring it to class. o Citizenship: § Citizenship grades are based on your attendance, participation, and attitude in class. Portfolios: For your final project, you will be required to present your portfolio to the class. It will be graded once a quarter to ensure that you are keeping up with the material. Expectations for behavior: The expectations I have for each student is very high. I expect each student to follow the class rules and policies. I also expect students to put forth effort in assignments, class discussions, and activities.