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Expectations, Rules, Procedures

MY MIND REBELS AT STAGNATION.

Give me problems, give me work,

give me the most abstruse cryptogram,

or the most intricate analysis,
and I am in my own proper atmosphere.

I can dispense then with artificial stimulants.

But I abhor the dull routine of existence.

I CRAVE FOR MENTAL EXALTATION.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

To thriveinnovate, & build an authentic community of scholars,
students will strive to meet the following expectations:


INTELLECTUAL EXPECTATIONS

Humility
  • practice scholarly behavior
  • do not steal others' opportunities to learn or think (disruptions, disrespect, selfishness)
Leadership
  • be an example to others, a role model for others
  • take initiative
  • be prepared
  • help others with learning
Aggressiveness
  • defend your thoughts
  • use evidence to support your ideas
  • use multiple resources
Courage
  • take risks
  • respectfully challenge others
  • actively participate (no "I don't know" responses)
  • think "outside the box"


SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS

Foundations of Character:
 
 
 
Links:

 

Therefore, in light of the expectations of intellect and etiquette in room 401, the following rules will allow the fulfillment of success and growth:

RULES

  • Always come prepared with the appropriate...
  • materials
  • attitude
  • effort
  • Respect and Care ..
    • the time
    • all classmates
    • the teacher
    • the classroom (school property, books, etc.). 
      • Let’s keep our school materials, desks, and classroom clean!
  • Be present and on timeto class everyday. 
    • Students must be in their seats and ready to go when the bell rings.
      • Asking for paper, pencils, should not occur at any time during..we should always have extra materials ready.
  • Students should not be packing up early.  
      • We "clean up" when there are about two minutes left before the end of the period.
  • Expect to be 
    • writing
    • reading (literature and each others' writings)
    • speaking (class discussion, oral reports and performances)
    • listening (eye contact)
    • collaborating (working together in groups)

  • Make upassignments when absent and turn in all assignments on time.

  • Go through the Writing Process for compositions (pre-writing, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing) [Language Arts Writing Standards 1, 2, 3].
  • Work responsibly together when in writing conferences and literature circles [Lang. Arts Writing & Reading Standards 1, 2, 3].
  • Master the writing genres (narrative, response to literature, persuasive, and expository) [Language Arts Writing Standards 2, 3].
  • Achieve competency in oral language skills [Lang. Arts Written & Oral English Language Standard 1].
  • Read and respond thoughtfully to a wide variety of literary and expository texts [Language Arts Writing & Reading Standards 1, 2].

  • Assess and reflect upon work and progress as a writer and compile work in portfolios [Language Arts Writing Standard 1].
  • Develop AND take ownershipover a pattern and habit of regular home study and independent practice.

  • Adhere to the “BEHAVIOR VIOLATIONS & CONSEQUENCES” and “ATTENDANCE POLICY” (tardies, truancies, excused/unexcused absences, etc.) in the Valencia High School Student Handbook [visit the VHS website].
  • Strive to meet the “Valencia High School Expected School-wide Learning Results[ESLRs]

 

In order for these rules to be truly implemented, we, the community of room 401, will adhere to the following:

PROCEDURES

When someone is speaking to you, pause from what you are doing & give eye-contact to that person...
  • whether the teacher, other students 
  • during the lesson, conference, or discussion.
 
BEFORE THE BELL
  • Students obtain necessary materials for class (pen, notebook, textbook/novel, etc)
AFTER THE BELL
  • Warm-Up (Quick-Write, Grammar Exercise, &/or S.S.R.)
  • Mini-Lesson (Attentiveness, Note-taking)
  • Literary Task or Writing Task
  • Guided Practice
  • small groups, partners, lit. circles
  • Independent Practice &/or Cooperative Learning
  • Closure (Summary, Connection, Application, Reflection)

Failing to consistently follow the above-stated expectations, rules, or procedures, will lead to the following:

CONSEQUENCES

1st INCIDENT

  • Verbal/Non-verbal Warning given to student by teacher

2nd INCIDENT:

  • Short, personal conference and/or [depending on the severity of the offense]...
  • 10 minute detention with teacher before or after school or during lunch[and/or]...
  • Change of seat

3rd INCIDENT:

  • Phone call home to parents/guardians [and/or]...
  • time out with another teacher

 

4th INCIDENT:

  • 30--45 Minute detention with teacher[and/or] 
  • Referral/conference with counselor

 

5th INCIDENT:

  • Student, teacher, parent conference [with administrator/counselor if necessary]

 

REASONS for Disciplinary Action:

  • Lack of Progress
  • Disrespect
  • Minor Disruptive Behavior
  • Major Disruptive Behavior
  • Chronic Problems
    • TARDIES
    • Unprepared (for learning)

 

REASONS for Immediate Referral:

  • No-show to Teacher-Student Detention
  • Defiance
  • Truancies
  • Violence
  • Harassment
  • Profanity
  • Drugs, Alcohol
  • Substitute Teacher (Disrespect to, disruptive behavior to, defiance towards)
  • Cheating