Social Studies Guidelines
What is expected of you?
- RESPECT YOUR CLASSMATES, YOURSELF, AND YOUR TEACHERS
-Avoid talking out of turn or when the instructor is talking.
-Do not use negative language in the classroom. This includes swearing, put-downs,
and crude remarks. Inappropriate language and/or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated, and consequences will be enforced.
- COME TO CLASS PREPARED TO WORK
-Bring all materials you may need and your textbook, unless otherwise instructed.
DON’T bring pop, food, or candy to class.
- FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AND RULES AS GIVEN
-This includes those given both in the classroom and in the student handbook. This includes the cell
phone use and okay card policies.
Students not upholding the expectations listed above will be dealt with on an individual basis with consequences including after-school detention, a conference with parent(s)/guardian(s), and/or a conference with school administration.
OTHER CLASS POLICIES:
Make-up work/Late work
In the event you miss class, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and get the assignment. Time given to complete the assignment will be determined by the teacher, and if you fail to get the work done by the assigned time, the assignment will be considered late. Assignments will be posted in the classroom for your convenience. ALWAYS check with the teacher to confirm the assignment in the event it changes.
Late work will be recorded as a zero in the grade book and on Power School until it is handed in to the teacher, at which time students will get half credit for the assignment (half credit will be given based on the number correct divided by two). Never assume that just because an assignment is not finished when it is due that it’s not worth completing it anyway for half credit…a 50% in the grade book is much better than nothing at all. Keep in mind, however, that the teacher reserves the right to grant you a zero if the assignment is not made up in a reasonable time frame.
See the Student-Parent Handbook.
100-94 A; 93-90 A-; 89-87 B+; 86-84 B; 83-80 B- an so on…
Attitude and participation may also be used by the teacher in determining borderline grades.
Plagiarism is a serious offense and will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is defined as presenting another’s work or ideas as your own. Such penalties for plagiarizing another’s work could include getting a zero on the assignment; after-school detention; a make-up assignment as determined by the teacher; and/or a conference with parent/guardian (s) and school administrator.