JOHN QUINN - STATISTICAL REASONING SOUTH PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL
(CLASSROOM PROTOCOLS & POLICIES)
Every classroom runs best when everyone abides by a common set of rules. My classroom is no different. To the right are the specific rules regarding cell phones and assessments.
1. NO PHONES
I have a caddy and charging station at the front of the room. Phones should be put in the caddy upon entering the room and remain there until leaving the room.
If I see a student using a phone or other electronic device (without permission), I will pick it up and deliver it to Ms. Bodeep in Administrative Office 1220 where they may be picked up at the end of the day. I will try to do this this day the device is confiscated, but this may not always be possible if I have meetings or other duties that day, at which point the device may be picked up at the end of the following day.
2. NO FOOD
If I see food, you will throw it in the trashcan. Refusal to throw the food away will move from a 1st offense to a 2nd offense (see below). Don't waste money.
DO NOT TALK WHILE I AM INSTRUCTING. If you are talking while I am speaking, you probably did not get 100% of what I said, and you probably prevented someone else from getting it. This causes confusion and forces me to repeat instruction which in turn means everyone has less time to do the work and master the content.
QUESTIONS are always welcome, but wait until an appropriate time, which is not while I (or someone else) is speaking.
Respect the teacher, yourself, your classmates, the room, the school, and education. Respect will get you further in the world than anything else.
1st OFFENSE - WARNING
I keep a record of events. The first offense will result in a warning. Continuing the behavior will move the occurrance to a 2nd Offense.
2nd OFFENSE - E-MAIL and DETENTION CONFISCATION OF MATERIAL MAY OCCUR
An e-mail will be sent to the parent or guardian on record informing them of the occurrence and the date and time detention has been scheduled. If the offense included material or devices, they may be confiscated and turned into the office for the student to pick up at the end of the day. Continuing the behavior or refusal to hand over a requested material or device will move to a 3rd Offense.
3rd OFFENSE - ADMINISTRATIVE REFERRAL CONFISCATION OF MATERIAL MAY OCCUR
In addition to an e-mail being sent to the parent or guardian on record informing them of the occurrence, an administrative referral will be created and the student will be subject to the school and county policies regarding conduct and behavior. If the offense included material or devices, they may be confiscated and turned into the office for the student to pick up at the end of the day. Continuing the behavior or refusal to hand over a requested material or device may result in removal from the classroom.