2010-2011 Classroom Expectations and Procedures
TRANSPORTATION: If for any reason your child will not be going home the same way as usual or if someone different is picking him/her up, we need to have a note sent to us that morning. If it is a last minute change, a phone call must be made to the office. This is for your childs safety!
ABSENCES: If your child is absent from school, please send a parent or doctor note on the day he or she returns. See your school handbook for the policy on absences.Students should be in their seats when the 8:45 bell rings. The school and classrooms open at 8:25. It is very important for your child to be punctual in the morning in order not to miss announcements and lessons. Excessive tardiness will be reported to the office.
HOMEWORK: Homework Folders will be sent home Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Students will be given a weekly Homework Sheet to record their homework and daily behavior. The sheet needs to be signed each night and returned with the homework the next day. The homework is always something that has been taught in class. Nightly homework will include
and MATH. READING
WEEKLY WORK: Each Wednesday, we will send home a folder with your childs completed work from the week and any other information we need for you to see. Please go over your childs papers with him/her and discuss them. The folder should be returned on Thursday along with any papers that need to be signed or work that needs to be completed. Please note that some assessments, like end of quarter tests, will need to be kept on file at school. If at any time you wish to see them, just let me know.
LUNCH: Our lunch is at 11:30. If you buy lunch we encourage you to put the money on your childs account. If you send lunch, remember to keep it healthy: no soda or candy please. Please join us anytime!
CELEBRATIONS: It is a schoolwide policy that we protect our instructional time, so parties are strictly limited. If you would like to celebrate your childs birthday, you may drop off a special treat before school. Remember, send only store-bought foods that your child can easily hand out. The treat will be distributed sometime during the day.
If your child is giving invitations to a private party, they should be mailed or delivered outside of school. To avoid hurt feelings, we do not distribute party invitations at school.
STUDENTS CLASSROOM PROCEDURES:
MORNING ROUTINE: You will be expected to enter the room each day ready for school. Each morning, you should unpack your backpack and turn in any notes and homework. Carefully get a chair from the stack and place it at your desk. Then you should use the bathroom if needed. Make sure you have two sharpened pencils and get started right away on your Morning Work.
LINING UP: Push your chair in and walk silently to your place in line. Keep your hands to yourself and face forward.
HALLWAY: Walk silently in a single file line. Keep your hands to yourself and face forward. When walking up or down the stairs, hold the rail and take one step at a time.
BATHROOM: Wait patiently and silently for your turn. Respect others privacy. Be sure to flush the toilet and wash your hands. Use one pump of soap and two pulls on the paper towel dispenser. Place the paper towel in the trash can. Exit quietly and rejoin your class.
CAFETERIA: Enter quietly. If you brought your lunch, walk directly to the assigned table. If you are buying your lunch: walk to the serving line and silently wait your turn.
Get your milk and clearly order your food. Remember to pick up your condiments and fork. Have your card or your money ready at the check-out register. Remember your manners at all times.
- Sit with your feet under the table and face forward.
- If you have a guest, you may choose only one friend to join you at the parent table.
- Eat silently for the first ten minutes.
- Talk quietly with your neighbor when given permission.
- Dont play with your food or share food with others.
- Pick up after yourself.
- Table washers and sweepers will clean and check the area.
Exit quietly when you are dismissed from the table. Take all of your trash and place it in the trash can. Walk quietly to your place in line.
- Ignore the action or move away.
- Ask them politely to stop.
- Tell them, Stop or I will tell the teacher.
- Tell a teacher.
- Stay in your assigned area.
- Treat others with respect and be a good sport.
- Use sidewalk chalk only on blacktop.
- Do not play under the awning or near the building.
- Line up immediately when called.
SPECIALS: When you are in another teachers classroom, you are expected to follow all the rules and procedures of that room.
- Gather all belongings.
- Be sure to pack all folders in your backpack.
- Carefully stack your chair in assigned area.
- Stand behind your desk and wait until your group is called.
FIRE AND TORNADO DRILLS: You should pay close attention to your teachers directions during the entire drill.
SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES: Sit quietly in your assigned area. You must remain seated on the floor facing forward. No sitting on your feet or knees. Keep your hands in your lap.