Classroom Rules and Policies

Mr. Page’s Classroom Policies

 

  1. Class Website

The class website will be updated weekly with assignments, due dates, class announcements, and resources.  Policies, syllabi, and other pertinent information is posted permanently there.  It is the student’s responsibility to check the website daily.

The website address is:  www.scriptingisfun.com

  1. Tutoring Times

Computer lab is open for tutoring, make-up work, or independent study before school from 8:10 – 8:40, and after school from 4:00 – 4:45.  Check the class website for  available times (this will be updated weekly).  Only students from my classes are allowed in the lab during tutoring times.

  1.   Late Work

Students will be given a date on which assignments are due.  After the due date, late assignments will be accepted at a reduced score not to exceed a 70%.  Assignments turned in more than 5 school days late will receive a maximum grade of a 50%.  All work for a grading period must be turned in at least one week before the end of the grading period.

  1. Grading Policy

We follow KISD District Grading policies and procedures found on the Career Center’s website which can be found at www.killeenisd.org on the school page.

  1. Tardy Policy

Tardiness will be assessed as per KISD Student Handbook, and will be documented accordingly.  Students are to be in class, seated, and ready to start when the bell for the beginning of class starts to ring.

  1. Expectations of Students
  • No leaving the classroom except in the case of an emergency.
  • No leaving the classroom the first 10 or last 10 minutes of class.
  • Classroom seats are NOT assigned until the end of the first week, the teacher reserves the right to move students if needed.
  • Observe the Career Center core values of collaboration, integrity, responsibility, professionalism, service, and honesty.
  • Demonstrate courtesy and respect for others, even when others do not.
  • Use appropriate manners in speech and actions towards others. Inappropriate gestures, teasing, or put-downs are not acceptable behaviors for the Career Center students.
  • Respect the rights and property of others, as well as district property and facilities.
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe environment by following campus and classroom rules and the KISD Student Code of Conduct.
  • Follow KISD published dress code.
  • Observe “Professional Dress” every Wednesday.
  1. Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are guest in my classroom and should be given the respect of all students while I am not present.

8. Professional Skills Grades

Learning how to conduct oneself professionally is a critical skill in todays workforce.  To support students’ development of these skills, they will receive a weekly formative grade.

This grade will be based on students’ professional conduct and compliance with student dress code, being to class on time, wearing of school ID’s, time management, proper use of cell phones and computers, and proper interactions with peers and school district employees.

Points will be awarded daily and will become a part of participation in Professional Dress Wednesdays.

Our goal is to have ongoing conversations, training, and feedback to help our students develop these critical life skills.

9. Professional Dress Wednesdays

Student will be required to dress professionally each Wednesday unless otherwise informed by their teacher.  This will be a part of their weekly formative professional skills grade.

For the Arts A/V classes (including Video Game Design) the dress code for Professional Dress Wednesdays is the following:

Boys – Slacks or Khakis (no shorts or jeans), collard polo or dress shirt, and shoes.

Girls – Same as above with the addition of school appropriate dresses, skirts, or blouses.

Please make sure your student has appropriate clothes.  If you need assistance in obtaining any of these items, please contact the Career Center.

10. Cell Phones and Personal Electronic Devices

In Video Game Design all students have access to a computer to complete all work.  Cell phones are not required or needed to be successful in class.

We will be modeling and discussing the proper professional use of personal devices.  The expectation is that students will not use their devices in a way that distracts themselves or others.  Improper use of electronic devices will impact student professional skills grades.

 

KISD Career Center

Discipline Management Plan

 

In order to guarantee you and all students in my classroom, the excellent learning climate you deserve, I utilize the Killeen ISD discipline plan in my classroom.  I believe all students can behave appropriately, and will NOT tolerate any student preventing me from teaching and/or any student from learning.

Discipline Hierarchy of Steps

1st Offense      Non-verbal (or verbal) warning

2nd Offense      Student-Teacher conference / parent contact

3rd Offense      Counselor Intervention (optional based on availability of counselors)

4th Offense      Discipline referral with parent contact

Positives for student success:

  1. Positive emails to parents
  2. Verbal Praise
  3. Classcraft Rewards (www.classcraft.com)

Consequences for not adhering to the rules stated above:

  1. Teacher Warning
  2. Classcraft Penalties
  3. Student-Teacher Conference
  4. Parent Contact
  5. Referral

Automatic referral for severe and repeated violations.