• Classroom Management Plan

     

    Philosophy

    As an educator, I believe that all students are capable of learning, and it is my job to ensure that students are provided with a rigorous class design that asks them to think critically and problem solve. When students are able to think and solve problems, we are educating the whole child...

     

    Class Conduct and Expectations

    ·         All drawers, cabinets, etc. should be opened only with my permission.

    ·         Do not interrupt lecture or class discussion by going to the pencil sharpener or trash can. (This is very disruptive to others)

    ·         Bring all necessary materials with you to class and take them with you when you leave. 

    ·         Sit in your assigned seat, do not pack up your belonging or leave your seat until you are dismissed.

    ·         Clean up after yourself (recycle when appropriate).

    ·         Restroom and locker privileges are given at my discretion. I reserve the right to change the use of these privileges at any time. 

    ·         Follow all school policies; in order to be admitted to the room you must be in dress code and have your ID around your neck.

     

    Important Procedures

    1. Absences

    When you are absent, it is your responsibility to get your missing work. You should go to the folders and pick up any handouts that were distributed on the days you were absent, then you must sign the Absence Book signaling that you picked up your missed work. This is your responsibility; it is clearly marked in the classroom. You will be held responsible on quizzes and tests for information given on days you were absent. It is your responsibility to keep up with any missed work. District policy allows one class day of make-up for each day missed. Assignments due on the date of the absence are due on the day of return. Tests missed on the day of the absence must be taken the day you return. If this is not possible a different version of the test will be given.

     

    * A word of Advice: If you are sick and will be out several days in a row, you may have parents call the office to arrange pick up of work from your teachers.

     

    2. Be Prompt

    This policy states you must show up to class on time, with your ID around your neck. You must be in dress code. If you do not meet the standards, you will be sent to the closest house principal’s office. You cannot enter class until you meet the standards.

     

    3. Student Work

    As a general rule, packets are to be turned in the day of the test; with the required work completed (I give the students advanced notice as to what will be graded in the packet). It is imperative that you keep up with your packet, as it contains all of our daily work, homework and labs for each unit. If you lose your packet you will not be given another one, this will result in zeroes for all grades coming from the packet for that unit.

     

    4. Late Work

    My late work policy follows the parameters set out by the district.  It is important that you complete work on your own and turn it in on time (at the beginning of class), and to stay up-to-date with your assignments as this class builds on itself.

     

    5. Exams

    During each nine week period, you will have at least 3 summative grades. Because major grades are 60% of your total 9 weeks average, each project, lab, or exam is crucial to your nine week average. Take tests and projects seriously. If you follow directions and put an honest effort, you should be fine. The semester exams are 20% of the total semester grade so keeping your notes, assignments and quizzes will help for studying.

     

    6. Re-Test

    I comply with the official Atascocita High School reassessment policy. Students may choose to reassess one summative assessment per 9 week period. The original test and re-test grades will be averaged regardless of the second test score. Reassessment may not be available for the last summative assessment of a grading period due to time constraints. There is a one week window from the time test score are given to re-take the exam. No re-test will be given after the one week ends. If students want an opportunity to be reassessed on a summative assessment, students must:

    1. Attend at least 1 tutorial session on the non-mastered material.

    2. Make corrections to the original assessment and discuss the assessment with the teacher during tutorials.

    3. Complete all missing assignments pertaining to the unit they want to reassess. Late work policy will apply.

    4. Complete the reassessment form requiring both teacher and parent signatures

     

    Electronic Devices in the Classroom

    My class is defaulted to a Red Zone, which means that the use of any electronic device is not permitted. The use of any electronic device in the Red Zone will result in a referral to the office, and any consequences they see fit to administer. On the rare occasion that I allow the use of electronic devices, I will make an announcement and there will be a sign at the front of the room declaring it a Green Zone. This is the only time that students are allowed to have electronic devices out. The use of any electronic device during testing will result in a score of zero for the test (which cannot be reassessed), and a referral to the office.

     

    Tutoring

    I have tutoring on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30 and on Thursday mornings from 8:45-9:15. In the event that I am not available, the other teachers and I have developed a schedule so that most days someone is available. The comprehensive schedule of all teachers’ tutoring times is posted in my classroom and on my school website. It is very important for students to come to tutoring if they do not understand a concept.

     

    Discipline Plan

    1st Offense: Verbal warning, a reminder of the classroom expectations.

    2nd Offense: Teacher/student conference and/or detention.

    3rd Offense: Teacher detention.

    4th Offense: Discipline referral to the front office, and phone call to parent/guardian.

     

    Contact Information

    Phone number: 281-641-7687

    E-mail address: Jennifer.mikolajewski@humble.k12.tx.us

    Website: https://www.humbleisd.net//Domain/5462