8 Simple Rules For Success in Mrs. Osmond's Class
There is a time and a place for everything…
…but some actions just don’t belong at school. Education comes first in my class. If a student is not focused on the task at hand, then they are taking away from their educational experience.
1. Your Education is OUR first priority. You are expected to give your full attention to class topics. I am here to facilitate your learning. While you are in my classroom, your education is my first priority. I expect it to be your number one priority too.
2. Be Respectful and Courteous… to yourself, all of your classmates, all teachers, substitutes and all staff. Keep negative comments to yourself…. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all!!
3. Be on Time, Stay on Task, STAY AWAKE, & Turn Your Work in on Time – Come to class on time, bring book, notebook and something to write with every day. If a student is sleeping, writing notes, trying to text message friends, trying to distract their classmates, talking off task or just sitting staring off into space wasting class time, then they are not learning. What students get out of a class depends on how much they put into it. Students are responsible for how much they learn.
4. Please Don’t Interrupt Class… Disrupting the teacher disrupts everyone’s learning time (Being tardy to class, unprepared for class, cell phones going off, shouting out without raising your hand and talking at any time the teacher is trying to conduct class.)
5. Don’t Argue or Talk Back…You Will Just Dig Yourself in Deeper - When I see you doing something you shouldn’t be doing and I call you on it, saying “I didn’t do anything” or “he/she did it first” will not be used as a valid excuse. My students are in high school and are expected to be responsible for their behavior. If I ask you to stop a certain behavior, please just say "okay, it won't happen again." Make good choices and focus on your education
6. Hands Off….….each other, the teacher’s personal belongings, and your classmates’ belongings
7. Food in class should not cause distractions– If you need a snack to keep your energy up, that's fine...but don't pass them around and cause a distraction to others…Drinks are okay, if I can’t see them…if they cause a distraction, they will have to be put away for the remainder of the period
8. Follow ALL School Rules in the student handbook - Dress Code, tardy policy, absense policy. If a student is not in the room ready to start learning when the bell rings they are tardy. If a student is absent from class the day before, they must show me a note from the office, etc.
REQUIRED --4 different colored highlighter(s), a 3 ring binder with dividers, notebook paper - college ruled preferred, & dark ink pens (blue/black)