Information For All Students
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:15-9 am and the first half of ALPHA Time
- Composition Notebook
- Pencils & erasers
- Pens - blue or black ink please
- Notebook paper
- Textbook at home - Digital or Paper
- We will be using colored pencils in class.
- Make good choices
- Be brave
Due to health and safety concerns:
Absolutely NO SCENTED PRODUCTS are to be used or applied during class. For the safety of all students and staff, please leave these items at home.
We will all follow the 4-P’s of West Port. We will be:
Following the classroom rules and West Port’s 4-P’s will ensure proper behavior in class and a cooperative learning environment for all students. Students are expected to follow the guidelines stated in the Marion County Student Code of Conduct.
Kindness, above all else, is expected in the classroom. Kindness allows for collaboration and increased learning. Mistakes are expected as we learn by making mistakes and finding better alternatives!
Cell Phones & Electronic Devices Policy:
Phones and electronic devices should be screen-down on the student's desk unless being used for academic purposes as approved by the teacher.
Grades are based on demonstrating mastery of content standards on quizzes, tests, homework, class assignments, and projects or labs during each quarter. The MCPS grading scale will be followed. In order for students to do their best to master the content, they are expected to take notes and keep their notebook neat and up to date.
It is a student’s responsibility to turn in their class work on the due date. Work turned in after the due date will be marked down 10% each school day. After 2 weeks, no credit will be given. Students are always encouraged to discuss with the teacher the reason their class work is late; if they do this when the assignment was originally due the late penalty may not be applied.
WARNING: No late work is accepted the last week of the quarter.
Students that are absent or suspended have one school day for each day absent to turn in all makeup work (unless arrangements are made with the instructor for more time) or to complete a missed test. Not all class activities can be made up, as they require direct participation by the student; alternate assignments will be assigned as appropriate.
Homework will not be assigned often. Students should spend time each evening reviewing their notebook. Assignments given for home completion should be done with class notes, online textbook, or appropriate internet search and analysis. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Students are expected to come to class on time. Students will be marked tardy if they have not crossed the classroom threshold when the bell stops ringing.
Leaving During Class:
Students will not be allowed to leave class during the first and final 5 minutes of the class period. This is subject to change as deemed necessary by the teacher. Students are required to have permission to leave and are to document in the Student Location Log when they leave and return to the classroom. Students must have the appropriate pass with them when they leave the room. All passes must be returned to the teacher.
Students will need to manage their bathroom breaks and personal needs between classes or when the time is appropriate. Bathroom breaks during times of individual work should be limited to less than 5 minutes.
Grooming (including but not limited to brushing hair, applying makeup, deodorant or other products) is to be completed before school or in the locker room or bathroom. Absolutely NO SCENTED PRODUCTS are to be used or applied during class.
Food, Drink, Gum
Students are not allowed to eat during class. Water or sports drinks in closed containers only. Gum is allowed as long as it is not seen, heard, or causing a distraction. Gum MUST be discarded into the trash.
Choosing to not follow the classroom rules or expectations will result in the following consequences:
- 1st offense – reminder of the procedure or rule that was not followed
- 2nd offense – documented teacher-student conference
- 3rd offense – teacher-parent/guardian phone conference
- 4th offense – discipline referral
**These consequences may be subject to change or acceleration based upon the infraction type or frequency.