DEFINITION   The expectations, rules, procedures and consequences of my classroom are intended to keep the classroom environment SAFE, ORDERLY, and PRODUCTIVE.  Please respect the rules so that we can maximize learning time together.  The rules are not hard to follow, nor are any of them “out of the   ordinary.”  They are simply expected behaviors for high school students in this Skilled Trades Classroom.  If you have any questions about any of these rules, or why they are in place, you have the right to find out – please ask me as soon as possible.  There should never be a rule that does not have a purpose! 
Thank you for your cooperation! 

SKILLED TRADES CLASS EXPECTATIONS
1.      Respect yourself, the teacher & others
        Show respect for the teacher, all staff, yourself and others students at all times.
You do not actually have the right to use your cell phone in class. It may be a privilege that can be terminated if necessary. SEE Cell phone Policy for clarification.

         Respect others’ property.  Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you including: Tools, equipment, materials PPE, desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, whiteboard, etc.).
Don't expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself. 

·         Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing and PPE that would be expected in a Skilled Trades facility. Such as Rm 122
2.      Put forth your best effort at all times
         Always do your own best work.
         Put your learning ahead of everything distracting. 
         Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
3.      Be prepared for class each day.
         Come on Time and prepared with all materials necessary Including devices such as your Chromebook if requested
         Go to the washroom between classes
         Highlighters for emphasizing important text if required. Notice will be given
          Keep you Logbook up to date and organized - the most successful students are organized.
4.      Follow directions when given. They are there to guide you
         When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time.  If you are confused or have questions, ask.  I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.
When the teacher is giving directs it is up to you to listen.
5.      Pay attention, participate and ask questions
         Engage in what is going on in the classroom. 
Disagreeing for the sake of confrontation is a waste of energy.
 If you have a question, ask it!   Otherwise, I may not know until the test that you did not understand something.  There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is to.  Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help.  If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
6.      Preserve a positive learning environment
         Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning of others in the classroom will NOT be tolerated. 
         Use class time to learn about Skilled-Trades.  Please do not spend your time grooming, sleeping, talking, writing notes, , listening to you Ipod, text-messaging friends, or doing work for other classes. And so on!!
         Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.
7.      Take responsibility for your actions
         If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it.  Don’t deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else. That show a level of maturity.
         Take responsibility for missed assignments. It is nobody else’s fault you didn’t do it. Don't complain about your grade if you don’t do the work.
          Expectations will be enforced.    Students that choose to break these rules, choose to face the possibility of consequences.
SPECIFIC CLASS RULES
1.      Use cell phones & electronic devices responsibly and only when permission is given.....
         See Cell Phone Policy
2.      No eating food or drink, except water in
         You may drink bottled of water in the classroom. However only at the tables and not in the work area. If a spill occurs, please clean it up immediately and inform the teacher.
3.      Arrive to class ON TIME & ready to learn. If you are late you will be marked late.
         When the bell rings, you need to be sitting in your assigned seat. 
         Be “physically” and “mentally” present in the classroom. You should have gone to the washroom between classes.

4.      Never line up at the door before dismissal
         Please remain in your seat until I have dismissed you.  Never line up at the door before dismissal.  Remember, I dismiss you, .
5.      Do not cheat, plagiarize, or copy work
         Cheating is completely unacceptable.  If I see you cheating on any assignment… even for another class… I will give you a zero and report the incident to the administration and parents. 
         Plagiarism (copying work from another source without giving proper credit) is completely unacceptable.  If you plagiarize on any assignment you will earn a “0” on that assignment with no opportunity to re-do the work for credit.  This Includes Online Assignments etc.
6.      Use Polite and Appropriate Language
         Offensive, derogatory, and profane terms are not tolerated.  In order to have a safe classroom environment where all students feel comfortable, no put downs, swear words, or slang words with demeaning connotations will be accepted. Remember, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all!
7.      Do your best work & turn it in on time
         Remember that the work that you turn-in is a reflection of you and your effort on the assignment.  Think about the following expectations when you are preparing an assignment that I will review:
         Write your full name on all assignments. Pass it in on time.
         All work must be neatly done and legible in order to receive credit.
         
CLASS PROCEDURES
1.      Turn in homework on time or at least get permission to turn it in late
          I reserve the right to not accept late work.
2.  You are expected to be here on time. If you are late you may be marked absent. Lets avoid this!!
3.      Pick up after yourself before you leave
         Take all of your belongings, pick up any scrap papers around you, and put your desk back in line before you leave each day.
4     Get missed work, ask the teacher
       Assignments will most likely be on Google Classroom
CLASS CONSEQUENCES
1.      Verbal warning
2.      Call home
3.      Various interventions depending on the circumstance and probably
4.      Referral to Office
* Serious offenses can, at the schools discretion result in more severe consequences at the school's discretion.