At the sound of the tone, the teacher takes attendance. Attendance must be taken every period. Students not in the room at the tone are tardy. Students who arrive more than five minutes late without a pass are to be sent to the central office, and the teacher is to follow up with an email to the dean of students.
Students are not permitted to carry their book bags to class or leave them outside the classroom door in the hallway. If a student brings a book bag to class, the teacher is to confiscate it. Students may retrieve the contents of the book bag. A teacher detention is to be issued for a book bag infraction. Drawstring bags and small purses are acceptable.
The cell phone policy is not an individual policy left to the discretion of the teacher. Students are not permitted to have or use their cell phones except in the cafeteria during their lunch periods. If a student is in violation, the teacher should ask for the phone from the student and place it in the dean's mailbox in the central office with a note.
If a student informs the teacher that he or she is not feeling well, the student is to be sent to the clinic. Students must have a note from the teacher in order to be admitted to the clinic. It is highly recommended that the teacher does not send a student to the clinic during the last five minutes of the class period.
The restroom/water fountain policy is at the discretion of each teacher. If the teacher allows a student to use the restroom, the time the student is in the restroom should be limited to no more than five minutes.
Like the clinic policy, teachers should not send a student to see the tutor or another teacher without providing a note. This will ensure the student has had a conversation with the teacher regarding the request.
If a student loses his or her cool in the classroom, the teacher should ask the student to step into the hall to cool down. After a minute or two. the teacher should step into the hall to have a short conversation with the student. If this does not resolve the issue, the teacher should send the student to the dean's office. If a teacher dismisses a student from class, the teacher must call a parent and follow up regarding the issue.
Students are to be seated, quiet and attentive to their work. Unless a student has a pass to leave, all students are to be on time and remain in the study hall room. Cell phones are not permitted during study hall. Allowing students to study in pairs or in small groups is at the discretion of the teacher.
A teacher detention is issued by a classroom teacher for one of the following:
Food or drink violation
Cell phone or iPad issue
A third tardy to class
Other violations of classroom rules
A teacher detention is a 15- to 30-minute detention served by the student with the teacher within one week of the date issued. If a student fails to serve the detention with the teacher within one week, the teacher must notify the dean, who will call home and issue two office detentions.
First violation: Teacher issues a teacher detention.
Second violation: Teacher issues a teacher detention and notifies parents via email or phone.
Third violation: Teacher notifies the dean of students.