This was sent home today with the students.
Mr. Safranski’s 8th Grade Social Studies Classroom Policies
All school policies in the student handbook apply. In addition, I have the following classroom rules:
- No inappropriate language
- Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself
- Respect the personal space and property of others
- Stay in your seats until asked to do otherwise
- Raise your hand to speak – do not interrupt others
- Follow directions the first time
- No complaining about learning requirements and student responsibilities
Violations of rules could result in a warning, special assignment, detention, parental contact or referral to the office depending on severity and frequency.
Social Studies Notebook:
Every student is required to have and to bring a spiral notebook dedicated to Social Studies every day to class. The notebook forms a record of what is learned, heard, read and discussed in each Social Studies unit. It is normal for a student to need a second notebook before the end of the year because the first one will be full.
All students are required to take notes during lecture. Lecture slides are re-posted on the classroom blog after the lecture is finished for all classes and again at the end of the unit prior to the test.
Student Preparation, Grading System, Unit Tests:
All students are expected to arrive on time to class with all their materials and homework completed, ready to learn. The standard LJHS grading system applies (ie – 100-90% = A, 89 -80% = B etc.). Tests are announced 5-7 days in advance and a study guide for students is always provided.
Restroom Use/Hall Pass/IMC Pass:
Is a privilege allowed for reasonable use at reasonable times, not a “right”. The students who abuse it, will lose it.
Is academic misconduct and will result in a “0 %” F grade.
The LJHS Social Studies Blog can be found at the following URL : https://ljhs.wordpress.com/ or reached from the LJHS webpage. The blog will have information on student project requirements, study guides, lecture slides, unit vocabulary as well as general information or articles related to learning, education, history or the CCSD # 66 community.
Student Signature_______________________________________________________________ ( / 11)