When your feet cross the line at the classroom door, your mouth should close and you should be prepared to learn. You should go to your seat and begin working. You are here to work and to learn and I believe that it is important for working and learning to occur from the first second you enter the classroom. I will visit with each of you every day during class. If you need to ask me a question or address a specific concern, make sure that you do that when I visit with you or ask to speak to me after class. Also, feel free to e-mail me or send me a Remind message with any questions you might have about class.
It is important for the classroom to remain neat, clean, and orderly. Students are not allowed to enter the teacher's desk without permission. Students are not allowed to use the sinks or the back cabinets without permission from the teacher. Students are not allowed in bookshelves or cabinets without the teacher's permission. Students should not use the computers without the permission of the teacher.
According to school rules, students should have a pass in the halls. Use the restroom between classes.
You may write with a pen or pencil. Most of your assignments will be submitted electronically. I encourage parents to send in ink pens or pencils for students to use.
Book bags are not allowed in the classroom. Plan locker times accordingly.
Before you leave the room, I will check your desk to be sure that it is free of papers and books. The space around your desk should also be clean. Be prepared to clean up after yourself every day!
No talking in the hallways while other classes are in session.
Be sure that your name and class period are written at the top, right-hand corner of all paper assignments or electronic assignments that you submit. Without your name, you have no proof of submitting your assignment. All assignments on paper should be written in ink or pencil. You are allowed to write on the back of paper. Your work should be neat and complete. Incomplete assignments will not be graded. It is your responsibility to complete missing assignments. Check the website for assignments. Due dates on assignments will usually not change. If you need extra time on an assignment, please see me. We will do work every single day.
During independent assignments, there should be no talking. If you have an issue with working independently, then discuss it with me. We will collaborate and find a solution. I will always tell you the length of time you have to complete an independent assignment.
Raise your hand if you need help. Do not say, "Mr. Hunter, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Hunter!" If I am working with another student, then patiently wait for me to finish with that student. I promise that everyone will get the help they need.
If you finish your work early, be sure to check back over your work. You might be surprised by the number of mistakes you find! Once you have checked back over your assignment, then read something! I will be monitoring you while you work, so most likely I will know that you have finished already. When you finish your work, always hold onto it. I will collect everyone's work at one time.
There will be times when the class will be interrupted by phone calls and visitors. If there is a visitor in the classroom or if the phone rings, you should remain perfectly quiet and be patient while I handle the interruption.
You will be expected to keep track of your grade via Power School.
Use the internet responsibly and do not forget the acceptable use policy you signed.
If you have to leave your space, do what you have to do and return to your seat.