Classroom Rules and Expectations

  • Expectations for Students Participating In-Person

    1. Be prompt!  A student's stuff in their desk is not the same as that student being on time to class.  If they are not in the classroom when the bell rings, they will be considered tardy.
    2. Be prepared!  Students will need their journal, a pencil and paper every day.  They should also have their homework assignment and a red pen ready to go when the bell rings.
    3. Be polite!  Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated in this classroom.
    4. Students may not eat in the classroom.  If food is brought into this class, students will be instructed to throw it away.
    5. Show your work!  For all assignments you must show work.  Failure to do so will result in a grade of zero for the assignment.
    6. Phones should be off and out of sight unless otherwise instructed. 

     Expectations for Students Participating Virtually


    1. Be prompt!  If you are attending a Zoom session to receive help, log in at the beginning of the Zoom session.  If no one shows up for 15 minutes, I will end the session.
    2. Be prepared!  When watching video lessons, you should be completing the example problems in your Math notes/notebook/journal.
    3. Be polite!  When participating in a Zoom session, be respectful of other students participating.  Improper behavior during a Zoom session will result in removal from the Zoom session.
    4. Limit distractions.  While participating remotely, find a place you can focus on the task at hand.
    5. Show your work! For all assignments you must show work.  Failure to do so will result in a grade of zero for the assignment.  With remote assignments, you will need to upload or attach a picture or scanned copy of your handwritten work.


    Homework will be turned in at the beginning of class each day.  In both 8th grade Math and Algebra students should expect to have homework frequently as it is necessary to practice the skills that students are expected to master.

    District late work policy dictates that students will be able to turn late work in up to five (5) days late with points deducted from their score as follows:
    1 day late              10 points
    2 days late             20 points
    3 days late             30 points
     Test Corrections
    If you receive a score lower than 70 on a test, in order to raise your test grade you must do both of the following:
    1) Attend tutoring to correct and go over your original test.
    2) Attend tutoring (on a different day than your corrections) to complete a retest.
    Your new test grade will be an average of your original test grade and your new test grade up to a 70.  Completing Test Corrections only will not improve your test grade.