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Charles Michael

Welcome to my online classroom. I am looking forward to having a great year with you!


I am glad you are here! I hope you had a relaxing summer and that you are ready to learn. Rules and procedures are part of our daily routine, such as approaching a stop light, driving a car, or writing a paper. There are also rules and procedures in this classroom. These rules and procedures ensure a positive atmosphere in the classroom. They contribute to a controlled and learning environment for everyone.



 Procedure for Entering the Classroom

There is a specific way I want you to enter the classroom. I expect you to follow these procedures:

1 Do not stand or wait around in the hallway/doorway

2. Enter the classroom quietly without running or pushing.

3. Take your assigned seat

4. Begin the Bell work on the board

5. Work quietly and by yourself

6. Wait for further instructions from the teacher


 If You Are Late

A. You are late to class if you are not sitting in your assigned seat when the bell rings.


If are late to class you must you:

1. Walk in quietly making as little noise as possible.

2. Bring me your pass. If you do not have a pass you are tardy.

3. Take your assigned seat.

4. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what the class is doing raise your hand until I see you.

5. Continue working (waiting) quietly until I get to your desk.


B. Consequences for Tardiness-Refer to School Policy for Tardiness. 



If You Are Absent

A. It is  your  responsibility to  make-up  any  assignments  or  tests  in  a  timely  manner when  you  return  from  an absence. Follow this procedure:

1. Join the activity in progress. If you don’t know what to do, raise your hand and wait until I reach you.

2.Come talk to me BEFORE or AFTER CLASS/SCHOOL to receive you absent work.

3.If you need to make-up a test you must make arrangements with me BEFORE or AFTER class/school. Tests can only be made up before school or after school and only if previous arrangements have been made.

B. Class work and homework are posted on my class website


Turning in Assignments

I will  sometimes  collect  homework,  group-work  or  individual  work.  Some of your work will be completed using your iPad and will be submitted on edmodo.


Late Work

I will accept late work but you will not receive full credit. Points will be deducted as outlined in the Social Studies Department’s homework policy. This policy will be enforced. It is in your best interest to stay caught up on your work

Getting Your Attention

A.  There  may  be  times  when  I  may  need  to  get  everyone’s  undivided  attention  so  that  I  may  give  directions, explanations, answer group questions, etc. or if the noise level gets too loud. When I need everyone to stop talking and pay attention to me:

1. If you hear my voice, you should immediately turn your attention in my direction and end any discussion you may have been having

Procedure for the End of Class and Class Dismissal

Right before the bell rings everyone should: be in assigned seat, be quiet, gather all their materials and wait for the teacher to dismiss the class. I DISMISS YOU NOT THE BELL!


When We Have a Visitor


A. When we have someone come into our classroom who is not part of our class (teacher, administrator, student, parent) you are expected to follow the same classroom rules and procedures. You are expected to be polite to the visitor. Do not talk to the visitor unless he/she is talking to you directly. Continue working on your assignment as usual.

B. If the visitor needs to speak to me privately, I expect you to remain in your seat without talking until I finish speaking with the visitor


When You Finish Early

A. If you finish all of your assigned work early you may a) read independently b) work on an assignment for another class c) write d) draw e) play on your iPad. Plan on working from Bell to Bell. DO NOT TALK OR DISTURB OTHERS


Restroom Policy /Leaving Class

I do not let anyone leave the room during class time unless I can clearly see it is an emergency. Do not ask to go to any other class, or anywhere on campus. All of that needs to be completed on your time. Keep in mind, I have 4 minutes between class like you do, and I don’t get to leave.


 Asking Questions

  1.  If you need help with the class subject matter, PLEASE see me ASAP. I love the subject matter and will be more than happy to help you. Do not let your grade slip because you are embarrassed to ask a question, even if it is before or after school.



  1.  Your grade in this class will be based on tests, daily work, homework, and class participation. There will be enough opportunities to earn points in all areas in case your grade is weaker in one. In order to receive participation points, you must have regular attendance. Finals are 10% of your grade, and the EOC is your 2nd semester final.
  2. The grading scale for this class is the SPS grading scale, located in the handbook.


Stay on Task

Everyone has the opportunity to succeed if you show respect to the work and teacher as well as do the assignments required


Classroom Rules

A. Classroom Rules are posted in the classroom. Let’s quickly review what each rule means.


1.Respect the teacher and classmates (You respect the teacher when you do what he says, don’t talk back, do not touch his property without permission, and follow all classroom rules and procedures. You respect your classmates when you follow classroom rules and procedures)

2.Follow  directions  (This  means  that  you  do  whatever  the teacher  tells  you  to  do  without  complaining  or arguing about it. Example: return books, go back to seat, copy from board, stop talking, etc.)

3.Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself (This means you do not throw things, kick things, push people, hit people, etc.)

4. No swearing, teasing, or name calling (You do not use obscene or vulgar language in the classroom for any reason. You do not make fun of or tease another classmate because of his color, race, language, religion, etc.)

5.Be in your seat when the bell rings (This means I want you in your seat as soon as you come into my classroom and I want you to be on time.)

6.Severe: No  fighting,  threats,  or  verbal  abuse  (It is  extremely inappropriate  for  you  to  fight  with another classmate, threaten anyone, or verbally abuse by insulting.)



 Discipline Process

       First Offense – Teacher assigned Detention

      Second Offense – 2nd detention and parent teacher conference

      Third Offense – Immediate office referral

Charles Michael

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