Classroom Rules

  • CLASSROOM RULES FOR

    HEALTH SCIENCE

    You have all chosen a most rewarding field of study to explore for future employment. Good study habits and an adherence to policy rules and regulations will make this a successful year for you with far reaching goals. Because this is a new field of study for many of you, it will require good study habits. What you learn today will help you in the tomorrows to come!

     

    Practice of the following will be beneficial to you:

     

              -Listen

              -Follow directions

              -Work independently as well as cooperatively with a group

              -Concentrate on what you are doing

              -Volunteer to help the teacher and other students

              -Come prepared to class with pen, paper, and your binder

              -Complete all assignments on time

              -Ask questions when you don’t understand something

              -Most importantly: remember the golden rule!

     

    In addition to good study habits, exercising good manners and courtesy will increase the possibility of a good learning experience as your environment is improved.

     

    SUPPLY LIST

    -3 Ring binder:  big enough to fit either a years’ worth of papers, worksheets, tests, quizzes, etc. (1 ½ inch is preferable)

    -Index cards: will be used for medical prefixes, suffixes, and terms (Principles of HST = 400; HST= 400; Mental Health = 300; Medical Terminology 1,400)

    -Note Book Paper: for binder

    -Dividers: You will need dividers in the following order: Notes, Diagrams, Daily Work/HW, and Quizzes.

     

    GRADING

    We will have vocabulary quizzes, daily worksheets, medical minutes, homework, tests, and group work. Students may make up a failing quiz or test grade to a 75%. Late work is accepted 5 days after it is initially due and all late work will result in a maximum grade of a 70%. The medical minutes are daily presentations on medical current events. Each student will present 2 medical minute reports each semester. They must be given on the date assigned and if the student has an excused absence on the date it is due, they must give it on their next class day they are present, otherwise it will be considered late.

    Summative = Tests/Projects/ Research/Extended Labs/Unit Common Assessments/Major Writing Assignments

     

     =50%

    Formative = Daily/Labs/Quizzes/Homework/Reading Logs/Minor Writing Assignments/District Benchmarks

     =50%

    PLEASE CHECK STUDENTS GRADES ON-LINE FREQUENTLY IN ORDER TO BE SURE THAT THEY DO NOT FALL BEHIND.

    CLASSROOM RESPONSIBILITIES, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES

    1. Demonstrate respect for instructor and other students.
    2. Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.
    3. ID’s must be worn at all times. No exceptions. D-Hall may be issued.
    4. In order to be recognized, raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking.
    5. No visitation allowed by friends in the classroom unless invited by teacher.
    6. Cosmetic and grooming aids may not be used in the classroom. Keep body sprays and lotions for after class outside of the classroom.
    7. Loudness, horseplay, or arguing will be interpreted as your need for additional work, and assignments will be made.
    8. No food or gum will be allowed in the classroom (especially during Medical Minutes or any presentation of any kind).
    9. There is to be absolutely no talking during the pledge and moment of silence. Respect others at all times including me.
    10. Come to class on time. The school and district policy will be enforced in this class. I do count tardies!!! If you can’t show up to class on time you won’t learn to show up for work on time.
    11. If you know in advance that you will miss class, please inform me.
    12. If you are absent from a class, you are responsible for the make-up work. Students will get time for make-up work as per district policy. It is your responsibility to get make-up work, not mine. All work you have missed will be in the absent binder.
    13. Cell Phones/Headphones: In order to create a more positive learning environment, we use a cell phone “stop light” system during class 
      • RED: absolutely no cell phones seen or heard or the phone is taken up!
      • YELLOW: May use for instructional/personal purposes if YOU ASK FIRST (fact checks, challenge the teacher, Google searches, etc.)
      • GREEN: May use for group work, instructional purposes, or personal purposes; however, no videos or games. 
      • RESTROOM: Students must turn in their cell phone before using the restroom and must go in the bucket.
      • HEADPHONES: May be used when given permission. ONE ear bud only. "Best bud is ONE bud!"
      • Non-negotiables- no YouTube videos or electronic games on a personal device
      • CONSEQUENCES
        • 1st offense: warning and put in the cell phone jail and given back after class
        • 2nd offense: put in the cell phone jail and given after lunch or school and parent contact made
        • 3rd offense: put in the cell phone jail, home call, and administrative notification 
    1. Each student will be given 4 restroom passes per semester. After 4 passes have been used you may no longer have privileges. However, those who do not use them all up may turn all or some of them in at the end of the 9 weeks for a ½ point added to their overall grade for a total possible 2 points to their final grade for the 9 weeks.
    2. This is a medical class not a math class so no pencil is allowed otherwise you will receive a 10 point deduction. In the medical field you are not allowed to use pencil in a patient’s chart so let’s get used to not using them now!
    3. COURTESY RECEIVES THE HIGHEST AWARD IN THE CLASS. DEMONSTRATE A POSITIVE, HELPFUL, SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING ATTITUDE TO ONE ANOTHER.

     

    If you need to contact me, please call the school @ 619-4000 or e-mail me at kbailey@scuc.txed.net.  E-mail is preferred!