Classroom policy is determined by school and school board policy. We follow the guidelines set forth in the Policies and Procedures handbook published by the DeKalb County Board of Education.
*The below policy excludes Dual Enrollment students. See Dual Enrollment page for more information.
100 points will be set for class participation/conduct every 9 weeks:
- ABSOLUTELY NO PHONES OR OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
- 1st offense - Warning / 5-point deduction / device will be taken for the day
- 2nd offense - The device will be taken up for the day and 10 points will be deducted from conduct grade.
- 3rd and future offenses - The student will need to turn in their phone to me at the beginning of the school day for 3 days. 20 points will be deducted from conduct grade. Student can pick up at the end of the day.
- DeKalb County policy indicates that principals have the authority to hold the phone for up to a month. Should a particular student have persistent problems following mobile phone policy in class, I will turn the phone over to the principal for further action and the student will spend days in ISS.
- Be respectful toward me, your fellow classmates, substitutes, other teachers, and staff. Respect means...
- Treating others like you want to be treated.
- Being kind and supportive.
- Treating my property, school property, and others' properties appropriately.
- Participate in class, work, and stay on task. Try your best. This means you cannot sit and do nothing, and you cannot sleep. There is always something to read and do.
- Absolutely no cheating! No copying of others' work or copying from online sources. Intentional plagiarism will get a grade of zero. In addition, if students are found to have copied from one another, they will have to split a single grade.
- Verbal warning
- A deduction of conduct points
- Principal intervention
- ISS (In-school suspension)
- After-school detention
- DeKalb Youth Services intervention