Ms. Lenoir 2015-2016 Superstition High School

Ms. Lenoir
Superstition High School
(480) 472-9664
Junior High English
Course Guidelines and Procedures
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I’m excited to be working with you this year
to make it a successful year for all of us. In order to do that we will work together
and keep communication between home and school a priority. Below you will find
the classroom guidelines, grading policy, and expectations.
Junior High English will be building from skills that you learned the previous year.
This will be done through writing for a variety of purposes and to multiple
audiences and through literature study. Writing will focus on skills including but not
limited to expository, communication, analysis, and research approaches. Readings
will include a variety of authors both fiction and non-fiction. Students will
participate in whole-class discussion as well as small group and partner.
Classroom Rules:
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
Classroom Procedures and Expectations:
1. Be prepared:
- Come to class on time.
- Complete and turn in your work. Incomplete work will be returned to you
to completed.
1. Follow directions and class procedures:
- Upon entering class, pick up any hand-outs and/or make up work, and start
the day’s assignment.
- Raise your hand if you need help or have a question or comment.
- Clean up after yourself! Class materials must be neatly returned to the
appropriate areas before you will be excused.
- Wait in your seat to be excused at the end of class.
2. Be Proactive:
- If you finish early use the time productively. Silently read your independent
novel, review vocabulary or complete unfinished work.
3. Respect others:
- Show respect for the rights, feelings, and property of all students and staff. -
Use language that is appropriate for the classroom and respectful to those
around you
4. Respect yourself:
- Take responsibility for your own actions
- Be honest.
- Always do your own personal best work
- Copying of work is unacceptable and will receive a zero
Attendance/Tardies/Hall Passes:
1. Attendance
The attendance and tardy policy in the student handbook will be
strictly adhered to.
2. Tardies
Being on time is a skill that we all need to have. If you are late, you
must obtain a pass from the office to be admitted to class and any
work assigned that day is still due for credit. If there is not time during
class to discuss your missed work please arrange a time to meet with
me later in the day.
3. Hall Passes
Please do not ask for a hall pass during the first ten minutes or last 10
minutes of class. Students will be given a pass when necessary and not
during direct instruction time.
Procedure for make-up work:
All make-up work is the responsibility of the student
If you are absent on the day when an assignment is due, you are expected to make
up the work for credit by the end of the month or grading period, whichever comes
Upon returning to class check the assignment calendar and collect any handouts
from the absent folder(s).
All quizzes and test must be made up for credit. Mastery is 70% or higher. You will
be allowed two(2) retakes of each test/quiz to achieve mastery.
Students will be given reasonable time to make-up class assignments, quizzes, and
tests for absences.
Grading Policy:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = 0-59%
I’m looking forward to a great year and remember that I’m here to help you succeed.
I’m here to help you in whatever way I can and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Ms. Lenoir