The expectations, rules, procedures and consequences of the library are intended to keep the library environment safe, orderly, and productive. Please respect the rules so that we can maximize learning time together. The rules are not hard to follow, nor are any of them “out of the ordinary.” They are simply expected behaviors for junior high and high school students at our library. If you have any questions about any of these rules, or why they are in place, you have the right to find out – please ask me as soon as possible. There should never be a rule that does not have a purpose! Thank you for your cooperation!
- Respect yourself, the teacher & others.
- Show respect for the teacher, yourself and others at all times.
- Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, books, teacher’s belongings, walls, technology, etc.). Don't expect that others will clean-up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.
- Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.
- Be a kind person.
2) Put forth your best effort at all times.
- Always do your own best work.
- Put quality ahead of just getting it done.
3) Be prepared for class each day.
- Come prepared with all materials necessary.
- An organized class binder containing all necessary materials for notes, such as loose leaf paper, pens (blue or black), and pencils for notes;
- Ear buds or ear phones.
4) Follow directions when given.
- When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. When I have ELA classes and am teaching, that is not the best time to ask.
- Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.
5) Preserve a positive learning environment
- Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the library will NOT be tolerated.
- Use class time to complete your work. Please do not spend your time grooming, sleeping, talking, writing notes, or doing work for other classes unless you have completed work for the class you are in.
- Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during class time.
6) Take responsibility for your actions
- If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it. Don’t deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else.
- All handbook rules will be enforced. Please read your handbook. Students that choose to break these rules, choose to have adverse consequences.
1) Turn off cell phones & electronic devices.
- Electronic devices (cell phones, CD players, Ipods, handheld games, mini-TVs or personal DVD players, pagers, etc.) are NOT permitted in the library. The only exceptions to this is if permission is given by the librarian and is based on a
day-to-day and case-by-case basis.
- Cell Phones should be turned off and invisible during the class period. If I see or hear your phone it will be taken away and given to an administrator, according to cell phone policy outlined in the ASCISD Student Code of Conduct. Refusal to turn over the cell phone will be treated as insubordinate behavior.
2) Gum chewing is NOT allowed.
- Gum chewing will result in lunch detention. More severe consequences will result if this behavior continues.
3) No food or drink, except water.
- You may drink bottled of water in the library. If a spill occurs, please clean it up immediately and inform the teacher. DO NOT take water near the computers.
- No other food or beverage is permitted unless the librarian has given permission.
4) Arrive to class on time & ready to learn.
- Sign in on Attendance Clipboard as soon as you come into the library.
- When the bell rings, you need to be sitting in your assigned seat and immediately begin on your Edgenuity class or if you are a library aide, begin on library duties.
- Be “physically” and “mentally” present.
5) Never line up at the door before dismissal.
- Please remain in your seat until I have dismissed you. Never line up at the door before dismissal. Remember, I dismiss you, not the bell.
6) Do not cheat, plagiarize, or copy work
- Cheating is completely unacceptable. If I see you cheating on any assignment… even for another class… I will give you a zero and report the incident to the other teacher as well as your assistant principal and parents.
- Plagiarism (copying work from another source without giving proper credit) is completely unacceptable. If you plagiarize on any assignment you will earn a “0” on that assignment with no opportunity to re-do the work for credit.
6) Use polite and appropriate language
- Offensive, derogatory, and profane terms are not tolerated. In order to have a safe library environment where all students feel comfortable, no put downs, swear words, or slang words with demeaning connotations will be accepted. Remember, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all!
1) Pick up after yourself before you leave
- Take all of your belongings, pick up any scrap papers around you, and put your desk back in line before you leave each day.
2) Use your coupons for restroom passes or hall passes.
- At the beginning of each semester, I will issue three "coupons" to each student for passes for the restroom, etc. These passes are only valid when used at appropriate times to be determined by the teacher. Each student has the opportunity to retain these "coupons" for treats at the end of the semester.
1) Verbal warning
2) Call home
4) Referral to assistant principal
* Serious offenses can, at the teacher’s discretion, result in more severe consequences regardless of previous steps taken, such as immediate referral to assistant principal or expulsion from the library.
- 1 box of Kleenex or 1 container of Clorox wipes