Honors Geometry

Mr. Hartzer (Ms. Khalil) / Western International High School

Classroom Guidelines

These are the basic guidelines of this classroom while class is in session:
  1. No food or drinks in the classroom. This refers to open containers, and includes anything intended to be eaten, including candy, or drunk, including water.
  2. Students are to be seated at (not on) a desk unless instructed to do otherwise. Under no circumstance is a student to leave the classroom without explicit permission from the teacher.
  3. Students are expected to bring all materials to class. This includes their book, appropriate writing implements, paper, and their binder. Pencils are very strongly preferred over pens.
  4. All persons in the class are expected to treat each other with respect. Speak in turn, when called on, or when presenting; do not speak over each other. Discrimination, teasing, and violent acts or threats are never appropriate and may result in particularly strong disciplinary action.
  5. Electronics which serve to distract students from their task of learning geometry are not allowed. There is to be no texting, no playing of games, no phone calls, and so forth, without explicit prior permission from the teacher.
NOTE: Students may play music for their own entertainment through earbuds during individual work time as long as the volume is low enough not to distract others and as long as it is an aid to concentration. Students must silence these devices during lectures, presentations, and when otherwise instructed to do so. Abuse of this privilege will result in its loss, either for individual students or for the entire class.
The purpose of these guidelines is to foster an environment where students can learn in a comfortable space without distractions. It is hoped, and has been observed, that students will generally realize the value of these guidelines and strive to observe them.
Students will be expected to adhere to guidelines. Students who choose to ignore these guidelines could face disciplinary action, including:
  1. In-class detention: Students will spend a portion of their lunch period in the classroom, performing basic tasks.
  2. A phone call to the parent or guardian.
  3. Commencement of potential suspension proceedings through the school administration.
The nature and degree of the consequence is at the discretion of the teacher.