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Classroom Policies and Procedures

Student Responsibilities

  • Charge Chromebooks before class.

  • Log out and close Chromebooks while not in use.

  • Keep phones on silent and put away at all times during class.

  • Keep personal belongings in your area, bags off tables and out of walkways.

  • Request missing assignments after absences.

  • Ask for assistance if needed.

  • Alert teacher to any issue that may affect your performance in class.

  • Follow all classroom and building procedures and guidelines.

Students who create an unsafe environment or continuously hinder the learning of others may be referred to the office for disciplinary action.

Classroom Guidelines

Cellular phones should be silenced and put away before class begins. Students MAY NOT use phones during class time. If students are caught doing so, the phone will be confiscated and taken to the office.

Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own work. Copying another student’s work is considered cheating/ plagiarism. Sharing your work with other students is also considered cheating. Any student caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive a zero on the assignment. Repeated infractions will result in an office referral, out-of-school suspension, and possible failure of course.

Food is not allowed in the classroom. The classroom is a learning environment, not a cafeteria. Students will be instructed to put away or dispose of any food opened or brought into the classroom. Students are expected to engage in learning during class time and WILL NOT be allowed to sit in the hall or commons area during class time to eat. If students leave the classroom to sit in hall or go to commons, they will be considered not in the classroom and referred to the office for leaving class without permission. Students who refuse to put away food items during class will receive detention.

Student Handbooks are available at the link below. Students will be expected to follow all guidelines set forth in the Handbook. Infractions will result in disciplinary action.

Homework Policy

All assigned work is due at the beginning of class the following school day unless otherwise stated when assignment is given. If you require accommodations regarding assignments, please, let me know via email, between classes, or before/ after school.

NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN 3 DAYS LATE without prior arrangements.

If a student is absent, the absence policy will apply. Points will be deducted from all late work. See chart below for guidance on the total points possible for late work.


Time Turned In

Total Points Possible

On Time

Up to 100%

1 Day Late

Up to 85%

2 Days Late

Up to 75%

3 Days Late

Up to 65%

4 or More Days Late



I will NOT grade any work turned in more than 3 days without prior approval which must be granted BEFORE the due date.

Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be in class when the bell rings. Students who are late to class without a note will be marked tardy. Students who are more than 5 minutes late without a note may receive a detention. Three tardies in a row will also result in a detention.


Students are encouraged to ask questions during class. However, if students require additional assistance, they are encouraged to attend tutoring or request a seminar pass. Tutoring is offered to all students before and after school in the library. Mrs. Laura Schinstock is available every morning, Monday - Friday, from 7:15 – 7:45 am, and Ms. Dean is available after school until 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In addition, Mrs. Karhoff is available during seminar and for at least fifteen minutes before and after school to assist any student who would like extra help with an assignment. Students who are unable to request assistance during one of these times are encouraged to speak with Mrs. Karhoff about scheduling an alternative time. Seminar passes will be given to any student who requests one for class purposes.


Attendance is an important part of this course. Students who miss instructional time may have difficulty completing assignments. Students with excused absences are allowed to make up missed work. However, it is the student’s responsibility to request missing work and arrange a time other than instructional time to have any assignments explained. 

Missed exams and quizzes should be made up within one week of the missed exam or quiz. Failure to make up the exam or quiz within one week will result in a zero for the exam or quiz with no further opportunity to make up the missed exam or quiz. Students who will be absent during a semester final must contact the instructor as soon as possible to schedule a time to make up the final.

It is the student’s responsibility to make up all missed work in a timely manner.

Holly Karhoff

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