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The details sweating the small stuff

  1. 1. The Details: Sweating the Small Stuff<br />“Countless unseen details often separate the mediocre from the magnificent.” - Anonymous<br />We will develop a common set of procedures/details for every classroom in the school.<br />ROUTINEWHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?BEFORE SCHOOL/MORNING WORKWhere do students wait before school?Students wait on the busses until 7:30 a.m. They may exit the bus at that time and must report directly to the cafeteria for breakfast. Students will walk in a line to the security gate.When can students get to school?7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Classes start at 8:00 a.m. Anyone arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be marked as tardy.What are students doing when they arrive at school?Busses will empty one by one. One class will be at security. One class will be waiting in a line at security. Others will be on the busses. They should walk directly to the gate and walk on the yellow line to security. After they are through security, Students report directly to breakfast.Are students allowed in the building prior to 7:30 a.m.?No, unless supervised by a teacher.How do they enter school?Through the gate on N. Conti street (bus and kids who are dropped off)Is there talking during breakfast?YES. However, these must be a “Level-1” voice – a quiet tone, appropriate for a quiet restaurant. If students get too loud, a teacher should raise their hand up. Students will be taught that this means silence. The teacher will issue a warning and remind students that they should monitor themselves. If not, the cafeteria will go to silent.Which teachers/staff are at breakfast? What are those teachers expected to do?MONITOR, MONITOR, MONITOR. Watch the line lining up for breakfast. It should be straight and quiet. Make sure that students go to assigned tables after getting through the cafeteria line. Teach students to monitor volume. Raise hand to get cafeteria quiet if it is too loud.Mrs. Fletcher (Center)Mr. Moore (Near cafeteria bar)Mr. Crosby (Near Promethian Board)Ms. Giarratano (Roving)Mr. Heiran (Roving)Where are the other teachers? What are those teachers expected to be doing?Ms. Pence – Bus DutyMs. Heinlein – Bus DutyMs. Jackson – Bus DutyGreeting students off the bus, monitoring students as they exit the bus.Ms. Habashy - PlaygroundMrs. Persaud – PlaygroundMonitoring students as they walk to security and as they wait for securityMr. Mix – SecurityMs. Stroughter –SecurityMs. Brooks - SecurityChecking bags with security guardWhen can students use the restroom during breakfast? Who should they ask?They must get through the breakfast line first. They may ask any teacher. The teacher must give them a pass. They may exit the cafeteria by the door next to the bar, ONLY. Ms. Reinker and Ms. Washington will monitor students in this area.How does breakfast get cleaned up? What are the procedures for throwing food/milk away? When do students throw their garbage away?8th grade students leave first. The teacher tells the table to dump their trays, they line up, and exit in a straight, silent line to their class.When does Morning Meeting start?7:50 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Who starts Morning Meeting?The teacher. When students enter class, they will start their Power-Up. Then, the teacher will teach a procedure for getting into the Morning Meeting Circle of Respect.**If any whole school announcements must be made, they will be made prior to leaving the cafeteria.When should students start their Power-Up?1st thing as students enter class. Students should get out their homework, place it on the left side of the desk, place their bookbag under their desk, and begin the Power-Up. When they finish the Power-Up, students should write down their homework. Teachers should allot time for students to write down their homework.How is HW checked?Everyday, at the desk. Students will have it out on the left side of their desk. Teachers will check it in during the Power-Up.What happens to students with sloppy/incomplete HW? What is considered sloppy/incomplete?1.) Sloppy / incomplete HW is not counted. They must write their homework in their homework notebook – Date, Period Assignment.2.) Homework may not be crumpled, scribbled on, have grease stains, etc. 3.) Students should answer in complete sentences if warranted.**HOMEWORK MUST BE GIVEN EVERY DAY.If homework is not complete, make sure that it goes on the tracking sheet. What happens to late students? Absent students? Students returning after absences?-Give students a make-up packet. They have 1 day per every day absent.CLASSROOMHow do students enter class?Greeted at the door by teacher.Silently to desk to get out homework and start Power-Up.Where do backpacks go? Jackets? Other stuff?Under the chairWhat do students do immediately after they enter the classroom?Start the Power-UpHow do teachers start class after the ‘Power-Up?’Up to each teacher – generally to go over the Power-UpHow are the seats arranged? By whom? How often?Up to the teacherHow is HW checked? Collected? Discussed? Passed back?HW is checked at the beginning of class during the Power-Up. It is not collected. Teacher may discuss as a part of the lesson for students to correct their homework.What does SMART look like? When is SMART happening in a day?S: Sit UpM: Make eye contactA: Articulate your questionsR: Respectfully answer and participateT: Track the speakerThis should happen at all times.How are misbehaviors addressed/students refocused?See discipline policy. Non-verbal FIRST: Proximity, teacher look, anonymous correction (I have two people who need to still put their pens down.), Positive praise (thank you…for doing…)Then it goes to the discipline plan – warning, 1st demerit, 2nd demerit + reflection desk, 3rd demerit and TOR (only if it NEEDS to happen)How are papers collected?Timely – back to front or in a group – no longer than 30 seconds and should be practicedHow are tests collected? How often are they given?See above – about 1x a week (or quiz)How often are exit tickets given? How is student performance on an exit ticket communicated to the student?STUDENTS MUST be assessed DAILY. Student work should be given back to students THE NEXT DAY to track their progress.How and when are pencils sharpened?If using pencils, teacher maintains a large supply of extra pencils for the students. No sharpening during class.How is trash disposed of?End of class – students are not out of seat to throw it awayWhat are the common hand signals?Hand Up: Mouth ShutOthers:When is a student allowed to go to the bathroom? Is there an exception to this rule?Allowed: During breakfast (w/a pass), during elective (w/a pass), during recess/lunch (w/a pass)Exceptions: SPED students, other students who are having an emergency – VERY, VERY RARE!Where can females get monthly supplies?Nurse/Front OfficeWhen are students allowed to get out of their seats?No, not unless the activity warrants itWhat happens if a student needs to blow their nose, tissue paper, has a bloody nose?Raise hand for tissue paper, stay in the room to take care of it, provide hand sanitizer for students.What if a student is moderately sick? Severely sick?Moderately sick – Stay in classroom – give student TLCSeverely sick – send to nurse or office to call homeWhat is the signal for the start of class?Teacher begins class after Power-UpHow should student binders be organized?Up to teacher, if using bindersHow should student assignment notebooks be organized? Each day should use a new page. The student writes the date, the period and the assignment. The next day, the student should use a new page and do the same.How should students head their papers?Upper Left, beginning on the lines:NameSubject, PeriodDateWhat will students do when they finish an assignment early?Teacher MUST have early finisher activities available for students – preferably something that they already have at their seatsHow do students work together in groups? In pairs?Up to the teacherHow do students raise their hands? SILENTLY – no calling out or wavingWhat happens when: a paper falls? Pencil breaks? Pen explodes? Pick up paper and keep it at the desk – no out of seat. Pencil breaks – raise hand to get a new one. Pen explodes – get tissues, throw it away, hand sanitizerWhat happens when a student is out of uniform?Ask student to fix uniform, if possible. Letter of reminder to parents. 2nd time – above, in addition to parent conference. 3rd time – above, in addition to an after-school detentionHow does class end?ON TIME – Students line up in class. They then silently travel to the right side of the hallway and silently walk to class.What happens when a student misses a quiz/test? Where and when can they make it up?Up to teacher – students must be given an opportunity to make up the workWhat do our tests look like?LEAP/iLEAP like, along with standards(See samples)How do students exit the classroom? Do they have a particular line order?Silently, alpha orderHow do students transition in the hallways? What happens if a class does it incorrectly? What happens if a student does it incorrectly?Students transition in TOTALLY SILENT LINES. Students should always walk on the right side of the hallway, much like a conveyor belt.How are students expected to work independently? Take tests?Quietly, looking at their own paperHow do students enter the cafeteria?Quietly, in linesWhat should students bring with them to the cafeteria?Book sacks from classWhat do students do while they are waiting to grab lunch?Stand in the lunch lineWhere do students sit?Assigned tables by homeroomCan all kids talk during lunch? How loud? When? To whom?Table talk/inside voice while sitting/within table ONLYTeachers will teach students to monitor their own volume. If a student senses it is too loud, a student may put their hand up with the quiet signal. If no students monitor the cafeteria, the cafeteria will go to silent. Adults should give students two reminders to quiet down, using the hand up signal.How is lunch disposed of? Together or when students are done?As a table at dismissal – NO ONE IS TO GET UP AND DUMP TRAYS prior to whole table dismissalWhat do students do when they finish lunch?Socialize in inside voices and wait for their signalHow are students dismissed back into the building from lunch or breakfast?Hand signal – whole cafeteria quiet – then silent lines by homeroom, starting with 8th gradersWhat happens to students who don’t want to eat? Students who want to eat everyone else’s lunch? Students who just want to eat chips? Students who want to get another lunch?Everyone goes through the line and gets food.No sharing of food.Lunch monitors may call a second call for food, if it is needed.What happens to students who are on free/reduced lunch who do not get their meal?All students must get a meal if they are free/reduced lunch. We cannot require they eat it.Where and when do the faculty eat?All teachers will have a 30 minute lunch. See teacher schedule for detailsWhat happens to kids who are in recess detention? Lunch detention?Recess detention – have students with a recess detention at the front of the line. They will be dropped off to the outdoor enclosed area. Lunch detention will have a partition for its section of the cafeteria.Who watches lunch? Do we rotate?See duty schedule in handbook. Write your role here:How are snacks passed out in the afternoon?Snacks will be eaten in class – passed out by SPED parasOTHERHow do teachers track demerits? Wicker Bucks?Using the tracking sheet for demerits – use the code at the bottom of the page. Wicker Bucks – give to student and have them write their name on it. Tracking sheet will be at the front of the line, following students.What happens when a student has a big problem in a class? How is the next teacher informed?Send them to TOR. Write a note on the tracking sheet.When does a student get sent to Time Out? Is there ever a time they are sent directly to the principal?Any major incident (drugs, fights, sexual harassment, etc.) should be sent immediately to the Dean of Students and Principal.How should a student get to the time out room? Walked by a partner student, if warranted and under control. Walked by teacher if not. Ask a partner teacher to watch your class.What supplies do students need with them every day?Writing instrument, silent reading bookWhat are our common hand signals? Quiet? Bathroom? Etc.?Hand Up – quietHow do we award students if they go above and beyond?How do we motivate students around LEAP and benchmarks?When can parents schedule meetings with teachers?How do we document conversations with parentsParent contact log – see handbookHow do we push each other to be consistent and fair?<br />