Classroom Behavior Guidelines & Expectations

It is the policy of this teacher to follow all rules and expectations outlined in your students Pinellas County School Planner and Student Code of Conduct without exception. Because you are in a science classroom, there is a higher risk of getting hurt or hurting others due to horseplay than any other classroom in the school.  Parents also send their children to learn not to be bullied or distracted from learning. Therefore, you will be asked to follow a stricter behavioral policy.


1. For all students’ health and safety items that can be consumed or digested are prohibited in the classroom.  Water in a clear container is acceptable.

2. No electronic devices will be seen, heard or used in the classroom at anytime.

3. Personal grooming materials or the act of grooming self or another is prohibited in the classroom.

4. All personal errands are done before or after class. With the exception of an emergency, no student will be allowed to leave the classroom 10 minutes of the bell (before or after), during a lecture, demonstration, test or lab activity.

5. To avoid any student from concealing a prohibited substance all water bottles that enter this classroom must be transparent and made of plastic to avoid the distraction caused by loud noises.  NO METAL WATER BOTTLES.

6. Students are expected to stay on task so others will not be distracted.

7. Students are expected to produce high quality work.

8. Students will avoid touching another student or teacher property. This includes the property around or on this teacher’s desk or objects found anywhere in the classroom unrelated to the activity in progress.  Any student found doing this act will be met with a detention.  This will be interpreted as stealing.

9. Each student is responsible for the area on and around their assigned desks.  Desk areas should be kept clean at all times.  Unless you fail to report pencil marks on the desk top, you will be held accountable for this vandalism and will be your responsible for its removal.  Penalty for graffiti will be a detention for classroom destruction or be called in from your other class to clean the desk.


10. Students are expected to be on time to class. Tardy is defined as anyone not in his/her assigned seat while the bell is ringing.  Anyone carelessly running into class or walking fast to their seat while the bell is ringing will be considered a tardy.

11. Throwing papers in the room at any time for any reason will not be tolerated due to safety concerns.

12. Students will be respectful to others, parents, adults and themselves.

13. Students are expected to be honest at all time.

14. There will be no running in the class. No exceptions.

15. Cheating, or the perception of cheating, will not be tolerated.  Cheating is defined as anyone talking to another student, facing another student or looking at another student work while any assessment is in your possession will be considered as cheating.

STUDENTS/PARENTS:  Click the button on the right, download, print and sign to acknowledge that you have read and understand the class rules and behavior policy of this science course.