Class Expectations


Dear Parents and Students,

Overall, students are expected to demonstrate responsibility, accountability, character, honesty, and thoughtful decision making.

I see students once every week for 40 minutes. Over the course of a month, that's 160 minutes. During a school year, I will see students 1600 minutes. That is only about 26.66 hours for the entire year. To give you some idea of how little 26 hours is: we are in school about 32 hours per week; 26 is about half the hours the average American worker works in a given week; we should be sleeping about 56 hours per week. To maximize our learning, we all need to stay focused. But staying focused doesn't mean that we can't have fun to ensure the skills that will be needed to become productive citizens in the 21st century and in our great democracy. We can have fun but we need to make sure we do so in a responsible manner.


Expectations of Students
I expect students to be ready for class.
I expect students to treat others as they would want to be treated.
I expect the best each and every day.
I expect honesty and accountability for when we make mistakes. We all do make mistakes.
I expect students to be diligent about completing work.

Expectations of Ms. DiRenzo
Students and parents can expect Ms. DiRenzo to be ready for class.
Students and parents can expect Ms. DiRenzo to treat others as she would want to be treated.
Students and parents can expect the best of Ms. DiRenzo each and every day.
Students and parents can expect honesty and accountability for when Ms. DiRenzo makes mistakes.
Students and parents can expect Ms. DiRenzo to be diligent about completing work.
Students and parents can expect a safe, caring learning environment.

These are specific computer class rules
1. When entering class please keep covers closed and read do-now on the LCD projector. Please do not go to any non-class website or
program.
2. While working on classwork, please do not go to unrelated websites or programs.
3. Please do not come into class asking about free time. We have only 45 minutes a week together!
4. Please do not spin in chairs or use them as cars speeding down the freeway.
5. Computers are expensive. Please treat the computers with respect and gently. There is no need to bang, whap, slap, hit, yank, or
otherwise physically abuse the computers.
6. Work must be completed at assigned times.
7. Please don't ever call yourself or some else dumb for having a question relating to technology. When it comes to technology or anything else there are no dumb questions.
8. Follow the general rules as outlined in Bridgeton's Acceptable Use Policy.

Consequences
1st Mishap - Verbal, In-Class Warning
2nd Mishap - Loss of Computer Free Time & Parent Call/Note (depending on incident)
3rd Mishap - Parent Call/Note
4th Mishap - Detention

Please contact me should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas.

Sincerely,

Lin DiRenzo
Teacher/Technology Coordinator
Quarter Mile Lane School

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