1. Respect is vital in this classroom for the teacher, your classmates, the property, and yourselves.
    2. All school policies are strictly enforced- this includes those regarding cell phones and electronics, dress code, profanity, plagiarism, lateness, etc.
    3. Please be in your seat and working on the Do Now when the bell rings unless instructed otherwise.
    4. You must get the teacher’s permission to leave the room to use the bathroom or get a drink.  Please make sure you return without disturbing others. 
    5. Enthusiasm is great, but calling out answers is not, as it does not allow everyone a chance to think and participate- please raise your hand.  Our time is brief and valuable together, so let’s keep any interruptions to a minimum. 
    6. No candy, food, or drinks.  It is dangerous during a lab and can bring bugs, which nobody wants!  This is our home for the next 9 ½ months.  
    7. If you would like to discuss your grade, you can ask me after class. 
    8. Take every fire or lockdown drill as a true emergency.  Follow all procedures and remain quiet. 
    Failure to follow classroom rules will result in:
    1. Verbal warning
    2. Lunch detention with the teacher
    3. Call home/administrator intervention.
    **If we all keep these rules in mind, we will have a wonderful, successful year together!  I am looking forward to an exciting and fun year in Science with you!