Grades will be a combination of daily participation, performance participation, daily work, and quizzes.
At the end of each week, students will be given a grade for their class participation.
The following guidelines will be used for grading daily participation:
Be on time and ready for rehearsal
Show that you are making a sincere effort for improvement and learning
Mature, positive and professional attitude
Ability and/or effort in performing assigned parts
Coming to rehearsals with the proper materials (pencil, music folder, highlighter, instrument)
No cell phone abuse (see below)
If the behavior of a student becomes continually disruptive to the overall learning environment and success of the choir, we will begin a “three strikes and you’re out policy”. The parents and the office will be notified if their child has received a “strike.” Hopefully this will never need to be used, but if a student reaches three strikes, he/she is removed from the choir or band and given no credit for the class. Strikes will only be given in extreme and continual situations. Parents will be notified prior to any strikes given if an issue seems to be arising. Hopefully all issues can be resolved prior to any “strikes.” Loitering in the PAC anywhere outside the classrooms will not be allowed. This includes use of the elevator when not needed or the downstairs bathroom area. Make sure you are not in the PAC prior to class time (especially after lunch).
High School Cell Phone Policy The procedure for cell phones in the high school classrooms will follow the discussion of the staff: * Pouches/boxes will be available in each room for students to surrender their cell phones if the student chooses. Students may wish to put their phones in the pouch/box if they know they will be tempted to pull their phone out for non-academic purposes. * Students may retain their cell phones on their person as long as it does not become a distraction from learning. * If a teacher catches a student with their phone out, the classroom teacher will put the phone in the pouch/box until the end of the class period, at which time it will be returned to the student. * Students/cell phones will only be turned in to the office if the student argues with/becomes disrespectful to the teacher about placing the phone in the pouch/box until the end of the period.