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Classroom Expectations

Behavioral Goal: Spartans are P.A.R. (Productive, Appropriate, Respectful)

A PRODUCTIVE Spartan is expected to:

  • Be in the classroom when the bell rings.

  • Quietly move to their assigned seat.

  • Bring required materials to class.

  • Engage in the learning process by participating and staying on task.

  • Complete all assignments and turn them in on time.

An APPROPRIATE Spartan is expected to:

  • Adhere to the school’s Dress Code Policy- No backpacks, heavy coats, dressed according to school policy.

  • Refrain from bringing food, drink, or gum into the classroom.

  • Refrain from requesting passes during the first or last 10 minutes of class.

  • Remain seated until dismissed.

  • Adhere to school and district technology policies.

  • Assist with maintaining a clean and neat classroom environment.

A RESPECTFUL Spartan is expected to:

  • Be respectful to self, classmates, teachers, support staff, administrators, and all SSHS visitors.

  • Allow others to learn by refraining from disruptive behaviors.

  • Keep hands, feet, and all other objects to themselves.

  • Use appropriate language and manners at all times.

  • Listen to and honor others’ opinions.

  • Raise his/her hand for permission to talk and permission to leave their seat.

  • Follow all instructions the teacher gives without arguing or talking back.

Bottom Line: It is never okay to be disruptive or disrespectful.

Goals for Life!

  • I can take good care of myself even if I am mad.

  • I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to.

  • I can be okay, even when others are not okay.


Continuum of Classroom Discipline:

  • Verbal warning

  • Alternative seating

  • Teacher detention with a phone call home

  • Office referral and parent contacted

Severity Clause: If a student breaks the rules in such a way that endangers their safety or the safety of others, then they are removed from the classroom and referred to the Office at once.


  • Preferred Activity Time is accumulated for students to use as a class on Fridays.

  • Verbal and written praise to encourage students is provided consistently.

  • Students who control their behavior in the classroom are entrusted to run errands for the teacher and will have special in-class privileges.

  • Learning as its own reward is recognized- achievement matters in our classroom and will be acknowledged by the teacher to the student’s parents and within our community of learners.