My name is Mr. Jack Sanford. I am going to be teaching Civics and Economics, as well as American History 1 this semester. I am originally from Michigan. I received my bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. I moved to North Carolina in 2006 and taught ten years at Tucker Creek Middle School. During that time, I obtained my Master’s in School Administration from East Carolina University. This will be my first year at Havelock High School and I am very excited to get started!
Mr. Sanford’s Class Expectations and Requirements
You are required to read and comply with these expectations and requirements and to have your parent/guardians read this list of expectations and requirements and sign their names to the reverse side of this document.
My learning center is every Seminar. I am also available after school is necessary. These times must be scheduled in advance.
Practice(homework) and study (reading for comprehension) are the keys to success in my classes. Failure to do either of these will result in poor grades, averages, and possibly, failure of the course.
Homework comes in many forms (worksheets, key terms, reading, etc.) Homework must be turned in when it is due. All assignments will be written on the board along with due dates. Late work will not be accepted. While there are exceptions (deaths in the family, extended illness, etc.), these will be dealt with on an individual basis. Because of the nature of the assignments, some homework will county more than others. You will always be notified of how much any given assignment is worth. It is your responsibility to take note of this and finish all work on time. How well you do your homework is a direct reflection of how well you will do on tests.
Tests count as four homework grades. There are no retakes on tests. However, you may do test corrections on two tests per quarter in an attempt to bring up a low test grade. Test corrections must be completed within five school days.
This course will also have assessments. These assessments are cumulative.
All make up work and corrections are to be done after school, not in class.
You are not to receive any kind of help or assistance on quizzes, assignments, tests, etc. This or any other form of cheating will result in a zero for a grade. There are no second chances when cheating is a factor.
If you need to contact me, my email address is Jack.Sanford@cravenk12.org Otherwise, please call the school, leave a message, and I will call back as soon as possible. (252) 444-5112. My extension is 2124.
Remember, the three abilities for success are Responsibility, Accountability, and Nobility. You have been taught correct principles and understand the difference between right and wrong. It is up to you to act accordingly with that knowledge and make positive contributions to the world.
My classroom tardy policy is the same as that in the student handbook and will be followed. In general, be in the room and at your desk ready to go when the bell rings.
Classroom disruptions will not be tolerated. You are in this class to learn. You were provided with a “Student Policies and Regulations” handbook at the beginning of the school year. All rules and consequences will be enforced as outlined and defined by your handbook.
In addition here are the expectations that will be emphasized in my classroom.
Always, be reasonable with each other and think before you speak and act. This will serve the purpose of keeping you in my classroom, where I can teach you and help you learn.
Things like talking, or making noises during lecture, throwing things across the room, passing notes, and other grade level behaviors will not be tolerated. You are young adults. Act that way so I can treat you in that manner.
If you need to use something within my classroom, ask to do so before leaving your seat, always.
Do not write on the desk. Your parents tax dollars bought them and you are not to deface/ destroy any objects in the classroom. This also extends to your textbooks. It is your responsibility to take care of them.
Always bring textbook, notebook, workbook, and pen/pencil to class.
Sleeping during class is not permitted. You can’t learn while you are sleeping and you are here to learn.
No food or drinks are permitted in class.
Violations will result in essays of various topics such as Democracy, Patriotism, Civil Rights, etc…This is giving you extra help and learning you lost while you were disrupting class. The essays are a preventative measure to keep you out of chill out. Failure to do any assigned essay or refusal to do any class work will result in being written up, sent to chill out and/or dealing with an administrator. As I stated earlier, your goal is to stay inside my room and learn the material.
Be prepared for class. All work and due dates will be written on the board. You will be given a pacing guide for the semester at the beginning of the course. You are expected to utilize this information.
Respect my right to teach and other student’s right to learn. Be polite and considerate of one another.
Student Signature: _____________________________________________________________________