Included in this file is the following:
-An opening day powerpoint with over 10 slides addressing classroom behaviour expectations, late policy information, rules and regulations for leaving class, missed test and assignment protocols, and more.
-A student handout to accompany the powerpoint slides - the headings are left blank to allow the students to take notes from the powerpoint, then they later sign and have their parents sign.
-A plagiarism contract for students and their parents to sign
-A late assignment policy with three late assignment "slips" for students to use if they are going to miss a deadline. These slips are great for tracking late assignments, and they also hold the student responsible to submit the late slip in lieu of a completed assignment, then they identify when they will submit the work and they must have a parent sign the slip.
I have found that opening my high school class with these materials really sets the tone for the kind of learning space our classroom will be and that a standard of high expectations is expected from all learners at all times.