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RE: Debbie's policy.....

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Fields, Linda (fieldsl.us)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 10:56:27 -0500


Me, too! Linda
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> From: Alix E. Peshette[SMTP:apeshet]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 1:14 AM
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: Debbie's policy.....
>
> > Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:54:35 -0700
> > To: artsednet.edu
> > From: bkramer.us (Bunki Kramer)
> > Subject: Debbie's policy.....
>
>
> Hi Debbie,
> I would like to add on a little here. I also do the parent/student
> signature on the rules routine. I also, periodically, put in a column
>
> about my program (art or social studies) in the P.T.A. newsletter of
> my school (which is mailed home, so ya know parents get it.) I use
> an upbeat tone, but I re-acquaint everyone with the rules. I also
> feel that after one-half of the school year gone, at this point
> students KNOW what is acceptable behavior and what is not. I
> shouldn't even have to give warnings at this point!! Periodically, I
> have to stop being the Nice Teacher and go into the Kick Butt mode of
> behavior modification. Students who have been 'pushing the envelope'
> are the first to experience the KB mode.
>
> -Alix Peshette
> Emerson Junior High School
> Davis, CA
>
>
>
> > ....I send home a letter at the first of each school year explaining
> > >this but every year I have parents complain.
> >
> > .....................
> > Hi, Debbie....There's a way around this. At the first of the
> semester, I
> > send a policy sheet home explaining my grading scale, deadlines,
> losing
> > pts. for unexcused tardies, blah, blah....and at the bottom of the
> sheet I
> > make a return section which has to be signed by the parent and
> returned to
> > me via the student. Kids get 5 pts. if they return it the next day,
> 4th the
> > next, etc. I KEEP them in a drawer for just such an occasion as you
> > mentioned. If a parent complains later, I just pull out their signed
> > signature and it shuts them right up! I haven't had a one argue with
> me
> > after seeing their "John Henry" in my hot little
> > hand. I keep these signature slips for about a month after the
> grades are
> > mailed out for any such problem like this that might appear. It's
> > called..."CYA".
> >
> > Toodles....
> >
> > Bunki Kramer
> > Los Cerros Middle School
> > 968 Blemer Rd.
> > Danville, California 94526
> > bkramer.ca.us
> >
> >
> >
>