• Classroom 208 Guidelines

    Family and Consumer Science Department, West Caldwell High School

    Anne Rucker, arucker@caldwellschools.com


    1. Respect your neighbors and their belongings. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
    2. Follow directions and rules the first time they are given.
    3. Listen, and do not speak while someone else is speaking.
    4. Cursing, rude language, insults or teasing will not be tolerated.
    5. Follow procedures for asking questions, moving around the room and using supplies or materials.
    6. Come to class prepared (with pencil, paper, notebook, books, etc.) and ready to work.


    Verbal warning and/or student conference.*

    Removal of privilege (lab, activities etc.)

    Call or letter to parents.

    Conference with vice principal and/or guidance counselor.

    *Disruptions, profanity or disrespectful behavior will result in an assignment to Period Detention without warning or a conference.

    *Severe disruptions or other inappropriate behavior will result in a discipline referral to a vice principal without warning.


    Important Notes: I have a practice called TEST SILENCE. All students are silent during the entire testing period, even after their tests have been turned in. A first violation will result in a 20 point deduction from the test. Two violations in one testing period will result in the student completing the test in Period Detention. Repeat offenders may be referred to the office.

    Students may raise hands for their needs during tests such as questions or bathroom emergencies, but they must have an acknowledgement from me before they speak. This is excellent practice for EOC tests and the SAT, where testing silence is required. It also ensures each student is graded based on his or her own work only.