ART ROOM EXPECTATIONS
1. BE RESPECTFUL
2. BE RESPONSIBLE
3. BE SAFE
4. BE THERE
GRADES AND GRADING
All grades will be scored based on a value equivalent to the time given on each assignment. Each category will be averaged and weighted to assess the final grade.
Assessments – Tests and quizzes : 5%
Homework – All homework and sketches : 15%
Projects – Major finished projects : 60%
Studio Time – Studio time management : 5%
Written Work – All writing assignments : 15%
*Extra Credit (15pts for Joslyn Scavenger Hunt)
TURN IN POLICY
Projects are expected to be turned in on-time. All late projects may receive a lowered grade. TURN IN ALL WORK TO PASS! Students need to make arrangements to stay to complete work after school on their own time.
Homework is due the day it is due. Sketchbook homework should be completed to progress when working on a project. Late homework will not be scored after the project due date.
Major projects not worked on in class may receive ZERO credit unless approved by the instructor prior to starting. Artwork and papers MUST have a name and the appropriate credit line on them to receive credit. (NO NAME = NO GRADE)
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. This includes written as well as visual plagiarism (i.e. clipart). All students are expected to complete their own projects. If cheating is suspected it will be the students burden to demonstrate the traits that were of question or the assignment will have to be repeated.
All students MUST bring a PENCIL and have a classroom notebook/sketchbook for assignments and notes. Pencils will be sold as an art club fundraiser from the pencil dispenser for 25¢.
Students may consider purchasing other basic or advanced items as needed. (i.e. small pencil sharpener, colored pencils, markers, white eraser). Students are responsible for supplies issued for use. This includes but is not limited to Books, Brushes, Markers, and Paint Supplies.
At the end of each class period students must clean up all supplies they have used and dispose of all trash items. Teacher will release either as a class or individually as items are accounted for clean and placed in the correct areas. If trash is left behind, a consequence may be assigned which could include but is not limited to calls to parents, classroom detention, or office referrals.
Students must have their OWN passbook to leave the room. Only one student is allowed out at a time. Please keep time out of class to no more than five (5) minutes maximum. Any abuse of this will result in a loss of privileges and a consequence to be assigned. No passes will be given during the first/last 10 minutes of class or during instruction time.
FOOD AND DRINKS
No Food or Drink will be allowed during class time. This includes 3rd period lunch time for those with open campus.
Students should be in class everyday including days that are expected “project work days” so they may benefit from the student/teacher experience. Students who miss a day (or more) should see the teacher either BEFORE or AFTER school the day they return to get any specific instruction needed and for making up missed class work. A ZERO will be recorded until work is completed.
TARDY TO CLASS
Students should be in the classroom before the final bell rings. If tardy please follow the school policy and acquire the need pass to be admitted to class.
If a student is given a classroom detention or required to stay after school that student must serve the detention after school the day it is assigned. Failure to serve the detention will force the teacher to call parents/guardian and the time requirement may be doubled. After a second missed detention the student should expect a referral to be written to the office for a skipped detention and the classroom infraction that caused the detention in the first place.
The use of a listening device is a privilege that should not be abused. Students may listen to music during project work time as long as changing songs does not become a distraction to the learning environment. An appropriate use of a technology would be looking up reference images for drawing. If it appears that this privilege is being abused students will be asked to stop and may be asked to leave their device on the teachers desk until the end of class.
Any student who refuses to give up their phone/electronic item will be sent to the office and additional consequences will be assigned.
LOTIONS AND PERFUMES
NO LOTIONS OR PERFUMES may be used in the classroom. This is a ZERO tolerance policy. All misuse will result in confiscation. Any item confiscated will only be given to a parent or guardian.
Any item that is not important to the learning process can be declared a nuisance item and confiscated. These will not be returned unless a parent comes to retrieve them. After one week, any unclaimed item will be discarded. (Examples of such items: bouncing quarters, playing cards, dice and shocking pens.)
The entry door with the vestibule on the D-wing hall is the only door that can be used for coming or going unless your teacher has instructed otherwise. Emergency charts are located on the cabinet doors near the main exit. Students must check in with their teacher ASAP. This is absolutely necessary an accurate account for each student’s safety must be made immediately.