• If a student is tardy to class, they can no longer ask for a pass to go to the restroom unless they are willing to turn in their phone for the remainder of the class to help ensure it is an emergency restroom break. All students must leave their cell phones in the classroom until they return, if they asked to go to the restroom, whether they were tardy or not. Those people who must turn in their cell phones for the rest of the class period to go to the restroom must go to the restroom 30 minutes before class ends. They cannot leave the classroom during lectures, or if they have not kept up with the work given to them. I’m not afraid to contact parents for updates on student behavior. Last year I was extremely impressed by all the parents I contacted from this community. All, except for two separate contacts, did not tolerate misbehavior or lack of trying in class, which is why behavior was fixed and student usually passed. If I contact you, it is because I have already given your child after multiple warnings the option to put their phones away, move to a different seating. It also means I have already tried to have a hallway conference with them away from the students. If they say I did not want to help them please ask them first, did if they wrote the notes that they were supposed to, were they sleeping during the lecture, were they talking during the lecture, told to put their phones away during the lecture, or did they have the worksheet out in front of them. I will still help them when they ask, but I will help those who have been doing their part by keeping up with the work. I must do my best to spread out my attention that I give to the students. I cannot let a few students take up most of my time. I must be able to spend a little bit of time to every student in the class. Just a reminder that students have to bring their Chromebooks everyday charged up per school policy that is in the handbook. Every student who is having a bad day and lets me know ahead of time, I will understand for that day if they are not keeping up at the same pace as everyone else. If it becomes a pattern I will contact you to see what we can do to get the student to refocus on passing the algebra staar test.