Rules and Procedures
    The classroom is a part of the school as a whole. Therefore, the rules for the class are the same as the same as the school rules.  Specifically within this class, the rules are as follows:

    1.      Be Nice

    2.      Be Respectful

    3.      Be Prepared


     The consequences are as follows:


    1.      Warning

    2.      Call Home

    3.      Referral




    Here is a list of specific guidelines that fall within the main 3 rules:




    1.      Eating/drinking is not permitted. (School Rule)


    2.      You are considered tardy if you are not sitting in your seat, ready to work when the bell rings.   (Be Prepared)  Students who are tardy may be subject to ASD (after school detention).


    3.      Do not line up at the door just before the class ends.  Students that line up at the door will be the last ones to leave.  (Be Respectful)


    4.      Do not use multimedia electronic devices in class for non-educational purposes.  Any Mp3 players, PSPs, i-phones, or other similar electronic devices interfering with the learning of any student (including the user) will be confiscated. Visible headphones will always be believed to be connected to one of the devices described above.  If confiscated, they will be given to security.  (Be Responsible)


    5.      There is no sharing during tests.  This includes pencils and calculators.  It is the student's responsibility to bring the appropriate materials on test day.  (Be Responsible)

    6.      Use all lab materials for what they are meant to be used for.  Using lab materials inappropriately (ex: using meter sticks as light sabers) may result in having your lab privileges revoked for that lab and receiving a zero for that lab. (Be Responsible)
    7.   It is the student's responsibility to obtain missed class work.  (Be Responsible)
    8.   All students and faculty have the right to a safe classroom environment free of bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student's race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.  (Be Nice)
    9.  The classroom is to remain a welcoming and professional work space and is therefore to remain free from vulgarity.  (Be Respectful)
    Technology acceptable use policy
    The Governing Board intends that technological resources provided by the District be used in a safe responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning. It is the policy of the Chandler Unified School District to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities by staff and students. The District reserves the right to monitor use of the District’s systems for improper use without warning or prior consent. Students shall be informed that computer files and electronic communications, including email, are not private and may be accessed by the District at any time. Inappropriate use may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with the law and Board policy. Please visit the student handbook at https://www.cusd80.com/handbooks for further details about appropriate use of technology use.
    Students are permitted to use their electronic devices during instructional time if done so for educational purposes.  The list below outlines examples of appropriate and non-appropriate use of these devices: 
     Appropriate use for cell phones during instructional time
    1. Using as a timing device during labs 
    2. Taking pictures of notes/examples/group data
    3. Taking pictures of a lab set-up for reference
    4. Texting a classmate not at school for lab data
    5. Working on the online homework
    6. Researching conversion factors, constants, or other physics information
    7. Using as a planner 
    Inappropriate use for cell phones during instructional time 
    1. Playing games or watching videos
    2. Taking pictures or videos of people
    3. Taking pictures of tests/quizzes/other students' homework
    4. Texting any student currently in class
    5. Texting a student for non-instructional purposes
    6. Surfing the internet 
    Copying vs. Working Together
    The difference between cheating and working together is defined as such:  When two students are sharing in the experience of completing work, if one of the two students is a passive participant, that student is considered to be copying.  If both students are active participants, they are considered to be working together.  Examples of passive participants include but are not limited to: (a) being handed completed problems, (b) watching others solve problems without assisting, (c) having another complete your work.
    Working together is strongly encouraged.  However, copying is strongly discouraged and will result in both students receiving a referral and a zero on the copied work. 
     Attendance Policy
    In accordance with school policy - any student absent for more than 9 days may be dropped from the class.