Class Rules and Procedures: Italian 1-5
Italian 1-5 

Classroom Rules

1.  Students are to be in their seats when the bell rings and ready to work.  Please follow the directions posted in the front of the room.  Students will otherwise be marked as LATE.

2.  CELL PHONE POLICY:  At the beginning of class you must put your phone (screen side facing in) in the assigned pocket or put the card in your pocket to denote that it is not in the room.  At the end of the period no one will leave the room until all students have personally picked up their phone. Any unauthorized cell phone use in class will result in the phone being given to the Vice Principal.  This is in addition to the fact that ALL rules in the student handbook will be STRICTLY adhered to.  I need not rewrite them here.  If you have any questions please refer to the handbook or me.

 3.  The entire class period is devoted to Italian; no work for other classes may be done.

4.  The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell.  We will work up until the bell rings, DO NOT pack up or get out of your seat before being dismissed. 

5.  Students will be excused from the room for emergencies only.

6.  Treat all people and property with respect.  Students are not permitted to deface any property.

7.  Cheating is absolutely NOT acceptable.  This includes homework, class assignments, in class assessments, and projects.  If you do cheat, anyone involved will receive no credit for that assignment.

8.  If you have a question or wish to speak, please raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged.

9.  No gum chewing, at all.  No unauthorized food or drink may be consumed in the room or brought into the room.

10.  All backpacks, purses, satchels, etcetera must be off the shoulders, laps, and desks at all times during class.  Place them on the floor or on the rungs underneath the desk. 

CONSEQUENCES for breaking a rule, not necessarily in this order:

Warning - After school detention - Phone call home - Parent conference - Sent to Assistant Principal

 You are all young adults.  Behavior as anything less will not be tolerated.  I believe that all my students can behave properly in my classroom.  I will not permit a student to stop me from teaching or to keep others from learning.


Course Policies and Procedures


1.  Materials:  Students must be prepared for class EVERYDAY!  You must have your:

TEXTBOOK—covered *** NO booksocks, newspaper, construction paper or plastic covers!

FOLDER—only for Italian, 3 hole punched, in your notebook

NOTEBOOK:  2 inch, 3 ring binder – ONLY for Italian, with lots of paper and dividers.

2 sections to be labeled:  Grammar, Vocab, and Verb and Classwork & Homework.

BLUE or BLACK PEN—assignments in other colors will not be accepted

COLORED PEN—for corrections on assignments


***ITALIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARYkeep at home. This should be your first resource if your textbook cannot fulfill your needs.  It is NOT considered plagiarism when you use this.  Unfortunately, many students lose credit due to incorrect use of online translators!  

Grading Policy

50%  Major Assessments:      tests (end of chapter, listening, reading, writing…), formal projects, formal in-class compositions, formal oral presentations

30%  Minor Assessments:      written and/or oral quizzes, picture prompts, short writing prompts    

20%  Alternative Assessments:  HW quizzes, classwork, skits, dialogues, quick-writes, class participation                                                                  


3.  Exams:  You will have a midterm in January and a final in June. 


4.  Homework:  Homework is given often; assignments will be a written assignment, a studying assignment, or working on a long-term assignment.  Students should always review class notes and activities as well as vocabulary for 10 minutes EVERY DAY!  Read aloud your homework after you finish to practice pronunciation and to help you catch your mistakes.  Homework assignments will no longer be graded for completion, but completion is REQUIRED!   We will have unannounced quizzes based off of homework assignments. 


5.  Make-up WorkIt is the STUDENT’S responsibility to contact the teacher to get missed work. I will not come to you. You will be required to check the MISSED WORK basket on your return to school and then see me about the assignments to complete.  If you do not make up your work in a timely manner it will be a ZERO!  If it is a planned absence for a school function you MUST come see me PRIOR to the absence.  

Plagiarism Policy:  Use of any of the following services or similar types of services, are considered to be plagiarism and unacceptable; Use of these services, paid or unpaid, will result in no credit for the assignment.  I want to see what YOU know!


  • Internet translation websites/apps   
  • Family, friends, etcetera   
  • Businesses or individuals who provide translation services for a fee