Policy & Procedure

  Students should come to class EVERYDAY with the proper materials needed for that day.  An announcement will be made in class and a notice will be placed on the board to indicate if anything extra is needed. 

  Textbooks, notebook, pencil or pen (blue or black ink only).  Other materials may be necessary depending on projects throughout the school year.

HOMEWORK and TESTS:  Dates for tests will be posted on the board well in advance (typically one week or more).  Students will add these to their notebooks/study guides as necessary. Homework (if applicable) will be posted on the board daily.

Make up work due to an excused absence will need to be completed in a length of time in direct correlation to the number of days missed.  Work is to be turned in at the beginning of class on the appropriate (new) due date.  For student athletes, often times, work can be obtained in advance of the scheduled game, however, sometimes work might not be available until you return to class.  If a student athlete misses class on the day of a test, it is the student athlete's responsibility to see the teacher the first day back in class to make up the test.  An unexcused absence does not qualify a student to make up any work missed (this includes tests).  Suspension from class or school does not qualify a student to make up any work missed (again, this includes tests).

An absence the day before the exam does not excuse the student from the exam.  An absence the day of the exam (this includes student athletes) will result in the student completing the test the first day upon return to school (the only exception being an extended excused absence prior to the exam).  On occasion, make up tests will cover the same material, but will vary from the original test.
  If an in class assignment was missed, the same assignment (or in some circumstances, an alternative assignment worth the same amount of points) will be given for the student to complete on his or her own. Work not turned in due to an excused absence must be turned in at the beginning of class the first day that the student returns to school.  

  Work that a student forgot to complete, forgot to bring to school, forgot to bring to class, forgot in their P.E. locker, neglected to complete, etc will not be accepted. Work is to be turned in when it is asked for (typically at the beginning or end of class), any work turned in after that collection time will not be accepted. Work will not be accepted later during the class period, during lunch, later during the day, or at the end of the school day.

Students will use standard notebook paper.  Spiral notebook paper will be accepted if it is trimmed neatly, no “spiral fur.”  Proper headings will be necessary to have an assignment graded.  The heading will be placed in the upper right corner of the paper with the student’s name, date, and period number.  When notes are collected they must be organized and in order according to when the material was discussed in class. 

*If notes are not organized, in order, and stapled together then they WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR GRADED!




  1. RESPECT all others and their property in the classroom at all times, NO EXCEPTIONS!
  2. Please attend class on a regular basis and please be on time!  Tardies will be handled according to the Silver Valley High School late ticket policy. 
  3. Use your time wisely and meet assignment deadlines!
  4. Listen, pay attention, and refrain from all types of disruptive behavior!
  5. Cheating on a test or any assignment will result in a ZERO for that test or assignment, NO EXCEPTIONS!  This includes plagiarism and academic dishonesty.
  6. The phrase “Shut Up” will not be accepted in class.
  7. I will be addressed as Mr. Giuliani or Mr. G., not G, Giuliani, G-Dawg, G-Unit, hey you, etc..
  8. Please raise your hand to talk or to ask a question.  Please refrain from talking when a fellow classmate or the teacher is talking. 
  9. Stay seated unless you are given permission from the teacher to move.  Do not get out of your seat to throw away paper, sharpen a pencil, or to do anything that will cause a disruption without first asking permission to cause the disruption.
  10. Please be in your seat with your textbook and ready to begin class by the time the late bell rings.
  11. Be respectful to the classroom and ALL items in the room, including items belonging to your peers. Get permission to touch anything that does not belong to you.
  12. Talking is NEVER permitted during tests or quizzes (this will be viewed as cheating and all participants will receive a zero).  Low level talking will be necessary and permitted during group projects and classroom discussions and debates.
  13. Sleeping (or the appearance of sleeping) will not be tolerated in the classroom.  If you are sleeping or appear to be sleeping you will lose 5 participation points for the day.
  14. Hats may be worn (as a privilege) in class except during tests.  Hats must be worn correctly (frontwards, not backwards or sideways), if you choose to wear your hat incorrectly, YOU will lose the privilege. If hats are worn to hide eyes in order to sleep, YOU will lose the privilege. If hats become a distraction or disruption to the learning process in this classroom, THE ENTIRE CLASS will lose the privilege. Hoods are not to be worn in the classroom. 
  15. NO food, or drinks will be permitted in the classroom; WATER is the only exception.  Gum may be chewed as long as it is done quietly and is kept in your mouth at all times (no bubbles) and does not end up on the floor or furniture in the classroom.
  16. Students will be permitted to use the restroom if it is a dire emergency.  Four minutes is allotted for the restroom pass.  Passes for the restrooms will not be issued during the first or last ten minutes of class. Passes to the gym to retrieve items from your P.E. locker will not be issued.  Cell phones are to be left in the classroom in a secure location away from harm while you use the restroom.  If you refuse to leave your phone you will not be permitted to use the restroom. If restroom pass use is abused, then you will lose the privilege.
  17. Please treat all adults that enter the classroom with the utmost respect.  This is especially important if I am absent from class.  If a substitute teacher leaves your name for any negative reason, you will receive a referral upon my return to the classroom.
  18. Swearing, derogatory comments, and all types of vulgar language will not be tolerated.
  19. Electronic devices must be SILENCED and OUT OF SIGHT during class.  Occasionally there will be times when your electronic devices may be used in class for RESEARCH and EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS.  If that becomes abused, then THE CLASS will lose the privilege.
  20. In accordance with Silver Valley High School campus policy, electronic devices (this includes phones) are not permitted to be used in this classroom.  They are to be turned off and kept out of sight during the class period.  If a phone (or other electronic device) is out during class for any reason (yes, this includes if it "falls out of your pocket"), you will place the phone on the desk at the front of the room away from anyone or anything that will mess with it.  You will also receive an ODR.  If you are working on an assignment, you will lose 50% on that assignment.  If you are taking a test, you will lose 100% on that test.