Expectations of Students
On the first day of class each student will be given an “Orchestra Contract” paper to review with a parent, sign, and return to me. These contracts are a serious matter, as they detail what I expect from all students. In addition, I have the WHAT Poster and the following expectations posted in the Orchestra Room:
-Treat all people and instruments with respect
-Speak only at appropriate times
-On a rehearsal cut-off, all sound stops
-Come to class prepared
-Follow instructions immediately
As a school, Appling follows the WHAT Discipline System and RTI2-B Model. Please refer to the Appling Parent/Student Handbook for more information. Respect in the classroom is very important to me, and it is a trait I stress from the beginning of the year. Students should respect not only their teacher but also all the other students in the class. I try to show students how they should act by my own behavior. I seek to treat all students with the respect I want to be treated with. As per the school-wide expectation, when a child behaves inappropriately for the first time, they will be reminded of the class expectation before being issued a consequence. After that point, I will follow the procedures outlined in the AMS Parent/Student Handbook.