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Brittney Nesbit » Classroom Expectations/ WHAT System

Classroom Expectations/ WHAT System

Mrs. Nesbit’s Classroom Procedures


When you see Mrs. Nesbit’s hand raised, you are to do the same and freeze.

Be sure to always use a hall pass when the classroom.

Always necessary supplies to every class.

Sharpen pencils, one person at a time, no permission is needed.

Monitor your “air time”.  Try not to monopolize the class or teacher time.

Get permission to get out of your seat.  Exceptions: sick, sharpening pencil, tissue, getting assigned materials.

Finished?  Read your library book until you receive other directions.

Keep binder, up to date and organized!! 

If you do not have a pencil you may borrow one from another student, 

Any type of bullying/teasing will not be tolerated.  

If you need to explain a remark with “I was just kidding” it is not acceptable.

Assume all assignments will be turned in and graded.  There is no need to ask.

Flippant or smart-aleck remarks are simply attention getting behavior and are not acceptable.

If a WHAT slip is assigned, fill it out immediately and put in plain sight on the teacher's desk

Get a drink before class; we don’t leave the room to get water during class.

If you are absent, you have 1 day for every missed to get make-up work completed. 

It is YOUR responsibility to get with Mrs. Nesbit as soon as you return to get your make-up work. Always be sure to check the what did I miss chart.

You or your parents can email me at any time at

Come to class every day, READY to work. 

I should NOT have to tell you to complete the bell work that will be displayed.



WHAT is the acronym for our discipline system. The WHAT system is meant to reinforce and teach what it is we expect from the students. WHAT covers student behavioral expectations in the classrooms, restrooms, hallways, cafeteria, buses, and flex areas such as during assemblies.


         W – Work to the Best of Your Ability

       H – Have What You Need to Succeed

       A – Act as a Responsible Student

       T- Treat People, Property, and Time with Respect


**Action Steps for WHAT:

The number of WHAT slips yield the following consequences:

     1 WHAT Slip   -     Written Warning

          2 WHAT Slips -     Note home to parent (may be an e-mail)

          3 WHAT Slips -     Phone call home and silent lunch 

          4 WHAT Slips - Detention

          5 WHAT Slips -     Required Parent Conference**

          6 WHAT Slips -     Office Referral


**Conduct is as follows for the WHAT Discipline Plan.

E = 0-1 Slips

G = 2 Slips

S = 3-4 Slips

N = 5 Slips

U = 6+ slips


*If a student serves ISS based on an office referral – they automatically have a G for conduct.  ISS drops the conduct one letter grade for the class of the infraction. Before or after school referrals impact HOMEROOM conduct.