Student Behavior Expectations
Dear Parents: We need your help!
Our ninth grade students are making the challenging transition from middle school to high school and college at the same time. Understanding the expectations of our college professors is an additional challenge that requires extra support.
The expectations are pretty simple. Students are expected to arrive to class on time, keep their phones silenced and out of sight, and listen when others are speaking. Our ninth graders are having a very hard time getting quiet and listening when others are speaking. On one hand, it means that they like each other! On the other hand, it means the college professors are frustrated. If any student is disruptive during class time, they may be removed from the class. During a college class, the LAVC instructor is in charge. We are there to support them, but they make the final call.
All of the ninth grade teachers have noticed the same issues in their classes. We've also noticed that our students are smart, friendly, and good natured! With your help, we can help our students stay focused and have a successful high school and college experience. Please have a conversation with your child. Ask them what they've noticed in class. Remind them of the importance of minimizing distractions and paying attention in class.
Ms. Kommer and Ms. Mata will begin pulling students out of class and having conversations with them about our expectations. If the disruptions continue, we will make phone calls home. We want everyone to be on the same page and we don't want to see anyone removed from the college classes.
Thank you for your support!
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