Rules, Policies and Procedures

Students need the following items for class:

  1. 3-ring binder or folder with pockets
  2. Notebook paper
  3. Pen or pencil
  4. Instrument (Band)

There will be periodic/random notebook checks during both grading periods.  It is the student’s

responsibility to keep their notebook neat and up-to-date.


  1. Respect yourself, each other, and Mr. Harvey.
  2. Be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there.
  3. Do what you are supposed to do when you are supposed to do it.
  4. Follow all rules and regulations in GAT Student Handbook.

Classroom Management Policy

  1. Verbal Warning(3)
  2. Teacher conference with student
  3. Lunch detention and parent contact
  4. Lunch detention, parent conference, warning about referral to administration
  5. Referral to administration

Severity Clause-In extreme cases, such as defiance to the teacher or fighting, a student will directly receive an office referral and immediate disciplinary action.

Tardy Policy

Every student is expected to be on time for school.  If a student is 15 or more minutes late to class, he/she will be considered cutting.  If the student is less than 15 minutes late he/she will considered tardy.  Please send all students to the tardy office to receive a valid electronic tardy pass. The only valid excuse from the home would be extreme family emergency (cleared through the attendance office).  Car trouble, etc. is not a valid excuse.  All tardies without written excuses are unexcused tardies for which detentions will be assigned.  Students who are caught outside of class after the tardy bell will be sent to the office and assigned a detention.  Being tardy to any class is not tolerated.



Students are to make up any work missed because of an excused absence within a maximum of five (5) school days.  Make-up work should be completed and recorded during the nine weeks period that it was due, unless the absence occurs so late in the nine-week period as to warrant special consideration.  The School Principal or Grade Level AP will also give special consideration when students have missed major assessments or when other circumstances warrant that such consideration be given. In such events, the teacher should seek written approval from his/her assigned assistant principal.  If approved by the assistant principal the student may receive a grade of “Incomplete” and the teacher may then change the grade as soon as the work is turned in.  This exception may not be exercised without the approval of the teachers’ assigned assistant principal. 

Students who know in advance that they are going to be absent should check with their teachers about material they will miss. These students must have a special circumstance approval from their assigned assistant principal. STUDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND FUTURE WORK WHEN THEY KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABSENT FOR LAWFUL PURPOSES. For additional assistance, Mr. Harvey will have after-school help sessions on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm or appointment.





All assignments, tests, etc. will be a total of 100 points.  The student’s class average will be broken down into three categories:  Participation (25%), quizzes (25%), Test (25%), Projects (25%).  Each category will contribute to of the student’s grade for each grading period.  Every assignment will be graded.  There will be periodic notebook checks (random) and a large end-of-grading-period project/Test.  Tests will be given at the end of each unit.

The grading system is as follows:       

90 – 100% A           80 – 89%   B           70 – 79%  C            60 – 69%   D                   0 – 59% F