Expectations and procedures

Expectations and procedures

We are a GREAT EXPECTATION campus where we practice the 8 GREAT EXPECTATIONS daily!

Tomball Intermediate School 

Classroom Procedures Template

Classroom Procedures are essential in schools in order for schools to function in an organized manner.


  • We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  • We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes, nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
  • We will use good manners, saying “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me,” and allow others to go first.
  • We will cheer each other to success.
  • We will help one another whenever possible.
  • We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  • We will encourage each other to do our best.
  • We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

Tomball Intermediate Building-Wide Procedures





Cougar Cafe

1.  Enter the Cougar Cafe silently and wait patiently in line.

2.  Remember to always say “Please” and “Thank you” to the Cougar Cafe workers.

3.  You may visit quietly with your tablemates once you are seated.

4.  Move in a straight, single-file line to dispose of trash and to return trays to the kitchen area.

5.  Remain seated at all times, and raise your hand for permission to leave the table.

6. Present your teacher pass to leave the Cougar Cafe to go to a teacher’s classroom.

7.  Wait silently to exit the Cougar Cafe.



Late Work


Arrival (Car rider, bus, walkers)


Dismissal (Car rider, bus, walkers)


Cell Phones

1.  Cell phones may be brought to school only with permission from the principal (the appropriate form must be submitted).

2.  Cell phones must be turned off prior to entering the school building and must remain off during school hours.

3.  Cell phones must be left in students’ backpacks during school hours; students may not remove cell phones from their backpacks for any reason during school.


1.  Walk quietly on the right side of the hallway.

2.  Keep your hands to yourself.

3.  Walk with a purpose, keeping the pace of the rest of the class.

4.  Allow others to go first whenever possible.





Auditorium (Assemblies, Dismissal)

1.  Enter the auditorium silently.

2.  Remain in order from the classroom and be seated.

3.  Listen attentively and participate when appropriate.

4.  Keep your hands to yourself.

5.  Remain still and silent throughout the presentation.

6.  When the presentation is over, look at your teacher for instructions.

7.  Exit the auditorium silently and in classroom order.

Front Office




Nurse Office


After School Clubs





1.  We will take restroom breaks as an entire class or in small groups.

2.  If you have an emergency, you may sign out, take the pass and exit quietly. Upon arrival, please enter quietly and sign back in.

3.  Do your business quickly and without talking.

4.  ALWAYS wash your hands before returning to class.

5.  Return to class as quickly as possible and put the pass in its appropriate location.


Classroom Procedures for: Mrs Jaud’s Class

Procedure Type


Entering the Classroom

1.  Quietly wait in line outside the class by the lockers until your peer greeter greets you.

2.  As you enter the classroom, find an appropriate seat.

3.  Unload your backpack with needed supplies from the front board.

Morning Procedures

1.  Copy your agenda and important dates into your planner.

2.  Have your homework out and have it checked by the assigned homework checker.

3.  Sharpen your pencil.

4.  Begin working on your morning assignment.

5.  Open your agenda and leave it on your desk. The assigned checker will stamp  your agenda

Lining Up

1.  Line up starting at the corner of the table by the exit.

2.  Stand directly behind the person in front of you.

3.  Face the front with hands to self.

4. Be careful of the eye wash station when passing by.


1.  Raise your hand if you have a question or comment.

2.  Stand and deliver. 

3.  Speak in complete sentences addressing the person to whom you are speaking by his/her name.

4.  Think before you speak to allow your brain time to process new information.

5.  Rephrase questions into statements.

6.  Thank the person who answers your question.

Working in Cooperative Groups

1.  Every member of the group must understand the goal.

2.  Every member of the group has a responsibility (reference cards as needed).

3.  Every member of the group will share resources, materials, and information.

4.  Every member of the group will understand and master the assignment.

5.  Each member of the group will listen respectfully to the other members.

6.  If a member of the group has a different opinion, he/she will wait until the person is finished talking and then share. 

7.  Members of the group will encourage one another whenever possible.

8.  Each member will say, "thank you" when he/she receives a reward.

9.  If a member of a group asks for a reward, no one in the class will receive one.


1.  If you need to restroom, you will give the restroom sign to not interrupt class.

2.  You will sign out using the  logbook on the table by the door.

3.  You may take  the pass and exit quietly.

3.  Do your business quickly and without talking.

4.  ALWAYS wash your hands before returning to class.

5.  Return to class as quickly as possible, sign back in, and put the pass in its appropriate location.


1.  Give the speaker your undivided attention.

2.  Put all materials away unless note-taking is permitted.

3.  Be an active listener asking appropriate questions.

4.  Speak in complete sentences and address the speaker by name.

5.  Give the speaker a celebration at the end of the presentation, and thank him/her for sharing new information with you.

Greeting Visitors

1.  The Communication Director  will answer the door when a visitor arrives.

2.  He/she will welcome the visitor by shaking his/her hand and say, "Welcome to our Fifth Grade Class.  My name is ____. And you are ____? How may I help you?"

3.  After meeting the visitor and determining the purpose of the visit, the CD will either assist the visitor accordingly or introduce them to the rest of the class by using a call back and saying, "Ms. Altman and class, this is Mr./Mrs. ______________."

4.  The class will welcome the visitor by saying, "Welcome Mr./Mrs ______.  We are glad that you are here."

5.  The TA will then show the visitor to a seat. 

Turning in Assignments

1.  Check assignment for name, date, and class period.

2.  Neatly place finished work in its appropriate basket according to your block number.

3.  If you are absent, check with your teacher assistant to collect all absent assignments and ask any questions you may have about the assignments before you take them home.

Wednesday Folder

1.  Place all work in the left pocket and all notes in the right pocket.

2.  Put your folder in your backpack quietly when the teacher instructs you to do so.

3.  Show your folder and its contents to your parents/guardians that evening and ask them to sign any papers that may need signing.

4.  Return the folder including any notes, parent-signature papers, etc. to the teacher the following day.

Make-Up Work

1.  Meet with the Teacher’s Assistant for missed information.

2. Check in the file folder for papers on the day you missed.

3. Use a friend’s notebook to make up any notes from the INB.

4. Ask any questions before you leave class and take the make up work home.

5. Turn the work into the turn-in tray when complete.

End of Class/Day

1.  Take out your agenda to check off completed assignments and circle homework.

2.  Gather your agenda, homework, and materials needed to complete any assignments at home.

3.  Pick up any trash and return classroom materials to the appropriate spots.

4.  Wait quietly at your desk until the teacher instructs you to line up for dismissal.

5.  Stack your chair (last class) and make sure nothing is left out on your desk before lining up.