Expectations and Procedures

Expectations and Class Procedures

We are a GREAT EXPECTATION campus where we practice the 8 GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR LIVING




  • 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 put downs.

  • 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 table mates 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 put the pass on your desk 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 and put the pass in its appropriate location.

Classroom Procedures for: Mrs. Williamson’s classroom

Procedure Type


Entering the Classroom

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

     Respect everyone’s “personal space”.  Hands, feet, other body parts and objects 

     should never touch another person.

2.  As you enter the classroom, walk to your assigned seat.

3.  Take out necessary daily materials listed on the welcome page displayed on the smart

      board.  (agenda, pencil, checking pen, INB, homework, parent notes, etc)

Daily Classroom Expectations

  1. Read the welcome page on the smart board.

2.  Sharpen pencils.  Once class has begun, the pencil sharpener is off limits.

     side white board and updated daily.

4.  Begin working on warm-up.  (The smart board presentation will provide directions 

     on the warm-up.  (warm-up formats:  google form, provided sheet, writing assignment,


Students are expected to have the following supplies every day:

  •  2 pencils
  • Checking pen
  • agenda/planner
  • INB
  • Completed homework
  • Positive attitude

Call backs and attention grabbers with be used throughout the lesson.

Respect for teacher, peers and materials will be shown

GE Life Principles will be followed.

Lining Up

1.  Line up in an orderly single line behind the “blue” tape.  This eliminates anyone being

stampeded,pushed or injured when exiting the classroom.

2.  Again, be aware and respectful of your neighbor’s personal space and do not invade it

4.  First person in line, please do not open the door until the teacher has directed you.

5.  Exit in an orderly fashion.


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 responses.

6.  Thank the person who answers your question.

7.  Actively contribute to classroom discussions, turn n’ talk, activities, etc, with a positive attitude.

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. Everyone will be respectful of all view points.

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.  Please take care of business before you enter the classroom.  Once instruction has 

      begun, no one will be allowed to visit the restroom, except for emergency situations.

      There will be only one boy and one girl allowed to leave the classroom at a time.  

      Please plan accordingly.  Leaving the classroom during instruction is only in a dire 

      Emergency.  Valuable instruction time is lost with the “revolving door” epidemic.

3.  Always complete the Restroom Log (name, date, time leaving the classroom), located 

     on the table by the front door.

4.  No materials should leave the classroom, only the individual.

5. Take care of business quickly and without talking.

6.  ALWAYS wash your hands before returning to class.

7.  Return to class as quickly as possible and fill in the time you returned.

8.  Quickly and Quietly return to your seat. 


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 Sixth 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, "Mrs. Williamson 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. If a name is not provided, papers will be discarded and you will re-do the assignment.

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.  All make-up work and a hard copy of notes will be placed in the absent folder.  

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

3. Use the teacher 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. Make-up work is due according to District guidelines.  Turn the work into the turn-in tray when complete.

6.  If you know you are going to be absent (going out of town, vacation, etc.), advance work and assignments will not be supplied.   All work/assignments will be given when you return.

End of Class/Day

1.  The teacher, not the bell, dismisses the class.

2.  Turn in completed classwork.  Gather all personal items.

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

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