Conference Time is a powerful, useful part of our day. It is a time for
- getting extra help from teachers
- clubs to meet
- struggling students to meet with mentors
- students to attend to their school business
- study and or do homework
It is also an amount of time that can easily turn into a campus-wide problem with unsupervised students. In order to maximize our time for conference, we need to provide some structure.
All students stay with their 3rd hour teacher.
If a student has a pass from a teacher they are intending to go see, only then can he/she leave.
All classrooms will have a sign in-out process to account for student traffic.
Conference time is not an extension of the first hour instructional experience.
All students must be at their destination within 8 minutes of conference starting.
All students will stay at their destination for the duration of the conference period.
All students not in their destination within 8 minutes will be sent to sweep for conference. This sweep will count for a first hour sweep.
My Role as a Student
I stay in my first hour classroom.
I get a signed pass from my destination before conference period.
I sign out when I leave my first hour and I sign in when I arrive.
I go directly to my destination and I will be there within 8 minutes.
I do not stop and linger anywhere on my way.
I will stay there for the duration of conference period.
When approached by an adult on campus who asks for a pass, I will show them my pass.
If I am instructed to go to sweep, I will do so. If I think there is a reason why I shouldn’t go to sweep, I will address it with an administrator in sweep.
My Role as a Teacher
I will establish and consistently use a sign in and sign out procedure for conference.
I will only issue passes to students coming to my room, not for a colleague’s room.
I will keep my students and all visiting students for the entirety of conference.
When in a general area, if I see students out, particularly after 8 minutes of conference, I will ask to see a pass.
If I detect a problem, I will find out who issued the pass and I will go ask a question of that colleague to clarify.