•                      CLASSROOM POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS       

                   Mr. Fenner, Business Education - Briar Woods High School

    I am very excited to be teaching business education at Briar Woods.  The following policies and expectations apply to all of my business classes.  After reading this sheet, complete the attachment as your first assignment.  I am looking forward to a great year.  Go Falcons!



    • It is expected that students will abide by all policies of Loudoun County Public Schools and Briar Woods High School.   These policies will be enforced in business classes. 
    • Cell phones and iPods are NOT permitted to be used in class, and should be safely and securely stored out of sight or in the student’s locker.
    • The computer is used extensively in business courses; inappropriate use of the computers or Internet will not be tolerated.  Students who cannot conduct themselves appropriately will lose computer privileges and be given alternate assignments.
    • Limited snacks and drinks are allowed in the business classroom, at the discretion of the teacher.  Drinks are NEVER allowed at the computers.



    • Follow directions the first time given.
    • Bring all materials to class every day.
    • Be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
    • Code of Ethics and Honor Code are in effect at all times.
    • The teacher, not the bell, dismisses class.



    • 1” 3-Ring Binder
    • Index/Tab Dividers (5)
    • Notebook Paper
    • Pen or Pencil
    • A flash drive is strongly recommended but not required



    §  Students with an excused absence will be allowed the same number of days to make up work as the number of days excused.  Students who have an excused absence on the due date of an assignment are expected to turn in the assignment upon return to class.

    • Assignments missed due to long term illnesses and absences will be coordinated between the teacher and the student.
    • It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for all make-up work.  Missed quizzes or tests must be made up within one week; students may utilize the testing center during their study hall to make up quizzes or tests.


    • Professionalism is paramount in the business program.  Students are expected to present themselves professionally at all times.  Profanity is not tolerated.  Disparaging remarks towards other students will not be tolerated. 
    • Respectful attitudes are required.  This means respectfulness towards the teacher, towards other students, and towards all guests and substitute teachers.



    • A variety of assessments will be used to determine grades.  Grades will be based upon a combination of :

    ü  Classwork

    ü  Work Ethic

    ü  Quizzes

    ü  Tests

    ü  Projects

    • Semester exams will be given to all students and will count as 20% of the student’s semester grade.  Seniors may be exempt from the final exam provided they meet the exemption requirements determined by Loudoun County Public Schools.
    • Any project or class assignment that is not completed and submitted by the due date will result in a loss of points for that assignment.  The late work penalty is a loss of 10 percent per class late.



    §  Students will be given every opportunity to succeed.  However, disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be handled as follows:

    o   1st offense – Verbal reminder of expectation

    o   2nd offense – Phone call home to discuss issue with parent or guardian

    o   3rd offense – Referral to administration and phone call home



    §  I will be posting assignments and other information on my school website.  To access the class website, click on “Staff” and select “Woodward, Angela”.  The class website will be updated weekly. 

    §  Students that are experiencing any difficulties in class are strongly encouraged to meet with me.  I am always available to discuss assignments, grades, or general concerns.  If you communicate with me and work with me, we can find a solution to any problem!

    §  Parents are also welcome to contact me at any time.  I can be reached by emailing angela.woodward@lcps.org or by calling the school at (703) 957-4400.  I will make every effort possible to answer emails within 24 hours.

    This is your first assignment of the semester!  Once you have read the class policies and expectations, complete the form below and return it next class.


    Student Name (print): ________________________________________________


    I have read the classroom policies and expectations.  I understand the class policies and procedures as well as the instructor’s expectations of the students.  I understand that I will need to earn my grade and to be accountable for my work and my behavior.


    Student Signature:  __________________________________ Date: ___________



    PARENTS & GUARDIANS – Please mark the appropriate selections below:







    My student has access to Microsoft Office at home.



    My student has Internet access at home.


    My student and I have reviewed the classroom policies and expectations.  We understand the class policies, procedures, and expectations as they are described.


    Parent / Guardian Name (print):   ______________________________________

    Parent / Guardian Signature:   _________________________ Date:  __________



     In the event that I need to contact you regarding grades, praises, or discipline concerns specific to your student, please provide an email address and phone number below where I may reach you.  Also, please let me know if you prefer to be contacted by email or phone.


    Parent / Guardian Email: ____________________________________________


    Parent / Guardian Phone:  ___________________________________________


    Please select your preference:   ð Contact by Phone   or    ð Contact by Email



    Thank you and I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your students!