Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18AttendanceandTardyPolicies What happens if you are late or absent. Are there consequences for being absent or tardy a certain number of times? Does a parent need to call if you’re not going to be in school? Do you need to bring in a note when you return? CodeofConduct/SchoolRules The student handbook will tell you the school’s expectations. Be sure to look the handbook over. Most rules will be common sense (no weapons, no alcohol, no harrassment or bullying); but some things are specific to your school, like the dress code. So, know what’s acceptable and what’s out of bounds. AthleticEligibility Do you want to play a sport in high school? If so, you need to know your school’s eligibility requirements. At many schools, these same requirements also apply to students who are in other activities. If you have a question about eligibility, see your counselor, coach, or athletic director. Use class time wisely Use any extra time in class to look over your homework—and if you have a study hall, use it. Doing these things will reduce the amount of time you need to spend on homework at night. MakeTo Do lists Each day make a list of all the things you need to do, and then cross things off as they get done. At the end of each day, take the tasks that didn’t get done and put them on the next day’s list. Limit time wasters Social media, TV, and video games are fun—but they can very easily gobble up too much of your time. Schedule small chunks of time for these activities, and stick to your schedule. Here is some advice that will help ensure that you make the most of the time you have each day. We all have the same amount of time: 24 hours a day / 168 hours a week. How we use our time is called time management. In each 24 hour day, you spend about 8 hours sleeping (or at least you should) and 8 hours in school. That leaves 8 hours for everything else. Eating Homework / Studying Sports / Exercise Entertainment Work / Chores Friends & Family Hobbies Relaxing Manage Your Time The Best Advice Ever Consider this: Everything Else Sleep School 10