This is the great non-aggression principle exemplified by people such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. It means that each person will refrain from harming other students, teachers, staff members and their property. This applies to the school itself and its property as well. This rule obviously forbids physical aggression, violence or vandalism, but also includes other forms of force and intentional harm like gossip, verbal bullying, disrespect, slander or online defamation. Respectfully disagreeing with someone is of course allowed, but insulting someone is not.
Rule #2: "semper parati" ALWAYS BE PREPARED
Failing to plan means planning to fail. Daily preparation is the main issue in whether a student succeeds or not. Bring paper and writing utensils to class everyday, without exception. . Backpacks must remain in lockers. In addition, no food or drink is allowed except for bottled water. Students also need to arrive to class alert and awake, in order to give their best effort.
Rule #3: "numquam adicias doctrina" NEVER INTERRUPT INSTRUCTION
We will work hard to be very interactive in class. However, the only way for a student to interject their thoughts is to first raise their hand. This may seem like an elementary concept, but when thought-provoking discussions are a big part of classroom instruction, this helps to keep the discussion moving along with respect and efficiency. Other innappropriate ways to interrupt instruction are: excessive requests for restroom use, blurting out responses or shouting down or cutting off classmates who hold a different opinion. This also means that you should not bring items that lead to distractions like: cell phones, headphones, mp3 players or any other electronic devices. All of the prohibited items mentioned above will be confiscated on sight
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