• AMS Standard Operating Procedures

     

    Each SOP will need to have 4-6 action statements that begin with "Students will......

    An SOP is a non-negotiable plan for a specific area of our campus that all staff commit to in order provide clarity for students and consistency for staff.

     

     

     

    8th Grade Main Gym Morning Duty Station

    Action Statements

    • Students will enter into the gym after 8am, and will sit in an open gym seat on West side of bleachers
    • Students will stay seated during the morning time visiting respectfully with others
    • Students will only be allowed water bottles in the gym while the cafeteria breakfast area will be available for outside food and drinks
    • Students will only be dismissed one section at a time by the teacher on duty walking respectfully out the West Main Gym and exit to their 1st period class
    • Students will stay in the main gym waiting area once they arrive, therefore breakfast, rest room, or tutoring must be done before arrival to gym waiting area.

     

    7th Grade Main Gym Morning Duty Station

    Action Statements

    • Students will enter into the gym after 8am and will sit in an open gym seat on east side of bleachers
    • Students will stay seated during the morning time visiting respectfully with others
    • Students will only be allowed water bottles in the gym while the cafeteria breakfast area will be available for outside food and drinks
    • Students will only be dismissed one section at a time by the teacher on duty and walk respectfully out of the East Main Gym to exit to their 1st period class after 8th grade has exited the gym
    • Students will stay in the main gym waiting area once they arrive, therefore breakfast, rest room, or tutoring must be done before arrival to gym waiting area

     **7th Grade Students will be released first at the designated time.

    6th Grade Small Gym Morning Duty Station

    Action Statements

    • Students will enter into the small gym after 8am from the 800 hallway and will sit in an open gym seat on the bleachers
    • Students will stay seated during the morning time visiting respectfully with others
    • Students will only be allowed water bottles in the gym while the cafeteria breakfast area will be available for outside food and drinks
    • Students will only be dismissed one section at a time by the teacher on duty and walk respectfully out of the small gym exiting to the 800 hallway
    • Students will stay in the small gym waiting area once they arrive, therefore breakfast, rest room, or tutoring must be done before arrival to gym waiting area
    • Athletic Boys will NOT enter through the small gym, yet around the weightroom hallway.

     

    Breakfast Morning Area

    Action Statements

    • Students will sit at the first three rows closest to the kitchen area to eat their breakfast
    • Students will purchase, eat, and leave the breakfast area when finished eating making room for other students to have breakfast
    • Students will throw away all trash before leaving their table
    • Students will speak respectfully and comply with AMS staff directives at all times
    • Students will eat breakfast before going to their waiting areas

     

    Study Hall Morning Area

    Action Statements

    • Students will remain seated at the tables closest to the stage area
    • Students will quietly and respectfully work on any assignments/homework
    • Students will be respectfully dismissed to their waiting areas if they are not working on homework or distracting others
    • Students will not be allowed to eat or drink in the study hall area

     

    600 Hallway Duty Area

    Action Statements

    • Students will enter from the band hall area and move immediately to the cafeteria or waiting area.
    • Students may use the restroom quickly without going into the restroom as groups just "hanging out".
    • Students will not enter the athletics hallway.
    • Staff will be monitoring the end of the 600 hallway by observing the side door area, the restroom area, and helping students move quickly to their designated area. 

    800 Hallway Duty Area

    Action Statements

    • Students will enter from the back door bus drop-off area and move immediately to the cafeteria or waiting area.
    • Students may use the restroom quickly without going into the restroom as groups just "hanging out".
    • Students will not enter the athletics hallway.
    • Staff will be monitoring the end of the 800 hallway by observing the back door area, the restroom area, and helping students move quickly to their designated area. 

    Hallway Passing Periods

    *EACH HALLWAY TEAM WILL CREATE A SCHEDULE TO ACTIVELY MONITOR THE RESTROOMS DURING PASSING PERIODS.

    Action Statements

    • Students will be respectful to each other at all times in the hallway keeping hands and feet to themselves
    • Students will be allowed to check their phones during passing periods but will silence and put their phones away when entering the classroom
    • Students will not be allowed to listen to music or have ear buds/headphones in their ears in the hallways for safety reasons
    • Students will WALK on the right side of each hallway
    • Students will take care of restrooms needs before socializing with friends

     

    Lunch Line Up to Cafeteria From Class

    Action Statements

    • Students will line up by hallway walk to the cafeteria
    • Student will walk with their teacher in their assigned line in an orderly fashion to the cafeteria
    • Students will wait quietly in their line for the cafeteria until directed by staff to enter
    • Students will walk to their tables upon entering the cafeteria
    • 6th & 7th Grade Students will sit at their assigned tables until their class is called to enter the lunch line
    • 8th Grade Students will sit at a table until their row is called to get in line for food
    • Students will need to have a pass to eat lunch in the library or classroom

     

    Lunch Room

    Action Statements

    • Students will not throw food or any objects in the cafeteria
    • Students will be responsible for all trash on, under, and around table
    • Students will be encouraged to sit 8 students per table
    • Students will be dismissed one row at a time
    • Students will push in their chairs when leaving their table
    • Students may use the restroom in the 800 hallway without permission from an adult
    • Students will use electronic items during lunch and exhibit responsible digital citizenship
    • Backpacks will be placed under the benches or under the tables
    • Students will adhere to the hallway SOP by turning off music and removing ear buds/headphones before exiting the cafeteria

     

    Restroom / Water Breaks During Classtime

    Action Statements

    • Students will have limited restroom and water breaks during class time
    • Students will take care of restroom/water needs during passing periods
    • Students will treat all GISD property with respect at all times and understand students will be responsible for all damages incurred

     

    Electronic Items

    Action Statements

    • Students will learn digital citizenship by all AMS staff and appropriately use electronic devices
    • Students will silence all electronic items and place out of site upon entering the classroom
    • Students will only use their electronic device at the discretion of the classroom teacher and comply with teachers' electronic policies
    • Students will not be allowed to use ear buds at any time in the hallways during the school day due to safety reasons
    • Students will silence all electronic devices at the beginning of each day

    Classroom Procedures

    Action Statements

    • Students will see the essential question and week at a glance on the board each day
    • Students will come into class and begin bell ringer activity
    • Students will know and understand each teacher's Zero Noise Level signal
    • Students will be greeted each day by teachers at the door with a handshake
    • Students will be aware of the monthly behavioral objectives provided by the counselors
    • Students will understand their work will be on Google Classroom or Skyward for any make up work needed

     

    Lunch Detention

    Action Statements

    • Students will go to the assigned lunch detention room
    • Students will eat lunch when designated by the detention teacher
    • 6th grade will report to room 401 for lunch detention
    • 7th grade will report to room 401 for lunch detention
    • 8th grade will report to room 401 for lunch detention
    • Students who miss assigned lunch d-halls will be assigned additional days

     

    FAMILY Time 

    Action Statement

    • Students will attend their assigned advisory class each day
    • Students will not leave the classroom without a note or pass from the teacher
    • Students will work with teachers to receive academic support and mentoring from the advisory teacher
    • Students will be allowed to work on homework when designated by teacher

     

    AMS Teacher SOP's

     

    Tardies

    Action Statements

    • Teachers will mark students tardy in Skyward when they are tardy
    • AMS Staff will run a report at the end of the day
    • AMS Staff will tally tardies on Google sheet and share with AP's
    • APs will make office referral and assign consequences
    • AP's will keep track through Google sheet chronic tardies and provide individual plans/consequences

    Technology Chromebook Procedures:

    Action Statements

    • Teachers must save COW Calendars emailed out at the start of the school year.
    • Teachers can sign up for the COWs on these calendars on a first come, first serve basis. NO TEACHER IS ALLOWED TO DELETE ANOTHER TEACHER’S ENTRY.
    • Teachers must follow COW check in and check out procedures.
    • If there is an issue with a Chromebook you need to call Help Desk (4125) and fill out the Technology Issues Google Form. This is how the Librarian and Technology will track issues with Chromebooks, and if they are in another location.
    • All teachers must ensure that all Chromebooks are labeled with AMS Room Number- Chromebook Number of COW Name- Chromebook Number.  

    Classroom Cart Chromebooks:

    • Students will fill out Chromebook Sign Out Sheet with Chromebook #, Date, Time, First Name Initial and Last Name.
    • Students will use the Chromebook for their assignment. 5 minutes before the class period is up, teachers will start the Check In Process.
    • Students will turn the Chromebook upside down to show that no keys are missing, and the computer screen to their teacher. Then put the Chromebook away, and then check off on the Sign Out Sheet that they turned it in.
    • At the end of each period, the Classroom teacher will double check that they have all 10 Chromebooks, and Initial in the Teacher Check.
    • *If you borrow another’s teacher’s Classroom Chromebooks, you need to put the Classroom number- then chromebook number (Ex. 228-2)

    Department COW (Computer on Wheels) Chromebook:

    • Students will fill out Chromebook Sign Out Sheet with Chromebook #, Date, Time, First Name Initial and Last Name.
    • Students will use the Chromebook for their assignment. 5 minutes before the class period is up, teachers will start the Check In Process.
    • Students will turn the Chromebook upside down to show that no keys are missing, and the computer screen to their teacher. Then put the Chromebook away, plug them in their assigned slot in the COW, and then check off on the Sign Out Sheet that they turned it in.
    • At the end of each period, the Classroom teacher will double check that they have all the COW Chromebooks, and Initial in the Teacher Check.

     

    Positive Communication

    Action Statements

    • Teachers will reach out to create positive relationships with students and families
    • Teachers will use Proud Pirate Awards-forms from PEIMS Secretary
    • Teachers will give one part of the form to the student and the duplicate form to PEIMS Secretary that will go in a drawing with the winners announced on the announcements
    • Teachers will use Positive Discipline Referrals and send them to the principals for student reward

     

    Instructional Walks

    Action Statements

    • Principals and I.S. will be in classes for Quick Instructional Walks
    • Principals will be in classrooms for GAP Instructional Walks and share through Eduphoria
    • Teachers will be able to view Instructional Walks on Eduphoria
    • Data will be used as discussion points during PLC meetings to support instruction

     

    Special Programs Paperwork

    Action Statements

    • Teachers will fill out all Special Program paperwork and return to the case manager or counselors BEFORE the meeting
    • Teachers will write only facts-not opinions-when filling out the paperwork
    • Teachers will keep work samples in their classroom or upload them