CLASSROOM RULES/PROCEDURES, SENIOR AEROSPACE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR REPORTING PROCEDURES, GRADING SCALE, AND DISTRIBUTION
SECTION A -- CLASSROOM RULES/PROCEDURES
2.1. Classroom Rules. All cadets will abide by the following class rules to receive AFJROTC course credit. Cadets will not:
2.1.1. chew gum, eat food, or drink beverages in the classroom, cadet area, or instructor offices.
2.1.2. wear hats or other headgear indoors during any cadet activity.
2.1.3. talk when the instructor or a guest lecturer is talking unless recognized.
2.1.4. throw object(s).
2.1.5. write on the bulletin board, white porcelain board, or on any other visual aid without the instructor's permission.
2.1.6. place books, athletic/book bags, purses, or other personal belongings in aisles or walkways.
2.1.7. sleep or put head down on the desk unless authorized by instructor due to illness.
2.1.8. be loud, disruptive, or participate in any form of "horseplay".
2.1.9. forget to always address the instructors, guest lecturers, or cadet officers (when in uniform or in formation) as "Sir" or "Ma'am".
2.1.10. enter instructor offices without being given permission to enter and to address the instructor.
2.1.11. come to class unprepared. Cadets will bring notebooks, pencil(s), pen(s) with black or blue ink, and textbooks/student workbooks to class. Also, cadets must have accomplished their reading assignments and be prepared to participate in classroom discussion.
2.1.12. be disrespectful, inconsiderate, threatening, or use vulgarity towards teachers, visitors, or other students.
2.2. Classroom Procedures. The following are the daily classroom procedures:
2.2.1. As soon as the Flight Guidon Bearer arrives in the classroom, he will put his books and personal belongings on his desk before posting his flight’s guidon. Prior to the second bell, all cadets with the exception of the Flight Commander/Sergeant will be standing beside their desks at PARADE REST or be marked tardy. The Flight Commander or Flight Sergeant will then take roll call and annotate any absences or tardies in the AFJROTC Attendance Book. Then he/she will go to the front of the classroom and face the cadets.
2.2.2. Upon the instructor entering the classroom, the Flight Commander or Flight Sergeant will then call the flight to attention by commanding "FLIGHT ATTENTION".
2.2.3. With the flight at ATTENTION, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will then turn to the instructor, salute, and state "ALL PRESENT AND/OR ACCOUNTED FOR or (NUMBER) CADETS ABSENT, SIR". After the report,
the instructor will direct the flight to "TAKE YOUR SEATS". Cadets can then sit down but should refrain from talking. Flight Commander/Sergeant will then inform the instructor who was absent and/or tardy. Instructor will then mark those students (if any) absent or tardy in the school’s software attendance program.
2.2.4. Cadets must bring a signed excused absence note from his/her parent or guardian and turn it in to the school’s Attendance Office. The cadet must then present an excused slip from the Attendance Office to the instructor within two school days in order to be allowed to make up work.
2.2.5. Unexcused absences and excessive tardies will negatively affect Monthly/Semester Outstanding Flight competitions and the cadet's course grade. Being on time and attending school are qualities that will ensure success in school and later in the job market.
2.2.6. Flight Commanders are responsible for the conduct of their flight during the class period. Flight Sergeants assume this responsibility during the absence of the flight commanders.
2.2.7. During the course of the year, distinguished visitors (i.e., district superintendent, school principal, administrators, etc.) will visit the classes while in session. As a matter of showing respect, the cadet who first recognizes the visitor will in a confident, authoritative voice, state "CLASS, ATTENTION". This will require the cadets to remain sitting silently with an erect posture, feet firmly planted on the floor in a 45 degree stance while facing forward. They will remain in this position until given the command to CARRY ON. Once the command is given, cadets will resume their normal classroom activity.
2.2.8. When the dismissal bell rings, the instructor will direct the Flight Commander/Sergeant to come to the front of the class and state "FLIGHT, PREPARE FOR DISMISSAL". Cadets will stop class work and put their books/classroom materials away. Cadets will clean out their desktops, pick up any trash in the immediate vicinity of their desks, and prepare to stand for dismissal.
2.2.9. Shortly before the bell rings or at the signal of the instructor, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will call the flight to attention by commanding "FLIGHT ATTENTION". Cadets will come to the position of ATTENTION beside their desks and wait for further instructions.
2.2.10. As the bell sounds, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will check that all trash is picked up and the desks are aligned. Flight Commander/Sergeant will then command, "FLIGHT DISMISS" . Cadets will then retrieve their personal belongings and orderly depart the classroom.
2.2.11. The Flight Guidon Bearer will return his flight’s guidon to the storage rack prior to departing the classroom.
SECTION B – SENIOR AEROSPACE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR (SASI) REPORTING PROCEDURES
2.3. SASI Reporting Procedures. Cadets reporting to the SASI must do so by first knocking on the SASI’s office door one time loud enough to get his attention. He/she will enter ONLY after being given the order to do so. He/she will then march into his office, center himself/herself at the SASI’s desk, and perform a “left face”. At this time he/she will render the proper hand salute and report in by saying, “Cadet his/her last name reports as ordered”. Once the SASI returns the salute, the cadet will drop his/her salute. The cadet will remain at the position of “Attention” until the SASI instructs the cadet to be at “Ease” or in any other position. At the conclusion of the business at hand, the cadet will snap to the position of “Attention”, render a hand salute and report out by saying, “Cadet last name requests permission to depart the area.” The SASI returns the salute and grants the cadet’s request. The cadet will then drop his/her salute, perform a “left face” and proceed to march out of the office.
SECTION C -- GRADING SCALE
2.4. Grading Scale. Aerospace Science Instructors will use the following weighted grading scale and assign a letter grade using the school's published grading scale. Instructors will maintain a computerized grading system that can be reviewed at any time. Progress reports will be accomplished and parents/guardians will be notified by phone of any grade and/or behavioral concerns.
Percent of Grade
Aerospace Science/ Uniform Wear and Appearance) 40
Leadership (Academic and Drill) 40
Physical Training 20
2.4.1. Uniform Wear Policy. The AFJROTC cadet uniform is, with certain exceptions, the same one that is worn by active duty Air Force members. Thus, wear it proudly and correctly! Cadets must keep the uniform clean, neat, and in good condition at all times, with badges, ribbons, insignia, and other metallic devices properly maintained. UNIFORM DAY FOR TX-20005 IS THURSDAY! If absent, cadet must wear the uniform by Wednesday of the following week except Friday which is reserved for Physical Training. Failure to make up a uniform day will result in a zero as a grade. All cadets, including those on the work-study program, will wear the uniform the entire time they are at school or until the final bell rings dismissing Klein High School students. Partial wear of uniform during the day will result in a zero (major grade) with no chance for makeup. Not wearing a flight cap outside any facility in an area not designated a “no hat area” by the SASI will result in a zero with no chance for makeup. Bottom Line: The appropriate wear of the uniform will be respected at all times and thus, enforced. Only the SASI or ASI will grant exceptions to this policy.
2.4.2. Physical Training Policy. Our Physical Fitness Program is an integral part of our curriculum. As such, cadets will dress out in their issued Air Force Physical Training (PT) uniforms on Fridays and participate in PT exercises. Unexcused absences will result in two zeros (one for failure to dress out and one for failure to participate in PT). In addition, three or more unexcused absences during a six weeks’ grading period will result in a grade of zero in PT for that grading period. A doctor’s note is required for absences to be excused. This is necessary in order to encourage cadets not to be absent on Fridays and thus, evade participating in PT.
Homework Policy. Cadets must accomplish and turn in all assigned homework on time to successfully
complete an AFJROTC course. All homework is due at the beginning end of the class period on the day it is due unless excused by the instructor. Normally, all homework will have two one grades, one for turning it in on time. and the other for validity and quality of contents. If a cadet is absent on the date homework is due and has been excused in accordance with school policy, homework is due not later than the end of the third school day after his/her return. This policy also applies to any other work, to include exams, that must be made up within the same number of days the cadet was excused. It is the cadet's responsibility to make up any work. Exceptions to the above policies can only be made by the instructor.
2.5. Cadet Bulletin/Announcement Boards and Cadet Distribution Box. All cadets will review on a daily basiss
the bulletin announcement board located in the AFJROTC Classroom. Failure to read and comply with any instructions will impact grades, promotion, and AFJROTC awards. Ignorance is no excuse.
SECTION D – AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
2.6 After school activities are voluntary. However, not attending certain activities such as flight practices on Tuesdays, tutoring (either conducted in-house or by a Klein High School teacher), and meetings (i.e., cadet enlisted and staff meetings) will negatively impact the cadets’ chances for promotions and/or AFJROTC awards. Moreover, those cadets that are members of one of our drill teams (i.e., Armed, Unarmed, and Color Guard) may be dropped from these teams for failure to attend practices. Those cadets that feel they have a valid excuse must turn it in writing and place it in the corresponding cadet commander’s mail box (i.e., flight and drill team commanders, etc.) before the end of the school day. Use the form in Figure 4.1 for turning in excuses. The ASI or SASI will determine whether or not the excuse is valid.