8th Grade Law & Youth

Welcome, my name is Gilbert Ontiveros and I was born and raised in East Los Angeles. I graduated from the University of Santa Cruz (UCSC) with degrees in Sociology and History. Returning to Los Angeles I received both my J.D. and Masters in Education and teaching credential from UCLA. I have been teaching at Le Conte since 1994 and have led field trips for students to Washington D.C. and New York most years since 1999.

I am the chair of the History Department and look forward to students improving their critical thinking skills in order to prepare them for high school and college. In the Law & Youth Course students are exposed to different areas of law including criminal law, criminal procedure, family law, and tort law. Students also participate in Mock trials at the end of each semester.
MR. ONTIVEROS CLASS RULES AND CONSEQUENCES 2021-2022
Dear Students and Parents,
In order for our class to be as successful as possible, the following class rules that have been established that each student will follow:
CLASS RULES
1. Follow directions.
2. Stay in your seat and keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3. Raise your hand if you wish to speak. Use appropriate school language.
4. No chewing gum or eating/ drinking in the classroom. (Except water) Keep water/ water bottles off the table.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
1. Be polite.
2. Respect yourself and others in the classroom.
3. Do your best.
CLASS PROCEDURES

1. Walk quietly into the classroom and go to your seat and get ready for class.(Start warm-up, get materials for class).
2. Bring all needed classroom materials.(colored pencils, paper, pen, etc)
3. Use appropriate classroom voices at all times.
4. Keep all non-school related items (combs, brushes, make-up, magazines, photos, etc.)
away or they will be taken away and not returned.
5. Put your name, date and period on all your work. All papers turned in without a name will
be thrown away.
6 All cellular phones should not be heard or seen during class time. Cellular phones will be
taken away from students. If students give the cellular phone to the teacher when asked
without argument the student may pick up their phone after school. If students argue or
try to explain, etc. the cellular phone will kept for a longer period of time
CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATION OF CLASS RULES/PROCEDURES OR BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
1. A verbal reminder / Name on the board = A warning.
2. One check = One day trash pick-up. (Nutrition and Lunch)
3. Two checks ✔✔= Two days trash pick-up, and phone call/ note home.
4. Three checks ✔✔✔ = Student is sent to Intervention office and parent conference.
*Severe Act=Sent to Intervention office & appropriate consequences
TARDY POLICY
In order for our classroom to run successfully, it is important for everyone to be on time. If students are late, they not only disrupt their learning, but disrupt the other students as well. If you are not in your assigned seat when the bell rings you are tardy!
Three tardies = Automatic “U” in cooperation on the final report card. (This cannot be changed.)
Five tardies = two “U’s” on the final report card. (This cannot be changed.)

GRADING POLICY
Grades will be awarded based on the following percentages:
85-100%=A
75-84%=B
65-74%=C
51-64%=D
0-50%=F
CONNECT-ED (phone system)
Parents will be notified through connect-ed of behavior problems, missing assignments/ homework and excellent student achievement.