Welcome to
Mr. Hilburt's Class!
Class Policies
Please read the following policies so that you are aware of the expectations in my class.   If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jhilburt@philasd.org.

The required materials for my class are a pencil, college-ruled notebook paper, and a 3-ring binder.  Students may also use two composition books instead of a 3-ring binder.  Students are strongly encouraged to bring more than one pencil to class and have plenty of paper in their notebooks.  

Pens, colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers are not allowed for use in Math and work will not be accepted if completed in anything other than pencil. 

The following optional items may be of use to some students but are not mandatory:
~handheld pencil sharpener
~subject dividers for 3-ring binder
~packet of facial tissues
~personal size bottle of hand sanitizer

Grade Reports:
Grades are available for review on Student Net and are updated weekly. Interim reports will be sent home at the middle of each quarter to alert parents of academic progress.  I will contact individual parents if there is a significant drop in academic progress or if a student is in danger of failing.  Parents are expected to check the student planner each night to be certain homework assignments are being completed and to remain current with what is going on in class. 

Tests and quizzes are given approximately every two weeks and will be announced via student planners.  

Homework is assigned several nights per week and is designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice skills learned in class. Homework assignments will be written in the student planners and then signed by me each day.  New material will never be used for homework and time in class will always be allowed for students to start the assignment.  A student who comes home and says that he/she doesn't understand the homework did not follow directions in class and should contact a classmate or e-mail me for assistance.

Late work will only be accepted in the following two instances:

     ~For all absences a student has two days for each day he/she was absent to make up the work, regardless of the reason for the absence. This DOES NOT include absences on the day an assignment is due.  In this instance the work is due immediately upon return to school with no extra time being provided.

     ~Unforeseen events and life in general can create unanticipated time restraints and I understand that at times completing homework isn't possible.  I will provide one extra day to turn in work if a note from home is sent in with a parent's signature. If, however, this becomes a pattern for individual students I reserve the right to revoke this policy for those students.

Extra Credit:
Any extra credit opportunities are identified on the syllabus and must be completed according to the directions in order to receive credit.

There will not be any other extra credit offered.

Class Participation:
Students can lose points for any of the reasons listed below:
~off task/disruptive behavior
        ~arguing with aa adult
~food out in class
~gum/candy/seeds out in class
~throwing items in class
~inappropriate use of electronics
(mp3 players, handheld games, cell phone, etc)
~unexcused lateness to class
~time out to another class 
        ~out of uniform
        ~inappropriate behavior in halls, lines, etc.
        ~defiance to an adult
        ~papers not signed by parent and returned to class

My preferred method of communication is via e-mail so that I can more quickly respond to questions or concerns, send out information to a larger number of people, and document all correspondence.   I will also use parent e-mail addresses to send home important updates about upcoming events.

My e-mail address is:   jhilburt@philasd.org

Flyers and/or notices sent home with students may not reach you.  I send important updates via e-mail each week to parents so that they receive this information quickly and securely.  It is critical that I have a valid e-mail address for all parents. 

2017-2018 Jenks Middle School Dress Policy

In addition to the uniform choices listed below students may continue to wear last year's uniform of shirt and tie (for boys) and white/blue blouse (for girls).  Beginning next year, 2018-2019, the navy blue polo shirt will be the only acceptable uniform option.


*Navy blue polo shirt  (either solid color or with Jenks logo)
*Navy Blue cardigan or sweater vest.   (no hoodies)
*Belair (hunter green/navy blue plaid) skirt or navy/khaki dress pants.  Skirts should be knee-length.  Pants cannot be skinny cut.  
*Black/brown dress shoes, or sneakers.  No boots except for days of inclimate weather (snow or ice)
*Hair accessories must be navy blue, gold, or white. Bandanas are not permitted.  Earrings must be kept as studs only.  Flashy jewelry will not be tolerated.  


*Navy blue polo shirt  (either solid color or with Jenks logo)
*Navy blue cardigan or sweater vest  (no hoodies)
*Navy/khaki dress pants (no cargo pants)
*Black/brown dress shoes, or sneakers.  No boots except for days of inclimate weather (snow or ice)

The above uniform policy is for 
Monday through Thursday of each week.  On Fridays students may wear khaki pants and any Jenks shirt (Field/Color Day, Museum Week, Chess team, sports, etc.).

Phys. Ed Uniform
*Solid navy blue sweat pants (no stripes or logos)
*Solid navy blue t-shirt or any Jenks shirt (Museum Week, etc.)
*The only logo that may be worn is the Jenks logo

Casual Days  
Certain days will be designated as Casual Days and the following guidelines should be used when selecting clothing for these days:
        ~no ripped or tight jeans
        ~no white undershirts worn as outer wear
        ~no headwear (hats, bandanas, etc.)
        ~no inappropriate logos, text, or pictures
        ~no sandals, flip flops, slippers, or open-toe shoes 


Parents may either purchase a navy blue polo shirt on their own from a store of their choosing or purchase a navy blue polo shirt with the Jenks logo for a reduced price via the Custom Ink group order.  The Custom Ink group order for MSA uniform polo shirts closes September 12th so you MUST order shirts BEFORE this date to receive the group discount.  After this date the shirts will be printed and shipped to Jenks and teachers will distribute to students once the shirts arrive.  An e-mail will be sent to parents at this time letting you know that the shirts have arrived and are being sent home.

Link to Custom Ink group order:

Link to youth sizing guidelines:  

Link to adult sizing guidelines:  

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