The reality of the bells at our school is that they keep me, the teacher, on track of time! Bells do not dismiss people, people dismiss people. We as a class will not be free to leave until Miss Blankstein gives the O-K!
When the bell rings, students will sit quietly in their seats. When Miss Blankstein says students are free to leave, they will then get up and exit the room in an orderly manner.
The entire class will be held until everyone can sit quietly. Only once everyone is in order will permission to leave be given. This will be an everyday occurrence!