As a veteran teacher, one of my most requested forms is my class syllabus. This free download provides you with my ELA class syllabus, but since it is an editable PowerPoint file you can tailor it to suit any grade level or subject area. The template includes areas for course expectations, course information, class rules, class expectations, grading policy, absent work policy, etc.
Used these this year. These are the best- most clearly stated class rules I've ever had. We added "Be safe." to the bottom of it. "Let others learn." has solved a lot of other mini issues that always come up.
Middle School Class Expectations / Syllabus from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle on TeachersNotebook.com - (3 pages) - This is what I hand out to my Middle School students as my class expectations - aka syllabus.