Quizzes are given on a weekly/bi-weekly basis and exams will be given approximately every 2-3 weeks. Each exam will contain a speaking, reading, writing, listening and culture section. In addition, there will be homework check quizzes, which will ensure that students are properly correcting their homework when we go over it in class. Last, the teacher reserves the right to give unannounced quizzes over any material covered in class or assigned as homework. This will be done in order to assess what students have actually retained.
At least one individual or group project will be given each quarter. Neatness, organization, spelling and grammar will all be considered in the evaluation of student work.
-A MAXIMUM of 25% of the total possible points may be deducted on projects or major assignments turned in one day late (excused or unexcused).
-A MAXIMUM of 50% of the total possible points may be deducted on projects - or major assignments turned in two days late.
-A MAXIMUM of 75% of the total possible points may be deducted on projects or major assignments turned in three days late (excused or unexcused).
NO PROJECT WILL BE ACCEPTED MORE THAN THREE DAYS LATE
Speaking / Daily Activities:
Speaking and active participation in daily activities are vital in the learning of a new language.
Speaking activities include repeating, reading aloud, answering questions and speaking in the target language.
Daily Activities include the "Hagan Ahora" (Do Now) or "Warm Up" activity, taking notes, and staying on task to complete class activities based on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Active participation in the daily activities also requires students to follow classroom rules and procedures.
Students may lose points and not earn back them back once they have lost them.
Excused and/or unexcused absences may also reduce your Speaking / Daily Activities grade.
A Speaking / Daily Activities grade will be entered into the gradebook every week.
-Preparation – Come to class on time, prepared and ready to learn!
-Respect – Have respect for yourself, for other students’ right to learn, for my right to teach, and for property belonging to others.
-Responsibility – Be responsible for your own actions and choices!
-No food, drinks or gum in classroom.
-No sleeping, disturbing others, working on work from another class, sitting in an unassigned seat, cheating, the use of electronic devices in class, negative comments, packing up early and speaking English when advised not to.
1.Quietly enter classroom.
2.When bell rings, students are expected to complete the Do Now (Hagan Ahora) activity in a given amount of time.
3.If absent, students have 3 days to complete any missed assignments for full credit, but he/she MUST write “Absent” and the "Absent Date" next to the missed assignments/notes.
5.Follow instructions and raise hand to be called on.
6.Cell phones, ipods and other prohibited items are not to be brought to class. If I see them, they will be confiscated and turned into the Dean’s Office.
7. The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell. 8. All work to be turned in or checked must be legible and include the student’s name, date, class period and assignment.
If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to make-up assignments, quizzes, or tests within three days per CCSD policy. There is a calendar on my website with information about what the class has done each day. Students are responsible for looking at my class website and turning in appropriate assignments, as well as keeping their notebooks/binders up to date. If a student needs a handout for the day he/she was absent, there will be extra copies in the bins in the classroom. *Students must write “Absent” on all Absent work or it will be counted as Late Work and therefore not accepted!
The Foreign Language Department does not offer extra credit assignments. However, at the beginning of each quarter, students will receive two “late homework” passes. If an assignment is graded on completion the student can turn in the homework pass in lieu of the assignment. Yet, if the assignment is graded on accuracy the student is allowed to staple the late homework pass to the assignment and turn it in late (up to three days) without penalty. Those students who do not use their late homework passes will be able to turn them in at the end of the quarter for 5 extra credit points each in the homework category. Keep in mind that the safekeeping of the late homework passes is solely the student’s responsibility. No extra credit points will be awarded if the homework pass is lost.
*Students that participate in the Foreign Language Fair may receive extra credit at teacher discretion.
*Semester grades are based on 1st quarter = 40%, 2nd quarter = 40% and semester exam = 20%
*Students’ grades will be posted online on a weekly basis and my door is always open if there are any concerns.
*PLEASE REMEMBER: I am here because I want you to succeed, so never hesitate to come see me for help.
Attendance and promptness are essential to the success in the study of a foreign language. Therefore, Coronado’s tardy and attendance policy WILL be enforced. Any student with more than 10 unapproved absences will lose academic credit for the semester. All students must be in class on time and a student who is more than 30 minutes late will be counted absent. If a student is tardy, the tardy lockout policy will apply and it will be his/her responsibility to make up the daily “Do Now” on their OWN time.
Student citizenship grades are reported as follows
O = Outstanding
S = Satisfactory citizenship
N = Needs Improvement
U = Unsatisfactory citizenship
There is a clear expectation that all students will perform academic tasks with honor and integrity, with the support of parents, staff, faculty, administration, and the community. The learning process requires students to thinks, process, organize and create their own ideas. Throughout this process, students gain knowledge, self-respect, and ownership in the work that they do. These qualities provide a solid foundation for life skills, impacting people positively throughout their lives. Cheating and plagiarism violate the fundamental learning process or compromise personal integrity and one’s honor. Students demonstrate academic honesty and integrity by not cheating, plagiarizing or using information unethically in any way. Examples of this specialized for this course includes, but are not limited to: looking at someone else’s paper during any form of assessment, using an online translator on written assignments, copying another classmate’s assignment.
Students need to make sure they are in compliance with the Coronado High School Honor Code. Any student caught cheating on any assignment or using a translator will receive a "0" for that assignment and a phone call home. Students should not be using technological applications/devices to look up sentences, but only single words. Furthermore, please do not allow native speakers to complete work for you, as this goes against the honor code as well. Every writing assignment turned in must be 100% authentically your work! Please see the Coronado High School Honor Code for further info.
*Do not hesitate to speak to me about matters related to this topic. Honor Code
**My goal is to provide a safe environment for all students to learn more about the Spanish language/culture and feel comfortable asking questions. I will not tolerate putdowns, criticism, teasing, bullying, or any of the like.
Progressive Discipline Plan:
1. Verbal Warning
2. Loss of Daily Activities Points &/or Participation Points
3. After School Detention
4. Phone Call Home
5. Dean Referral
*Counselor referral-optional additional step **Serious incidents may skip step
I am available for help after school or in the morning by appointment.
Student grades are posted online and updated weekly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
My number: 799-6800 x3326
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