SPANISH CLASS RULES AND PROCEDURES
Teacher: Carolina Rios
In order to achieve and provide a safe learning atmosphere the student
Be on time with the following materials everyday:
a. A two-inch binder with enough paper for class work and
four dividers for in class work,
reference material, tests / quizzes
b. A pencil and a pen
c A pocket size bilingual English-Spanish Dictionary
d. The Spanish Workbook (supplied by School) for Class and
Repetitive failure (twice or more times) to have all the above material
will be considered an act of insubordination, which will result in a discipline
referral to Primetime, Contact Parents, and other related consequences.
Be on task, and ready to work when the tardy bell rings, materials must
be ready, pencils sharpened, textbook on desk, binders open and homework out.
Be responsible for writing down in class and homework assignments. No
late homework assignments will be accepted unless there is a valid excuse
approved in written by the administration. Students who are absent must make up
their work within 5 school days.
Participate in class actively, positively and
Class participation and cooperation will have a significant weight on
the overall grade for this class. Students will participate individually, with
a partner and /or group activities on a daily basis to practice their speaking,
listening, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Respect and
tolerance for all persons in the class is to be maintained at all times.
Evaluation: There will be one assigned test or quiz each week as well as homework
assignments Monday through Thursday. The final grade for this class will be
based on the following:
25% -Tests every week, and/or Projects:
Projects: a) A one-page Short Story (about oneself) which is due on
October 3, 2016; b) A five-minute power point presentation (teaching a topic in
Spanish) which is due on November 29, 2016; And c) A three-minute video
(Speaking and teaching a lesson in Spanish, including family members on the
video is encouraged.) which is due on December 12, 2016.
25% -I.W.P.C. (In class work binder, respectful class participation
25% - Homework
*An IWPC grade is earned based on the rubrics established on this Spanish
program and communicated in writing. Moreover, the teacher’s professional
criteria play another significant role on this decision.
The first nine weeks correspond to 37.5% of the final grade of this
course, the second nine weeks correspond to another 37.5%. Therefore, there is
a total of 75%. In addition to this 75%, there is a final exam that represents
25% of the final grade. Thus, the 18-nine weeks represent 75% and the exam adds
up 25% in order to complete 100% of this course. Moreover, absences affect the
credit(s) to be earned in this course. This decision is made according to the
school and board policy rules and procedures.
Make-up work: Students are allowed to make up their work only if a valid
written excuse has been presented to the administration. If make-up work is not
completed within 5 school days, after returning to class, the student receives
a Failing Grade
DISCIPLINE AND OVERALL BEHAVIOR : In agreement with the school and
Wayne County Public Schools Disciplinary Comprehensive Plan.
NO CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR WILL BE ALLOWED THAT:
Keep the teacher from teaching
Keep students from learning
It is not safe, respectful and in the interest of the class and school
THE FOLLOWING, AMONG OTHERS, ACTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ALL AT ANY
Chewing gum, eating,
drinking any type of liquid
Disrespectful / Discourteous behavior
Sleeping in class
Cheating on test
Any kind of behavior that disrupts the learning atmosphere
ANY OF THE ABOVE WILL RESULT, AMONG OTHERS, IN A DISCIPLINE
REFERRAL TO PRIMETIME, CONTACT OF PARENTS, LOSING THE IN CLASS WORK GRADE FOR
THE DAY AND POSSIBLE IN OR OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION.
EMERGENCY HALL/BATHROOM PASSES:
Students must remain in the classroom at all times; under no
circumstances will permission be granted to go out of the classroom, unless it
is requested by the administration. Only bathroom passes will be granted at
Teacher’s discretion for a real emergency. In addition to this, make sure to
inform the school administration and the class teacher of any medical condition
temporary or permanent, approved by the Wayne County Health Department or
Certified Medical Doctor.
LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES
Every student is encouraged to stay after school for tutoring. This
schedule is always announced on the school website and on my class website as
well. This learning support service aims specific needs for a great variety of
student population, and it is based on their language competencies.
Every student is encouraged to use my class website in order to take all
possible quizzes/ chapter games he or she feels confident in doing it, taken
from the text book assigned by the Director of Literacy, English Language Arts,
Second Languages, ESL, and Visual Arts from Central Office.
Every student is responsible for keeping their Passage Translation,
Sentence, and Workbook Packets updated in order to clarify any doubts about the
content already covered or a future topic that is given at the beginning of the
Every student is encouraged to join the Spanish club with the
perspective to improve fluency and deep understanding
of the target culture. All meetings are held after school activities, so
that they can focus more deeply in learning this Second Language.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: (919)242-3400 Ext
Student’s name (print) ____________________________________________
I have read and understand the course policies for this Spanish Class.
Parent’s name (print)_____________________________________________
Parent’s phone number:___________________________________________