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Welcome to my web page! I am Miss Serrano and I have the pleasure of being a Nogales High School World Language Teacher. This is my 21st year teaching Spanish at this school and look forward to another year. Please feel free to contact me. I am honored to work with your son or daughter.

Rules:
1. Be prompt.
2. Be prepared.
3. Be proper.

Attendance Policy is the same as the school policy. Please refer to the Class Information Sheet.

Homework Policy: All work is to be turned in by Tuesday unless the student is legally absent. If a student is absent the day all work must be turned in, absence must be cleared and work turned in the day the student returns to school.

Please understand these rules were put in place to better prepare your son or daughter for their educational and professional future.

SYLLABUS

Class Rules:
BE PROMPT

Students must be in the virtual classroom at the assigned time and be prepared to receive instruction. Class attendance is mandatory.
 
BE PREPARED

Students must have all materials and assignments that are required for the lesson being presented. Students will be ready to participate in class.

Materials: 3 ring binder, 5 dividers with tabs, sharpened pencils, pens (black/blue), small notebook, paper, covered textbook, all technology necessary
 
BE PROPER

The student will be respectful to the teacher, peers and any other person in the classroom.
Profanity is not allowed in the classroom and will not be tolerated.
Students will be warned for first offense and receive a classroom consequence, parent will be contacted for second offense, and administrative contact will be made if the behavior continues.


CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES:
Class discipline will consist of a warning system in which three warnings constitute a consequence (profanity is considered a serious offense and will be dealt with as previously explained in the classroom rules). Parents will be contacted if the problem persists.
If the negative behavior does not cease, a parent/teacher/student meeting will be
required. If these steps do not resolve the negative behavior, the student will be referred to his/her counselor and/or administration. Poor or incorrect student choices will be dealt with in a timely, correct, fair, and firm manner. Positive consequences for proper behavior will also be assigned. Students are expected to use the target language in the classroom and points will be awarded for each complete day. Students will also be given participation points for positive participation. Students may also earn homework passes throughout the school year via class activities.
 
STUDENT WORK:
1. Homework will be given and due on the assigned date.
2. Tests and quizzes will be given to determine mastery/competency of language skills presented to the class.
3. If assignments/tests/quizzes are
missed due to a legal absence, it will be made up the next time the class meets or
the date agreed upon by both the student and teacher.
* It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor concerning assignments, tests, and/or quizzes missed during a legal absence. All assignments, tests, and/or quizzes not made up in a timely fashion will receive a grade of zero.
GRADING:
The student’s progress and semester grades will be determined by the combined point total earned in each of the following areas:
1. Homework(20%)
2. In-class Assignment (20%)
3. Projects (20%)
3. Quizzes and Tests (30%)
4. Class Participation (10%)
5. Any other work considered appropriate by the instructor.
 
GRADING SCALE:
96 -100% = A+
93 - 95% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87 - 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
67 - 69% = D+
63 - 66% = D
60 - 62% = D-
0 - 59% = F