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					                                     Chapel Hill Middle School
                                     3535 Dogwood Farm Rd.
                                       Decatur, GA 30034
                                      Ms. LaTasha H. Daye
Course: Spanish I                                                   Term: 2012-2013
Grade: 8th                                                          Room: #119
Voice Mail: (678) 676-8574                                          Textbook: Avancemos!
                          Email: latasha_h_daye@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

8C Mission: To ignite, inspire, and enhance creativity in the minds of our students.

Course Description: Spanish I is a High school Spanish course taught over a two year split between
the 7th and 8th grade years. Upon successful completion, students will receive 1 (one) Carnegie Unit
towards graduation at the end of the 8th grade year. Students must successfully complete both years
in order to receive any credit. Students who are new to the magnet program in 8th grade are NOT
eligible for credit.

GPS: Please refer to the Georgia Performance Standards website for a detailed listing of standards.
Address: www.georgiastandards.org       Subject: Modern Languages       Level: I

Course Code/ Textbook Information:
The course code for Spanish I is 60.0710010.
Textbooks will NOT be issued to individual students. Textbooks will only be available for IN-
CLASS usage.

Materials:
1- 3 Subject Mead Spiral Notebook
Personal pencil sharpener
Pens/Pencils

*It is recommended that each student purchase a Spanish dictionary for their personal use at home
                 as class dictionaries or textbooks cannot leave the classroom*

Course Outline:
Repaso……………………………………………………….……………...Review
Food and Restaurants….………………………..………………….…Unit 4
Clothing/Shopping/Stores……………………..……………………Unit 5
Family and Celebrations……………………………….………..……Unit 6

Grading Scale:
Homework………. 10%                 Classwork/Daily Work……………….. 10%          Tests……………….. 20%
Projects..................10%    Performance/Participation …………. 30%       Quizzes…………… 10%
Final Exam………. 10%

Pledge/Mission Statement: All students are required to memorize the Pledge of Allegiance and/or
the CHMS Mission Statement as a part of their project grade. Each student is assigned a date to
present the memorized material during school announcements. It is the responsibility of the
student to alert the teacher if conflict arises on the assigned date.


Parent Portal: Parents are encouraged to check their child’s progress through Parent Assistant.
Please contact the front office if you need assistance setting up an account on Parent Portal.


Policies/ Regulations:

Homework:
Homework is assigned to provide students with practice and reinforcement of learned material. It
is the expectation that each student will complete homework and return the assignment(s) to his or
her teacher on the assigned due date. Students will receive two types of homework-practice
homework or graded homework. Practice homework allows students to complete tasks that
reinforce newly learned material. Graded homework allows students to complete tasks that
demonstrate mastery of the learned material. Whether the homework is for practice or grading,
students are expected to complete all assignments. Students will have three opportunities to submit
homework after the original due date. Each day the homework assignment is late the grade will be
deducted by ten points. If a student is absent, assignments must be turned in the next day the
student returns to school.


Latework:
Students will receive a denotation of “I” (incomplete) for any missing assignments until the student
completes and submits the work to his or her teacher. Students will be given three opportunities to
submit late classwork and projects.
     Assignments turned in the by the date of the first (1st) late submission opportunity will
        receive a deduction of 10 points from the overall grade earned on the assignment.
     Assignments turned in the by the date of the second (2nd) late submission opportunity will
        receive a deduction of 20 points from the overall grade earned on the assignment.
     Assignments turned in the by the date of the third (3rd) late submission opportunity will
        receive a deduction of 30 points from the overall grade earned on the assignment.

NO late assignments will be accepted after the close of the 4.5 week marking period within which it
was assigned.

Safety Net Opportunity
A Safety Net is an additional academic opportunity afforded to students to demonstrate mastery of
state standards. It is the expectation of this faculty that students complete all assignments for
mastery. If an assignment is not submitted and/or does not meet standards, the student must
complete or revise the assignment during one or more of our outlined Safety Nets. Suggested safety
nets may include but are not limited to:
      Revision of original work
      Re-assessment
      Before & After School Tutorial
      Special Projects or Technology Based Projects
      Teacher Tutorial
      Research & Other Extended Learning Opportunities
The Safety Nets are not intended for students who choose not to complete assignments when they
are given. If a student does not take advantage of the safety net opportunities and submit
assignments, the original grade or grade of zero (0) will be entered into the grade book.

Make-up Work
Announced work, such as homework, quizzes and major assessments are due the day the student
returns. For each day’s excused absence, students will have one day to make up missed work for
full credit. If students do not submit assignments upon their return, the late work policy will apply.
Additionally, if a student is absent under extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can be
made to make up work. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST MISSED
WORK.

ACADEMIC PREPARATION TIME/CONTENT ENRICHMENT AND REMEDAITION
From 8:10 A.M.- 8:45 A.M. students will participate in content enrichment or remediation,
review/finish homework, seek tutorial, use the Media Center (with a pass), or complete any other
academic task that will assist them in preparing for the school day. Students with no academic tasks
to complete must silently read.

ACADEMIC HONESTY
Receiving or giving information for an assignment is cheating and when caught in the act, students
will not receive credit nor receive the opportunity to make-up assignments. Plagiarism is not
acceptable: If a student takes information from the internet or any printed resources without a
citation, it is considered plagiarism and will result in a reduction in grade.
                                                                   _______Period

Due:    Tuesday, September 4, 2012

           100 pts.


I have read and understand the requirements for Spanish I.

Student Name___________________________________

Student Signature________________________________

Date: __________________________



Parent Name____________________________________

Parent Signature_________________________________

Date: __________________________



Email Address: _________________________________ (Print Please!)

Phone: _______________________________ ________ (Day Time)

Phone: _______________________________ ________ (Evening)


Please check one:

    o   I prefer to be contacted by phone.
    o   I prefer to be contacted by email.
    o   Either

				
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