Grading Standards and Policies Students will be graded on projects, essays, classwork, homework, tests, quizzes, participation and oral presentation. The bulk of the grade will be based on projects, essays, tests/quizzes, participation and presentations (70-80% of grade). Classwork and homework are given approximately 20-30% of the remaining grade. Clear rubrics will be used for all projects and essays, and grades will be weighted depending on the importance and length of the activity.
Grading Scale: A=90%+ B=80%-89.9% C=70%-79.9% D=60%-69.9% F= 59% and below
PLEASE NOTE....CHECK ON YOUR GRADE OFTEN. At the end of the semester, when a grade shows "close" to the next grade (for example an 89.7%), it will not be "rounded up" to the next highest grade. (For example, an 89.7% will stay as a "B".)
All graded items will be listed on-line via Schoology. Students can also write "for credit" assignments in their Daily Planners. Students will receive these when school starts. Large assignments, projects and tests will also be posted on the ESM 7 Team Website.
Turn your work in on the DUE DATE. Students are encouraged to meet deadlines. Keep in mind that when assignments are not turned in, "zero" points for an assignment drastically reduces one grade. In the beginning of a semester, the omission of one assignment easily turns a grade into an "F." Turn in ALL assignments ON-TIME. Late work will receive reduced credit.
When one is absent and misses a TEST, QUIZ or an IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENT (for points), it is the student's responsibility to see Ms Munoz at lunch or homeroom (with the HR teacher's permission) to make up the test/assignment. If the student never takes the time to make up the assignment, the student will receive a zero for that assignment/test. Please see Ms Munoz at lunch (you can bring your lunch with you) to make up assignments.
Absences It is imperative that students attend school every day, although Ms Munoz understands when emergencies and sick days occur, students need to miss school. Students must make up work for all missed days. If possible, students should contact a friend and ask what was completed in class, or contact Ms. Munoz via email to give assignment directions/prompts/etc. When one returns, he/she needs to see Ms. Munoz at an appropriate time (lunch, break or after school) to discuss missed work. If one misses two or more days, the student should contact Ms. Munoz via e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> to work out a plan for make-up work.
Materials Students should have these materials every day throughout the entire year.
~ Independent Reading Book -- replace when completed ~1 Clean Binder in working order shared with Science Teacher and History Teacher (1-2 inches thick) NOTE: This one binder is only used for English, Science and History. ~5 Dividers (Tabs) To be shared for English, Science and History classes only ~Pens (blue or black AND red pen) Pencil Optional ~1 red pen ~ Highlighter pens ~LOTS of clean, lined paper (placed in back of binder) Replace this throughout the year. (VERY IMPORTANT!) Spiral notebooks are not used in English Class.