• Class Expectations (rules):

    The Student Code of conduct, which can be found in the Student Handbook will be followed.

    In order to be successful in Spanish class, students are expected to:

    1. Listen with the intent to understand
    2. Read with the intent to understand
    3. Don’t distract yourself or others
    4. Let the teacher know when you don’t understand
    5. Attempt to communicate / speak in Spanish

    Due to the nature of language learning and acquisition, you will focus a lot on LISTENING. 

    Grading Guidelines:

     The JISD report card is to reflect each student’s individual growth and acquisition of the TEKS.

    Each nine weeks final grade must include an average of the following: the daily assignment requirements, quizzes, and a minimum of three tests. Project grades may also be included.

    Grading categories and weights are to be as follows:

    1. Tests/Major Projects: 40%
    2. Quizzes/ Daily Assignments: 60%

    Semester Grades:

    The final exam grades count for 10% of the final grade.

    Make-Up Work for Absences:

    Students shall be expected to make up assignments and tests after absences. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time, unless prior approval is given by the principal or designee. Students will be given one day to make up work for each day they are absent (excused or unexcused), with exceptions made due to severe or prolonged illness. Students will not receive a grade penalty for makeup work from an absence due to suspension. Students will not receive credit for makeup work when the absence is due to truancy, instead, students will receive a “missing” for the assignment (EIAB Local).

    Late Work:

     Late work is defined as any assignment that is not submitted on its due date, with the exception of makeup work for absences or approved school activities. Teachers are to enter an “M” into the electronic gradebook for any assignment a student does not turn in on time. Late assignments will be accepted 3 days from the assignment due date or at the end of the nine weeks, whichever is sooner. When an assignment is submitted after the due date, a maximum penalty of five (5) points per day will be deducted from the grade.