Dear Charger Parents:
Your students have been given progress reports listening all of their assignments and grades in my class this quarter. I handed these out on Monday. They need to be signed by you and returned no later than block day this week. That's tomorrow, Wednesday, for 1st & 3rd period, and Thursday, for 2nd, 4th, & 6th period.
To answer a few commonly asked questions:
"F" almost always means the assignment was not turned in. Please refer to the points the assignment was awarded. Missing work is given a 0.
I do accept late work; the deadline for all past-due work for quarter 1 will be the end of next week, September 22nd.
Participation and Long-term Assignments make up the largest portion of your child's grades. As stated in my syllabus, they represent 30% each. As I tend to assign fewer long-term assignments, a single missing item can have a huge negative impact on grades. These will be primarily EIW's, or Excellence In Writing (essays) that students turn in with a checklist.
As we finish this quarter, we will complete one more EIW in traditional, take our last grammar and vocab test for the quarter, and honors will have at least one more reading quiz. I will be giving an end-of-quarter review test. Old quizzes and notes are great ways to study for this as well as seeking tutoring in any difficult areas such as grammar or writing (EIW's).
Thank you for all you do.