Spanish 3 Syllabus


Mrs. Rodriguez



Dear Parents and Guardians:


            Below you will find my classroom rules, policies, and procedures.  This plan is designed to ensure maximum success for all students and to provide an academic atmosphere in which all students work to the best of their abilities. Please be advised that the plan is in effect at all times.  I have discussed this plan with all students, but I would appreciate it if you would review it together, then sign and return the form at the end of this plan.  I’ve included a section at the end of this form to indicate your phone number and email address.  I look forward to working with you and I’m confident that we will have a successful academic year.  If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact me at [email protected].  Thank you for your support.



Nicole M. Rodriguez



Classroom Rules:


1. Follow directions the first time given.

2. Be on time and seated.

3. Bring covered text, workbook, notebook, folder, pens, and pencils to class.

4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

5. Raise hands and wait to be called on.


Consequences for Breaking a Rule


1. Warning.

2. 15-minute detention.

3. 30-minute detention + call to parents.

5. Refer to Vice-Principal.


Severe Clause: Send to Vice-Principal.  The severe clause is enacted when a student engages in serious misbehavior such as fighting, verbal abuse, defiance of authority, or creating an unsafe atmosphere.


If a student chooses not to come to detention, the detention time will be doubled.  If the student again

chooses not to come, he or she will be sent to the Vice-Principal.



Grading System


Major Assessments                  50%                             tests, formal projects, formal presentations*,

                                                                                    formal in-class compositions*

Minor Assessments                  30%                             written and/or oral quizzes, picture prompts,

                                                                                    short writing prompts, journals

Alternate Assessments**         20%                             HW quizzes, classwork, skits, dialogues,

                                                                                    quick-writes, in-class projects


* formal = students are informed in advance that an assessment will take place and it will serve as a form

                  of culminating activity

** Alternate Assessments might not be announced in advance; hw quizzes will never be announced in



NOTE:  This is an upper level language class and students are expected and REQUIRED to speak in Spanish as much as possible and during all designated times.  Students will be routinely assessed in oral communication.





High School – The reading of material, the practice of skills and the reinforcement of content is critical to a student’s academic development.  Work completed at home is an extension of the learning that occurs in the classroom. These assignments are the student’s responsibility and will be evaluated through performance-based assessments. Students and parents can monitor academic progress via the Genesis Parent Portal at their convenience.




Other Classroom Policies and Procedures


1. Please check the Parent Portal of Genesis in order to monitor current grades, missed assignments,

    tardies and absences.  The Parent Portal is accessible from the school website.  Access information

    and passwords are available in guidance. 

2. If a student is absent, he or she has 3 school days in order to make up all work.  Quizzes  and tests must

    be made up before or after school.  Any assignment that was to be completed outside of class is due

    the day the student returns.  If the work is not made up the grade for missed assignments is “0”.

    This will initially be recorded as “M” (missing) in Genesis.  The “M” grade is equivalent to “0”.

    It’s the student’s responsibility to schedule make up work.  In the case of extended absence, other

    arrangements can be made. 

3. In the event of teacher absence, a classwork assignment will be left for the students.  Students are

    required to complete a reasonable amount of the assignment satisfactorily and hand it in during the

    class period.  Failure to do so will result in a grade of “0” for the day.

4. Cheating will NOT be tolerated.  Any student who is caught cheating will receive a “0” on the

    assignment.  Use of translation websites is considered cheating and/or plagiarism.

5. Bookbags, pocketbooks, etc. MUST be kept under the desk, not on top and not in the aisle.