South High English --- South High Clock Tower

American Literature
Class Requirements 

Fall Semester 2003

Ms. Rinaldi
Room 204
(303)698-6100 ext. 21411

jennifer_rinaldi@dpsk12.org

GENERAL RULES:

  • All school-wide rules apply in this classroom

  • Students must arrive on time for class, or bring a pass explaining their lateness.  All tardy students will be sent downstairs to get a pass.

  • Students must bring a notebook, pen, and their book to class EVERY DAY.

  • STUDENTS MUST TREAT ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR TEACHER WITH RESPECT.

TESTS AND QUIZZES:

  • Tests and Quizzes will always be announced.  There are no “pop” quizzes in this class.

  • If  a student is absent on the day of a test, he or she should expect to take the test on the day he or she returns to class. *Please note:  YOU MUST HAVE A NOTE FOR THE ABSENCE.

  •  Cheating will not be tolerated.  If cheating is evident, the student will receive a zero for the given test or quiz-- NO EXCEPTIONS.

TERM PAPERS:

  • Papers (1 each 6 weeks)  count for 30% of each student’s grade.  Consequently, all essays must be done and turned in on time.  IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PASS THE CLASS WITHOUT COMPLETING THE LITERARY ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENTS.

GRADING POLICY:

Tests & Quizzes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%

Essays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%

Classwork/Free Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . .30%

Class Participation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%

Ms. Rinaldi is always available to students in 204 during period 4 on Purple days, period 2 on White days, and during lunch every day.

Parents are encouraged to call with any and all questions and concerns regarding their child’s progress.  (303)698-6100, extension 21411
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I have read the class requirements, and agree to follow the rules and policies stated.

 

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Student’s Signature                                                                            Date

 

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Parent/Guardian’s Signature                                                Phone Number

 

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