• Mrs. Thomas’ Class


    Instructor:  Karen Thomas                                             Classroom:  D119

    E-mailthomas.karen@cusd80.com                              Phone:  883-5126

    Teacher web page at: https://www.cusd80.com/Domain/9201



    Class Structure/Grading Policy:

    Each course will address the IEP goals of students. Students need to participate in all class work/projects and discussions. Students will receive Paraprofessional support (instructional aides) and possibly help of Peer Facilitators (student aides).

    80% classwork and 20% final make up students’ grade, with 60% as a passing grade. Students are welcome to contact me for additional help/tutoring. 

    Parent/Student Infinite Campus (Grade check): https://campus.cusd80.com/campus/portal/chandler.jsp


    Office Hours:

    Before and after school (7-7:20AM or 2:15-3:00 PM) and by appointment. All emails and phone calls will be returned within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the front desk (480-883-5000).



    Materials Needed:

    Students will need to have pencils and paper for some classwork and homework.



    Classwork & Homework:

    Virtual learning will consist of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Students will have opportunities to work on assignments as both classwork and homework. Excessive amount of missing assignments/homework will result in parent notification. Please let me know of any specific needs regarding your student’s class assignments and homework.



    Food/Gum policy:

    No eating or chewing gum during live sessions.




    Students must turn off all technology during live sessions.  Calculators (Essential Math 4) can be used for independent work. 



    Virtual Attendance Statement:

    Attendance is based on engagement. If a student is not present for synchronous instruction and does not complete the asynchronous/alternative assignment for the daily class meeting, then the student is considered absent. Teachers will contact attendance clerks once a student is determined to be absent. 



    Expected Student Conduct:

    • Be on time to class for synchronous learning (live sessions).
    • Come prepared to class.
    • Be respectful to the teacher, paraprofessional, and each other in class.
    • Use appropriate language and follow teacher directions.
    • Do not leave the class (live sessions) without permission.





    Diversity Statement

    All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.



    Appropriate use of technology - board policy IJNDC-R:

    The Governing Board intends that technological resources provided by the District be used in a safe responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning. It is the policy of the Chandler Unified School District to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities by staff and students. The District reserves the right to monitor use of the District’s systems for improper use without warning or prior consent. Students shall be informed that computer files and electronic communications, including email, are not private and may be accessed by the District at any time. Inappropriate use may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with the law and Board policy. Please visit the student handbook at https://www.cusd80.com/handbooks



    I understand the classroom policy and agree to them.




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