•                                         

    FRENCH II SYLLABUS 2019-2020

    Instructor: Madame Steadman

    Room E216

    Phone: (480)883-5200

    E-mail: steadman.sophie@cusd80.com

     

    Bonjour et bienvenue dans la classe de francais!

     

     French II is a course designed to learn the French language in practical situations while French II is a course designed to learn the French language in practical situations while developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

     Material and resources: D'accord! 2 (Publisher: Vista Higher Learning) and material accompanying the textbook

     

    Material recommended: three ring binder, dividers, flash cards, markers (to work on whiteboards)

     

    Material and resources: D'accord! 2 (Publisher: Vista Higher Learning) and material accompanying the textbook

     

    Material recommended: three ring binder, dividers, flash cards, markers (to work on whiteboards)

     

     

    Classroom Expectations and Rules 

    1.     Arrive to class on time and ready to work (be in your assigned seat with class material ready and waiting for instructions when the bell rings)

    2.     Follow directions the first time given

    3.     Respect others and their property

    4.     Respect the learning environment

    5.     Contribute positively to the class

    6.     Remain seated and working until the teacher dismisses you

    7.     Make sure that your phone is turned off and in your backpack.

     

    Consequences for not following the rules:

    1.     Warning

    2.     Student/teacher talk

    3.     Call to parents

    4.     Student/administrator conference

     

    If at any point, the student is disrespectful to the teacher or to other students, the student will be immediately removed from the classroom and sent to an administrator

     

     

    Reminder: Per school policy, no food or drinks in the classroom without permission. (Water bottles are okay.) Use of profanity in the classroom is also not acceptable. No use of phone or electronic devices.

     

    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.

     

    Failure to adhere to the above expectations will result in the following consequences (depending on severity and/or frequency of the offense): a verbal warning, a call home, or a written referral to administration.

     

    Tutoring Hours:

    I am  basically  available everyday after school for tutoring in E216 . Tuesdays and Thursdays are my official days :)

    Please do not hesitate to stop by at any time after school for help:) If I have a meeting or appointement, I will let you know, but in general I have an open door policy.

     

     

    Attendance and tardy Policy

    Poor attendance is highly detrimental to satisfactory progress and grades.

    Daily agendas listing materials, warm-ups, daily lessons and homework will be given on a regular basis. When coming in the classroom, the student will take a daily agenda and start to work on the Preliminary Work (Travail Preliminaire). It is the student’s responsibility to follow the agenda in order to prepare for class, to participate in class and to use in case of an absence.

     

    Tardies receive zero tolerance. You will be marked tardy if you are not in your assigned seat when the final bell rings. Unexcused tardies will receive ASD for the following day. If you are tardy after first period, you must sign in on the tardy sheet in the classroom explaining your lateness. This is to your advantage. If my attendance has already been sent, your signature and explanation serve as proof that you were actually present that day.

     

    Passes

    All students will be limited to four restroom passes per semester to be used at the student's discretion. Once a student has used his/her passes, he/she will only be excused under one of the following conditions: a parent or teacher calls the student out, the student is bleeding, vomiting or otherwise visibly ill, or an emergency has arisen in the classroom (such as a fire). (Please have your parents inform me in writing if you have a permanent or temporary medical condition that requires frequent use of the restroom.)

    No student will be issued a pass during the first ten minutes of class, the last ten minutes of class or during any test or quiz.

    Any abuse of this privilege will result in the immediate forfeiture of your remaining restroom passes.

     

     

    Homework

    A reasonable amount of homework will be assigned on a planned basis as part of your education in French. You should (1) schedule your activities to make time for doing homework; (2) do your own work; (3) do neat and legible work; (4) work for accuracy; (5) submit homework when it is due—homework is not accepted late. ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN WHEN COLLECTED (USUALLY AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD) OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

     

     

    Make-up Policy

    Refer to the student handbook for specific school rules on making up work missed due to absences. The total responsibility for acquiring and completing make-up work lies with you. Upon your return to class, you need to consult the agenda to check for any missed assignments/handouts and pick up any handouts you missed. Reminder: Per school policy, after 9 absences, you will be referred to an administrator. Please read carefully the section on attendance, tardy to class, and absences in the student handbook for more details. 

     

     

     

     

    Assignment given before an absence:

    When a student knows in advance of an absence due to personal or to a school-related activity, it is his/her obligation to report it ahead of time to the instructor and make arrangements for the work to be completed. Any assignment already assigned before an absence is due upon return unless you made arrangments with the teacher.

     

     

    Class Participation

    Due to the nature of the subject you are studying (French), many class activities are not able to be duplicated outside of the classroom. Therefore, it is imperative that you actively participate in all activities. Lack of classroom participation will negatively affect your grade.

     

    Grading System*

    Your Grade will be an average of points which you acquire during the entire semester. Everything you do is an important part of your final grade: projects, presentations, homework, written/verbal assessments, and classroom participation. Your grade is based on the following percentage scale:

     

     

    90% to 100% of total points = A

    80% to 89% of total points = B

    70% to 79% of total points = C

    60% to 69% of total points = D

    Below 60% of total points = F

     

    Attention: Grades will not be rounded up.

     

    It is important to note that EVERYTHING you do is an accumulation up to the semester grade. The final exam will count as 20% of the point value towards the final semester total. Each quarter will count as 40% toward the final semester total.

    *NOTE: Grades are updated in real-time on Infinite Campus and both students and parents should set up an account ASAP and check it frequently. (Instructions for setting up an account can be found at: https://www.cusd80.com/Domain/5058.)


     

    Cheating/Plagiarism

    Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Any student that is found to have copied work (e.g. homework, answers on a test or quiz) from another student/source or any student who willingly shares his answers with another on individually assigned work or a test/quiz will be considered to have cheated and will receive a score of 0 points for that particular assignment or test/quiz. The student’s parent/guardian will also be notified of the incident and the student will be referred to administration.

     

     

    This syllabus is to become a permanent part of the required French binder.

    Changes may occur as circumstances warrant

    For the Student (Check the boxes and sign below):

    ð        I have read and understand Mrs. Steadman's policies and procedures for French class. I agree to abide by these policies and procedures. In the event that I do not follow these policies and procedures, I am aware that I will be subject to academic and/or disciplinary consequences.

    ð        I also agree that I will monitor my academic progress by logging on to Infinite Campus at least weekly in order to support my own academic success in the classroom. (Link for how to set up account can be found on previous page under grading policy.)

     

     

    Signed by Student ________________________________________Date ___________________

     

    Student's Name __________________________________________________

     

     

    For the Parent (Check the boxes and sign below):

    ð        I have read and understand Mrs. Steadman's policies and procedures for French 2. I understand that my student has agreed to abide by these policies and procedures. In the event that my student does not follow these policies and procedures, I am aware that he/she will be subject to academic and/or disciplinary consequences.

    ð        I also agree that I will monitor my student’s academic progress by logging on to Infinite Campus at least weekly in order to support the classroom teacher in helping my student to succeed. (Link for how to set up account can be found on previous page under grading policy.)

     

    Signed by Parent/Guardian __________________________________ Date ___________________

     

    Parent's/Guardian's Printed Name ___________________________________

     

    Please answer the following:

    ·         My student has internet access when necessary for school work at home: ð yes ð no

     

    ·         My preferred method of contact is: ð email                ð phone        ð other

     

    ·         Contact Info: ____________________________________________________________________

     

    Please list here anything you’d like to share about your student. (Learning strategies, personality traits, special talents, areas of concern, etc.):

     

     

     

     

    Hope to see you at Open House on August 7th.

     

     

    PLEASE RETAIN THE TOP PAGE FOR YOUR BINDER AND RETURN THIS PAGE, SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN, TO CLASS.