Joy Bryant Hall

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Please see Google Classroom for daily assignments
These assignments are subject to change
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(Students enrolled in Spanish 4 will follow the assignments posted to google classroom at their own pace.)


  Helpful websites:
http://www.studyspanish.com/
http://www.spanishdict.com/
http://www.wordreference.com/
http://www.conjuguemos.com/
https://sites.google.com/dcps.k12.va.us/dcpsresources/home?authuser=0


Helpful apps:
Duolingo
Mind snacks (full version may require payment)

Dear parent/guardian:

As you know, the 2020-2021 school year is going to look vastly different than in the past. I will do everything in my power to assure that your student(s) receives the best instruction possible during this time. I also understand that this situation is new to all of us, so flexibility and understanding is key as we are all getting used to this new process. We are all learning new processes and will likely have to adjust as we go.  To best instruct your student(s), there are certain expectations that apply to each student. 

Students in cohort A will attend in person classes on Monday and Tuesday and attend virtually Wednesday-Friday. Students in cohort B will attend in person classes Thursday and Friday and attend virtually Monday-Wednesday. Cohort C students are learning remotely Monday-Friday. For all groups, Wednesday will serve as a day to catch up, ask for clarification of lessons, extra instruction, etc.

Lessons for students learning remotely or on the hybrid plan will use Google Meets on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Meets on Wednesday will be used for remediation, etc. and students will be notified in advance by email or Remind if attendance to the meet  is needed. To join the meet, students will go to their Google Classroom and click the Meet link at the top of the classroom page. They will then need to click join meet. Those learning remotely will be expected to log into the Google Meet no later than 5 minutes after the start of class, seated at a desk or a table, with camera ON so that I may see who is present to class, and mic muted unless speaking or being asked to speak. Attending these meets will be the best way to receive instruction. However, I understand that technology is sometimes uncooperative. In the event a student will be unable to attend the scheduled meet due to technology issues, dr. appointments, etc. please send an email letting me know. 

Instruction will be presented through Google Meets and will also be recorded. These recordings will be posted as materials on Google Classroom for students to watch as review if needed or if unable to attend during the designated time. As such, when you sign the syllabus, you are agreeing that your student can be recorded for this purpose. The web address for Google Meet and class code for Google Classroom is provided on the next page. A schedule for all my Spanish classes is provided on the next page

A typical daily lesson would include review of the previous classes independent practice activities, vocabulary, listening activities, lecture/note taking, and independent practice. This independent practice will be started during the class period. However, whatever is not completed in class will be assigned as “homework” and will be due the next class period unless otherwise stated. After covering the material and having opportunities to practice, quizzes and tests will also be administered using Google Classroom. In most cases, assignments and videos will be posted on Google Classroom under the “Classwork” tab. Students learning remotely and without internet connection will be provided with a flash drive Wednesday of each week that will contain all assignments and videos of instruction needed to complete the work without the use of the internet. These assignments, tests, and quizzes WILL BE GRADED and count toward a final grade for the class FOR ALL STUDENTS whether attending in person or learning remotely. Therefore, attendance, whether in person or remotely through Google Meet is crucial to receive necessary instruction.

I will be utilizing Remind to also send out messages about assignments due, upcoming quizzes, and tests. I have included directions on how to join below. Students or parents/guardians may contact me at any time by responding to a Remind message. I can be reached anytime by e-mail also. I will be available by calling the school between 1:25-3:00 or by calling 276-807-8815, excluding Wednesday. I will be available Wednesday at the school or at the same number as above between 8:00-1:00. I have also included the address for our Google tech help website available to students.

If you have any questions, please e-mail the address listed below. While it will be challenging for all of us, I am looking forward to a new school year. 

Sincerely,

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Google tech help: https://sites.google.com/dcps.k12.va.us/dcpsresources/home?authuser=0

Spanish 1

8:00-9:30

Google Classroom link

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTQ3Mzg0OTU5MTU0

Google Class Code

F7a36vz

Google Meet Link

https://meet.google.com/lookup/d75e3sc5pr

Remind

Text 81010 with the message “@hallsp1” YOU MUST INCLUDE THE @ SYMBOL.

Or

From the Remind app click join a class and enter code “hallesp1”


Spanish 2

9:40-11:10

Google Classroom link

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTQ3Mzg3Mzk4NjEx

Google Class Code

ol6m334

Google Meet Link

https://meet.google.com/lookup/danuqsto2i

Remind

Text 81010 with the message “@hallsp2” YOU MUST INCLUDE THE @ SYMBOL.

Or

From the Remind app click join a class and enter code “hallesp2”


Spanish 3

11:15-12:50

Google Classroom link

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTQ3Mzc3OTkzMTIy

Google Class Code

nat2pdm

Google Meet Link

https://meet.google.com/lookup/ehmvfjq2z4

Remind

Text 81010 with the message “@hallsp3” YOU MUST INCLUDE THE @ SYMBOL.

Or

From the Remind app click join a class and enter code “hallesp3”



Spanish Syllabus

Mrs. Joy Bryant Hall

Email jhall@dcps.k12.va.us

Phone: (276) 835-1600 (M,T,TH,F-during planning, W-8:00AM-1:00 PM)

Google voice (276) 807-8815(M,T,TH,F-during planning, W-8:00AM-1:00 PM)

Planning Period: 4th block (1:25-3:00 PM)

Room: A310


Course Overview

Students will gain a greater knowledge of the Spanish Language and the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Skills such as speaking, reading, listening, and writing related to learning a new language should also improve. To be enrolled in Spanish 2, students MUST PASS Spanish 1. To be enrolled in Spanish 3, students MUST PASS Spanish 2. Students should expect:

  • “Written” homework assignments on a regular basis

  • Group and individual discussions, writing assignments, conversations, etc. 

  • Quizzes over material covered during the week

  • Writing/Listening/Speaking tests after the completion of each chapter

  • Online activities both in class and at home

Supplies

All students are expected to bring the following to class each day:

  • CHARGED Chromebook/laptop (A headset with built in mic is recommended on remote learning days)

  • 3-ring binder (1 1/2”) with loose-leaf paper. This will be used to write down notes, print and keep vocabulary assignments once completed, and for any other notes or handouts.

  • PENCIL ONLY. NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED WITH PEN. It is 

  • Completed homework when assigned

If any other supplies may be needed the students will be given advanced notice, or the supplies will be provided by the teacher.

Grades/Assessment (The grading scale can be found in the student handbook.)

  • Written assignments: 15%

  • Listening activities: 10%

  • Quizzes: 25% 

  • Tests: 30%    

  • Quizlet: 20%


  1. Written assignments: All “written” assignments will be started in class through Google Classroom. However, if the assignment is not completed before the end of the class period it will be assigned as “homework,” and will be due the following class period unless otherwise stated. These assignments will be graded based on effort and completion. If the assignment is complete the student will receive 100%, if ¾ of the assignment is completed the student will receive 75% if half of the assignment is completed or less the student will receive 50%. If for any reason, a student does not have his or her work on the designated due date, they will have 5 school days to turn in the missing assignment, with penalization. (This does not apply to students without internet connection that are learning 100% remotely, as there is a delay in receiving and returning assignments via flash drive. However, if the assignments are not completed when returning and picking up new assignments, the grade will reflect as stated above.) Extenuating circumstances will also be considered in a waiver of the consequences if the student provides documentation (doctor’s excuse, note from home, etc.). Consequences for late work are as follows:

    1. Warning, no points deducted 

    2. 5-point deduction for each day late

    3. 5-point deduction for each day late, parental contact

    4. 10-point deduction for each day late, parental contact

    5. 10-point deduction for each day late, parental contact, office referral

Written assignments count for 15% of the final average.


  1. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests will be administered after the material has been presented and students have been given the opportunity to practice the material. Advance notice will be given before a quiz or test. All tests and quizzes will be administered using Google Forms. Students taking the quiz/test or while learning remotely are expected to adhere to an honor policy stating that they will not open any other tabs, browsers, online dictionaries, online translation services, etc. or use notes while taking the quiz/test. Students learning remotely without internet connection will be expected to adhere to this honor policy as well. Students will be expected to “sign” their activities in the spaces provided stating that they have adhered to this policy after each quiz/test. Due to the circumstances, re-takes of quizzes will be allowed on a case by case basis as needed. ALL TEST GRADES WILL BE FINAL. NO RE-TAKES. Quizzes count for 25% of the final average. Tests count for 30% of the final average.

    1. Honor policy: As a student of Mrs. Hall’s Spanish class, I believe honesty and integrity are fundamental to my learning.  As a student, I will represent myself truthfully, claim only work that is my own, and engage honestly in all academic assignments. I have not utilized any outside resources such as online dictionaries, online translation services, vocabulary lists, or my written notes to complete this assignment. The answers provided reflect my knowledge only. I am committed to upholding this honor policy.


  1. Listening activities: Listening activities will be conducted during the class period. These activities will provide an opportunity for students to hear various speakers and improve listening comprehension skills, which will help prepare students for the listening section of the chapter test. Students learning remotely will also participate in the listening activities through Google Classroom and Google Meet. Students learning remotely without internet connection will use the instructional videos and assignments provided on their flash drives to complete the listening activities when required. Listening activities count for 10% of the final average.


  1. Quizlet: Students will be required to use quizlet for vocabulary practice. Quizlet is an online learning platform with many ways to study various material. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN MAKE OTHER ARRANGMENTS.  Each student will be expected to set up a free account in order to be added to an online “class” and have access to the assigned material. Students will be required to complete the “LEARN” section for each chapter by reaching 100% and complete the “TEST” section with a score of 70 or better before the designated date. The other study aids, such as flashcards, spell, write, etc. can serve as extra study aids, but will not be required as part of the assignment. This will be due by a designated date by the day of the chapter test. At the beginning of each class period, time will be allotted to work on these activities while attendance is taken, students are logging on to Google Meet, etc. These activities may be completed on a computer from the Quizlet website, or using the app. Students learning remotely without an internet connection will be given an alternate assignment that will hold the same weight towards their grade. Quizlet activities will count for 20% of the final average.


  1. Make up work: All students are responsible for making up any worked missed within 5 days upon returning to school. This includes tests and quizzes. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missing tests or quizzes. Any work assigned before the absence is due upon returning to class. If these assignments are not turned in when returning, the work will be considered late and the policy mentioned above concerning late work will be implemented. In the event that the work is not made up within a 5 day period, the student will receive a zero for any missing assignments. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as a lengthy hospitalization, an extension of the 5-day make-up period may be made at the discretion of the teacher and documentation of the reason for the absence is preferred.



Rules and Expectations:

  1. No bullying, name-calling, teasing, fighting, or harming another student. Breaking this rule can result in immediate referral to the office for disciplinary action. 


  1. Arrive to class prepared and ready to learn. This includes pencils, notebooks, CHARGED Chromebooks/laptops, or any item specified by the teacher. Sleeping/laying heads down, etc. will not be tolerated. Students learning remotely should be logged onto the class Google Meet no later than 5 minutes after the beginning of class time with all materials needed. Remote learners should also be seated at a desk or a table with their camera ON so that I may see they are present. A headset with built in mic is recommended. Mics should remain muted unless speaking. Students should remain on the meet until dismissed.


  1. CELL PHONES or any other electronic devices are prohibited while in class, Cell phones/MP3/iPods, etc. are to be stored in the designated area of the classroom, unless there is a use for these devices during the lesson. These devices must be stored in the designated location by the time the tardy bell rings in order to be counted present for the class. In the event these items are being used without permission or inappropriately, they will be confiscated, and the student will be sent to the office for disciplinary action. Chromebooks/laptops used for the delivery of instruction are exempt. However, the school policy concerning use of these devices DOES apply.


  1. Arrive or log in to class on time. Be seated by the time the tardy bell rings and stay seated. If you are not in your seat and your electronic devices are not in the designated location by the tardy bell, you will be considered tardy. Tardiness will be dealt with according to the school policy. All trips to the restroom should be made between classes. Trips out of the room are limited to 10 per nine week period. Once these trips are used you will not be allowed to leave for any reason. If there is a medical need for more frequent trips to the restroom medical documentation must be provided. A record will be kept of trips out of the classroom. 1 point extra credit will be awarded toward a quiz grade per unused trip.


  1. If you need to speak, have a question, or need to get out of your seat for any reason, please raise your hand. Remote students with a question can send their question using the “chat” feature on Google meets or click the “emoji” button of a person raising their hand in the upper left-hand corner of the meet screen. Otherwise you are to remain quiet and, in your seat, or logged on the meet until dismissed by the teacher. 


  1. NO FOOD/DRINK WHILE IN CLASS!!! This includes gum. It is difficult to speak a new language while eating or drinking. If there is a medical reason for needing food or drink during class, please provide documentation. Bottled water is permissible.


  1. NO CHEATING!!! If a student is caught cheating on any assignment, he or she will receive a 0 for the assignment and immediately be referred to the office for disciplinary action. This includes sharing & copying assignments, whether giving the paper to another student, by sharing pictures of the assignment, etc. Cheating also includes using any website that may contain answers to any assigned work or using online translators to form answers. (YES, I CAN TELL WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THIS!) The dictionary provided on Google Classroom and notes provided during class should be enough for you to form an answer on written assignments. These written assignments should adequately prepare you for a test or quiz, along with studying notes.


  1. All other school rules and policies found in the student handbook apply while in class.



 

I will be using www.remind.com to remind students of assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. Reminders are sent out on a frequent basis. A text enabled phone or e-mail is needed in order to receive these reminders. If the only way to receive these reminders is e-mail, please be sure it is an e-mail that is checked on a daily basis. All contact information will remain confidential. All students are expected to provide this information. This is also a good way to get make-up work and have it ready when you return to school.