Señora Moss    Room 1102

World Languages Grading Policy

The final grade for each quarter will be determined by categories as follows:

    40% - Assessments (tests and quizzes)

    20% - Homework (for completeness and/or accuracy)

    30% - Special Assignments (essays, presentations, interviews, projects, etc.)

    10% - Class Engagement (grade assigned weekly, see rubric below)

    Class Engagement: Involvement and participation is a vital part of learning any language and is worth 10% of the overall grade

    Students will receive an individual grade each week (10 pts) that reflects a student’s maximum involvement and use of the language and concepts in the classroom setting.  Students (and parents) who have questions or concerns about their Class Engagement grade or would like to know ways to improve it are always encouraged to contact the teacher for specific feedback.

    Class Engagement Rubric:

    EXCELLENT 9 10

  • Consistently participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

  • Consistent use of target language in appropriate settings.

    GOOD 7 8

  • Often participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

  • Moderate use of target language in appropriate settings.


  • Sometimes participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

  • Inconsistent use of target language in appropriate settings.

    POOR 3 4

  • Rarely participates and engages in classroom conversation and activities.

  • Sporadic use of target language in appropriate settings.

    VERY POOR 0 1 2

  • Never participates nor engages in classroom conversation and activities.

  • Does not use target language in appropriate settings.

World Languages Late Work Policy

  • Homework: credit/no credit (5 pts / 2.5 pts late or incomplete).

    Ejemplos: activity sheets, notes, vocabulary practice, etc.

  • Quizzes and tests: Z until made up / can make up until end of quarter. No late penalty.

  • Assignments: 20% off next day; 50% off after that: Z until made up at the end of quarter.

    Ejemplos: presentations, projects, readings, essays

Classroom Make-up Policy

If you are absent, you are responsible for checking the “daily activities” binder for any missing assignments. If you have questions, first ask a classmate to help you, then see me if you still need assistance. You must turn in make-up work within two days of your return to class. Non-excused absences will receive a zero, until otherwise noted. (See district policy.)

PCHS Tardy Policy

Don’t be late! You should be seated when the bell rings. For every tardy you have in all classes, you will earn a detention. You have four “freebies” during the semester. (See PCHS policy.)

PCHS Dress Code Policy

  1. No hats/headwear

  2. Schools are required

  3. Pants must be worn at the waist, no under garments visible

  4. Clothing NOT permitted: advertises drugs, alcohol and tobacco, is profane or vulgar, is revealing, suggestive or otherwise distracting

***No purses or bags allowed in the classrooms!



Be appropriate, polite and reasonable. Absolutely no cell phones! MP3 players may be used in Seminar class only. Follow the student handbook guidelines. Put downs and profanity are not tolerated. Do not talk while others are. You will have plenty of time to talk together, with me, around me, even to yourself, if you wish. Yet, when I, or anyone else, has the “stage”, please be respectful and refrain from speaking. Verbal communication is the key to our success, so be prepared to speak (español) often and at appropriate times. Please do NOT bring pop and/or food to this class. Se permite agua. ¡Absolutamente NO CHICLE!

DO NOT BE LATE! Have respect for me and the rest of the class and be seated when the bell rings


This includes coming to class prepared (libro, lapiz o bolí, cuaderno, carpeta, tarea). I do NOT issue writing utensils. If you forget one, borrow from someone in the class.

If you are absent, you are responsible for finding out what you missed in class. Checking the appropriate level ACTIVIDADES binder and following up with a fellow classmate or myself are examples of how to be successful in this expectation.

DO NOT BE LATE! Allow yourself the appropriate amount of time and responsibly arrive on time.


You’ll hear me say the word “trata” often and you are always expected to uphold this responsibility. TRY!! We will do some “off the wall”, zany activities, which certainly require your full participation! The more effort you put into our engagements, the more fun and effective our Spanish class will be.



First offense: verbal warning.

Second offense: Exclusion from class participation, “0” for the day.

Third offense: Call home & detention with teacher.

Fourth offense: Behavior intervention action and detention.

Any severe disruptions: immediate visit to the appropriate administrator.

Last name:    A – K, Mr. Frink

                      L – Z, Ms. Lummis