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Spanish I 2017-2018 - All YearGustavo Arzac

Bring to Class

  • Cuaderno (notebook)
  • Bolígrafo rojo (red pen)
  • Lápiz (pencil)
  • Papel (paper)Grading policy


Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:05 PM – 3:35 PM or by appointment


This class will provide students the opportunity to communicate in the Spanish language and participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Students will be introduced and emerged in the cultures of the Spanish speaking world and will speak in a variety of scenarios that will connect them with other disciplines. Students will gain a better understanding of the Hispanic culture through comparisons of all Hispanic cultures.

Classroom Rules

1. Be on time

You will be considered tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings.

2. Be Prepared

Come to class prepared to work. Students are required to bring textbooks, binder, writing utensils, study skills calendar, homework, and any other required materials to class every day.

3. Be on task

Students are to participate in class discussions and stay alert at all times.  

4. Be respectful

Students should always be courteous and respectful to adults and one another. My number one rule.


Students are expected to be in class every day and seated before the Tardy Bell. All absences must be cleared through the Attendance Office. Please read the Attendance and Tardy Policies outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook.

Tardy Policy

Tardiness is disruptive and unacceptable. The Escalon High School Tardy policy will be strictly enforced. Yes, Saturday schools are assigned.

Late Work

All assignments need to be turned in on the due date and the beginning of class to receive credit. There will not be any late work accepted without an excused absence.

Absent Work

Absent assignments and quizzes/tests make-ups will be allowed with an excused absence. Make sure you check in with me the day you come back. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a time to make up absent work.

Discipline Policy

  • First offense: Verbal warning
  • Second offense: Meeting with teacher after class
  • Third offense: Phone call to parent of guardian and detention
  • Fourth offense: Referral

Depending on the severity of the infraction, students may be suspended or removed from the course without prior actions.


All work must be submitted in a professional matter. Students are highly encouraged to keep all work. Mistakes happen and it is easy to correct if all graded work has been kept.

Grades are weighted as listed in the following table.

Examen Final (Midterm/Final Exam) 15%
Exámenes (Exams) 30%
Pruebas (Quizzes) 10%
Proyectos (projects) 10%
Presentaciones (Presentations) 10%
Trabajo de clase (Class work) 15%
Tarea (Homework) 5%
Calendario de estudio (Study Skills Calendar) 5%


A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = 59% or lower

Cheating or plagiarism will result in zero credit for the assignment. See the Escalon High School Cheating Policy for additional information.