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Sanger High School

Daily Schedule

Coach DeLorge 
US History and Head Boys Basketball Coach
 
 
1st - Athletics
2nd - AP Us History
3rd - US History
4th - DC Gov/Eco
5th - US History
6th - US History
7th - Conference- 2:07-2:50
8th - Athletics
 
Here is our syllabus for US History:

COURSE DESCRIPTION :

This course is a chronological survey of American historical development from 1877 to the

present. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of American social, intellectual, political,

economic, and diplomatic institutions. Special topical consideration will be given to the

nation’s culture and diversity. The emergence of the United States as a superpower is

analyzed against the background of world history.

 

 

SUPPLIES: 

Students will need to bring to class everyday:  MacBook, headphones/earbuds, a notebook

or folder (specifically for U.S. History), pens (blue, black).

 

GRADING SCALE AND POLICY

Sanger High School grading guidelines are established to assist students with the mastery of the TEKS for each course.  English, Science, Social Studies, and Math major grades will count for 60% of the student’s total grade and minor grades will count for 40% (including quizzes) of the student’s total grade. Electives major grades will count for 50% of the student’s total grade and minor grades will count for 50% (including quizzes) of the student’s total grade. Semester exams will count 20% of a student's final grade.

 

CORRECTIONS

Students shall be allowed one week from the time they receive the assignment/assessment back to make corrections for half credit.  This includes in class formative grades but excludes quizzes and tests.  Once the one week option expires, the option for making corrections will no longer be allowed.

 

In order to support student learning, teachers will provide appropriate interventions for students before they redo work.  Our purpose for students redoing assignments is to support student mastery learning of course objectives; therefore, if a student earns a 70% or better, mastery has been achieved and corrections will not be an option. A grade of 70% will be the maximum grade for a corrected paper.

 

LATE WORK

Secondary students are expected to submit all assignments, including electronic assignments, by the date and time established by the classroom teacher. For assignments that are received after the date and time established by the classroom teacher, please refer to the table below. Once the summative assessment has been administered and feedback has been provided to students, formative work from that unit will no longer be accepted by teachers.

 

Late Assignments per class, per nine weeks

First

Second

Third

Student Receives

Full Credit

-20 Points

-40 Points

 

MAKEUP WORK

In order to provide the total assessment profile of a student’s academic progress for a course, any student missing classroom instruction should be given the opportunity to make up the missing assigned work. This will ensure instructional continuity and place importance upon consistent attendance and daily study.

Makeup Work Guidelines

All students shall be allowed to make up work when they are absent from class.

 

  1. Students shall have a time equal to days absent from class plus one day to complete all missed

     assignments.

 

  1. Under extenuating circumstances, such as long-term illness or family emergencies,

     teachers may choose to give students more than one day for each day missed to   

     make-up assignments.

 

  1. In situations where the assignments were given before the student was absent, a shorter

     time frame may be specified at the teacher’s discretion.

 

  1. Make-up tests or quizzes should be administered during tutorial times to prevent the student

     from missing additional class time; however, students who cannot attend tutorials must be

     given the opportunity to make up this work during the regular school day.

 

  1. A student should not, on the day of returning to school, be required to take a quiz or test that

     was announced during his/her absence.

 

  1. Makeup work, including tests, may be of an altered version. Teachers may assign alternate

     work to assure that students who have been absent have sufficient opportunity to master the

     TEKS or to meet subject or course requirements. The assignments shall be based on the

     instructional objectives for the subject or course and may provide greater depth of subject

     matter than routine makeup work. 


 

  1. School related absences are given the same amount of time to complete makeup work as

     non-school related absences. Students absent from class due to school sponsored activities are

     instructed to speak with their classroom teachers prior to the planned absence. 


 

Exceptions may be granted by the administration in extenuating circumstances.

 

The full Grading Guidelines for Secondary Campuses

can be located on the SHS website.

 

FINAL EXAMS

NO FINAL EXAMS WILL BE ADMINISTERED EARLY  

Any student who will be absent for a final exam will need to notify an administrator before December 4, 2020 (Fall Final Exam) or May 7, 2021 (Spring Final Exam).  Those students who miss a final exam MUST make up their final exam January 5, 2021 (Fall Final Exam) or Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (Spring Final Exam) at 8:00am at Sanger High School or their final exam grade will remain a “0”.

 

CELL PHONE POLICY 

Cell phone use is not permitted in classrooms unless expressly authorized by the teacher for educational purposes only. Once the tardy bell has rung, phones should be placed in backpacks and remain there for the duration of the class period.  Phones may only be used before school, during passing periods, and while at lunch.  If a teacher asks for a student’s phone and the student refuses to cooperate, an administrator will be called to remove the phone from the classroom. If a parent needs to make contact with their student during class time, please contact the front office and they will assist you.

 

HEADPHONE POLICY 

Headphone use is only allowed before school, during passing periods, and while at lunch.  Students may only use headphones in class as permitted by the teacher for educational purposes only. If a student refuses to cooperate with the headphone policy disciplinary actions will be taken. 

 

DRESS CODE POLICY 

The district dress code must be followed at all times.

 

TARDY POLICY

Students must be in class before the tardy bell stops ringing in order not to be counted tardy.  

Any student arriving after that time is considered tardy.  Students arriving more than 10 minutes late to class will be counted absent. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

Tardies are cumulative, not per class period, and will reset at the completion of each semester. Excessive tardies can be subject to mandatory attendance laws.

 

            1-4 Tardies: Conference with teacher or administrator

            5-9 Tardies: Detention (1 hr. detention for 5, 7, 9)

            10-15 Tardies: Saturday School (3hr. detention for 11, 13, 15)

            16+ Tardies: ISS (each odd # tardy)

  

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 

Students are expected to contribute to a fair learning environment by exhibiting honesty while upholding the integrity of Sanger ISD, as well as their own honor and moral character.  Students should accept ownership and pride in their own work, as well as establish positive behaviors to support future academic endeavors and workplace expectations.  Learning requires students to take responsibility for one’s own work at all times and display one’s own knowledge, judgment, and creativity.  Academically, this means no cheating, plagiarizing, or inappropriate use of technology in any way. 

 

Cheating/Plagiarism

 

Students will

  1. Take full credit only for their own work.
  2. Provide full credit to others with whom they have collaborated or who have influenced them.
  3. Credit others’ work they have incorporated into their own.
  4. Collaborate with other students only as specifically directed and authorized. If collaboration has not been specified as permissible, the assignment must be your individual effort. Unless you are explicitly told you may work together, you may not.
  5. Report breaches of academic integrity to a teacher, counselor or administrator

Cheating and Plagiarism: Cheating includes such acts as copying during a test, sharing answers or test questions with other students, copying information on any assignment in which an individual grade is given, or plagiarizing from an outside source such as the Internet.  Consequences for cheating and plagiarism are outlined in this policy and will require the student to reassess.  

Cheating is defined as seeking to obtain (or aiding another to obtain) credit or improved scores through the use of any unauthorized or deceptive means. Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:

 

  •        Copying work for homework, test, or any other assignment, whether verbally, in written form, or electronically.
  •    Allowing another student to copy your work for homework, test, or any other assignment, whether verbally, in written form, or electronically.
  • Presenting collaborative work as individual work.
  • Fabricating data, information, or sources.
  •     Using unauthorized help or information during the completion of an assignment or assessment. This may include answer keys in textbooks, study guides such as Sparknotes,  cheat sheets, cell phones, or other physical or online sources.
  • Asking about or sharing questions and/or answers to quizzes and exams.
  •      Submitting the same work for more than one assignment without express permission from your teacher(s).
  • Altering corrections or scores with the intent of changing your grade.
  •  Leaving an online assessment screen, such as Canvas, during the assessment for any reason without teacher permission.

 

The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing defines plagiarism as follows: “Forms of plagiarism include the failure to give appropriate acknowledgments when repeating another’s wording or particularly apt phrase, paraphrasing another’s argument, and presenting another’s line of thinking. You may certainly use another person’s words and thoughts, but the borrowed material must not appear to be your creation. In your writing, then, you must document everything you borrow; not only direct quotations and paraphrases, but also information and ideas.” (2016).

 

 “Plagiarism is presenting another person’s ideas, information, expressions, or entire work as one’s own. It is thus a kind of fraud: deceiving others to gain something of value. While plagiarism only sometimes has legal repercussions (e.g., when it involves copyright infringement—violating an author’s exclusive legal right to publication), it is always a serious moral and ethical offense.” MLA Handbook. 8th ed., MLA, 201

Consequences:

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

Grade of zero for the assignment along with reassessment for maximum grade of 50.

Grade of zero for the assignment with no reassessment allowed.

Grade of zero for the assignment with no reassessment allowed.

1  Saturday School

1 Day of ISS

3 Days of ISS

Notify National Honor Society sponsor, extra curricular sponsors/coaches

Notify National Honor Society sponsor, extra curricular sponsors/coaches

Notify National Honor Society sponsor, extra curricular sponsors/coaches

 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

  1. STUDENT IDs MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
  1. NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM
  1.      CELL PHONES ARE TO REMAIN IN STUDENT BACKPACKS FROM BELL TO BELL UNLESS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY THE TEACHER FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
  1. BE INSIDE THE CLASSROOM BEFORE THE TARDY BELL RINGS
  1. DO NOT DISTURB YOUR CLASSMATES.
  1. DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO KEEP THE TEACHER FROM TEACHING OR YOUR CLASSMATES FROM LEARNING.

 

CONSEQUENCES

  1. VERBAL CORRECTION
  1. PRIVATE CONVERSATION REGARDING BEHAVIOR PARENT PHONE CALL
  1. OFFICE REFERRAL

  

This syllabus is a tentative outline of this course and may be changed as deemed necessary by the instructor.

 
Please feel free to contact me at brandon.delorge@sangerisd.net for anything you need. I am excited for another great year at Sanger High School.