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World History A and B

Mr. Enowitz
Room 704
Fall 2016
 
Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome back to another school year.  Your son or daughter is enrolled in my World History class at Grant High School.  It is a two semester course tracing World History from The Renaissance to the present day.  Topics covered will include the Renaissance, Democratic Revolutions, The Industrial Revolution, Colonization, World War One, The Rise of Dictators, World War Two, The Cold War, and Recent World History.  The class will follow the California State History and Social Science Academic Standards for World History.
 
Grading will be based on a point system.  Each assignment or test will have a point value.  The percentage of the total points a student earns will determine his or her letter grade.  The Grading Scale will be as follows:
 
                                              90-100%   =  A
                                               77-89%    =  B
                                               65-76%    =  C
                                               52-64%    =  D
                                                 0-51%    =  F
 
The Work Habits grade will be based on the number of missing assignments.  A student can be missing 0-3 assignments and still get an E in Work Habits.  A student can be missing 4-6 assignments and still get an S in Work Habits.  If a student is missing 7 or more assignments, he or she will get a U in Work Habits.
 
The Cooperation Grade will be based on the number of tardies and the student's behavior.  A student with good behavior who has 0-3 tardies can get an E in Cooperation.  Students with good behavior and 4-6 tardies (4-7 Tardies in Period One), can get an S in Cooperation.  Students with 7 or more tardies (8 or more in Period One), will get a U in Cooperation.  Also, if a student misbehaves, he or she will be warned first, and then have his or her seat moved if the behavior continues.  After moving the seat, if the negative behavior still continues I will call the student's parent to discuss his or her behavior.  If problems still continue after I have called home, the student will get a U in Cooperation.
 
The Classroom Rules are as follows:
 
1. Respect yourself and others.
2. Be in your seat, ready to work when the bell rings, and remain in your seat until the bell to dismiss rings.
3. Bring all required materials to class, including textbook, pen, paper.
4. Do not get up and walk around or talk while the teacher or another student is talking, or while the class is working.
5. All school rules apply in this classroom.
6. Use the restroom or take care of anything else you need to before class.
7. Clear all absences.
 
Students will receive a daily grade of five points for following the rules.  They will get five out of five for following them for the entire period, and zero out of five if they violate the rules.  They can also earn negative points for repeatedly breaking the rules during a class period.  Uncleared absences and truancies will count against students for this grade.  This daily grade may positively or negatively affect a student's grade.
 
If a student is absent, it is up to him or her to get the assignment from the teacher upon returning to school, or to get it from my webpage on granths.org.  Students are responsible for all work missed during an absence, and will get a score of zero on work that is not completed following an absence.  Students will get the same number of days as they were absent to make up the work.  Late work will be accepted, but students can get no more than half credit on work that is turned in late.  Make up work that is turned in will not be counted until I have seen on MISIS that the absence has been cleared.  Work missed due to truancy cannot be made up.
 
Homework will usually be given two to three times a week.  It must be done COMPLETELY AT THE TIME IT IS DUE.  If it is not completely done at the time it is due, it will be graded either late or incomplete, and the student will get no more than half credit on the assignment.  Work also must be done in COMPLETE SENTENCES.  If it is not, the student will get no more than half credit.  If a student does not understand the work, it is up to him or her to ask me for help, and I will be glad to provide it.  Work that is not completely done because the student did not ask for help will be considered to be incomplete and the student will get half credit on the assignment.
 
Tests will be given periodically.  They will be correctable True/False tests, in which the students will have to explain why the false answers are incorrect.  Students will be able to use notes on the test, but if they choose to do so, they can get no better than 70% on the test.  If they want to get a score higher than 70%, they must take the test without the notes.
 
If a student cheats or helps another student to cheat, he or she will get a grade of zero on that assignment or test.  Cheating includes copying an assignment from a cell phone, copying from another student's paper, giving out an assignment for another student to copy from, looking at another student's paper during a test, use of notes or any other aid without telling the teacher, communication of any kind with other students during the test, and the use of any kind of electronic device during a test.
 
I hope this will be a rewarding school year for everybody involved.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me here at school at 818-756-2700, or email me at dae0587@lausd.net.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
David Enowitz
 

Principles of American Democracy

Mr. Enowitz
Rm. 704
Fall 2016
 
 
Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome back to another school year.  Your son or daughter is enrolled in my Principles of American Democracy class at Grant High School.  It is a one semester course focusing on topics that include the origins and history of the U.S. Government, The Constitution and Bill of Rights, the three branches of the U.S. government, and federalism.  The class will follow the California State History and Social Science Academic Standards for Principles of American Democracy.
 
Grading will be based on a point system.  Each Assignment or test will have a point value.  The percentage of the total points a student earns will determine his or her letter grade in the class.  The Grading Scale will be as follows:
 
                                               90-100%  = A
                                               77-89%    = B
                                               65-76%    = C
                                               52-64%    = D
                                                 0-51%    = F
 
The Work Habits Grade will be based on the number of missing assignments.  Students can miss 0-3 assignments and still get an E in Work Habits.  They can miss 4-6 Assignments and still get an S in Work Habits.  Students with seven or more missing assignments will get a U in Work Habits.
 
The Cooperation Grade will be based on the number of tardies and the student's behavior.  A student with good behavior who has 0-3 tardies will get an E in Cooperation.  A student with good behavior who has 4-6 tardies will get an S in Cooperation.  A student with 7 or more tardies (8 or more tardies in Period 1) will get a U in Cooperation.  Also, if a student misbehaves, he or she will be warned first, which will be followed by me moving his or her seat if the behavior continues.  If the negative behavior still persists, I will call the student's parents to discuss the behavior.  If problems continue after the call home, the student will receive a U in Cooperation.
 
The Classroom Rules are as follows:
 
1. Respect Yourself and Others.
2. Be in your seat, ready to work when the bell rings, and remain in your seat until the bell to dismiss rings.
3. Bring all required materials to class, including textbook, pen and paper.
4. Do not get up or walk around, or talk, while the teacher or another student is talking or the class is working.
5. All school rules apply in this classroom
6. Use the restroom and take care of anything else you need to before class.
7. Clear all absences.
 
Students will receive a daily grade of five points for following the rules.  They will get a five out of five if they follow the rules for the entire period, and a zero out of five for violating the rules during the class period.  They can also earn negative points for repeatedly breaking the rules.  Uncleared absences and truancies will count against students for this grade.  This daily grade may positively or negatively affect the student's letter grade.
 
If a student is absent, it is up to him or her to go to the teacher and ask for the assignments missed, or to get them from my webpage on granths.org, where all of the assignments will be posted.  If a student fails to make up work from an absence, he or she will receive a grade of zero on that assignment.  Students will have the same number of days as the absence to make up the work.  Late work will be accepted, but students will only get half credit for work that is not turned in on time.  Students will not get credit for make up work until I can see on MISIS that the absence has been cleared.  They cannot make up work for truancies.
 
Homework will usually be given two to three times a week.  It must be COMPLETELY DONE AT THE TIME THAT IT IS DUE.  If it is not complete at the time it is due, it will be considered incomplete, and the student will get half credit on the assignment.  Work must also be done in COMPLETE SENTENCES.  If it is not done in complete sentences, the student will get no more than half credit.  If a student does not understand part or all of the work, it is up to him or her to ask me for help, and I will be glad to provide it.  Work that is not finished because the student failed to ask for help will be considered incomplete, and the student will get no more than half credit.
 
Tests will be given periodically to assess what the students have learned.  They will be correctable True/False Tests, with the students having to explain why the false statements are incorrect.  Students can use notes on the test, but if they choose to do so, they cannot get a score higher than 70% on the test.  If they want to get a score higher than 70%, they must take the test without notes.
 
If a student is caught cheating, he or she will receive a grade of zero on that Assignment or Test.  Cheating includes copying work off of a cell phone, giving an assignment to another student to copy, copying from another student's paper, using notes or any other study aid on the test without informing the teacher, looking at another student's test, talking or communicating with another student or students in any way during a test, or the use of any kind of electronic device during a test.
 
I hope this will be a rewarding school year for everybody involved.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at school at (818) 756-2700, or email me at dae0587@lausd.net.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
David Enowitz