Dear Parents of Middle/High School students,
As we begin a new year, allow me to welcome you and your child to my class. My name is Sherry Flores, and I was born and raised in a Christian family in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After graduating from Faith Baptist School, I attended the University of Mary Washington and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in History and American Studies as well as my teaching certification. My first year as a teacher, I was fortunate enough to minister at an international Christian school in Singapore teaching social studies and Bible to middle school students from all over the world. The following year, I taught all of the core subjects for the middle school at Colonial Academy in Stafford. Last year was my first year at Calvary, and just like last year, this year, I will be teaching most of the core subjects for seventh and eighth grades as well as the high school social sciences.
Since this is middle and high school, I have high expectations for student behavior and academic success. As both a Christian and as a teacher of history, it is important for students to understand that there are consequences for all of their actions, and I feel that, at this age, each student must be held responsible for their actions, both positive and negative. To help teach them responsibility, I will not remind them to turn in late work. However, they will lose 10% per day that the assignment is late. My grading percentages for all of my subjects are as follows:
With the exception of math, there will be a project every quarter. Regarding P.E., the student’s grade will be comprised of Projects (40%), Participation (40%), and Homework (20%). There will only be tests and quizzes during the quarter in which we will be studying Health.
In terms of communication, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email me whenever you have a question, a concern, or when you simply want to check in on how your child is doing. Also, each week you will be able to find in my “Teacher Spot” the week’s assignments/activities. I encourage students to print this out at the beginning of the week so that they will always be aware of what tests/quizzes are coming up.
Looking forward to an excellent 2012-2013 school year,
Mrs. Flores (formerly Miss Corbin)