• 6th & 7th Grade Directed Studies

                                                                                                                            Ms. Mach

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    Welcome to 6th and 7th Grade Directed Studies.  This course provides individualized and small group instruction for students in the Special Education program in the areas specified on each student’s IEP.  The students are instructed according to the California State Standards utilizing various techniques.  Support is also given as needed for general education courses.

     

    Grading:

    You will receive a grade in Directed Studies meant to reflect your individual progress.  I do expect you to put forth your best effort on all assignments. The scale is as follows:

     

      A      90-100%

    B      80-89%

    C      70-79%

    D      60-69%

                   F      59% and below

     

    Students earn 5 points per class period which include the following:

    • Participation in group discussions
    • Materials/Planner brought to class
    • Correct entries in Planner
    • Proper work habits
    • Proper behavior/attitude

     

    Work Habits Grade:

    This grade reflects the student's ability to be prepared, stay on task, and complete assignments on time. 

     

    The grading scale is as follows:

    Outstanding                                    0-2 missing assignments/checks

    Satisfactory                                     3-6 missing assignments/checks

    Needs Improvement                   7-10 missing assignments/checks

    Unsatisfactory                              11 or more missing assignments/checks

     

    Citizenship Grades:

    This grade reflects the student’s behavior and participation in the classroom. 

     

    The grading scale is as follows:

    Outstanding                                      0-2 checks

    Satisfactory                                       3-6 checks

    Needs Improvement                      7-10 checks

    Unsatisfactory                                 11 or more checks

     

    Supplies:

    3-ring binder                     highlighter                         calculator

    index cards                       pens(blue/black)                 pencils

    notebook paper                colored pencils                  

     

    All I expect is your personal best.   I hope this has given you a clear overview of what is expected in Directed Studies this year.  This is a special year for your son/daughter.  Let us work together to ensure a positive learning experience!

     

    Thank you,

    Susan Mach

    Smach@opusd.org