Mexican Soccor Ball.JPGPLAN FOR SUCCESS                    


                                                                    Señor Gastélum


    Course Description:

                Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3-4 reinforces literacy concepts and skills learned in the first-year course and provide Spanish-speaking students opportunities to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Course content will include literature-based units combined with grammar, reading, analyzing, synthesizing and writing activities for personal and academic purposes.


    Materials Required:  NO RED INK, gel pens, etc. will be accepted on any assignment

    • Access to the Internet at home is helpful; weekly lab assignments are given
    • Pens/pencils(black or dark blue)
    • 2 folders (any colors BUT AT LEAST ONE MUST BE YELLOW) to keep assignments organized
    • Loose paper
    • 1 notebook (college ruled/70 pages)


    Restroom/Hall Passes:

    ·         Hall passes will be monitored by teacher.

    ·         Only one (1) student will be given a pass at a time.

    ·         Students MUST wear ID while in possession of a pass.

    Grading System:       Students will be graded on the following 3P system:


    Performance and Assessments:           50% of term grade     







    Participation and Academic Preparation:    30% of term grade  


    Bell Work, classwork, and homework

    Attendance, tardies and following class procedures

    Appropriate questions, discussions and oral activities

    Projects, and don’t forget…



    Progress Portfolio:                              20% of term grade     

    Comparison of pre/post tests

    Samples of student work

    Student self-evaluation


    A = 90-100%  means “Above and Beyond”

    B = 80-89%     means “Basically Fine”

    C = 70-79%     means “Could’ve done better”

    D = 60-69%    means “Did not meet minimum standards”

    F = 0-59%       means “Far below minimum standards”


    Portfolios:  Students will be required to keep a portfolio of all the assignments that were completed during each unit.

    The portfolio will stand as a record of the required assignments. 


    Final Grade is calculated as follows:

                1st TERM                    40%

                2nd TERM                    40%

                FINAL EXAM      +   20%

                SEMESTER GRADE 100%



    CRT Categories – Final Semester Exams



    Multiple choice






    Title 1 Program: Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services. Support through Title 1 funding is available in the areas of: math, reading, and English. If interested please contact the Principal Mr. Philip Verdugo or Assistant Principal for Instruction Mr. Steve Contreras for additional information at 602-764-2000.


    Make-up Policy:

                If any student does not meet the assigned due-dates, he or she will be required to attend the KKIS period for additional help from the teacher.  If a student misses a class, the student will be required to make up the missing work. Class-time is NOT to complete make-up assignments.

    ü  It is definitely in the best interest of the student to attend each and every class.

    ü  Late and missing assignments, quizzes and tests will count as a “0” until completed.

    ü  Students will be required to do what was done in the class that was missed. If that is not practical, the instructor may choose a substitute activity which will require as much effort Examples:  (1) If we saw a 40 minute video clip in class, you will need to watch that 40 minute video clip for makeup.  (2) If we made empanadas in class (a type of Argentine food) we probably won’t be able to repeat that activity just for one person.  We will have to come up with an alternate activity that would fulfill the cultural purpose of the activity.  Maybe you will have to find a recipe from a Spanish speaking country, write it down, prepare it at home and write about your family’s reaction to the food and bring a picture showing yourself preparing or eating the food.  The point is, you will need to do the equal or maybe even a little more to make up something that was missed in class.

    ü  It is the STUDENT’s responsibility to make-up missing assignments in a timely manner.


    IDs:     Students are required to wear ID badges, visibly, at all times while on campus.



                “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than

                on-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)




                “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell

                has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)


    Being prompt is the key to success in life, work and school.  Students will arrive to every class on time, and be seated in her/his designated seat when the tardy bell rings.  A tardy will only be excusable when there is proper documentation from a doctor’s or court appointment.  Only an administrator or designee may excuse a tardy.  Failure to arrive on time will result in loss of participation points.


    1st Occurrence:     Verbal warning

    2nd Occurrence:    5 minute detention will be served during KKIS with the teacher.

    3rd Occurrence:  15 minute detention will be served during KKIS with the teacher.

    4th Occurrence:  30 minute detention will be served during KKIS with the teacher.

    5 or more Occurrences:  Disciplinary referral will be submitted to the Dean of Students


    Contact Times:

    Señor Gastélum’s Rm 110

    Phone: 602-764-2000

    Email: gastelum@puhsd210.onmicrosoft.com


    KKIS Times:

                                                    Tuesday:          2:35-3:25pm

                                                    Thursday:        2:35-3:25pm

                                                    Friday:             2:35-3:25pm



    • Follow directions the first time they are given.
    • Come to class every day; don't be late!
    • Share regularly. Give good feedback. Ask good questions.
    • Take ownership of your results; be accountable; don’t blame.
    • Ask for help when you need it; use the advice I give you.
    • No electronic devices are permitted in class.  (If I can see it, it is not where it belongs.)
    • Be an active participant.  Have fun!




    Bienvenidos a la clase de Español


    Welcome to Spanish Class



    Dear Students and Parents:


    I am enthusiastic and excited about this school year.  If we work together we can assure a successful school year for all of us.  To ensure an optimal learning experience for all students, I believe that students, parents and I must practice the following:


    Teacher’s Responsibilities

    • I will establish a learning environment where all students can achieve.
    • I will maintain high expectations of my students.
    • I will teach, help and educate all students to the best of my knowledge.
    • I will be available during my office hours and by appointment.


    Student’s Responsibilities

    • I will arrive to class on time with the essential materials.
    • I will participate in class activities as well as complete my class work and homework.
    • I will encourage others and myself to preserve an uninterrupted learning environment.
    • I will have a positive attitude in Spanish class.


    Parent’s Responsibilities

    • I will call the teacher regarding any concerns related to the performance of my child.
    • I will assure my child attends school and completes his or her homework regularly.
    • I will provide an atmosphere at home to ensure my child is successful.
    • I will support the school and the teacher regarding the education of my child.



    This is going to be the best year ever!



    Thank you,



    Mr. Gastélum


    PARENTAL NOTIFICATION / SIGN OFF SHEET        Period ____________                 


    Everyone who signs this sheet agrees that he/she has read the PLAN FOR SUCCESS and will communicate any questions or concerns to Señor Gastélum.


    Parent’s Signature ____________________________________________________Date______________________


    Print Parent Name

    ________________________________________ Parent Email:__________________________


    Student’s Signature ___________________________________________________Date_______________________


    Print Student Name

    _______________________________________________Student # ______________________


                Mr. Gastélum

    ______________________________________________ Date ___________________________


    I have also received my STUDENT PLANNER                               Student Initials ___________




    Everyone who signs this sheet agrees that he/she has read the PLAN FOR SUCCESS and will communicate any questions or concerns to Señor Gastélum.


    Parent’s Signature ____________________________________________________Date______________________


    Print Parent Name

    ________________________________________ Parent Email:__________________________


    Student’s Signature ___________________________________________________Date_______________________


    Print Student Name

    _______________________________________________Student # ______________________


                Mr. Gastélum




    I have also received my STUDENT PLANNER                               Student Initials ___________