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Jamie Polk, , CTE Teacher Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services Magnet at Townview japolk@dallasisd.

org “Committed To Students and Committed To The Pursuit of Excellence!”
August 26, 2013 Hello Rosie Sorrells Parent/Guardian! First, allow me to welcome you to another exciting yet ambitious school year. The skills learned in this course will assist your son or daughter to live in a more productive life as well as prepare them for college and a career. The most successful students are those who take responsibility of their own progress. As the teacher of record, your child can expect the lessons be taught through varied instructional skills. It is my goal to establish a rigorous curriculum, which will involve an inordinate amount of critical thinking and higher level problem solving skills, to prepare them for postsecondary education. Please help your son or daughter to grow in self-motivation and develop strong study habits. Your interest and support of your child are crucial of maintaining academic achievement. PARENT PORTAL

As a guardian, you do have an opportunity to be a partner in your child’s education by utilizing our district’s Parent Portal which provides Rosie Sorrells parents/guardians with three key benefits: 1. Secure on-line access to their children's grades, assignments, and attendance 2. Email or text alerts of absences and grade average changes 3. A two-way communication tool for parents and teachers Register today for Parent Portal and become a partner in your child’s education at

GRADING POLICY – Your child’s grade breakdown is as follows:

Classwork/Homework Celebrations/Tests Projects/Products Six Weeks Test Grade

40% 25% 20% 15%

Jamie Polk, , CTE Teacher Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services Magnet at Townview “Committed To Students and Committed To The Pursuit of Excellence!”


Attendance is essential for your child’s success. It is you and your child’s responsibility to request work missed due to an absence. If your child is absent, please tell your child to first visit the class website at Once they return to school, your child has 2 days for every day absent to get makeup work turned in. For news and happening relating to the class please visit: EMAIL ME In order to expedite the communication outside the classroom to a greater degree, I am asking parents to send me an e-mail at In the e-mail subject line, please identify your child’s name and period. Include in the body a short description of yourself and any pertinent information (math and reading abilities, where you work, family background, and/or behavior issues etc.). First, it proves the e-mail address is in working condition. Secondly, I will do my best to communicate every six weeks with assignments and dates. It is your child’s responsibility to check the website frequently. In addition, I utilize Remind 101 for texting with students in regards to school-related matters. Please get the number and code from your child. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate and contact me either through e-mail. I will do my best to answer your question(s) in a timely fashion. Together as a team, we will make this a superb year for your child.

SERVICE LEARNING TOUR- SUMMER 2014 Townview Magnet Center has a history of taking students to different countries for rewarding learning experiences. This year, I am delighted to announce that I will taking a limited number of students on a service learning tour in Costa Rica in the summer of 2014. Parents are invited as well! This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. Please check my Weebly website for more information. Sincerely, Jamie Polk, CTE Teacher P.S. Don’t forget to send me the email!

Jamie Polk, , CTE Teacher Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services Magnet at Townview “Committed To Students and Committed To The Pursuit of Excellence!”


I have received this syllabus and I understand everything that was outlined.

Parent Acknowledgement Parent Printed Name:________________________________________ Parent Email:_______________________________________________ Parent Contact Number:______________________________________ Other Contact Number:_______________________________________ Interested in Service Learning Tour-Summer 2014 – Costa Rica Check:  Yes  No Parent Signature:____________________________________________

Student Acknowledgement Student Printed Name:______________________________________ Student Signature:__________________________________________

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