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S.T.E.A.M.

STEAM Legacy High School, LAUSD


5225 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math www.legacysteamhs.com
Home of the Tigerbot. Gateway to Innovation. Office (323) 357-7541 Fax (323) 357-7590

EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS - Photography1A /1B, Digital Imaging, Experimental Photography Syllabus
Student expectations for success all Photography classes are outlined here. PHOTOGRAPHY is decision making, digital
understanding, communication, self-confidence, presentation, collaboration, self-analysis, and skills. All are
essential elements of a professional photographer.
content standards outlined : https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vaproficient.asp. Additionally, students will be expected to learn via
activities/tasks that incorporate writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading known collectively as “WICOR Strategies.”
1. TEACHER BACKGROUND
• I teach Photo 1A/1B, Digital Imaging and Experimental Photography.
• I completed a BA in Sociology and Studio Art at University of California Irvine, a Masters in Fine Art Photography and Masters in
Education at California State University Long Beach and hold a National Board Certification in Art.
• I have previously worked at Museums and Universities teaching Photography and Art Education.
• I can be reached at cxh8804@lausd.net or (323) 357-7541; allow two school days for response (hablo español).

2. GRADING: A modified 100 points scale is used for academic grades on “schoology” (A = 90%-100%, B= 80%-89%, C=70%-
79%, D=60-69%, F=59 and below%) –In addition, students will also be evaluated on Work Habits & Cooperation.

Grading Category % of Grade Grade Work Habits/Cooperation


1.Assessments: Projects –DONE 1. 70% Excellent (E) 100 points per grading period.
DURING SCHOOL DAY, AFTER 2. 20% Satisfactory (S)
SCHOOL, WEEKENDS 3. 10% Unsatisfactory (U)
2.Notes/Classwork/Notebook
3,SMALL Homework & Participation Extra
Credit/ PROJECTS WILL ALSO BE
DONE AT HOME

3. COURSE POLICIES AND ROUTINES


COMMON CODE OF CONDUCT: All students are expected to follow the school-wide Common Code of Conduct which includes a
dress code

TARDY POLICY: Students must be in assigned seat before the bell rings. A tardy constitutes a negative participation point.

FOOD/GUM/DRINKS/ELECTRONICS: Absolutely nothing that could be perceived as a distraction from academic engagement is
allowed; including dangling headsets or in-ear headsets. If in doubt – KEEP IT HIDDEN or ask for permission when appropriate.
The policy is simple to avoid misunderstandings and wasting instructional time, “IF I SEE – I CONFISCATE.” First offense, pick up
after school. Second offense, item will be given to office and parents may have to pick up confiscated items.

MAKEUP EXAMS & LATE WORK: NO LATE WORK, ONLY WITH DOCTOR NOTE. A late or not completed EXAM OR QUIZ if
not completed within three days of return to class will receive a zero. One grade level is lost for each day work is late; submit work to
Mrs. Herrera

PARTICIPATION/points 25 points a week: Student’s positive behavior reinforcement through participation points that contribute TO
their participation grade. Participating means the student has completed as much of an assignment as would be reasonably
expected given their individual abilities and the time allotted for the activity.
EXTRA CREDIT: Extra Credit will consist of museum reports that must adhere to the report assignment guidelines and include the
ticket and an image of you at the site.

TUTORING/SUPPORT: Students are strongly encouraged to attend tutoring on a regular basis. Beginning 2nd week of school I am
available during lunch (Room 202). Any athletes MUST attend tutoring to make up classes missed due to competitions.
S.T.E.A.M.
STEAM Legacy High School, LAUSD
5225 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math www.legacysteamhs.com
Home of the Tigerbot. Gateway to Innovation. Office (323) 357-7541 Fax (323) 357-7590

SEATING AND GROUP ASSIGNMENTS: Students should be prepared to work well and collaborate with others. Seat and group
assignments will change repeatedly during the year. Students with special seating requests, because of a medical or other legitimate
reason, must have a parent indicate so in Part III of the “Parent Acknowledgement & Student Behavioral Contract Form.”

BEGINNING CLASS ROUTINE: (1) Any excuses/notes for teacher are to be placed at desk (no interrupting teacher if you forget,
simply wait for the end of class) (2) Students take assigned seats before bell. (3) Students immediately begin or continue
“DISPATCH” for 30 minutes in the next available page of their interactive science notebooks (5) Students read quietly as teacher takes
attendance etc.

DURING CLASS, EARNING PARTICIPATION POINTS: Students may earn points by, for example: (1) Contributing to class
discussions when called on (2) being “caught” on-task (3) exceeding expectations (4) Assisting others when asked to do so, etc. These
points will be counted before each grading period.

RESTROOM & HALL PASS POLICY: No passes within the first and last 15 minutes of class. Students are allowed ONE restroom
pass per week. Student must choose an appropriate time to obtain, FILL OUT and sign pass, then raise their hand when appropriate
for teacher to sign. Teacher will not authorize restroom breaks that are requested during inappropriate instructional time (for example
during a lecture or direct instruction).

ENDING CLASS ROUTINE: (1) Students work until teacher says “get ready for dismissal” (2) Students put any class materials away in
designated areas (3) students pack up their own materials (4) Students check floor for trash, pick it up and keep to throw on the way
out (5) Dismissal is by tables

NOTEBOOK: Notebooks are dedicated to taking Focused Notes and completing in-class assignments/activities (spiral OR composition
notebook are both okay). Students will receive a negative cooperation points if they forget their notebook. Notebook must be replaced
by next class if lost.

MATERIALS: 8-16 GB SD CARD AND 8-16 GB FLASH DRIVE NEEDED, NOTEBOOK/ BINDER SECTION FOR NOTES

CAMERAS: STUDENTS MUST SIGN CONTRACT TO USE CAMERAS FOR CLASS. STUDENTS MUST USE PROFESSIONAL
SCHOOL CAMERAS FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER CARE AND ON-TIME SAFE
RETURN OF ALL EQUIPMENT.

COMPUTERS: ALL COMPUTERS ARE TO BE USED FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS ONLY. NO GAMES, SHOPPING,
INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES. NO DOWNLOADING MUSIC, INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES OR GAMES.

GRADES POSTED ON SCHOOLOGY: Student grades will be posted on Schoology as soon as reasonably possible, with the end of
each grading period being the final cutoff for any new posting of grades. Parents can monitor student progress by registering for and
using the LAUSD Passport here: https://passportapp.lausd.net/parentaccess/

Class Rules
Talking-Use positive language, talk about class work, no profanity, take your turn to talk listen and wait your
turn.
Class Work-BE PREPARED WITH MATERIALS AND WORK. No late work, STAY ON TASK, Only work
for this class to be done, NO PLAGIARIZING (COPYING), DO YOUR BEST WORK ALWAYS.
Materials-Treat you cameras as if you paid for them!!! Do not lend, break, leave the camera unattended!!!!
Computers-To be used only for class assignments, NO GAMES, NO VIDEOS, NO INAPPROPRIATE
CONTENT OR WEBSITES
Team Work-DO AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF WORK, Cooperate, have respectful conversations, finish your
part!!!!!
Cell Phone- No Cell phone use unless otherwise requested by the teacher…KEEP IT IN YOUR BACKPACK
NOT YOUR POCKET!
S.T.E.A.M.
STEAM Legacy High School, LAUSD
5225 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math www.legacysteamhs.com
Home of the Tigerbot. Gateway to Innovation. Office (323) 357-7541 Fax (323) 357-7590

Parent Acknowledgement & Student Behavioral Contract Form – Please sign and return.
PART I. Behavior Expectations (student initials)
STEAM Schoolwide Common Code of Conduct (CCC)
1) I will respect class rules, students, teachers, staff members, and school property.
Initials
2) I will refrain from using profanity or vulgar language.
Initials
3) I will be in my seat at the bell with all required materials to class.
Initials
4) I will refrain from displaying or using any electronic devices (including ear buds) – without explicit teacher permission
Initials
5) I will only drink water in the classroom; no gum or food in building.
Initials
6) I will adhere to the S.T.E.A.M. dress code which does NOT ALLOW the following:
Initials • Baseball caps § Sheer, spaghetti strap, halter, tube, or low-cut tops
• Mini dresses or skirts § Sagging trousers/muscle shirts
• Bike shorts/short shorts § Gang attire or inappropriate language, image, or logos
• Pajamas § NO HOODIES ON – MUST REMAIN OFF
PART II. Violation Consequences:
1) Students receive negative points in cooperation grade for violating Behavior Expectations
2) Two incidences, depending on the severity, during one class day may result in student being sent to work in another teacher’s
class and a posted record on MISIS about behavior for future review.
3) REPEATED DISRUPTION OF CLASS WILL RESULT IN MISIS REPORT, PHONE CALL HOME, POSSIBLE SUSPENSION.
Continued violations after Contract Review, may result in conference with student, parent, teacher, and principal AS WELL AS
additional contractual obligations (for example after school tutoring, community service, etc.)
4) Student who does not complete assignments when sent out of class OR who obtains two negative points again may be sent
to the principal’s office.
PART III. Questions for Parents:
1. Does your child require special seating arrangements? Yes / No If yes, please specify:

3. Do you have any questions for me? Please write them here:

STUDENT NAME:______________________________________________ PER:_________

MY CHILD, AND I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE “EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS” – Syllabus and Common Code of
Conduct contract:
MI HIJO/A A LEÍDO Y ENTENDIDO LAS "EXPECTATIVAS PARA EL ÉXITO" - Plan de estudios y el
contrato basado en el Código Común de Conducta:

Parent Signature Print Parent Name Date

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Parent Cell Phone Number Parent E-mail
S.T.E.A.M.
STEAM Legacy High School, LAUSD
5225 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math www.legacysteamhs.com
Home of the Tigerbot. Gateway to Innovation. Office (323) 357-7541 Fax (323) 357-7590

CONTRACT REVIEW NOTES


DATE of Violation Notes Resolution Student
Violation (Student/Teacher) (Student/Teacher) Initials

PARENT COMMUNICATION NOTES


DATE NOTES NEXT STEPS

ADMINISTRATIVE REFERRAL NOTES


DATE NOTES NEXT STEPS

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