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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Core French 9 Communication Plan

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Sydney Academy High School English Department

Syllabus: Grade 9 English 2017-2018

Teacher: Lindy Holland

 

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Program Overview:

 

The grade nine English Language Arts Program is based on three strands: Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing, and Speaking and Listening.  The objective of ELA is to continue building on student skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze and respond to texts in a wide variety of genres.  Attendance and participation are imperative to the success of each student in the English program.  

 

Assessment:

 

First Quarter:                                     Third Quarter:

Speaking and Listening 15%                Speaking and Listening 15%           

Reading and Viewing  50%                  Reading and Viewing  45%

Writing and Representing 35%            Writing and Representing 30%   

     Mid-term Exam (January) 10%               

                           

Semester 1:                                          Final Grade:

Speaking and Listening 15%                Speaking, reading, writing, and midterm 90%

Reading and Viewing  45%                  Final Exam: 10%

Writing and Representing 30%                   

January Exam 10%

                           

Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are  late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent.  Students can follow along at home through google classroom and homework site.  Students must be excused to write a make-up if they missed a test.  Make-up tests will be scheduled during lunch period.  If a student misses both the scheduled test and the make-up test, he or she will receive a grade of zero.  Assessments missed while a student is unexcused will also receive a grade of zero.  Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.  

 

Evaluation: will include any or all of the following:

       

  • Oral and Written Tests and Quizzes

  • Oral questions and classroom discussions

  • Journal Writing

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Projects and Presentations

  • In Class Assignments

  • Activity booklets

  • Stations and group assignments

  • Observations, checklists, and student-teacher interviews

  • Essay Writing

  • Exams

  • Literature Circles

  • Portfolios

 

Main Areas of Study: will include any or all of the following:

  • Novels

  • Short Stories

  • Dramatic plays

  • Essay writing

  • Creative writing

  • Poetry

  • Media

  • Mythology

  • Mechanics of writing

  • Speaking and listening

 

Expectations:

All students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Listen carefully when others are speaking.  

  • Arrive with a positive attitude.

  • Have respect for self and others.

  • Complete assignments on time.

  • Adhere to the school rules

  • Keep a neat scribbler

  • Take responsibility for his or her learning.

 

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns regarding your son’s or daughter’s progress.  Open communication between home and school is the best way to ensure each student’s success.  Parents and guardians can check a student’s progress by one of the following:

 

  • Parent Portal: This is where you can access a student’s marks and attendance.  Please contact the office for your password if you have not registered yet.  

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464 to leave a message for me.  I will return your call as soon as possible.    

  • You can contact me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Send a note to school with your son or daughter.  This is an easy way for me to find out if he or she is experiencing any difficulties.  

  • Test dates and assignment due dates will be listed on my google classroom.

  • Parent teacher meetings: Thursday November 16 6:00-8:00pm, Friday November 17 9:00-11:00am, Thursday April 26 6:00-8:00pm, and Friday April 27  9:00-11:00am.

Sincerely,

 

Lindy Holland

Sydney Academy

Languages Department

 

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Sydney Academy High School French Department

Syllabus: Grade 9 Core French 2017-2018

Teacher: Lindy Holland

 

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Program Overview:

 

My two main goals this year are to help students gain an appreciation for and an interest in French language and culture, and for my students to be able to communicate in French by the end of the year.  This year I will implement an oral proficiency based program, as indicated by the Nova Scotia Department of Education based on a neurolinguistic approach to learning languages.  I will model the correct pronunciation, and then ask the students questions in French based on the current topic.  Students are expected to put their best effort forward for each class.  Attendance and participation are imperative to the success of each student in the Core French program.  

 

Assessment:

 

First Quarter:                                            Third Quarter:

Assignments: 70%                                       Assignments: 60%

Tests: 30%                                                   Tests and Quizzes: 25%

                                                                     Mid-term Project (January) 15%

Semester 1:

Mid-term Project (January) 15%                 Final Grade

Tests and Quizzes: 25%                               Tests, Assignments and Mid-term: 85%

Assignments: 60%                                        Final Term Project: 15%

 

Assessment will occur in the following three main areas:

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING: Students will answer questions orally and their answers will be evaluated, along with their use of French in the classroom.  

 

READING:  Students will read several books this year (at an appropriate reading level) based on the topics covered orally.  Students will be evaluated on fluency and comprehension.

 

WRITING:  Once the oral and reading components have been completed, students will complete a writing assignment based on the current topic.

 

Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are  late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent.  Students can follow along at home through google classroom and homework site.  Students must be excused to write a make-up if they missed a test.  Make-up tests will be scheduled during lunch period.  If a student misses both the scheduled test and the make-up test, he or she will receive a grade of zero.  Assessments missed while a student is unexcused will also receive a grade of zero.  Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.  

 

Evaluation: will include any or all of the following:

       

  • Oral and Written Tests and Quizzes

  • Oral questions and classroom discussions

  • Journal Writing

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Projects and Presentations

  • In Class Assignments

  • Activity booklets

  • Stations and group assignments

  • Observations, checklists, and student-teacher interviews

 

Expectations:

All students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Listen carefully to the answers of others.  

  • Arrive with a positive attitude.

  • Have respect for self and others.

  • Complete assignments on time.

  • Adhere to the school rules

  • Keep a neat scribbler

  • Take responsibility for his or her learning.

 

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns regarding your son’s or daughter’s progress.  Open communication between home and school is the best way to ensure each student’s success.  Parents and guardians can check a student’s progress by one of the following:

 

  • Parent Portal: This is where you can access a student’s marks and attendance.  Please contact the office for your password if you have not registered yet.  

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464 to leave a message for me.  I will return your call as soon as possible.    

  • You can contact me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Send a note to school with your son or daughter.  This is an easy way for me to find out if he or she is experiencing any difficulties.  

  • Test dates and assignment due dates will be listed on the school’s homework page.

  • Parent teacher meetings: Thursday November 16 6:00-8:00pm, Friday November 17 9:00-11:00am, Thursday April 26 6:00-8:00pm, and Friday April 27  9:00-11:00am.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lindy Holland

Sydney Academy

Languages Department

 

GRADE NINE HEALTHY LIVING

COMMUNICATION PLAN

Sydney Academy High School 2017-2018

 

Teacher:  Mrs. Lindy Holland

 

Main content areas:

The Grade nine health curriculum is divided into three main areas: healthy self, healthy relationships and healthy community.  Grade nine health students will follow some of the following major topics:

  • Emotional Well Being and Mental Health Disorders

  • The risks of substance abuse

  • Reproductive and sexual health

  • Workplace safety

  • Community Services

  • Avoidance of drugs, alcohol and the risks involved

 
 
Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for each day they are  late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned.  Students are responsible to make up any work they missed while absent.  Students can follow along at home through google classroom and homework site.  Students must be excused to write a make-up if they missed a test.  Make-up tests will be scheduled during lunch period.  If a student misses both the scheduled test and the make-up test, he or she will receive a grade of zero.  Assessments missed while a student is unexcused will also receive a grade of zero.  Assessment is cumulative throughout the year.  
 
 

Evaluation will be based on the following:

       

  • Tests and Quizzes

  • Projects

  • In Class Assignments

  • Observations and Checklists

  • Class Presentations

  • Group work

  • Student Research

  • Classroom discussions

  • Student Portfolios

 

Expectations:

All students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time and prepared for class.

  • Arrive with a positive attitude.

  • Have respect for self and others.

  • Complete homework each night.

  • Adhere to the school rules

  • Be responsible for all notes

  • Keep a neat scribbler

  • Make-up any missed work.

  • Take responsibility for his or her learning.

 

Communication Methods:

 

Please contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress.  Open communication between home and school is the best way to ensure each student’s success.  Parents and guardians can check a student’s progress by one of the following:

 

  • Parent Portal: This is where you can access a student’s marks and attendance.  Please contact the office for your password if you have not registered yet.  

  • Phone the school at 902-562-5464 to leave a message for me.  I will return your call as soon as possible.    

  • You can contact me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Send a note to school with your son or daughter.  This is an easy way for me to find out if he or she is experiencing any difficulties.  

  • Test dates and assignment due dates will be listed on my google classroom.

  • Parent teacher meetings: Thursday November 16 6:00-8:00pm, Friday November 17 9:00-11:00am, Thursday April 26 6:00-8:00pm, and Friday April 27  9:00-11:00am.

 

I am sincerely looking forward to teaching the Health curriculum to each of my grade nine students.  I wish each one of my students a happy, safe, and healthy school year.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Lindy Holland