Hello I am Germaine Spells-Barrett and this is my first year at DCC. I have a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful daughters. I have been an educator for 26 years and I have loved every minute. I have taught Science, Health, IPC, AVID and coached basketball. I am looking forward to working with my new students and staff at DCC.

Mrs. Germaine Spells-Barrett
DCC Elective Teacher

281-229-7155

gspellsbarrett@dickinsonisd.org

DCC Elective Schedule:

1st period- 7:15-8:17

Advisory- 8:18-8:38

2nd period- 8:39-9:41

3rd period- 9:42-10:44

4th period- 10:45-11:15

Lunch duty- 11:31:12:01

ACCEL PE-12:01-12:45

Conference- 12:46-1:26

5th period- 1:26-2:20

6th period- 2:21-3:15

Student Syllabus

1. Cell phones:

A. No phones out- student will have the option to turn in their cell phone at the beginning of each period. 10 days of cell phone turned in = 5pts. to be used on any unit test.(Students cell phone will be confiscated if it is taken out and being used during instructional time. The phone will be returned at the end of the day and a $15 fee will be collected. In addition student will have to turn in the phone every morning until the end of the nine weeks.)

B. Students must turn in their phone anytime they leave class.

C. Cell phones must be turned in while taking a test.

2. Class completion:

A. Accelerated pace: "semester" courses must be completed in 9 weeks

B. Low productivity and failing grades will result in dismissal

C. Must work on assigned class during assigned 

D. Two week probationary period 

Academic Dishonesty- 

A. Use only your notes

B. No extra tabs should be open during quizzes/tests.

C. Spirals will be taken up by the teacher once a course is completed.

D. Teachers will record misconduct/noncompliance on a discipline spreadsheet.

E. Student's computer screens are visible to teachers at all times.

F. Testing sign must be displayed on monitor and phone turned in during test.

3. Study Requirements:

A. Notes can be used on test and quizzes.

B. MUST HAVE LESSON PLAN OBJECTIVE QUESTION WRITTEN DOWN

C. Retake/Quiz 2 attempts 

D. Progress/completion/assignment calendar (check daily)

C. Start date/Target date

D. DCC webpage will allow you to work from home on all assignments EXCEPT test.

4. Attendance Requirements:

A. Saturday school  will be required if a student is absent 5 or more times (each 9 weeks.) excused or unexcused. Saturday school is held from 8-12.

B. Mandatory and a fee of $10 will be collected.

C. Tardy students will be required to turn their phones in to Mrs. Porter upon signing in.

D. 10 or more asbsences will result in NO CREDIT for the course.

5. Computer procedures/headphones

A. Students must use headphones during videos, if not it will be noted on the discipline spreadsheet.

B. Bring your own headphones!! Headphones will be issued later at the computer.

C. Do not adjust setting on the computer of move the monitors.

D. All personal belongings must be placed on the floor near the students computer.

6. Grading scale:

A. Quizzes- 30%

B. Tests- 40%

C. Exams-20%

D. Assignments-10%

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