¡Bienvenid@ a la clase de Español!The reality of today’s society has made Spanish one of the most important modern languages as well as its culture has spread all over the world. More particularly, the United States has witnessed the growth of the Hispanic influence within its borders, making it an invaluable tool in the workforce, while offering an interesting perspective of other lifestyles, traditions, and interests.

The district has been able to purchase new sets of textbooks and on-line resources that will make the study of a foreign language even easier, and it is important that you become familiar with the many great components that program entails. To gain access you must go to www.my.hrw.com and use the following:

USER NAME: iesteban

PASSWORD: hpschools

In order to conduct classes effectively, please bring all you materials everyday, including your daily homework (many times we will use our homework to serve as a topic of class discussion, so it will also affect your class participation). Do make an effort to be on time for class as well, as lateness will result in disciplinary consequences. Also, if you know you are going to be absent, please let me know in advance so I can make the necessary accommodations. Finally, as per school policy, if you are sick or there is some other emergency, you will be given extra time to complete your assignments. In any case, please feel free to contact me via email, phone or in person after school for anything you consider is important to bring to my attention.

The grading policy will be divided in two categories, as per school policy:

- Assignments (includes class participation): 40%

- Assessments: 60%