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Mr. Alatorre's Class


I will make mistakes throughout this period.  I ask that you point the mistakes out to me so that I may correct them.  Please be patient with me as I learn how to make this work for us all.  I also ask that if you are confused by anything at all, reach out to me via Remind or email ( and I will help you through it.  We must be patient with each other and please know that I'm doing the best that I know how to help you.

Use the website Upcoming Events calendar to see when the lesson, its homework, and assessments will be assigned

There will be homework assigned as usual for each lesson which will have to be completed using the Big Ideas website.  These homework assignments will be sent out via Remind.  

All the tests and quizzes will be online.  I will make them available on the scheduled day.  You will have one period to complete the assessment.  As before, I  will use Remind as well as the website Upcoming Events calendar to let you know when the homework and assessments will be assigned and when they are due to be completed.

Grades for the second semester of this school year will be as it has been throughout the year (4, 3, 2, 1).  Because the tests and quizzes will be online the grading breakdown will be as follows: 1 (0%-59.9%), 2 (60%-79.9%), 3 (80%-100%),.  There may be Level 4 questions on the tests.  If so and you answer that problem correctly (as well as having earned a 3 up to that point) a grade of 4 will be awarded.  There will be no Communication questions on the assessments either.

Attendance will be taken daily as class begins.  It will be reported to the district by the end of the school day.  If you know you will be late or miss class it would be appreciated if you reach out to me (email and/or Remind) and let me know.

Communication with me
I hope you will use the Remind app on your phone to contact me.  Additionally, you may use my email ( which I will be checking throughout the school day.  I will try and get back to you as quickly as possible. 

My office hours
My Wednesday office hours follow the class period hours; meaning I'll be available to my first period students during first period, and so on.  Be patient.  I will respond to all messages as quickly as possible.  You can reach me using Remind or email (  My Wednesday office hours: Period 1 (9:00 - 9:50 am), Period 2 (10:00 - 10:50 am), Period 5 (12:30 - 1:50 pm), Period 6 (1:55 - 2:45 p,m).

Homework will be assigned the day of the lesson.  Typically, the due date for the homework to be completed will be the day before the next quiz or test  Look at this website's calendar to see what homework has been assigned and when it is due.  

Late Homework:  If you complete your homework after its due date then you will have to let me know so that I can give you credit for completing the work.  I will not be looking for the completion of late work so you will need to let me know in order to get credit for having completed the work.