Hello students and parents! My name is Sarah Elam Farrow and this will be my fifth year at Montgomery County High School. I am so thankful and blessed to be able to teach at MCHS again. I will be teaching Spanish 1, 2 and 3 for the 2014-2015 school year.
I graduated from Morehead State University in 2009 with my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. I also have my Master of Arts degree in School Administration from Morehead State University.
I am excited about the upcoming school year. Let’s make it a great year!
Parents and guardians please do not hesitate to call or email me. My phone number is 859-497-8765, Ext. 2242. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I check my email on a regular basis and I will reply to you within 24 hours.
Below is my 2014-2015 Schedule:
Below you will find my classroom policies, my management plan and detention policies.
1. Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
2. Bring all books and materials to class.
3. Follow directions the first time they are given.
4. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
5. Follow the voice level to suit the activity.
6. Be respectful to your classmates and your teacher.
Consequences: If You Choose to Break a Rule
Low intensity/Teacher assigned:
1st offense warning-30 min. d-hall
2nd offense 30-60 min. d-hall
3rd offense 60 min. d-hall
4th offense Marriott Plan
5th offense Office referral w/high intensity consequences
High intensity/Principal assigned:
Friday Night School
Cell-phone, MP3 Player, and IPod Policy
MCHS recognizes that student access to cell phones, mp3 players, iPads, iPods, laptop computers, and other electronic devices is commonplace in 21st Century society. However, it is imperative that students and parents alike understand there are appropriate and inappropriate times for the use of such devices. Cell phones and electronic devices may be used by students before school, during class changes, at break, and in the cafeteria during breakfast or lunch. Cell phones and said devices may be used during class at the teacher’s direction only for instructional purposes (i.e. researching on the Internet, Edmodo, Poll Everywhere, Poll Daddy, Remind101, etc.). Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the consequences outlined below. Failure of student to relinquish a device that is to be confiscated by a staff member is a more serious violation of school policy and will result in more severe consequences.
Consequences: 1st Offense – Device is confiscated, tagged/ labeled, and turned in to Administrative Office. Device will be returned to student at end of school day.
2nd Offense – Device is confiscated and parent or guardian notified to pick up device.
3rd Offense – Device is confiscated, parent or guardian notified to pick up device, and Friday Night School or ASP.
4th Offense - Device is confiscated, parent or guardian notified to pick up device, and Friday Night School and ASP. Possible Out of School Suspension.
Procedure for leaving Ms. Elam’s Classroom
No students are permitted to leave class without teacher permission. A hall pass will be given, giving with pertinent information (such as; date, exact time, teacher’s signature and student’s name). No student should be allowed to leave the classroom or cafeteria without first signing out and obtaining a hall pass.
MCHS teachers and staff will observe the 15/ 15 Rule to protect instructional time. Students may not be excused from the class during the first fifteen (15) or the last fifteen (15) minutes of any class unless in the event of an emergency. Note: Students traveling to and from the Health Unit or Media Center/ Library must have the appropriate permission slip, with date, time, and appropriate signature, in their possession during transit.
Tardy to Class:
Any student in the building that is not in their scheduled class or assigned seat at the time of a tardy bell for any class is considered tardy to class. Classroom teachers will maintain a class sign in log in order to keep an accurate record of student tardies and administer consequences as dictated by school policy.
Consequences: All tardies are based on a Nine (9) Week attendance period.
1st Tardy - Warning by Classroom Teacher
2nd Tardy - ½ Hour Detention
3rd Tardy - ½ Hour Detention
4th Tardy - 1 Hour Detention
5th Tardy – Friday Night School and Parent Notified
6th Tardy – 1 Day ASP
7th Tardy – Administrative Referral
If a student receives detention, he/she can serve detention with me by scheduling a date and time.
When given the detention, the student must schedule a date and time to serve the detention. A week will be given to serve the detention. Detention may be 15, 30 or 60 minute detentions.
Positive notes sent home (random)
Preferred Activity Time (weekly)
Positive Reinforcements (throughout the school year)
The joy of learning (every day of the school year)
Bienvendios photo accessed on June 20, 2012 from http://tiempoparaespanol.wikispaces.com/
Se habla espanol photo accessed on June 20, 2012 from http://sehablapanolenbristoluk.blogspot.com/