Mrs. Ramirez - Computer Science - Building A

About Me:
Pronouns: She/Her
 
Hello everyone! Welcome to my page! This will be my 16th year at NYOS. This year I'll be teaching 8th grade Principles of Information Technology and High School Audio/Video Production. 
 
Previously I've taught Computer Science, Video/Media Tech, Digital Graphics & Animation, Tech Apps, Theatre Arts, and Speech. I graduated from Texas State University in 2000 and have lived in the Austin area since 2001. 
 
Some of my favorite things are: cats (I have three), anything Disney and visiting Disney World, anime, going to pop culture conventions, reading, playing Pokemon and Animal Crossing, and eating and cooking good food. I am a proud Slytherin. 
 
My goals are to help students express themselves creatively using technology and to teach them technology skills that they can apply to their future careers. 
 
Schedule:
1st Period InfoTech
2nd Period InfoTech
3rd Conference/Tutorials
4th Period InfoTech
5th Period InfoTech
6th Period AV Production
7th Period InfoTech
 
Office Hours/Tutorials: 
Virtually by appointment Monday - Thursday: 3rd Period or 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
 

Recommended Materials: 

  • Virtual Learning: Access to the internet, preferably on a laptop or desktop (If you do not have access, please contact itdepartment@nyos.org for assistance)
  • In Person Learning: Folder with brads, Pen or pencil

Grading System:

The following weighting system will be used:

  • 20% Tests/Major Projects
  • 80% Classwork

Homework: Homework is not directly given. Homework happens when a student does not complete an assignment within the allotted class time. 


Assessments: Throughout the year we will be assessing the level to which our students have mastered the curriculum. Assessment will take many forms including: tests and quizzes or projects.


Late Work

Students are expected to turn assignments in on the date it is due. If they are unable to do so, they are encouraged to discuss this with the teacher. If the assignment is not turned in on time, the student will have until the end of the grading period to turn it in. If not turned in, the grade will be a zero. Late grades are not accepted after the end of a grading period. 


Absence and Make-up Policy:

Students have ONE make-up day per day of excused absence. In the case of extenuating circumstances, more time will be afforded if requested. Work that was previously assigned is due the day you return.

It is the student’s responsibility to seek guidance from a peer or the teacher to discover what the student missed when absent.


Retesting Policy:

Students who wish to retake a test or quiz must plan to attend TWO tutorial sessions; first session will be for review/teacher conference, and second session will be for retest.


Students unhappy with any grade may correct the assignment for more points or do an alternative assignment to replace the grade, depending on the assignment. 


Exemption Policy

To exempt one final each semester, the 8th grader must have 3 or less absences in all courses. They must also have a 90 or above in the class they aim to exempt.

 

Expectations

Virtual Learning: 

  • Participate daily in class meetings
  • Be ontime, be focused
  • Have your video on (If there is a reason the student cannot be on video, please contact the teacher directly to explain)
  • Complete the Daily Engagement Assignment by 4:00pm daily 

In Person Learning:

  • Be Prompt, Be Prepared, Be Polite, Be Productive, and Be a Problem Solver
  • NO CELL PHONES VISIBLE IN CLASS unless given PERMISSION by the teacher. If you abuse this privilege, per school policy, the cellphone will be taken away and turned in to the front desk receptionist. Parents must pick up the phone and fees may apply. 

Inappropriate Use: 

  • Social Media
  • Taking Photos or videos
  • Games 
  • Texting
  • Phone calls/video chatting 

  • Please follow the NYOS Honor Code and do not cheat. The code is as follows:

I promise that I have not cheated, plagiarized, committed fraud, or given nor received unauthorized help in the completion of this assignment, or lied about any of the aforementioned.


Google Classroom 

The students will sign up for Google Classroom during class. We will be using this to organize classroom materials, reminding students of due dates, and turning in assignments. This can be accessed through all smart phones and computers.

 

*Syllabi are attached!*