This page answers the most commonly asked questions.
- How can I contact Sra. Wanis?
- How much homework can I expect?
- What can I do if I am not being successful in Spanish?
- How can I know my grade?
- What should I do if I am absent?
- What should I do if I miss a test or quiz?
- Will I have the opportunity to earn extra credit?
- What determines my grade?
- It is near the end of the quarter/semester, can my grade still go up or down?
- As a parent, what can I do to monitor my childs' progress?
- How can I help my child be successful in Spanish?
- What is the classroom cell-phone policy?
How can I contact Sra. Wanis?
The best way to contact me is through e-mail, as I check this on
a daily basis.
My school e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org (you can
also click on the mailbox in the top right hand corner of this
I can also be reached by phone at 739-5600 ext. 2308. If
leaving a voicemail, please leave a detailed message and allow
time for a response. I try to check messages every couple of
How much homework can I expect?
Homework is assigned on a regular basis. Be aware that
language learning requires memorization of vocabulary. So, even
if there is no written work to complete, studying vocabulary
should be a DAILY habit.
What can I do if I am not being successful in Spanish?
If you are not doing well in my class, please do not wait to act
until it becomes overwhelming. There are several things you can
First, actively seek help. Ask questions in class whenever
Second, use your textbook as a reference, especially
the grammar and vocab pages at the end.
Lastly, use the internet as a resource. Google the topic you are
having difficulty with for explanations and added practice.
How can I know my grade?
You can look up your grade on Q. You can also email your
teacher at email@example.com for a
printout. To access your grades on-line you must know your
password and login information. Make sure to keep this
information in a safe place.
What should I do if I am absent?
When a student is out due to an excused absence, he/she should
refer to the que hicimos 3 section of this website to obtain the
agenda and find the missed classwork and homework that will be
due the following class period. If there is a worksheet, he/she
will need to get this from the folders located on the counter upon return.
What should I do if I miss a test or quiz?
Be prepared to retake this test upon return. I will
be available for make-up tests after school. You have one week to
make up tests. However, occasionally I will require you to take
your test immediately upon return. Be ready in either instance.
Will I have the opportunity to earn extra credit?
No requests for individual extra credit will be granted. On
occasion Mrs. Wanis may assign an opportunity for extra credit.
Do not rely on these as they are not guranteed and are extremely
Bathroom passes will be collected at the end of each semester.
Unused passes are worth 10 points each, which means up to 40
*Keep in mind unexcused tardies will result in a loss of
What determines my grade?
It is near the end of the quarter/semester, can my grade still go up or down?
Keep in mind we will have the following grades entered at the end
of each grading period. Make sure that you are keeping up on all
of them to ensure your grade does not fall at the end of the
grading cycle. Let there be no surprises.
Notebook grade (entered at end of each quarter)
Cuadros de Participación (entered at end of each quarter)
Final Exam (end of semester)
As a parent, what can I do to monitor my childs' progress?
-review & study vocabulary with your child!!!
-check website for homework assignments
-check on-line Q for grade updates
-ask to see your child's composition notebook -it should be up
to date (see table of contents on this website
-contact Mrs. Wanis for further assistance / concerns
How can I help my child be successful in Spanish?
1. Show interest!
2. Review vocabulary together
3. Ask questions
4. Be a willing audience
5. Review composition notebook periodically (table of contents
provided on this website)
6. Encourage Spanish use outside of class
7. Be understanding - learning a foreign language can be stressful
8. Don't let them fall behind
9. Check work daily
What is the classroom cell-phone policy?
In accordance with campus rules, cell phones are not to be in use
inside the classroom. Any violation of this rule will result in
the cell phone being taken away. Students may pick up their cell
phone from my classroom AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY. Parent
contact will be made at this time.
*Please remember that cell phones are a huge distraction to the
classroom learning environment. Please encourage your child to
refrain from using them while in class.