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    2015-2016 Music Schedule:

     ________________ Monday_______
     8:35 - 9:05 a.m.
    9:10 - 9:45 a.m. 
    Russell RanchRussell Ranch
    Carl Sundahl 
    Gold Ridge Carl Sundahl 
    10:30 - 11:05 a.m.
    11:10 - 11:45 a.m. 
    Mather HeightsMather Heights Empire OaksCordova Gardens
    Empire Oaks
     1:20 - 1:55 p.m.
    2:00 - 2:35 p.m. 
    Williamson   Cordova GardensWhite Rock Williamson 
    White Rock 
    2016-2017 FCUSD Elementary Music Department Grade Policy

    Subject: General Music


    Teacher:         Kathryn Olsen

    E-mail ID:      Kolsen@fcusd.org ~ (best method to reach me)
    District Music Website: https://www.fcusd.org//Domain/836


    Class Description: 

    This class will focus on the basic elements of music to include singing, playing recorders, music theory (i.e., reading notes, rhythms and musical terms) and music appreciation. 
    Daily points are earned by classroom participation: singing, playing recorder, etc., as facilitated by music teacher and completion of occasional written homework. 

    Music concert(s) will be held during the school day and student participation is required. 


    tudents will have a variety of tests/quizzes/assignments in music class. These may include oral, written, formal and informal assessments. 
    Students will play or sing assigned selections for a grade. Songs are to be passed as assigned for full credit (beyond the first two weeks = ½ credit).  
    Students will earn points each day by coming to class prepared with the following equipment: recorder, music book, pencil, spiral notebook/paper, music folder and other supplies as assigned by music teacher.
    Extra Credit/Recovery:
    Recovery points can be earned by:

    1.      Retesting on playing/singing assignments.

    2.      Bonus playing/singing assignments as offered by your teacher.

    3.      Doing a paper/project on a music composer as determined by your teacher.  

    Make Up Work:
    Students will have the same number of days to make up tests/assignments as the number of days they were absent.  Participation points are not lost when absent. 
    Grade Breakdown by Trimester:
    Participation / Concerts / Performances30%
    Tests / Quizzes10%
    Check Offs40%
    Equipment / Instrument20%
    Trimester TOTAL100%
    Grading Scale:
    99 - 100%A+ 77 - 79%C+
    93 - 98%A 73 - 76%C
    90 - 92%A- 70 - 72%C-
    87 - 89%B+ 67 - 69%D+
    83 - 86%B 53 - 66%D
    80 - 82%B- 60 - 62%D-

    59% & belowF