Parent Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian,
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this semester.  I believe students can grow and develop by examining the issues we cover in class. Critical thinking will be emphasized in this course, with an emphasis on the skill to prepare students for college.   
Additional information about the class is provided in the syllabus, which can be found at the schools website http://lhs.dcsdschools.org/departments/social_studies/department_syllabi.
Also note that if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, I am available for phone calls and meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school. To schedule a meeting, you may contact me via e-mail at luke.bolton@darlington.sc.k12.edu. 
I am excited about working with your child. I welcome questions or comments, and am looking forward to a great year!
GRADING SCALE: The grading scale for this class is as follows:
Tests and Projects ………………….  40% of nine week grade
Quizzes .............................................30% of nine week grade
Classwork .........................................20% of nine week grade
Homework…………………................10% of nine weeks grade
Midterm Exam…………………………10% of First semester grade
Final Exam……………………………20% of Final grade for the year
Sincerely,
Luke Bolton
Social Studies Teacher