Mr. Patrick McCormackDepartment of Social Studies
Central Dauphin High School717-703-5360 x 116
UPDATE for 2020/2021: Given the ongoing course of the pandemic, all instructional materials, assignments, and other information will be available through CANVAS, the district's preferred learning portal. Instructions for logging into CANVAS will be shared in the near future.If you are looking for assignments while absent, please email me as soon as possible to receive up-to-date instructions.Instructions for Navigating this Website: Please access the various areas of this website by clicking on the different links located to the right of your screen. Students absent from class can keep up with our notes by downloading a copy of the slideshow for the current chapter.Instructor’s Expectations:Students will conform with the Code of Conduct and all other CDHS rules.Students will conduct themselves in a mature and respectful manner at all times.
Students will actively participate in classroom discussions.
Students will come to class prepared for each day’s lesson.
Students will comply with all deadlines for submitting assignments.
Students will carry their notebooks and note-taking materials each day.
Students will consume neither food nor drink during class.
Students will not use electronic devices unless specifically authorized to do so.Grading: Students’ final grades for these courses will be determined by their four quarter averages (80%), a mid-term exam (10%), and a final exam (10%). The utilization of exams remains contingent upon directions from the district's administrators; should they be cancelled, the final grade will be calculated from the four quarter averages. Quarter averages will be derived in accordance with the district secondary social studies grading protocol.Absences from Class:Health and safety will always be our top priorities, and students exhibiting symptoms of any illness should follow all public health directives for mitigating the spread of contagious diseases by staying home as recommended. Otherwise, students should place the highest priority on attending the regular sessions of each class. With the adoption of an online learning platform, students physically absent from school should still be able to remain current with most of their assignments. Please contact me if your personal situation dictates otherwise.Academic Dishonesty:Academic dishonesty of any sort (cheating on a test, plagiarism of a paper, etc.) will not be tolerated. Students caught committing an act of academic dishonesty will receive a score of "0" for that particular assignment.Collaborative Work: Students will occasionally have opportunities to work together in groups. In such cases all resulting work must reflect the individual contributions of every member of the group. Failure to participate and attempting to share the credit earned by other students is another form of academic dishonesty.