Thank you for visiting my web page. My name is Daniel Sanchez and I have the privilege of being a teacher at Norwalk High School. I have been teaching since 1999. I graduated from Norwalk High School, earned my bachelor's degree at CSUF, my teaching credential from CSUF and UCLA, and my Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.
I am the lead teacher for the Computer Science pathway and also teach World History.
Principle Centered Students
It is absolutely essential that all students have strong character, the topics they learn and skills they master have little meaning if they do not have principles to guide them. The following ethical character traits will be expected from all my students:
- WORK ETHIC
- Be in class everyday, on time.
A student cannot learn if they are not in school and the first few minutes of class are crucial for students to meet the learning objectives of the day. Parents need to make sure their student is in class, on time, everyday.
- Regularly check their grades and attendance on PowerSchool.
All the work I ask students to complete is meaningful and worth points. I update grades frequently and it is very important that students and parents are aware of the progress students are making and if necessary, make adjustments (for example attend tutoring) to improve performance.
- Complete work in a timely manner.
Any classwork, homework, assigned readings, research, group work, etc. should be completed by the deadline. Late work will be accepted for a brief period, but at a lower percentage.
- Regularly check Schoology for assignments and updates.
Students should check Schoology on a regular basis to check the status of assignments, teacher updates including useful links and information, and the calendar of upcoming deadlines. This is especially true if a student is absent and needs to know what was covered in class.
- Have a personal gmail account. This account is separate from the the school provided account (@student.nlmusd.org).
There are many websites we will be using that require an email verification and gmail is one of the few emails that students can access from school. Also, any work students would like to keep should be shared with their personal account.
- Have a County of Los Angeles Public Library Card and PIN number.
We will be using many online resources available through the County of Los Angeles Public Library and students will be required to access these resources on a regular basis.