Herndon Sensei's News Corner

September 2 Newsletter

Course Updates on September 02, 2015

Mina-san. Konnichiwa! The grades for Japanese 2A and 2AB have been updated.

We are now in the full swing of Fall semester. I hope my students are used to the course by now and enjoying learning Japanese. In this September 02 issue, you will see more about JapanFest 2015, Adobe connect live sessions, Speaking and Listening Assessments, and late work policy.

Here are some important dates.

  • The next Weekly Sessions: Tuesday, September 8 at 8PM.
  • The next assignment due: Thursday, September 10.
  • The next course updates: Wednesday, September 16.

I am just a click away.

Mrs. Herndon

Late Work Policy and Re-submission Policy

GaVS Late Work Policy

The late policy will NOT be changed to accommodate the Labor Day holiday.

Late penalties will be applied as follows:

  • Friday through Sunday at midnight -10% deduction
  • Monday at midnight - 20% deduction
  • Tuesday at midnight - 30% deduction
  • After Tuesday at midnight - Grade will be a 0.

There will be no extension granted except for a few circumstances described in Student Handbook such as prolonged illness that required hospitalizations and/or doctor's visit.

My Personal Re-submission Policy

Often I give my students opportunities to re-submit their work to encourage self-corrections as learning process. Here are my personal re-submission guidelines. These apply mainly to Reading and Writing Assignments, Projects, and sometimes Speaking and Listening Assessments.


1. if you submitted assignments early and didn't make a desirable score, you can re-submit by the due dates for up to 100%.

2. if you submitted assignments early and and didn't make a desirable score, but didn't re-submit by the due dates, deduction will be taken according to the policy. (i.e. you made 70% on the first submission, and re-submitted by the following Sunday, you can get up to 90%. )

3. if you submitted assignments by the due dates and didn't make a desirable score so you re-submitted, the deduction will be taken according to the policy. (i.e. if you made 70% on the first submission, and re-submitted by the following Sunday, you can get up to 90%. )

4. if you submitted assignments late, no re-submission opportunity will be given.

I hope this makes sense to you.

"Aim High and Achieve High." ~Herndon Sensei