Dec 08

Grades

I’m sure you have your report cards by now. Check Student Connect. The comments with the assignments will explain your grades. If you still have questions, you MUST email me with your questions or concerns. I need time to check your files.

Evaluations: When it comes to the evaluations, if there is no grade, that means I haven’t received your evaluation from the employer that we visited, or they declined to complete it. When I do receive them, the grade will be inputted.

 

Dec 05

Evaluations & Grades

I’m getting a lot of emails about grades and evaluations. Please read ALL of the following:

  1. Employers will get an evaluation form for each student they have working there. Your only responsibility when it comes to these evaluations is to work when you say you’re working, where you are working. If you do your job, then your employer/supervisor will be able to complete the evaluation.
  2. Your supervisor is giving you this grade. I’m just entering the grade. Your employer/supervisor is grading you based on your job performance.
  3. You are NOT to be in possession of these evaluations. It’s like if you walked out of class with a test. It’s not acceptable, and you will not receive credit. You can not bring them in or drop them off in the door or give them to the office to put in my mailbox. Your employer/supervisors have been instructed to mail the evaluations back (they were given my business card with the information as well as an envelope so they can send the evaluation back).
  4. Grades are inputted as I receive the evaluations. If you have a zero on the evaluation grade, it’s because I haven’t received it yet, OR, that is the score your employer/supervisor has chosen to give you (read the comments that go along with the assignment grade. It will tell you what the reason is). Whatever score they give you is what will go into the gradebook. If you don’t like the grade you receive, you need to change your job performance before the next visit for the next evaluation. It’s all on you!
  5. If you don’t have a grade for your evaluation (or there is a zero), then it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that your employer/supervisor returns the form to me by mail. If the grade is not inputted by the end of the card marking, and I receive the evaluation form after, I will input it and it will be reflected on the final report card in January.
  6. If your employer/supervisor has any issues with your evaluation, they were given my business card and asked to call/email me with their concerns or questions. You can also give them this information: ferrisy@dearbornschools.org, 313-827-1469. I will get back with them at my earliest convenience.
Nov 27

2 hours of co-op and grades

I’m receiving emails regarding different grades if you have two hours of coop. Human error!

If you have two different grades, please continue to email me as you have been doing and I will make the corrections based on the paperwork in your file.

All grades should be straightened out by the end of the week.

Thanks.

Nov 27

Visits & Employer Evaluations-Very Important, Please Read Through

Mr. Eckert and I have been doing visits for the last few weeks. We have been talking to supervisors and getting evaluations filled out by your employers. A few things to note about the visits:

  1. These are surprise visits. We don’t announce when we are visiting your workplace.
  2. You need to be working when you say your working (the work schedules that you have given on your training agreement and work records each week give us a general idea of when you should be there).
  3. You CAN NOT travel for work. When we visit, you can not be “out on a delivery,” or “going to pick up something for someone,” or “dropping someone off,” or anything that takes you out of the workplace during your designated work schedule.
  4. Your workplace supervisors/personnel should know who you are. We have been on many visits where they say that they don’t know who you are/that you don’t work there.
  5. The supervisors we ask for are the ones you listed on your training agreement. It’s YOUR responsibility to update me on if your supervisor is no longer working there and someone else took his/her place.
  6. We are racking up the miles trying to find some of these places because the business names and addresses don’t match up.

Evaluations:

  1. Employers will get an evaluation form for each student they have working there. Your only responsibility when it comes to these evaluations is to work when you say you’re working, where you are working. If you do your job, then your employer/supervisor will be able to complete the evaluation.
  2. Your supervisor is giving you this grade. I’m just entering the grade. Your employer/supervisor is grading you based on your job performance.
  3. You are NOT to be in possession of these evaluations. It’s like if you walked out of class with a test. It’s not acceptable, and you will not receive credit. You can not bring them in or drop them off in the door or give them to the office to put in my mailbox. Your employer/supervisors have been instructed to mail the evaluations back (they were given my business card with the information as well as an envelope so they can send the evaluation back).
  4. Grades are inputted as I receive the evaluations. If you have a zero on the evaluation grade, it’s because I haven’t received it yet, OR, that is the score your employer/supervisor has chosen to give you. Whatever score they give you is what will go into the gradebook. If you don’t like the grade you receive, you need to change your job performance before the next visit for the next evaluation. It’s all on you!
  5. If you don’t have a grade for your evaluation (or there is a zero), then it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that your employer/supervisor returns the form to me by mail. If they grade is not inputted by the end of the card marking, and I receive the evaluation form after, I will input it and it will be reflected on the final report card in January.
  6. If your employer/supervisor has any issues with your evaluation, they were given my business card and asked to call/email me with their concerns or questions. You can also give them this information: ferrisy@dearbornschools.org, 313-827-1469. I will get back with them at my earliest convenience.

As always, if you have any questions, please email me. I’m out doing visits and am not in the building.

Nov 16

Job Skills: When You Need an Answer

In the business world, you will soon realize that you won’t be able to see or talk to someone right away and they may not be available when you want them to be. Sometimes you need to set up an appointment because you won’t be on the same schedule. Either way, you need to communicate your requests, and/or questions.

When you:

  • need to ask me a question,
  • need to see me,
  • have a situation,

you need to communicate through email, in detail.

I’m not always in the building, I may be on a phone call, or I may be in the middle of something where I can’t get to your issue right away. Going to the office and asking the staff there won’t get you a response any faster for those same reasons. However, if you send me an email, I will respond within 24 hours in an email with your answer. Not only does that give me a chance to check your files for your questions about your paperwork, but it also provides documentation that the conversation took place. You are learning patience, planning (you can’t wait until the last minute and expect to get the desired results), and how to efficiently explain what it is that you need.

When you are having an issue, or need to talk to me, send me an email. I will always respond (you may not like the answer, or get it right when you send it, but I will). We can continue to dialogue back and forth in email and if necessary, I will speak with you in person for any clarification. If you don’t hear back from me in 24 hours, email me again. I may have read it and acknowledge it, but forget to hit send (how many times have you received a text and read it, and thought you responded but it turned out it was still a draft sitting in your phone?) It happens…not often, but it happens.

My email is ferrisy@dearbornschools.org

p.s.: Please don’t send me an email, and then try to find me in the building to tell me that you sent the email. Have patience, and you will get your answer.

Nov 13

Reminder: Completion of Work Records for Credit

This is just a reminder that as of the 10/29 work record, you will not receive credit for incomplete, incorrect, late, or missing work records. Please refer to the October 31 blog post as to what you need to do for credit on your work records.

Let me know if you have any questions.

http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/ferrisy/2017/10/31/what-you-must-do…our-work-records/ ‎

Nov 09

Valid Paperwork

I’m having a major issue this semester with students signing their supervisor signatures on the work records and other forms for coop.  THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. This is cheating and it’s forgery. Cheating will result in failure of coop (especially if you’ve been warned of numerous attempts of not having your supervisor signature), and in some cases, forgery will result in getting fired from your job, which in turn will result in failure in coop.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR SUPERVISOR SIGN YOUR WORK RECORDS EACH WEEK. Be responsible for your coop work.

  • You are not allowed to sign your supervisor’s name (AT ANY TIME)
  • There is no “make up” or “redo” on work records.

NOTE THIS: If you have been getting credit for work records, and it is brought to my attention that you haven’t been following state and district guidelines with getting a legitimate supervisor signature, I will be making the adjustment in the gradebook for those work records and make notations explaining why you didn’t receive the credit for them, or why credit has changed.