• Santa Ana Unified School District

    Lathrop Intermediate

    Moderate to Severe Non-categorical Class

    Class Syllabus 2022-23


    Mission Statement of Lathrop Intermediate School

    Lathrop Intermediate School is dedicated to educational excellence. Through a rigorous and standards-based curriculum, students are able to construct the academic and 21st Century Skills necessary for success in high school, college, and career.

    Conceptual Frameworks


    • Respect yourself, the school staff, your classmates, and property at Lathrop all times
    • Use appropriate language, tone and voice level
    • Raise your hand and wait to be called on
    • Pay attention to classroom activities
    • Listen to the teacher and other speakers
    • Ask before you borrow something


    • Respect the learning time by being on time, every period, every day
    • Be on time and prepared
    • Follow directions the first time they are given
    • Follow classroom procedures
    • Exit only when the teacher dismisses you
    • Do your own work
    • Turn in quality work on time


    • Follow directions the first time they are given and cooperate with all staff members
    • Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself
    • Enter and exit classrooms and school in a safe manner
    • Follow teachers instructions
    • Wear your uniform to school and all the way home
    • Know emergency procedures

    Teacher Information

    Teacher Name: David Lopez

    Phone Number: 714-567-3300  Ext.

    Email: david.lopez@sausd.us or david.lopez@sausdlearns.net

    Course Description


    Curriculum: Curriculum used in the class is Unique Learning System (ULS) and News-2-You (N2Y). More information on ULS and N2Y can be found at www.n2y.com.  Every month, there will be a new unit theme which includes chapter books, new vocabulary words, correlating math pages and life skill lessons.

    Community Based Instruction (CBI): Our class plans to go on 2 walking CBI’s per month. Students will work on mobility skills, social skills, money skills, life skills and more. CBI’s will be on the monthly calendar that is sent home at least a week prior to the next month with the location and cost. If you have any questions about CBIs, please feel free to contact me.

    Cooking: We cook every other Thursday in our class. We make simple recipes that the students learn to follow. We practice measuring, prepping and kitchen safety.


    Evaluation/Assessment Rational for Grade Determination


    Grades: Your student will earn a Pass/Fail grade for Language Arts, Social Science, Science and Math. Achievement will be measured on progress of IEP goals. They will earn a letter grade for classes in general education.


    Course Policies


    Students are expected to maintain a positive learning environment for other students and create safe conditions on campus.

    All students are expected to:

    • Be in your classroom ready to work when the tardy bell rings
    • Follow directions from all staff members
    • Bring all necessary materials to every class, every day
    • Raise your hand and wait to be called on
    • Remain seated unless given permission by the teacher to be out of your seats
    • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
    • Be respectful of others learning


    • Students are expected to behave with respect in our classroom. Our rules are:  
      • Use kind words
      •  Be ready to learn
      •  Raise your hand or be ready when called on
      •  Keep your body to yourself
      •  Ask permission to leave the class
      •  Listen to all staff and peers


    Progress Report Dates: Progress on your child’s IEP goals will be sent home in December and June.