• Remote Learning Information for Ms. Raines

    E-Mail:  valerie.raines@cabarrus.k12.nc.us


    Learning Management System:   Go to the Hickory Ridge Homepage and click on the CANVAS link. All instruction and assignments will be located in my CANVAS course!!  


    Ms. Raines -- Social Studies 8 
    Overview of the Course

    In 8th Grade Social Studies, students may expect to learn in-depth information on the history of North Carolina and the United States after colonization.  In addition to guided note taking and assessments, students will engage in project based learning and interpretation of primary sources, enhanced through visual web quests and documentaries.  The mission of this class is to grow student knowledge of North Carolina and the United States, while also developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.  It is our ultimate goal to create informed citizens who are ready to take care of America's future!

    This class follows the North Carolina 8th Grade Social Studies Standard Course of Study, which can be found here: https://files.nc.gov/dpi/documents/files/social-studies-8th-grade-unpacking-document.pdf

    State Mandated 10 Point Scale:  90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, 59 and below F 


    Attendance  will be taken each day and students will be responsible for making up any assignments and classroom activities missed during an absence. 

    Behavior Expectations: 

    Students are expected to follow the Cabarrus County Code of Conduct at all times in the virtual environment, including dress code for live class sessions.  Please make sure the background of your learning environment is school appropriate.


    Numerical grades will be collected and we will be using the 10-point grading scale. 

    State Mandated 10 Point Scale:  90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, 59 and below F 

    Grading weights will be as follows:

    • General Assignments to check for understanding of content -- Count one time in my grade book
    • Quizzes/Quick Assessments/Projects -- 2X
    • Unit Tests / Complex projects -- 3X

    Late Work:

    Assignments will have due dates and are expected to be completed ON TIME. Loss of credit may occur.



    For Remote Learning, the only necessary tools for my classroom will be your technology -- either a laptop or chromebook -- and a composition notebook for taking notes during instruction.


Last Modified on August 14, 2020