• WELCOME To Mr. F. Thomas Class/2021-2022  SCHOOL YEAR!!!  

    Courses:

    African American History

    African-American History - The grade 9-12 African-American History course consists of the following content area strands: World History, American History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the chronological development of African Americans by examining the political, economic, social, religious, military and cultural events that affected the cultural group. Content will include, but is not limited to, West African heritage, the Middle Passage and Triangular Trade, the African Diaspora, significant turning points and trends in the development of African American culture and institutions, enslavement and emancipation, the Abolition, Black Nationalist, and Civil Rights movements, major historical figures and events in African-American history, and contemporary African-American affairs.

    Economics

    Economics- The grade 9-12 Economics course consists of the following content area strands: Economics and Geography. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the concepts and processes of the national and international economic systems. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

    United States Government

    United States Government - The grade 9-12 United States Government course consists of the following content area strands: Geography, Civics and Government. The primary content for the course pertains to the study of government institutions and political processes and their historical impact on American society. Content should include, but is not limited to, the functions and purpose of government, the function of the state, the constitutional framework, federalism, separation of powers, functions of the three branches of government at the local, state and national level, and the political decision-making process. "www.cpalms.org"

     

    FOCUS GRADEBOOK will be where scholars can access all assignments associated with the above courses.

     

    My goal is that we all be flexible and patient with one another. With that, we will begin the year getting familiar with all of our learning platforms and getting to know each other. DO NOT STRESS!!! We will get through all of this!!! 

    The first order of business is to make sure you are able to login to your Classlink, FOCUS, Canvas and Remind. Here are the directions:

     How do I get to my class?

    • Go to  www.leonschools.net/rickards     
    • Click on the ClassLink icon in the upper left corner
    • Enter your log-in information
      • Username: STUDENT ID NUMBER
      • Password: RHS-LUNCHPIN
        • For example: 
          • Username: 123456789 (student id number)
          • Password: RHS-98765 (include the dash mark)
    • Click on the Canvas icon
    • Click on your class/class period
    • Click on the Remind icon 
    • Clink on your class/class period.
    • Let me know if you need a class code.
    • Click on the FOCUS icon
    • Click on your class/class period

    Here is other information that is for your benefit:

    What if I forgot or don’t have my login information?

    • Please email RHS.Guidance@leonschools.net
    • Include the student first and last name, and grade level as 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
    • State in the email, “I need the FOCUS Login credentials.”
    • Wait for the return email providing the login credentials.
     
    What If I forgot my password for FOCUS?
    • Please email RHS.TechHelp@leonschools.net
    • Include the student first and last name, and grade level as 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th
    • State in the email, “Please reset the FOCUS password.”
    • Wait for the return email stating the new password.
     
     
    What can my student expect on the first day of classes?
    • Teacher will demonstrate how to access online materials for class
    • Teacher will review behavior expectations for in-person students and for on-line students
    • Students will practice accessing their classes with teachers
    • Teacher will teach; students will learn
     
     Do I have to wear a mask?
    • All on-campus students are required to wear a face covering/mask.
    • The face covering/mask must be dress code and CDC compliant.
    • Teachers will provide a free disposable mask if you need one.
    • Refusing to wear a mask will result in escalating disciplinary consequences.

    My office hours are Monday-Friday 2:00pm - 2:45pm. 

    Preferred Method Of Communication: (E-mail, Phone Call, FOCUS/Canvas Messaging)

    Grade Posting Scheldule To FOCUS: Every Two Weeks.

    Thank You!!!

    Farrade Thomas

    Social Science Instructor

    James S. Rickards High School

    3013 Jim Lee Road

    Tallahassee, Florida 32301-7098

    (E-mail): thomasf@leonschools.net

    (Office): (850) 414-5500 Extension 3207

    (Fax): (850) 922-7104