•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Janeth Pena
     World Languages

    Mrs. Peña has been teaching Spanish in Loudoun County since 2007. She has experience teaching elementary, middle, high school, and adult education. She grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, is a graduate of Externado of Colombia University with a degree in Business and Administration, a specialization in Management Information Systems and completed her teaching credentials from University of Virginia. 

    Prior to teaching in Loudoun County, her travels over the years have taken her to places in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking world as her husband was serving in a diplomatic commission. Mrs. Peña also served in the Colombian Army as an officer and professor.

    On a personal note, she has been part of the community of Loudoun County, since 1999. She loves spending time with her three children, hanging out with her Labradoodle dog, and feels privileged and blessed to be serving the Riverside school community.


     My 2019-20 Schedule:


     1st  Planning  5th WL Common  Planning
     2nd  Spanish IV H  6th  Spanish IV H
     3rd  Spanish II  7th  Study Hall
     4th  Spanish IV H  8th  Spanish II
     Email Sra. Pena                        Office hours: M-F beginning at 8:30
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    All my class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE
    Click the Phoenix link below.
    Phoenix Gradebook 
    Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy

     2019-2020 Department Grading Policy

    Students enrolled in any of the spoken languages (Spanish, French, & German) will find the categorical breakdown of their quarter grades as follows:


    Assignment Category Title Gradebook Weight


    Formative 10%


    Summative 90%




    World Languages & Cultures Re-assessment Policy Riverside High School 2019-2020


    Retakes are intended to allow students to demonstrate mastery (83%) and have the following guidelines:

    • Students are eligible for a retake only if they have not achieved mastery (scored below a 84% on the assessment)
    • Students may not receive a score greater than 84% on any retake attempt
    • The retake is a single attempt
    • All work (homework assignments, formative assessments, etc.) related to the assessment have been completed
    • Students must complete remediation prior to attempting the retake
    • All retake attempts must be completed within two weeks after having been returned the original
    • The highest score will be included in the overall grade calculation for the quarter
    • Retakes are NOT offered on skills-based (reading, writing, listening, speaking) assessments, benchmark exams and county-wide proficiency exams (CPAs)
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