Important information about my classes:
During the 2014-2015 school year, I will be co-teaching with Dr. Susan Robbins during 3rd and 4th periods.
1. Materials necessary for English II are as follows:
**A textbook (which will be assigned and should be taken home nightly as well as brought to class daily); **A 3-ring notebook with pockets/dividers to be used exclusively for English notes, handouts, and homework; **loose leaf or composition paper; **pencils/pens /highlighters; **OPTIONAL - a dictionary for home usage
2. Requirements and grading for English II:
50% final essays and tests + 30% essay drafts and quizzes + 20% daily and homework = 100%
Requirements for this class include: participation, completion of assigned class and homework, a midterm exam and a final exam.
The grading scale is as follows: 100-93=A; 92-85=B; 84-77=C; 76-70=D; 69-0=F
3. Expectations and Class rules:
Students are expected to honor the "Be-attitudes": "Be" PRESENT, PROMPT, POLITE, PREPARED, and PRODUCTIVE.
Our class rules:
· Be respectful of everyone. Be kind to each other. Respect YOURSELF by being polite and kind to others.
· Think before you speak. Never say anything in anger or something that would hurt your feelings should someone say the same to you. If you’re angry, take a deep breath and wait before you say anything.
· Be prepared to work. Always bring your textbook, a pen or pencil, your notebook and your homework to class each day.
· Obey Parkland’s Honor Code as well as the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. The only person that you cheat when you copy another student’s work is YOURSELF.
· Complete work in a manner in which you can be proud. Can you really be proud of work that is completed at the last minute just for the sake of getting it done? Complete your work to the best of your ability, fully and on time.
· Attend school every day unless you are sick or an emergency arises and abide by the PHS tardy policy.
· Come to school dressed appropriately.
· Ask Ms. Edwards/Dr. Robbins when I (the student) don’t understand work or material that is explained to me.
4. Assignments, Attendance and Makeup Work:
All work is due on the date for which it is assigned. Late work will not be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances and a parent communicates with the teacher either by phone or by a note accompanying the late material.
It is imperative that students attend class each day. If a student MUST be absent, it is the STUDENT’S responsibility to see the teacher and request all missed assignments. Makeup work will be distributed per the Parkland attendance policy. Students will receive a day per missed school day to complete makeup assignments (ex: a one day absence = one night to makeup, a two day absence = two nights to makeup, etc.)
5. Parent Portal
In lieu of regularly
distributed progress reports, our school system has asked that parents utilize
the Parent Portal to PowerSchool: https://wsfcs.powerschool.com/public/home.html
PowerSchool Parent Portal was implemented as
a way for parents to access their student's grades and attendance, test
results, grade history, attendance history, teacher comments, and more in
"real time". If you have not
already gotten a login and temporary password for Parent Portal, please
**Please note: We do try to distribute paper progress reports from our class on a somewhat regular basis; our goal is every other week.
6. Contact Information
We love to have an open line of communication with the parents of our students. Often the easiest manner in the 21st century seems not to be the telephone, but rather email. Our email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Feel free to email us with questions or comments and we will respond as quickly as possible.
If you would like to reach us via phone, please call 771-4700. We are typically available during our planning period (1st period for Ms. Edwards, 2nd period for Dr. Robbins). If you cannot call during this time period, please leave a message and we will return your call.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for a conference, please contact guidance to setup a time (771-4711).
We look forward to working with you this term.
V. Edwards/S. Robbins