As the honeymoon phase of the beginning of school wears off, it is time to review and evaluate how well students have adapted to the expectations of a high school classroom. There are a few things to note:
1. Students must turn in and/or make up their work within 3 days of the due date or absence. Otherwise it will no longer be accepted because we have to move forward. Pacing in a high school social studies classroom does not allow us to go back the way students were able to in middle school.
**Guided Reading Ch. 3.1 and 3.2: I have put those assignments on my website. Due to the fact that so many students did not turn it in, and we were in the lab, they may complete those and bring them back to me by Tuesday 10/13 for credit. After that point they will not be accepted.
2. Students will not be allowed to use the bathroom in class unless it is an absolute emergency. If students abuse the "emergency pass," I will contact parents directly about revoking bathroom privileges.
3. If I find a student on their cell phone in class, I will take it up and down to the front office where a parent/guardian must pick it up. There are no exceptions as the cell phones have become more of a distraction rather than a useful tool in the classroom.
Important Dates to Note:
Oct. 9 - Report Cards go out for the 1st six weeks
Oct. 12 - Student Holiday/Staff Development
Oct 14 - Four Spheres Project is due
Oct. 14 - AVID students are taking the PSAT
Oct. 26 - Progress Reports for 2nd Six Weeks
Nov. 5 - World Geo CDB 1
Nov. 13 - End of 2nd Six Weeks
The World at Your Fingertips
This newsletter will be updated monthly on or around the 1st of each month. It should give you a small insight into our studies, goals, and achievements inside the classroom.