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    General Information:

    Instructor: Mrs. Veitch                                            

    School Phone: 714-648-2900

    Room: 209  Prep Period: 4                                                               

    Tutoring and Make-ups: Arranged through me

    Student Expectations:

    • Arrive on time so as to not disrupt the learning environment
    • Use your breaks wisely, only one student is allowed out of class at a time, and I cannot release any student 10 minutes after or before the bell rings. 
    • Students must remain in their seats until the bell rings to take advantage of as much instructional time as possible. (No waiting by the door)
    • Finish your food or drinks outside so as to keep the rodents outside.
    • You are responsible for getting all of your make-up work from me when you return from an absence. 
    • Any student involved in cheating or plagiarism (that means any student found copying as well as the student who allowed their peer to cheat) will get one chance to make up the assignment at a time scheduled through me.
    • Extra credit opportunities will be made available to you, on occasion. 
    • After school tutoring is available every week. Please ask about dates.

    Course Description:

    1. In this class, students will learn to closely and attentively read and analyze critical works of literature and an array of nonfiction text.
    2. Through this course, students will use research and technology to locate information and engage in collaborative conversations with their peers. Students will share opinions and reform viewpoints through a variety of written and speaking performance tasks via StudySync content material
    3. Finally, the English 10 course, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards and StudySync, will build student’s creativity, critical thinking and collaboration and problem solving skills.

     

    Materials

    Lorin Griset Academy students are required to come to class prepared to learn. Prepared to learn means the student will have the necessary materials to be successful in their classes. Students should have the following materials in their possession EVERYDAY:

    • Charged Chrome Book
    • Extra lined paper
    • A pencil and eraser.

     

    Grading Policy Grades will be determined by the percentage of total points earned for the quarter:

    A      =  90-100%

    B      =  80-89.9%

    C     =   70-79.9%

    D    =   60-69.9%

    F=     60 % and below

     

     

    Late Work Submission Dates*

    Q1

    Q2

    Q3

    Q4

    Progress Reports: 9/13/21

    Final Grades: 

    10/5/21

    Progress Reports: 11/5/21

    Final Grades: 12/14/21

    Progress Reports: 2/4/22

    Final Grades:

    3/8/22

    Progress Reports: 4/22/22

    Final Grades:

    6/1/22

    *Dates subject to change

    Late Work Policy: Late work is always accepted, though not counted as full credit and as long as work is submitted by the submission dates above. For every week that the assignment is late, there will be 2 points deducted. 

     

    Cell Phones/AIR Pods:

    Please use your charged ChromeBook for your internet needs, rather than your cell phone so as to steer students away from constantly checking their social media accounts. Additionally, AirPods will not be allowed in class unless during independent practice. Therefore, cell phones and AirPods will not be permitted unless specifically directed. Any unauthorized cell phone use will result in the following protocol: 

     

    Cell Phone Protocol

    1st offense: Phone is given to the office and returned to the student after school

    2nd offense: Phone is given to the office and returned to the student after school AND the parent/guardian is notified

    3rd offense: The student will be placed on a phone contract in which s/he will turn in their phone to the office at the beginning of each day, and pick it up after school

    the day.

    PBIS Alternative: You may choose to voluntarily place your cell phone in the red cell phone check-in on my side wall.

     

  • Course Philosophy:

    Regardless of your path where and when you graduate, having the knowledge that is attained from literature, writing, and grammar will help you wherever life takes you, and is something that no one can ever take away from you. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Materials – Lorin Griset Academy students are required to come to class prepared to learn. Prepared to learn means the student will have the necessary materials to be successful in their classes. Students should have the following materials in their possession EVERYDAY:

    ·         A 3-ring binder, with dividers for each class to allow for optimum organization.

    ·         A spiral notebook or enough lined paper

    ·         A pencil and eraser. 

  • Student Responsibilities:

    1.      Respect others

    2.      Respect yourself

    3.      Respect your school

    4.      Practice PUMAS behaviors daily (Proactive, United, Motivated, Attentive, Socially Responsible)