• Be sure to go directly to the bathroom and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    English 11 - This program is designed to develop skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. An emphasis is also placed on fostering a greater understanding and enjoyment of literature. Vocabulary development and writing clarity are stressed throughout the program. Typical works studied include The Scarlet Letter, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-on-the-Moon Marigolds, Night and The Crucible, plus a variety of short stories, essays, and poetry. 
     
    English 10 - This course follows the Common Core Curriculum put out by NYS.
     
    AP Language and Composition - This course prepares students for the AP Exam in May.  It requires the reading of various pieces of literature, speeches and other types of writing.  An emphasis on grammar and rhetoric is utilized.  The students are also responsible for the Regents in June. 
     
     

    I. Materials Needed Everyday in Class

    A. Blue or Black Pen ONLY.  Please NO PENCIL!!

    B. Loose leaf paper
    C. Folder for handouts
    D. Composition Notebook

    E.  Planner 
    F. Notebook

    II. Attendance

    A. Absent from class, but in school (music lessons, appointments, late arrival, early dismissal).

    1. Notify me before class of anticipated absence or in case of late arrival before you leave school that day.

    2. You are accountable for all work as if you had attended class.

    B. Absent from school.

    1. Get missed notes, assignments from a classmate. If a handout is involved be sure to see me or check on the website.

    2. Check your planner for assignments due and keep up.

    3 . A one day absence gets a one day grace period on assignments unless the assignment was given prior to the day you are absent.

    4. Extended absences - contact the High School Office. They will have assignments from your 

     

    teachers ready by the end of the school day for someone to pick up.

    C. Absent from tests or quizzes

    1. If absent the day before quiz/test only - take the quiz/test the day following the original day.

    2. If absent the day of the test only - take the test on the day you return.

    3. If you are in school but absent from class on the test day - take the test

    before leaving school that day. Make sure you see me to make arrangements.

    4. All other absences - tests must be made up upon your return to school.

    5. Although make-up tests will cover the same material, they will not necessarily be the same as the regularly scheduled test.

    III. Homework

    A. Assignments

    1. Assignments are usually assigned and then due the next class unless a different date is given by me.   Check the web or the board in class for assignments.
    2.  Please ask questions in class if you are confused.  Questions are always welcomed and your question might help a classmate too!

    3. Homework is collected or checked on the day it is due at the beginning of the class.  No assignments will be accepted after I have collected or checked it and you were in class that day.

    4. Homework and class work for credit is not accepted late unless you were absent. Homework and class work is given to prepare you for a lesson or to reinforce material covered in class. It is important that homework and class work is completed on time.

    5. A homework that is copied or “lent” will be given a 0. I am very serious about stopping copying because I know if you do your own work you will learn the material much better and thus performbetter on quizzes and tests.

    B. Homework/Class work Grading

    Homework assignments and class participation are worth 20% of your grade. The grade is based on the following criteria:

    •  Completeness
    •  Correctness
    •  Neatness
    • Timeliness 
    •  An honest attempt at the assignment.
    IV. Grading 

    A. Homework, Classwork and Class Participation (20%)

    B. Tests and Essays (40%)

    C. Quizzes (30%)

    D. Journal Writes, Quotation Translation, Projects (10%)


    CLASS PROCEDURES

    ALL CLASSROOM RULES AND PROCEDURES IN THE HANDBOOK APPLY

    Upon arrival in class EVERYDAY:

    • Take out composition notebook for daily bellring activity.
    • Take out homework if any , if it is not on your desk when I pass by your desk or it is not handed in when collected, there will be no credit.
    • Take out textbook or other reading materials to be ready for class.  

    Late to class:

    • You must have your planner signed or have a special pass
    • Sign in (full name and neatly) with the accurate clock time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Running in even a moment after the bell IS considered late.
    • School Policy states that THREE tardies equals a detention.  I WILL keep track of tardies and write them up accordingly.

    Leaving class (excused or callout):

    • You must either be on the bulletin provided by the office or have a pre-signed pass.
    • You must sign out with the accurate clock time (absolutely mandatory).
    • Please tell me BEFORE class begins if you have to leave early.  Do not just get up and leave without me knowing, this causes distraction.  Please leave quietly.

    Nurse:

    • If you need to see the nurse, the best time is between periods, unless it is an emergency.
      • The nurse will give you a late pass to your next class.

    Restroom:

    • Generally the best time to use the restroom is between classes!!
    • If you must go during class, ask between class activities.  DO NOT interrupt me or your classmates during a lesson UNLESS it is an emergency!
      • Use the closest bathroom to the classroom!!
    • Sign out (full name and neatly) with accurate clock time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.
    • Be sure to go directly to the bathromm and directly back to class.
    • Sign back in (full name) with accurate time (absolutely mandatory)
    • Return to your seat with as little distraction as possible.