Hello, and welcome to English 4 at Jackson High School. This class can be an amazing opportunity to grow as a writer and human, and I appreciate your commitment to bringing your best self every day. After all, I only get to be with you for a year before you're out changing the world. Let's make it count.
I will not be updating this website regularly, but I wanted to give everyone access to the resources I will be posting online here. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions about the following information.
Assignments will be posted in the classroom on a weekly basis. I will also be updating assignment information on Canvas, which is a tool students can access here, on the Everett School District Website: https://www.everettsd.org/domain/2152. Parents: please note that you will need your student’s password in order to access their Canvas profile, and the assignment information I post on it. I will upload due dates, assignment details and prompts, rubrics, readings, and other relevant files on this platform. Canvas is increasingly utilized by colleges in Washington state, and is a convenient place to consolidate information. If you, or your student, have issues accessing this site, please let me know. My personal goal this year is to limit the amount of physical paper used to better set students up with necessary technological skills for the 21st century. This is an area of growth for myself and students, and I will ask that we be patient with each other as the district moves to 1:1 learning.
All homework must be turned in at the beginning of the period on the given due date to be considered on time. As I am utilizing standards-based grading, I will accept all late or corrected work from the semester, for full credit, until the last two weeks of the semester. I care far more about the skills being mastered than assessing students’ ability to keep track of due dates. That said, is my expectation that deadlines are respected; the course will continue to move forward, so I cannot guarantee timely feedback on corrected/missing work, as my priority will be work turned in on time. In the case of an emergency, or special accommodations, extensions may be granted if you see me at least 2 school days prior to the assignment due date. New due dates will be set on an individual basis.