Parent Letter


Dear Parents/Guardians of English 10 students,
         
Here’s hoping that you all had a great summer and are looking forward to your student's sophomore year!   I want to take a few moments to say hello and share some information about my class. 
         
As you know, New York State has adopted the Common Core standards.  These standards promote alternative ways of fostering students to think.  Much like last year, students will continue to be challenged in a different way from in the past, which will include more reading and writing.  The increase in difficulty is to ensure your student continues to move closer to being college and career ready.       

Parents have asked me about what they can do to help their student rise to the challenge of the new educational standards.  I feel that the best way you could help your student is to make sure that he/she attends school every day.  If your student absolutely has to be absent, please encourage him/her to get caught up right away.  Please also encourage your student to seek help whenever needed.  I can provide help before and after school and I am also available during certain bells of the school day. 

I am requesting that each student have a two-inch binder, a package of divider tabs, a supply of pens/pencils, loose-leaf paper, and a flash drive.  Please make sure your student has these materials for class by Monday, September 12.  Please let me know if there are any problems with getting these materials.  I have some gently used items that I would gladly provide if necessary. 
         
Enclosed, please find the English 10 Course Outline.  Please review this document with your student and return the signature sheet by Monday, September 12 to let me know that you received it.  This will be the first homework assignment of the year. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this class or your student.  The school phone number is 593-5400, but please note that e-mail is the best way to reach me.
      
Finally, GRB’s Open House is Thursday, September 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  I hope to see you there and I look forward to working with you and your student this year! 
 
 
 

 
 
I have reviewed the English 10 Course Outline and I understand
 
-what materials are needed for the class
           
-how assignments are graded and weighted
 
-the late work policy
 
-the class expectations and that students who do not meet the expectations may face
 
consequences and may hinder their ability to earn credit for the class
 
 
 
 
 
Student Name ___________________________________
 
Student Signature _________________________________
 
 
 
 
Parent/Guardian Name _______________________________
 
Parent/Guardian Signature ____________________________
 
 
 
 
Parent / Guardian contact information:
 
Phone:  Home ____________________   
 
Phone:  Cell _______________________
 
Phone:  Work _____________________ 
 
E-mail ______________________________________________
 
Please indicate your preferred method of contact.
 
 
 
Is there any information that you feel I need to know about your student?  Feel free to write down any
 
information in the space provided, or e-mail me if you prefer.  Thank you!
 
 
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