The Journey Begins

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I’m looking forward to a fun and productive year with you!

ELA Department Policies


Grading Policy:

I will follow the official school grading policy, as follows:

  • 75% classwork, quizzes
  • 15% major assessments (tests, large projects/assignments)
  • 10% homework and daily grades

At least two (2) grades will be submitted per week.

Late Work Policy:

All assignments will be eligible for full credit when turned in by the end of class on their due date (NOTE: This does not guarantee full points). After that, I will deduct ten points for each school day late (this includes turning it in after you have left my class for the day on the due date). After five school days, the maximum you will be able to achieve is 50 points. Work will not be accepted after the progress report or report card period has closed (typically every three weeks). Exceptions will be made in the case of a medical emergency. 

Re-Teach & Re-Test Expectations


In the case of an unsatisfactory test grade, test corrections may be completed for a revised grade of up to a 70%. 

There will be built-in opportunities for re-teach during class time, but I am also available for tutorials on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:45 AM and Friday afternoons from 4:45-5:45 PM. In the afternoons especially, please make sure to let me know ahead of time that you will be staying! 

Important Dates:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (6:30-7:30 PM)- Meet the Teacher at Manor Senior High School!

Monday, August 20, 2018 (9:05 AM sharp!)- First day of school!


Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton