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Back to School Night

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Mr. Laffin

on 25 August 2017

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Transcript of Back to School Night

Welcome to Back to School Night
Important Policies
Tools for Student Success
Remind and Google Classroom!!!
Remind is
-an online service
-allows reminders to be sent by me
*to phones as a text
*to email addresses
-completely safe
*no phone numbers exchanged
*no student-to-student contact
I look forward to an amazing year with your student!

Please feel free to contact me any time
KBAR- Kick Back and Read
What is KBAR?
-Independent reading
-20 minutes each night
-80 minutes each week
-Quarterly book projects

My class:
-No reading logs to sign or fill out
-No daily or weekly assignments*
*We'll have book discussions, reflections, and other activities every so often, but nothing structured week-to-week.
Does your son or daughter NEED a phone to join Remind?
Remind updates are available via email if they use their school email address.
*I check often

*I check even

*homework updated daily

*updated weekly

Instagram (@thelaffinplace)
*updated daily
*more for the fun stuff we're doing
(more details on the next slide)
Other Laguna Communication:
The Lancer Lines
*Mr. Calandro's weekly newsletter
*emailed out on Fridays

Laguna homepage

PTA Facebook
*search: "Laguna PTA"

LAMS Library Instagram

The goal of the English/Language Arts program is to help students to become better readers, speakers, and writers through the study of both fiction and nonfiction texts. Students in my class will also discover the power of their words.
*Check often (at least once each week)
*See explanation page on my website

*with teachers
*with your son/daughter

Planner and websites
*use them
*check them
*love them

*it's not fun, but it's valuable
I don't give homework.
(Yes, you read that correctly)
Classwork that isn't finished in class:
-becomes homework
-due the next school day
*unless otherwise noted
-work time given class daily
Late work
-any work not turned in on-time
*day it's due, time it's due
*absences don't count
-10% deduction (from points earned)
*due by the end of the quarter
-zero in gradebook
*until received

Absent Work
-one day for every missed day
-late policy goes into effect
*after extension
-Same email/password since elementary school
*printed on your student's class schedule.

-Google Classroom is an online classroom.
*assignments posted often
*digital copies of assignments
-extra copies
*due dates still in effect
*students can communicate
-with me (email and Remind are better)
-with other students
*monitored closely by me
I have asked that all students enroll in my Remind classes for easier/quicker communication.
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