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Dear Parents,

If you have any questions about your child's grades or progress in class, please e-mail me (Lxg0617@Lausd.net) and I'll reply to you as soon as possible. You can check your child's progress in their classes whenever you wish by activating your PASSport account: https://passportapp.lausd.net/parentaccess/


Special Notice: Please do not text message your child while they're in their classes.  When students are caught texting in my class, they often blame their parents for texting them during class and claim it's an emergency.  Please be aware that when your children are in class they are not supposed to use their phones (unless it's part of the lesson).  It would be very helpful if parents would not add to the problem of their children being distracted and misusing their personal technology in class.  If you have an emergency and you need to contact your child, call the school 818-833-3700 or the Magnet office 818-833-3776, and your child will be summoned to the appropriate office for an early leave or to receive the important message you needed to relay.

I post homework assignments on the sylmarhs.org website every week.  If you are not sure what your child should be doing or your child says that he or she "turns in everything" but the grade is still low, your child may be missing work, have a failed CA exam, or have low scores.

As of the 2017-2018 school-year, we are using the Schoology gradebook. Students and parents will be able to check progress and see if any work is missing or needs improvement.  To access the gradebook, first register your account then go to: http://lms.lausd.net
A Schoology app is also available for cell phones and tablets.
 
Students were provided their information to register the Schoology accounts in multiple classes. They need their student ID#, their mymail email address, and the 4 digit pin to activate their accounts. I distributed the information in all of my English classes and students wrote it in their Magnet planners. Parent and guardians can view their student's grades and monitor their progress 24/7 when they register their own PASSport account. You will need your student's school ID number to activate the account.
 
The Parent Center (Room 16) on campus is assisting parents and guardians with account registration. All Magnet families had their Schoology account login information mailed home by Ms. Steinert.
 
If you are mailed a letter about your student not passing a class, the letter also contains all of the information you need to create your PASSport account to get on Schoology.
 
Once you have an LAUSD PASSport account to access Schoology, you will be able to check on how your child is progressing in all of their classes whenever you want: https://passportapp.lausd.net/parentaccess/ - Click 4 & follow the instructions.
 
Visit https://achieve.lausd.net/domain/645 for more information in English or Spanish.
 
Students are expected to regularly check sylmarhs.org - classes and homework - for their homework or current projects and to check Schoology for missing work.  Students without access to the internet at home have access in the Magnet office, other SLC offices, and the Library. 

I accept late work, within the current grade period, and I encourage students to re-do work that received low scores in order to gain higher marks and demonstrate their mastery of the assignment. 

I have a deadline for each grading period (every 5 weeks) which is one week before grades are due.  If they give me their late/missing work before that week comes, I will grade their late work and add those points to their report cards.  Late work has a points deduction.

Please note, in 9th grade English, a student cannot pass the class without passing all CA (Common Assessment) exams and achieving a mark of C or better for their culminating grade which includes writing projects (EAs - Embedded Assessments), class work, and homework. 

Thank you,

Ms. L. Green

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Homework:

Students are required to read a minimum of 50 pages every week. They are encouraged to read 10 pages a night.

All students should bring the novel, which should be no less than 100 pages, they are reading to class on assigned days. Students should finish reading multiple novels every semester unless they are reading very long books.  As long as their parents are okay with them reading the novel, it is acceptable for homework.  Books brought from home are the family's responsibility. 

9th grade Honors students should be reading books in their ZPD range. I test the 9th grade students at the beginning of each school year and discreetly inform them of their reading levels.

12th grade AP students should be reading novels from the AP Literature book list to prepare for AP testing.  (AP students are reading about 100 pages per week and use the AP reading log.)

A reading log, the form link is below: "Reading Log Form.doc", should be completed and turned in each week on the assigned day or the first day they return from an absence if they missed the original due date.  If a student does not have a reading log, they may complete the homework assignment on their own paper.

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For other information about testing or various assignments, check the pages linked to this one in the right hand side. 

Reading log forms and notes are attached below.

Course Outlines are the syllabi for the classes.  They are also attached below and are updated each school year.