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Welcome 7th graders to the 2018-2019 School Year in Room 221!
 
 
MICROSOFT TOOLS
FREE DOWNLOADS

CUSD students have access to a free download of the Microsoft Office tools.  Please click on
"Daily Agenda & HW" link in the
upper left-hand corner of this page (HOME menu).  
Once you are on that page, scroll down
to find the step-by-step instructions to download these free tools.  PLEASE have your parents
or an older sibling walk through this
process with you.  If it doesn't work
the first time, try again.  If it doesn't work
after a couple of tries, please let me know
and we'll help you out!


IMPORTANT REMINDERS
for ALL AB STUDENTS
 
1.  COMPUTERS:  Bring a fully charged laptop to class daily along  
     with the charger/power cord.  We have extension cords to help
     just in case, but it is your responsibility to make sure your laptop
     is fully charged when you come to class.
2.  MEMORY KEY:  Students should have a memory key (4 or 8 GB
     to save their work.  Although most work will be stored in the 
     "cloud" via Google Docs, we recommend that students also have
     a flash drive just in case.
3.  CLASS CALENDAR:  Use the "calendar" link in the menu in the
     upper in the upper left corner of this page to check classwork,
     homework, and announcements.  This calendar will show all
     classwork & homework for the entire year, so it is a great 
     resource when you are absent!
4.  PLANNERS:  Students will receive a school planner during the
     first week of school.  All students are required to complete their
     planner in class daily, and planners are graded frequently in my
     class.  Parents & students should use this resource to confirm
     assignments and due dates.  Additionally, parents are asked to
     sign the planner once a week.
5.  HOMEWORK & CLASSWORK:  All assignments are due on time.
     The late work policy at CNEC states that any assignment turned 
      in after the due date can receive a maximum of only 50% 
      credit.  Unfortunately, this is where some students run into 
      trouble with their grades, so we encourage parents to help 
      students understand the importance of completing and turning 
      in their work on time.
 
    
Please check grades on
ZANGLE
frequently & turn in all late
or missing 
assignments immediately!


USERNAMES & PASSWORDS:
Students will keep a log sheet in their binder to record ALL usernames
and passwords.  It is important that this information be kept in the
binder at all times.  Although the computer can save your
usernames and passwords, sometimes your computer is not
available and you will need access to this information in order to
log-on using a loaner computer.

IMPORTANT:  No one else will have this information for you, so 
it is your responsibility to keep a written record of these numbers.
If you need a new password log form, it is attached at the bottom of the
"AB Daily Agenda & HW" link on this website.



RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES
 
  • Three ring binder (minimum 2 inches)
  • Tabbed dividers (one for each class on your schedule PLUS additional tabbed dividers for AB:  AB Language, AB History, Handouts, AOs, Spelling & Vocab)
  • Ear buds to listen to audio on laptop
  • One portfolio folder for all homework assignments (to be kept in the front of your binder just behind your planner)
  • A supply of sharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  • Blue/black ink pens (school work will not be accepted in any other colors)
  • A supply of red pens for grading (used daily in class)
  • Highlighters (3-4 different colors)
  • One package of fine point colored markers
  • One package of colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencil pouch to be kept in your binder for quick access to pens, pencils, and highlighters
  • Supply of lined notebook paper (no spiral tear-out paper please!)

 

INDEPENDENT READING BOOK
In addition to these supplies, students in
Room 221 will be need a book for independent reading.
We will visit the school library so students can select
a book there, or they may bring an age-appropriate
book from home.  Students are to have this book in 
their backpack at all times.


EMAIL ACCOUNTS
All students in Clovis Unified will have 
CUSD email account.  You may click
on the link below to access your school
email account today!



BINDER ORGANIZATION
 You may go to my "Daily Agenda & HW" page
& scroll down to the bottom to find the
instructions for binder organization.  If your child's binder
begins to look disorganized, please use this handout
to re-organize things!