Dear Students and Adults, 

My back to school letter and supplies list can be found here, but will also be available for students who prefer paper copies. I use Google Classroom to post and collect assignments.  I feel confident using Google Classroom and I know a few of your students are familiar with it.  I will work hard to keep this website updated, but if you cannot find or access information, do not hesitate to contact me. 

Please look over the letter and list; we will go over both on the first day of school. I require that all students read a variety of high-interest books throughout the school year and every student is expected to come to class with a choice book the first week of school. Please check out Mr. Warner's library website for links to e-books and useful tools:

Student supplies will need to be restocked throughout the school year, and not all supplies on the list will be needed in the first 6 weeks. Please email me if you cannot access the list or if you have any questions.

Information to note; all final drafts in both 7th and 8th-grade humanities are due typed and in MLA format. Students should be familiar with MLA guidelines because they have been using them since 6th grade. They will receive resources in class and there are several online supports for MLA guidelines. The online writing lab at Purdue, OWL Purdue, has the most user-friendly and updated rules for MLA format.

Works Cited support websites:

Students need to have access to a computer outside of their humanities class (school library, public library, home computer, family member, etc). Students will be drafting and editing, doing research, and communicating with myself or other students; using Google Products until further notice. Being able to access a computer outside of school is important to help make students successful.  

I will make myself available after school on Tuesdays for support and computer access if your student requires it.  If your student needs additional after school support, they must make prior arrangements with me.  I am working with different clubs after school and may not be available outside of my regularly scheduled Tuesdays.  
Students need to have the Bring Your Own Device permission form signed and on file in order to use their devices on campus.  If they have their form signed and they are following school and my classroom guidelines they can bring devices to be used in class only.  This is the link to the Student HandbookThe BYOD permission form is page 19 of the handbook.  I will advise students when they can bring their devices to class.  If they abuse this privilege, they will lose this opportunity.  Students are responsible for the care and security of their devices on campus.  

At Shahala we work closely with our parent organization.  Our PTO works hard to support all students and teachers.  Please check out the PTO website for upcoming information about what's happening at Shahala.

If you would like more support using or accessing this website, or any online curriculum your student is using in my class, I would be delighted to meet with you.  If there is enough interest, I will schedule a few workshops for adults after school throughout the year.   

I can be found in portable P418, between the 6th and 7th-grade hallways. My email address and phone number are below. I am excited for the upcoming school year! 
Cynthia Yurosko
(360) 604-3800 
Email is the fastest and best way to contact me. Please allow up to one school day for me to respond to all email and phone calls. 
Cynthia Yurosko,
Aug 20, 2017, 2:41 PM
Cynthia Yurosko,
Aug 20, 2017, 2:42 PM
Cynthia Yurosko,
Aug 20, 2017, 2:39 PM