STAPLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
EIGHTH GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to a new school year! We know these are less than ideal educational circumstances, but we are committed to providing quality instruction, regardless of the platform. We are looking forward to meeting and working with each of you to make your experience in your language arts class positive, successful, and rewarding.
Eighth grade English Language Arts is a survey course which includes writing, reading, speaking and listening, and language. We will be following Arizona’s English Language Arts Standards. You can find these standards at the Arizona Department of Education website at http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/k-12standards/english-language-arts-standards/. The standards are designed to improve your readiness for post-high school pursuits in universities, colleges, technical schools, or armed services. We will use a variety of methods and tools to engage, motivate, and ensure learning and growth, but you must do your part too. We expect you to be on time for scheduled meetings. You will need to be prepared with required materials and ready to participate positively in our activities.
Since you will be attending remotely, there are some special considerations. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with classroom standards, procedures, and required materials outlined on the following pages. These are designed to maximize success. Keep in mind that this is unfamiliar territory and district policies are fluid. As a result, we may find it necessary to tweak or change some of these items. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Alejandra Abrams