March 1-5, 2021:

Hello 7th and 8th graders and families:

Welcome to the final week of the second trimester of the oddest school year any of us have ever seen. I’ve enjoyed seeing many of you for in-person instruction in my highly ventilated classroom.  Here are some things to keep in mind as the second trimester comes to a close on Friday:

  • The full, completed inquiry projects are coming due soon; the first presentations are scheduled for March 16. The signup for these presentations will be posted on Teams science pages at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 3. We’ll discuss this further in class.
  • If you have missing work, especially a missing research paper, please submit it no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 4.
  • Everyone has checkpoint quizzes in science and algebra 1 on Friday, March 5. These quizzes will be your last assignments of the second trimester. Unlike as with other assignments, where I’m mildly tolerant of late turn-ins, quizzes have a hard deadline: 3:00 PM on Friday. If you forget to submit, or, Heaven forbid, to even take this quiz, it’s on you. If you subject yourself to this unfortunate minor stumble, treat it as a learning experience, not as an opportunity to send me a series of negotiation/excuse emails throughout the following weekend…

Once again, I’m happy to see many of you in person again, and look forward to seeing you again this week.

Yours in Christ,