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,

ST