Participation in GovernmentThursday, October 29, 2020
Social Studies, 12th Grade
Participation in Government
Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics
High School Main Office Phone: (845) 247-6651
Extra Help (for when physical school is in session): Monday - Thursday, 9th period, or by appointment.
Office Hours/Extra Help (during online learning): Wednesdays, during the regularly scheduled class time. I can respond to questions/concerns via email or we can set up a video conference (Google Meet) so that we can connect. Please email me to schedule an extra-help session on Wednesdays.
Discussions can be held via email, Google Classroom comments, or by some other application by request.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: You are encouraged and welcome to join the Google Classroom (for direct progress reports, etc.). Please email me for details/invites.
All students SHOULD have been emailed a link to join the Google Classroom for their class/period. If you have not received an email with this code, if you have moved class periods, or if you have recently joined the class, please email me for an invite. Google Meet codes (for video lessons) will be posted on the class' Google Classroom page (upper left corner).
ASSIGNMENTS: All assignments will be posted on the Google Classroom for each course.
SYLLABI, COURSE EXPECTATIONS, GRADING POLICIES can all be found via the navigation bar on the left-hand side of this page for each course. Please note that much of the information there is still "Pre-COVID-19" and I will be adapting course information & curriculum to meet our current needs. This is an ongoing process. For example, Board Meeting Observations and Community Service are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. These components of the 'final exam' will be replaced with a Law Project. More information will follow.
SUPPLIES: When in-school classes resume, a three-ring binder or a folder will be necessary for class. Anyone who has device limitations, internet access issues, or is just feeling overwhelmed with 'screen time', please contact me. I have textbooks that I can physically deliver with assignments to be completed that mirror what we are doing in class. It is my intention that none of the three issues listed should interfere with a student's ability to achieve and be successful in class. I am determined to be flexible with you to enable your success.
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