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     Mrs. O'Toole
     8th Grade English Language Arts
     Room 3001
     September, 2019
    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Welcome Back to School! Please note that our annual "Back to School" night has changed. The new date is Wednesday, October 3rd. As we start the first marking period, I would like to bring to your attention that if you have an e-mail address in our parent portal please make sure all information is current. I will be inviting you to my Google Classroom because I do not post homework on my teacher page. It will be posted in Google Classroom. This is why I ask that you provide me with a working email. This will allow you to receive a status report on missing assignments being taught in my class and allow you to track any work your child did not complete.
    I also use your e-mail address and cell number in my Remind 101 communications which is a real-time application that allows us to quickly communicate. This app will help elevate any "missed" calls or emails that are made about your child's behavior or assignments. Please check your "spam" folder if you are not receiving the
    e-mail or contact me with any problems you may have accessing the application. I have already sent you a welcome messsage to join. If you did not repond back I encourage you to join.
    Go to "Remind.Com" and enter your child's class code:
    O'Toole ELA Period 1.2 @a9g6bd
    O'Toole ELA Period 3.4 @ffbkdf3
    O'Toole ELA Perion 7.8 @76ac24
    I would also like to remind you that any test under 70% can be retaken within a reasonable amount of time. It will be your child's responsibility to make sure they do so at homework club which is available Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm-4:30pm. Please have your child take advantage of this opportunity.
    I consider 8th graders as "Freshman-in-Training" where students are being prepared for high school, and are held responsible for their own success. Due to the recent changes in New Jersey's high school graduation requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond a student must achieve "Met" or "Exceed" on any one selected test of choice by 11th grade. Therefore, it's imperative that your child is focused on all daily lessons, and completes all assignments on time to the best of their ability in order to achieve this goal. 
    I look forward to meeting you on October 3rd. Any questions or concerns, please contact me at notoole@longbranch.k12.nj.us
    Mrs. O'Toole
    "Working together...Parents, Guardians, and Teachers = Student Success!"