Language Arts 9
Hetzel and Matiscik

Instructors Kassidy Hetzel and Heather Matiscik
Phone #: 303-982-0206
Skype: kkhetzel
Office: B 300

Course Description:
Language Arts 9 is a course in which much of your high school knowledge will be founded upon. In this course you will be challenged through a variety of tasks, which include, but are not limited to reading, writing, speaking and self-expression. I will be expecting much from each of you and I hope you will expect the same from me. The fundamentals of this class were founded on helping freshmen learn to read and write proficiently. While I believe this to be true, I also believe that this class does far more than just help you to become proficient, I believe that this class can ultimately help you to find exactly what kind of person you are: an optimist or a pessimist, a planner or a procrastinator, a naturalist or a romantic. This class will be your first stepping-stone into a bright future here at Arvada and beyond. Welcome and know that I am truly excited to be one of your first high school memories!

Attendance Policy:
To succeed in this class is not difficult, it requires only two things: attendance, and work ethic. If you show up and do the work you will succeed in this class! Work that you have missed due to an absence will have to be made up TWO days after the initial absence. Any assignments missed due to unexcused absences, or suspensions will result in ZEROS.

Tardy Policy:
I will be a stickler for tardies. I will not tolerate you being tardy. I find my instructional time to be very sacred and do not want to waste even a minute. You get ONE free one, the second you will loose points, the third I will call home and if there are four you will find yourself helping out our lovely custodians clean up the cafeteria during your lunch break!

Behavior Expectations:
Always follow the 3 Arvada behavior basics as well as the 6 P’s:
My job as a student is to be a productive citizen

I will act in a professional and respectful manner

I will only use my electronic devices when okayed by the teacher

Be Polite Be Prompt Participate
Be Prepared Be Plagiarism-Free Be Persistent

WARNING: Failure to observe behavior basics or the 6 P’s will result in negative consequences including but are not limited to loss of participation points, the famous cafeteria duty, and my favorite calls home to mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, anyone who wants to know. I love to call home, so be expecting a few calls home over the year!

*Cell phones, pagers, calculators (with games) and other electronic devices may not be used or visible during class without an instructional purpose. Headphones may not be worn. I decide what the instructional purpose is. Bottom line (I see it or hear it I take it!) *

Class Supplies:
3 ring binder Note card 4 by 6 inches
Lots of loose leaf paper AHS agenda
Spiral Notebook Glue Sticks
A folder with pockets Markers
Pens and pencils Colored pencils

If you need additional help:
My office is located on the third floor next to the elevator. It is B 300. My off hours are 2 and 5. I will also be available before and after school by appointment. I am the yearbook sponsor and what little time I have after school I am willing to give it to you as long as I know you are coming! You can also instant message me on Skype by using my user name kkhetzel, and I will respond to you as soon as I can.

Extra Credit:
Opportunities to extra credit will be infrequent. Listen closely in class in order not to miss them!

To the parents:
I look forward to communicating with you throughout this year about your child’s performance. Please return this page to me, so that I know you have had a chance to read through my expectations for your child.
Thank you,
Mrs. Kassidy Hetzel

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