Ms. Kirkland's English Class
Meet Your Teacher
The information included in this newsletter will guide your student to helpful resources as well as steps to take to be successful in this course. The transition from middle school to high school can be difficult, but I am here to help you. During this transition, success is achieved through common effort of student, teacher, and parent. As you encounter questions starting and working through the course, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here and available for each of you.
**At the very end of this newsletter, there is a form I need each parent to complete. Please do this at your earliest convenience**
-Purses must be pocket-sized (not big enough to carry any books)
-No cell phones in the hallways or in class (unless teacher allows)
*Warnings will be given first and then followed by disciplinary action (detention then referral)
**Familiarize Yourself with Infinite Campus
**There are also Iphone and Android Apps for Infinite Campus--email me if you would like videos for these**
**Creating a Parent Account
*Familiarize Yourself with the Late Work Policy
** Please bring the following on the first day of class:
**Read the Syllabus
*Call or Text Me!
*Automated Voice Calls From Me
*Follow the Class Updates on Twitter
*Receive Text Updates about the Course
For 9th Grade
For 12th Grade
*The Class Website
The website is: www.kirklandenglish.weebly.com
**MLA Format Required
For 9th grade students--I will make sure you know exactly what is required with MLA format. 12th grade students--you should be very familiar with MLA format.
* Students are expected to use MLA format on all writing assignments.
* ALL submitted documents should have an MLA header (Name, Instructor, Course, Date)
* All work quoted, paraphrased, or summarized from other sources should use an in-text citation.
* A sample first page of an MLA style paper/assignment can be seen below.
Click here for MLA Tutorial Website: MLA Tutorial Website