Name: Mr. William Newman
Subject: English Language Arts
Phone: 845-897-6700 ext. 30178
Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 school year here at John Jay High School. Though we'll begin with Remote Learning, I look forward to our return to school and an invigorating and productive year for students in English Language Arts. Please email me directly to address questions or concerns regarding the course and our work together. That is the most efficient way to reach me; you will receive a response within one business day. I am available for extra help each day following 1pm and prior to 2:15. I'm more than willing to assist students who need help and guidance; please allow me the opportunity. A few moments of clarification or explanation are often all kids need to feel capable of their work.
Students will utilize Google Classroom each day for instructional materials and assignments. Please use the link in Classroom at the upper left hand side of the screen to attend class. All materials are available to students at all times in their Classroom; students should take the initiative to actively oversee their Stream and Classwork tabs in order to be successful. Assignments are not optional and have due dates; observe them to avoid late penalties. Arrive on time to class and stay the full duration of instruction. Make attendance easier by being present as required and speaking up if arriving late; attendance will not be altered once the period has concluded. As per district guidelines, cameras must remain on throughout the lesson. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate these unprecedented times together.
My deepest respect and gratitude to all parents and caregivers who help their students procure the needed materials and who actively involve themselves in their children's educational journey toward self-reliance and independence. Your cooperation and flexibility have been appreciated. Family members are key components in supporting the progressively difficult steps toward achieving a high school diploma. I very much look forward to our learning and growth this year.