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Welcome & Classroom Information


    Greetings Students and Parents and Guardians!  Welcome to school year 2020/2021! 

    UPDATE: 9/2/20:  Great job by all of my students to get into their google classrooms and get to work! Just in case you become deleted from your google classroom, here are Mr. Escallier's google classroom codes:

    1st Period ELAk4amsod    (*remember zoom class meeting promptly at 8:40 AM)

    2nd Period ELA (6th grade section): jqwi6bu  (*zoom meeting promptly at 10:35 AM)

    2nd Period ELA (7th grade section): ou4n7uy  (*zoom meeting promplty at 11:20 AM)

    3rd period Directed Studies: uhhuln4  (*REMEMBER, join zoom for D.S. AFTER PE, at 1:30 PM, Promptly)

    ****UPDATE:  8/30/20:  Students and Parents:  Please check your emails THIS WEEKEND for our permanent 1st Quarter ZOOM MEETING LINKS.  You will need them beginning THIS MONDAY 8/31/20.  Please save the link that I send you this weekend.  Use this same link for each day of school from now, on, so make sure you save them.  I will also post the class zoom meeting links in the students' google classrooms.  Thank you.

    In the first quarter of this year I will be teaching English Language Arts and Directed Studies.  These classes will be held each day, Monday through Friday, on the following schedule:

    Period 1 ELA :  8:40 to 10:15

    Period 2 ELA :  10:35 to 12:05  ***There are two sections (halves) for this period.  First half (10:35 to 11:20 AM) will be for 6Th GRADE ONLY.  The second half of Period 2 (11:20 AM to 12:05 PM) will be for the 7th GRADE, ONLY.

    Period 3 Directed Studies :  12:45 to 2:15

    *Parents and Guardians:  Please check your email for zoom meeting information prior to this Friday's, 8/28/20, "onboarding" day.  I, and all LCS teachers, will be holding these meetings in the afternoon, between 12:30 and 3:00, to give you some basic information about distance learning expectations, as well as about how some of our new systems/programs work for our students.  I urge you to attend.  Again, please see your email which may not arrive to you until late Thursday, 8/27/20.

    *Students:  Please check your Gmail accounts  for invitations from me to join our Google Classrooms.  Just OPEN THE EMAIL, AND CLICK ON "JOIN".  I will also be including the Zoom Class Meeting times and link.  It will be a recurring, daily meeting, so save the link.  The Zoom Meeting time and link will also appear in the "announcements" or "STREAM" messages in your Google Classroom.

    ***Students and Parents/Guardians:  To learn about our school's Distance Learning Norms, please visit this link: 









    Born in Santa Monica, CA, I have spent the last 31 years living, working, and raising my family in Ventura.  Educated at Loyola Marymount University, I obtained my Education Specialist teaching credential at Camarillo's own Cal State University Channel Islands, and have enjoyed being in the classroom ever since.  My family and I spend a lot of time outdoors surfing, playing tennis, or hiking whenever we can. 

    My goal is to have my students grow in their own speaking, reading and writing of the English language while deepening their critical and analytical thinking skills in an open and supportive learning environment.

    Parents: Please remember to encourage our students to read at home regularly from whatever type of material interests them (with your approval, of course), and to keep their class READING LOG.  The reading log is worth valuable homework points in my grading system. Students are to read at least 20 minutes for 5 nights a week.  It is the students' responsibility to make their reading log entries (Title, Author, date, minutes read), then obtain their parents' verifying initials, each time they read.  *Our students will also be making daily assignment entries in their school-issued agenda book/daily planners.  Please take time to review your student's agenda/planner as often as possible.  Remember, student assignments can also be reviewed on the "Parent Connect" system available on our Las Colinas website.

    Thank you,

    Gerry Escallier

    (805) 484-0461