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  • 4/5/2020  UPDATE: (ALSO SEE "ANNOUNCMENTS" PAGE)  1ST AND 3RD PERIOD ELA CLASSES WILL BE MEETING EVERY MONDAY ON "ZOOM".  ***PLEASE SEE YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR LINK/MEETING I.D./PASSWORD INFORMATION.  

    *IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, DON'T FORGET TO JOIN MY GOOGLE CLASSROOM PER PREVIOUS DIRECTIONS, BELOW...

     

    3/26/2020: UPDATE: Mr. Escallier's classes:  Students and Parents - during the current school closure period, I will be posting assignments through, and using "Google Classroom" beginning in the week of March 30th, 2020. Students, please go ahead and log into Google Classes now using the following codes:

    1st period ELA : use "Class Code" # zsuzabr

    3rd period ELA: use "Class Code" # 7ahmvoz

    *Additionally, I will be keeping office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 1:30pm-2:00pm.  This is a time for emailing me with questions about our ELA class, or any of your other classes.  We will also be having follow up "Zoom" meetings (see "announcements" on these teacher pages, or see your Google Classroom "announcements" for dates, times and links/codes) for specific reasons, or just "open" Zoom meetings for you to ask any questions about any school related topics.  

    *Lastly, and depending on how things go, I will be conducting some classes and/or office hour periods, using the "Zoom" meeting app.  Please review our district's email communications, and bulletins regarding use of "Zoom" app, and/or go on the "Zoom" site yourself, and familiarize yourself with its basic operating procedures. Initially, all you will have to do is respond to my email invitation which will have a link that you simply click on to join the meeting (and then, possibly, enter the code which I will provide). I will notify you of the planned Zoom class/meeting times via the Google Classroom, and this "Teacher Page" site.

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    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