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Welcome & Classroom Information


    Greetings Students and Parents and Guardians!  Welcome to Quarter 3 2020/2021! 

    UPDATE: 1/25/2021:  We will be using the same google classrooms as Quarter 1.  You should not have to "rejoin", but if for some reason you are no longer in the same ELA google classrooms from 1st quarter, then here are Mr. Escallier's ELA google classroom codes:

    1st Period ELA - 6th grade ("Q3 period 1" on your schedule)k4amsod    (*zoom class meeting begins promptly at 8:40 AM)

    2nd Period ELA (6th grade section - "Q3 period 2" on your schedule): jqwi6bu  (*zoom class meeting begins promptly at 10:35 AM)

    2nd Period ELA (7th grade section - "Q3 period 2" on your schedule): ou4n7uy (*zoom class meeting begins promptly at 10:35 AM - same time as the 6th graders...)

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


    Per my recent emails to you, your class ZOOM Meeting Links will be the same as before, but as a reminder, I have posted them, again, in the "Stream" of 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