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Pine Valley Jr/Sr High School
Welcome. My name is Susan Zirkle and I am in my twelfth year of teaching at Pine Valley. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions you might have. Please remind your children that cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed, and if seen, will be taken and given to the office.
Teacher: Miss Susan Zirkle
Email: email addresses are the first initial of their first name and the full last name with the "at" sign (shift 2) with pval.org after it
Department: Special Education, Consultant Teacher
Consultant in Algebra A and Algebra B with Matt Edwards
Consultant in English 9 with Alyce Fancher
Consult in English 10 with Jill Szumigala
Consultant in Living Environment with Katie Miley
Resource Room is a small group setting where students work on skill area deficits. Students can do this by working on assignments given specifically by the Special Education teacher or homework assignments that correspond with skill areas the student needs to improve on. Students will have some tests in this class to show improvement in the skill areas. **This is NOT a study hall**
Students need to check on their Core Subject teacher's page for texts, syllabus, discipline and grading policy...
9th grader students will be getting an iPad. Many assignments will be completed on these. Please help your student take care of the iPad. This is a great opportunity for them to work on responsibility!
Students in Math classes will also have Castle Learning assignments weekly. There are about 8 assignments due per quarter (due on Fridays).
Classroom rules for Miss Zirkle
1) Respect self, peers and adults, and property
2) Do expected class work and homework
3) Raise your hand –do not shout out answers
4) Use appropriate language (NO swearing or vulgar language)
5) Come to class prepared
Consequences for breaking the rules
(The order for these can be switched or eliminated depending on the severity of the broken rule)
1) “The Look”
2) Verbal Warning
3) After school detention with Miss Zirkle
4) Call home to parents or guardians
5) Referral to the office
Some important dates to remember:
May 27-Memorial Day
June 11-Living Environment Regents (PM)
June 12-Integrated Algebra Regents (PM)
June 13-Global Studies Regents (AM)
June 14-Earth Science regents (AM)