Welcome to Mrs. Fontaine's Webpage!
Pepper says, "Always do your homework!"
Links to Important Information
For peer tutoring, click
HERE For after school homework help, click HERE. Bell
Schedules, click HERE Order a yearbook, click HERE. Parent Access (online grades), click HERE
- Daily work is not accepted late. Work is considered late if it is not turned in when the teacher asks for it in class.
- Quizzes and tests must either be taken prior to an absence or on the first date of return from an absence unless (under special circumstances of extended absence) special arrangements are made with the teacher.
- Major assignments will be accepted late under the following guidelines:
All major projects are 10 points off for each day they are late, down to the grade of a zero.
Tutoring is available most mornings by appointment, and every day during advisory. Students must let me know they are coming because I sometimes have department meetings, run copies, etc. in the mornings and I want to make sure and be in my room. Also, students need to work through the assignment in question and come with specific questions so that we can make the most of our time. Remember, students should arrive at McC no earlier than 8:00 - the doors are locked until then. Thanks!
DISCLAIMER: I usually update my website once or twice a week, and not always on the same day. The assignments and due dates I have posted are a GUIDELINE, not an absolute. I will adjust the pace and content of my weekly curriculum as needed to meet the needs of my students. Students are responsible for copying down the planner information daily in order to have the most updated information.
What the website IS:
Another great source for information about classwork, daily assignments, homework, tests and long-term projects. It is to be used in conjuction with the planner.
What the website is NOT:
a replacement for 1) paying attention in class 2) listening to oral directions on how assignments are to be completed and 3) copying down assignments into the planner.
Extracurricular activities should NEVER be an excuse for incomplete assignments. Those assignments are extra, meaning school work is the priority. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check the absence binder upon your return. Not all assignments are posted, and what I say in class overrides everything on the website.
8th Grade Language Arts
I am available for conferences at these times:
Green Days: 2:30-3:30
Red Days: 12:00-1:30
Summer reading for incoming 8th grade Pre-AP Language Arts is
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Novels for 2016-2017 School Year
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Dover Thrift Edition if possible
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
(or any ISBN is fine)
Tutoring is available every morning except Tuesday (duty)
and every day during advisory
by appointment (just let me know you're coming)
The best way to reach me is by email:
REMEMBER, for my class, you can access the text to the stories, question sheets, and handouts in my documents in the appropriate folder, organized by topic. Please email me right away if you can't locate what you are looking for. Check the homework link for current assignments. Thanks!