G12 Homeroom

  1. Rules and Regulations
    • Reminder about keeping lunch tables clean
    • Reminder about absences and tardies
    • EE due dates
    • Check your study periods on THIS document and let me know if there are any corrections to be made.
  2. Email etiquette:
    • Read the following emails and discuss with your table your initial feelings.

Mrs. Kinsley, 

Why didn’t you put in my late work yet? I turned it in 7th hour today, and my dad is on my case. I’m going to be grounded all weekend if you don’t put it in asap. Did you lose it?


Dear Mr. Stine,

I was wondering if you’d be willing to move the science test back another week? I have been studying on my own, but the study guide you provided is not very helpful, and I don’t feel like we’ve covered the information well enough in class. Some of my friends have also expressed similar concerns, and we all think an extension of the test date is in order.



Dear Mrs. Kinsley, 

I am so sorry for not turning in my “Interlopers” reading guide on time. It’s my responsibility. I submitted it at the end of the day today, but I didn’t see you in your classroom. I just want to make sure you received it. Can you verify? Thanks so much in advance for your time in responding, and I apologize for the inconvenience. 



3. Discuss with your group some criteria for email etiquette.

4. Here are some criteria that we suggest:

  • Add a subject line
  • Be clear, concise, and thorough
  • Use BCC if you email several people at once
  • Be aware of the tone of your email
  • Sign your name at the bottom
  • Make sure you send to the correct person.
  • Use full sentences (this is not an SMS)
  • Proofread your email
  • Do not email when you are upset or angry