Welcome Back 2009-2010

One of the nice things about a blog like this is that I get to recycle certain posts from time to time (with modifications, of course). One such post is last year’s welcome back entry at the beginning of the year where I outline important dates and LMC policies. This is especially good if you are new to our school or if you have forgotten how we operate. Please read carefully and let me know if there is anything confusing:

Welcome back for the 2009-2010 school year! As always, we at the HHS LMC are here to try to make your days as teachers, administrators and students better and more rewarding. Already we are getting many questions and requests, so I thought I’d use this opportunity to address some of these.

Important Library dates

  •  9/08, Tues: Teachers can begin scheduling for class visits to check out books
  • 9/08, Tues: English teachers can bring down classes to pick up portfolios
  • 9/09, Wed: Freshman English teachers can begin scheduling for library orientation
  • 9/16, Wed: Study students can sign up for library study

For all your AV and media concerns, call at once (xt. 1143) if you need

  • a bulb for your overhead projector, and you should have it in minutes
  • help connecting your tv, vcr or dvd player, and it should be ok in moments
  • a vcr, cassette player, CD player, or radio, for we have plenty of those
  • a dvd player or video projector and screen, but I’d prefer to know two days before … and I can’t promise to get you one right away

Review of basic library rules

  1. Students may sign up for the library (if they have a scheduled study), only before homeroom starts or after school, after 2:05.
  2. Students may not get a pass from their study or directed study teachers to the library. Subject teachers may send students with a pass (up to 3) to complete class work or take a test. (Please call to advise us if you are sending students out of a class)
  3. Hats, hoods, cell phones, are not allowed. And every other rule in the student handbook also especially applies in the library.
  4. The library is a large common space, available and welcoming to all who wish to convene (after making arrangements or getting a pass), thus anyone who disrupts or interferes with the WORK being done, will be asked to leave – and may be banned for some time, depending on the wishes of the Oracle.
  5. Remember to leave the library the way you found it. If you moved a chair, put it back. If your students moved chairs, have your students put them back. Better still … don’t move the chairs.
  6. Food and drink are not allowed in the library. Food includes anything you put in your mouth that you intend to swallow or chew on. Drink includes water. I can’t make this any clearer.
  7. Students are to remain seated until the bell rings to mark the end of each class period. This is doubly true for the dismissal bell at 2:05. Visiting teachers are asked to please help keep their students seated.
  8. We are here to help anyone and everyone who asks for help, especially when they ask with a smile. (Although a smile is not a prerequisite because that would mean we would only serve about 10% of our population).  🙂

I think that’s it for now. I hope it’s clear and easy to comprehend.

I love our LMC and believe that we can provide the best quality education for anyone who really aspires to learn, but I NEED YOUR HELP. The library is not a holding pen, hangout, extension of connected classrooms or anything else. In my mind it is the central temple of information and a repository of learning. Let’s WORK, to keep it that way.

Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you all tomorrow.

Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2009. All rights reserved.

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About htwilson

born in brooklyn, raised in queens, massachusetts, that's where I be.
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