Please look through this web site for answers to your questions first before e-mailing me. Otherwise, feel free to send me any questions you have. I will respond as soon as I can.
If you are a student, and your question is not urgent, I may wait and just talk with you in class. Please allow adequate time for me to grade and enter assignments before contacting me about them.
If you are a parent, and you hear of something that may have been said or done in my class that you have questions about, please do me the courtesy of asking me about it before taking any additional steps. There are times when an account is either incomplete or misunderstood. I'd be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
E-mail is the fastest, easiest, most efficient way to contact me. Courtesy goes a LONG way. Just sayin'.
And please note that I am legally obligated to correspond only with parent(s) of record.
Here is one of my favourite quotes that all students might do well to consider: "If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?"
- John Wooden
Attention Art Students:
To see what other art classes are offered at Vista Heights, as well as an explanation of each one, please visit the Art Foundations 1 page and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.
Learn them, you should. Live them, you must. Love them, you will.
Be to class on time.
VHMS tardy policies will be enforced.
Turn your work in by the deadlines (try to turn work in early)
Respect others and their property.
Be kind, be considerate, and be helpful.
Follow the rules.
If it's not yours, don't touch it.
Students, note that in all of my classes, I expect you to be prepared. Be
sure you come with everything that is needed and required. If you have
finished all assignments to date, you are responsible to have something
do, such as:
reading a book
doing homework from another class
studying notes for quizzes or tests
Doodling, flipping through your
planner, shuffling through your backpack, sleeping, staring off into
space, wandering around the room, chatting, and being disruptive are NOT considered productive uses
of class time.
to class unprepared may result in a loss of participation points, and I
will find something for you to do that will likely be less appealing to
Vista Heights School-wide Dress Code
The Vista Heights Dress Code will be enforced in my classroom. If a student is not in compliance with it, steps will be taken to help the student remedy the situation, which may include going to the office for assistance. We employ this policy for three reasons: