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Richard Lulay, Room 302

Phone: 858-549-8840, Ext. 1302

Homework Hotline: 858-693-8345

E-mail: rlulay@sandi.net


Dear Parents/Guardians (and Students):

I am very excitied about starting this new school year with you. As planned, the students will be working on several units of study. These units are aligned with our state's standards for reading and writing in a variety of formats: persuasive, narrative, expository, and reseach. Further, the students will be expected to read 25 books/book equivilents at their individual level by the end of the year. To reach this goal, they will be required to read every night (Sat. and Sun. included) for 20 minutes.

Please help at home by making sure that they have a variety of reading material to choose from, monitoring their reading at home, and showing excitement about reading and writing. I know that this year will be purposeful and successful for all. I also encourage you to come to the classroom and share your favorite books with the students. This shows your concern for their education, as well as your own love for reading. If you are interested, please e-mail me, and we will se up a time that is convenient.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Richard Lulay


Course Syllabus--2005-2006

Discipline Policy

In order to maintain and orderly classroom environment, students are expected to follow a set of rules for conduct. Below are my rules and consequences.


1. Be respectful.

2. Be prepared.

3. Be responsible.

4. Follow directions.


1. 10 mins. of detention.

2. A call home plus 15 mins. of detention.

3. Student will be sent out of room with a behavior sheet (15 min. time-out), call home plus 20 mins. of detention.

4. A referral to the counselor, a call home plus 30 mins. of detention.


Grading Policy


Class Work--15%


Reader's/Writer's Journals (book reports)--25%

Major Projects--30%


Late Work Policy

10 points taken off for one day late. Afterwards, no credit is given. Late work due to absenses will be dealt with on an individual basis.


Citizenship Grade Policy

Of equal importance to the academic grade achieved in any given subject area is the citizenship grade. Although the grade is more subjective, it reflects the important skills of attitude, clasroom behavior, time-on-task, neatness and independent study skills.

E--excellent--student exceeds the requirements with outstanding quality, while setting a good example.

G--good--student does more than is required independently, but may need reminders on behavior.

S--satisfactory--student does what is expected most of the time with few reminders, but is not always prepared for class or talks out.

N--needs to improve--student works only under constant prodding and intervention, and arrives unprepared for class and is disruptive.

U--unsatisfactory--student fails to complete minimum required work even with reminders, and cannot control his/her behavior.


Testing Policy

Tests, assignments and quizzes are on-going and reflect the student's achievement and progress in my class. If a student is caught copying or cheating on a test, their grade for the test is a zero.


Required Student Materials

Student must bring these material to class EVERY DAY:

2-3 sharpened pencils

2-3 blue or black pens

Writing paper in a spiral notebook

A reading book

Note: If there is a problem obtaining any of these materials, please contact me and we'll work something out.