During Distance Learning I will be available by email during the following times:
Mrs. Hester's Office Hours:
10:00 - 11:30am
Monday - Friday
Please use the attached assignment log to track work in your classes.
My name is Christine Hester and I am the Education Specialist in Room H-1 for the 2019-2020 academic school years. I am thrilled to have had the pleasure of working with each and every one of you. This year, I am responsible for teaching: TS (Tutorial Support), English 1 (VPSS), and English 9 (Co-teaching with Mrs. Alexandria Tucker in room T-17) these classes will provide students with a variety of support in their individual academic areas.
With your support and encouragement, your child will be expected to read, write, and respond to text both familiar and unfamiliar. Understood that high school can be difficult and challenging and that the learning done in the classroom will take ounces of brainpower from your child. I am confident that every child will be successful and find meaning in their independent learning abilities and styles.
I believe that one of the backbones of a successful education is parental support. With this said, I invite you to be an active participant in your child’s education by asking about their homework and assignments and by checking their online grades weekly (using the Aeries Parent Portal).
Due to current changes with Distance Learning please know that the new changes made may include: daily/weekly class assignments, independent reading, independent packets, online learning platforms, independent projects and/or an array of other learning activities and opportunities for students to continue to be actively engaged in their academics. It will be beneficial to create a meaningful and realistic schedule to help you get through the assignment completion within a reasonable timeframe.
This is the last Quarter of school and we want to ensure that students are being supported to the best of our ability, with sensitivity to our current situation. Please know that it has been an absolute joy to work with your child and I look forward to taking this journey of Virtual Learning with you all! Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me.
(510) 925-3744 (text or call)