Mr. Galanaugh’s Parent and Guardian Information
I want to greet you as a partner in your child’s success and let you know that I believe we can maximize the opportunities for your child to master the academics as well as grow into a responsible member of the community. Part of that responsibility is to obtain work to be made up when absent from class and this may require a trip to the public library to use the internet or other resources to complete alternative assignments. Please take a look at my Class Rules— most of the rules came from good advice and experimentation; however vigilant I am about the effectiveness of the rules, I reserve the right to make changes within district guidelines for the educational needs of specific students and situations. Think about it... If your doctor prescribed aspirin to all their patients instead of seeing each one as having unique needs wouldn't you stop going to them? Why would an educator provide the same learning experience when each student has unique needs? Of course, it doesn't make sense! I use the rules to support Brian Based Learning (there's a lot of information on the web) in order to help students learn.
About me, with over a decade of teaching experience at Longwood Senior High School. I currently teach English 11R, Broadcast Journalism Curriculum, Film and TV Curriculum (media literacy), 12th Grade Electives. I encourage my students and peers to use computers to in the educational process. I continue in the process of developing my comprehensive website where there is much more information for parents, educators, and students ---
into the address of the your browser.
There are updated assignments as well as helpful links regarding parenting information regarding Homework, Discipline, Talking & Listening, Bullying, Violence Prevention, Behavior Issues, Special Education, PTA, Class Rules, Contact Information, Regent's Review, and ADHD, for example.
I have found that keeping in touch with e-mail allows a superior level of achievement for students and I am asking you to e-mail me if you have access to an e-mail account you check regularly. My school account is firstname.lastname@example.org. As I may have up to 149 other students, please include your name and your child’s name, of course, feel free to add anything you think I should know to help your child this year.
You may contact me at the HS by dialing 345-9200, the Main Office, and leaving a voice mail message or even better ---- e-mail me at the previous address. If it is urgent, contact the Main Office and be sure to tell them it is urgent and ask to speak with a guidance counselor at the HS who will get in touch with me so that I may return your call promptly.
Each student must have a separate three ring English notebook with the following sections organized to allow you (and them) to easily follow our progress:
No 3 ring binder = 0 No organized sections= F No kidding.
The first HW assignment for your child is to have you simply e-mail me and say "Hi" or complete the information below:
Print Student Name LAST__________________________ FIRST____________________
Your title and _______________ LAST____________________________ FIRST____________________
Is there someone else I may speak with if you are not available?
May I leave a message on your answering machine? YES / NO
Keeping in mind that I am at school often by 6am, if there is a concern and I need to contact you then the best time for me to call your Home @(____)__________________
Work or Cell @(____)__________________