Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),
I am pleased to welcome your son or daughter to U.S. history this semester. My name is Matthew Witt. I look very forward to the semester with your student!
History is a rigorous and difficult course that will require hard work and dedication from your student. We will cover course material quickly and students will be expected to spend time outside of class on a daily basis reading and completing assignments. Students will using their laptops for all assignments in this course. Please click on the course your son or daughter is enrolled in to get a more detailed look at the types of activities they will engage in. While this course is not easy, I do believe that all students are capable of succeeding and make myself frequently available for academic coaching. Students are welcome to come for extra assistance most days at lunch and after school other days if prior arrangements are made.
Learning is a collaborative effort and requires the support of parents/guardians as well as the input of my students. I am always welcome to feedback and new ideas for my course. I will be making contacts throughout the semester to inform you of your student’s progress, but I do welcome you to contact me. You may reach me via e-mail : email@example.com, or phone: 828.862.4284. I also encourage you to attend our Open House at the beginning of each semester. In addition, you may arrange a parent-teacher conference with me to sit down and discuss your son or daughter's progress in the class. (please schedule these in advance so that I may be sure to be available)
On this website is contained all the power points we go over in class as well as a wealth of useful documents and information.
Students will be taking this course through a new program the county has purchased called Moodle. Click on the Moodle link on the left side of this web page and enter Guest as the password when prompted so that you may take a look at your son or daughter's course.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to future communication and a successful semester in US History with your student!