• Smart Monkey

    Mr. Ryan S. Collins
    English Teacher

    email: rcollins@frontiercsd.org
    NOTE: When you send an email - please place the student's name in the SUBJECT line.
    Phone: 926-1720    ext. 2304   Room #304
    Office Hours: See Below or by Request

    Note: All students have been informed through Google Classroom or have received a handout outlining the requirements for Summer Reading.
    2023 - 24 Summer Reading
    pre-AP I (9) - Summer Reading Assignment: LINK: pre-AP I (9) Summer Reading
    All incoming First-year students enrolled in pre-AP I (9) should complete the Summer Reading Assignment prior to our first day of class. If you have any questions or confusion - please email Mr. Collins at the address above.

    The English Department has created a website designed to inform, clarify and explain the courses you may take, the Pathways you may choose, and many other facets of high school English. Please take a moment to bookmark this link and familiarize yourself with the information posted there.

    What Google Apps Should I Have on my Phone?
    Today's technology allows for ease of use and the opportunity to streamline classroom experiences. It will not be expected that students will download the following apps, but it should be understood that doing so could make some of our interactions seamless in a way that is beneficial. 
    All of these are available on any iPhone or Android OS. They are free to download and will REQUIRE students to use their SCHOOL PROVIDED EMAIL to effectively access information.
    Please look for:
    Google Classroom
    Google Drive (Students will create class-specific folders and save work here).
    Google Docs (It is NOT recommended that students type essays or academic journals on their phones, but they might need access to those documents).

    Mr. Collins' Class Schedule for the 2023/24 School Year. All classes are in ROOM 304.
    Period 1 - AIS Instruction
    Period 2 - Instructional Conference  
    Period 3 - pre-AP I (9)
    Period 4 - pre-AP I (9)  
    Period 5 - Lunch
    Period 6 - pre-AP I (9)  
    Period 7 - Instructional Conference
    Period 8 - pre-AP I (9)  
    Period 9 - Conference (Standards Leader)


    Helpful Links & Contact Points:
    Guidance Center Guidance Center
    Social & Emotional Support Social Worker (Ms. Lauren Ellis)

    CELL PHONE POLICY - All cell phones should be turned off while in the classroom. If a student needs access to their phone for academic reasons, they will be notified of when and to what extent. Please encourage responsible and appropriate cell phone use while in an academic setting. Thank you.

    FOR PARENTS ONLY: Google Classroom.  If you have an email address, you will be invited to Google Classroom.  Once you have accepted our invitation, you will have access to:
    * Classroom Discussion & Topics
    * Due dates for ALL work submitted through Google Classroom 
    * Rubrics and Models for assessments and student projects
    * A Google Calendar that reminds students of due dates and deadlines
    * Videos, articles, and other multimedia materials that supplement class discussions and needs 
    This WILL NOT give parents access to student work (essays, narratives, etc.).  Access to Google Classroom simply allows you the ability to continue classroom conversations about due dates, class discussions, etc. at home and outside of school hours - It is NOT intended to be used as a social network or a platform for online parent discussions.
    Any questions about the work or assignments posted?  Please contact us via email.
    For information on what accepting our invitation and joining Google Classroom will offer, please check out the link below:

    MATERIALS for Class:
    SCHOOL ISSUED CPU - Will be used regularly. It is expected that each student has it with them in class daily.
    Pens or Pencils (they will not be provided)
    Single Subject Notebook (this will be collected occasionally - it should contain ELA work only)

    INFLIGHT (STUDENT NEWSPAPER) - The staff is always looking for writers, photographers, and artists.  Check out the link below and get involved.
Last Modified on August 23, 2023