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Darren Samakosky

Welcome to our 2021-2022 school year!
We are so glad to have you back and on campus.  Here is to a great year! 
Below you will class info, links to the syllabus, and additional information.
You will find all assignments and announcements for both 9th Grade English and Writers Workshop courses in Canvas. If you are on the roster -  you are already enrolled in the course in Canvas. (Course content will be available after 11/01/2020.)
*** To access Canvas, please go to https://sandiegounified.instructure.com/ and sign in using your district username and password. (This is your id# and your nine digit password that you use to login to your Chromebook.) 
Below you will see the links for 9th Grade English  - Identity and Relationships - Per 3,4 and 12th Grade Writers Workshop Per, 1,2,5.  Be sure to take time to review the class and expectations.
Here is the syllabus link to 12th Grade English - Writers Workshop - Per, 1,2,5
The best way to reach me is e-mail, [email protected].
If there is a question about course content or grading, it is always best if the student sends the email themselves.
Students will have access to Remind in the first few weeks of class.  This will be used for communication concerning assignment updates, due date,  and reminders. There will be specific information about how to do that in a future assignment in Canvas.
Teacher Bio:
Darren Samakosky has been teaching English Language Arts at Point Loma High since 2005.  Darren has taught all levels of English, as well as Journalism, and AVID. Darren facilitates the Writers Workshop program assisting young writers to find their voice and confidence.  His passions are music, writing, and education.  He enjoys sharing his love of learning with all of his classes. 
BA - Journalism/Creative Writing: California State University, Chico
MA Education -  National University
Single Subject Credentials: English: National University
UCSD SDAWP Fellow - 2011