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Mr. Genthon, Nick
Welcome to Mr. G's Chemistry Class.
This year we will be starting virtually. I know this will be difficult and frustrating at times, but know that i will establish guidelines and routines that will make it easier.
I will be teaching live every day Monday thhrough Friday. Students need to be logged into their classes at the appropiate times. This will ensure that you get the proper instruction at the correct time. My teams meetings will be invite only for the class period at the designated time. if you miss a class for any reason, please check in with me. This can be done through an email. Nicholas.Genthon@slps.org
My virtual office hours are as follows:
A Days - 12:30 to 1:30 pm
B Days - 10:00 to 11:00 am
I will be uploading my syllabus and assignments. Assignments will be online, so you will not need to print anything out. I do recommend that you write your notes in a journal or binder (either online or in a physical format). All assignments will be referenced at end of quarter. Every week, assignments will be due no later than 11:59 that Sunday. This means that your work needs to be completed before the start of the next week. If work is late, 10% will be deducted.
If you have any issues accessing a lesson or module, let me know as soon as possible. This will let me fix it for not just yourself, but everyone else as well.
I am a SLU University grad and US Army Veteran.
My email once again is Nicholas.Genthon@slps.org
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