General Announcements for the 2022-23 School Year
    Regents Exams: US History Regents Exams will return in June 2023. You and your child should expect frequent testing using the methods identified below:
    US History Stimulus-Based Multiple Choice Questions, Short Essay Question(s) and a Civic Literacy Essay. 
    Global History  Stimulus-Based Multiple Choice Questions, Constructed Response Questions (CRQ), an Enduring Issues Essay
    Materials: Generally speaking, students only need a pen/pencil, notebook/folder for class if they plan on manually recording notes. Students should also plan on bringing the school-issued Chromebook to class each day. This applies to ALL of the following: Global History II, College Now Psychology, College Now Sociology, and US History and Government.
    Assignments/Tasks: please refer to the classroom whiteboard, and Google Classroom. Google Classroom will be an essential part of our routine.
    College Now: I offer four different College Now courses. Students are eligible for 3 credits per class: US History prior to 1865, US History since 1865, Intro. to Psychology and Intro. to Sociology. All students planning to pursue higher education are encouraged to take some or all of these classes. Please note, however, that these are presented as actual "college" courses. Academic expectations are higher. Greater reading and writing skills are expected to perform at the college level.
    Contact: The preferred point of contact is email. tbasel@polandcsd.org I am very good at returning any/all questions submitted in a timely manner. Should it prove necessary, I am more than willing to speak via telephone, video-conference, or in person.