My name is Jennifer Gumm and I am pleased to be your child's 8th grade Math teacher. I look forward to getting to know your family and helping every student enjoy coming to Math class. As a military wife, my family has had the privilege of living in several locations and residing in Iowa Park in 2014. My husband and I have two wonderful boys. Our oldest son is a 2018 graduate of Iowa Park and is a Red Raider at Texas Tech University, and our youngest son is a Senior at IP high school. I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University and have over 20 years of experience working with students.
Students will use Schoology (online classroom portal), to turn in the majority of their assignments, test, and quizzes. Each assignment will have a specific due date, and they will be allowed two attempts on all assignments.
All late work is due by the end of the 6 week grading period or the end of the unit, whichever comes first. Additional points may be deducted for extremely late work.
If homework is assigned when the student is in class, the student will be expected to turn in the assignment on the first day back to school. If the student is absent or out of class when the homework is assigned, the student will be responsible for collecting all absent work from the "While You Were Out" folder and must complete the homework within three days of returning to class.
Any grade below a 70 must be corrected. These corrections are due within the same timeline as late work.
**It is the students' responsibility to get with the teacher and take care of their late work and/or corrections in a timely manner.
Before and After School Help
Math can be challenging! I want to provide multiple opportunities for students to acquire new mathematics skills and enjoy coming to Math class. This can be hard when a student just "doesn't get" the homework. I will be available for all 8th grade students everyday before school at 7:45 and after school until 4:00. To further meet the needs of my students, I am available every Tuesday & Thursday after school. Additional after-school tutoring to fulfill the required 30 hours for House Bill 4545 will be arranged individually via email or phone call. Parents must arrange transportation.
If you need to contact me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the school office and leave a detailed message and I will return your call as soon as possible. My conference is during 2nd period 8:55-9:45.
6th & 8th Grade Math Teacher