• Mrs. Winchester

    English 9, Introduction to High School Writing Skills, English 12, English 101/108

  • Contact Information:

    bwinchester@hartfordcsd.org
    518-632-5222 ext. 315

  • Classroom Rules:

    1. Arrive for class prepared to be engaged. If you are late, bring a pass. Consequences could include a warning, teacher lunch detention, teacher after school detention, call home, conference, or disciplinary referral.

    2. Noise-canceling headphones are not permitted in the classroom. Please leave cell phones in a safe place. If they are brought into class, they should remain out of sight. Consequences could include a warning, teacher lunch detention, teacher after school detention, call home, conference, or disciplinary referral.

    3. Per the HCS student handbook, food and drink aren't allowed outside the cafeteria.

  • Grading:

    1. Extra help conferences can be arranged during lunch or after school.

    2. Per the HCS student handbook, cheating and plagiarism aren't tolerated. Plagiarized or copied assignments will receive a zero. Use MLA 8 formatted citations to credit sources. On collaborative assignments, every student must take an active and substantive role.

    3. A points system is used in the School Tool grade book, which, for high school classes, is visible through the Parent Portal.

    4. Student work is graded with rubrics developed based on NYS Common Core, Next Generation, or College/Career-Readiness Learning Standards. 

    5. Grades are typically updated online once each week.