Welcome to 7th Grade English and AVID!

    I am so excited for this 2019/2020 school year to begin! This will be my 14th year of teaching in San Juan Unified and the years have flown by. English class will be a place for reading, writing, researching, and digging deep into texts. I'm thrilled to share my love of words with your child this year. We are going to have a blast! AVID will be a class where students will learn and apply study skills and learning strategies to improve performance in all classes.  And my ELD class will be a place for students to improve their English skills to hopefully reclassify as English proficient.  
    The best way to contact me is by email at gina.berry@sanjuan.edu
    I do my best to respond within 24 hours, but it is often much faster than that.


    Back to School Night Aug. 29th, 2019

    Labor Day Sept. 2nd ... NO SCHOOL

    October 4th & 7th ... NO SCHOOL

    Veterans Day Nov. 11th ... NO SCHOOL

    Nov. 12th Teacher Work Day ... NO SCHOOL

    November 25th-29th... THANKSGIVING BREAK

    December 23rd-Jan 6th ... WINTER BREAK

    Jan 6th Teacher Work Day... NO SCHOOL

     MLK Jr. Day Jan 20th ... NO SCHOOL

    Feb. 17th-21st ... PRESIDENT'S BREAK

    March 16th ... NO SCHOOL

    April 6th-10th ... SPRING BREAK

    Date TBA... OPEN HOUSE

    Memorial Day May 25th ... NO SCHOOL

    June 9th ... LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

    Google Docs Picture of Google Drive App
    Students will become very familiar with Google Docs in English but it will also be utilized in other content areas. Google Docs is essentially cloud based document creation and storage program. These are available from any computer and are saved without the need for a thumb drive. Students also have a gmail email address that is within the sanjuan.edu network which means that they cannot send or receive emails with anyone outside of the sanjuan.edu server.
    Suggested Supply List
    Blue, black, or any color pens (no red please)
    1 composition notebooks (this will be for English ONLY)
    Glue stick
    Pencil pouch (to hold these supplies) 
    Wish List of Misc. Items
    Lysol Wipes
    Post-it Notes 
    Colored Copy Paper
    Communication _ REMIND 101 
    Knowing what's going on in school is key for students and parents. I will send out important information via a texting app called Remind. To sign up, please follow the directions below. Picture or Remind App

    Period 2- click here  


    Textbooks for English
    We will use a variety of books, stories, texts, and articles as we learn this year.  The board adopted curriculum is Amplify. You can learn more at https://www.amplify.com/california/ela Students will have daily access to Chromebooks in the classroom and at home internet access is wonderful, but not required. Homework will take that into consideration.

     Picture of Scholastic Book Clubs App
    Activation Code is L63HR
Last Modified on August 18, 2019