Ms. VanDyke

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Welcome to Ms. VanDyke’s 8th grade ELA class! 

Hey there! I'm so excited for this school year with you all. My name is Kathi VanDyke and this will be my fourth year teaching in Santa Fe ISD. I also coach volleyball and soccer here at SFJH. I am overjoyed to be your teacher and ready for what this school year will bring us!


2022 - 2023 SCHEDULE

1st Period: 7:40 - 8:31am ATHLETICS

2nd Period: 8:35 - 9:26am (conference)

3rd Period: 9:30 - 10:27am ADVANCED ELA

4th Period: 10:31am - 12:20pm ELA

     C LUNCH: 11:50 - 12:20pm

5th Period: 12:24 - 1:15pm ELA

6th Period: 1:19 - 2:10pm ELA

7th Period: 2:14 - 3:05pm ELA


Communication: Remind app

ELA/ADVANCED ELA - text @van8ela to 81010 to join or follow this link

Remind will be used to inform you of upcoming tests, due dates, and other important dates/details.


Contact Me: If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out!

I will do my best to respond to voicemails left during the school day the same afternoon.

Emails will reach me much quicker.

(409) 925-9351


Class Rules:

  1. Be prompt: be in class each day; be in your seat
    when the bell rings.
  2. Be prepared: bring your materials to class each day.
  3. Be polite: everyone gets the same opportunity to learn, share, and participate.
  1. Be positive: express yourself, have fun, be enthusiastic, encourage others.
  1. Be productive: complete all assignments and
    homework on time.


Classroom Policies: School policies are available in student handbook. Please read the handbook.


Make Up Work: Students are responsible for discussing with their teacher any assignments missed due to their absence upon their return to class.

Make up work will be completed outside of class time or at the teacher’s discretion.

The number of days allowed for make-up work to be completed will be equal to the number of days a class was missed.

If extra time is needed, the student should discuss the matter with Ms. VanDyke.

Make up work often requires the student to attend tutorials to receive detailed instructions or assistance.

Tutorials for ELA are every Tuesday from 3:05-3:45. If alternate times are needed (specifically during volleyball and soccer season), please discuss with Ms. VanDyke in advance.


Grading: There will be at least 2 daily work and/or journal grades each week, and 3 test grades in each 9 week grading period with exceptions at teacher discretion. 


8th Grade Volleyball Schedule 23-24


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