• Name:  T. Lucas Curtis

    Grade: 12

    Subject: English IV & Business English

    Email Address: tlcurtis@humbleisd.net

    Turnitin.com Info:
    English IV 
    Class ID#: 21835215
    Password: mustang4
    Google Classroom Code:
    English IV: email me
     Business English: email me
    "One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    ATTENTION: Dear students and parents:
    First off, I hope that everyone is healthy, doing well, and, most importantly, safe. I am typing this message to inform you of the ongoing changes that will occur as a result of Humble ISD closing its facilities. Our classroom is going to look very different as we move forward to finish out the school year, and  I wish to inform you of some of the changes that will be implemented to ensure that English IV continues to help you develop the skills necessary to succeed at the next level of your education. I want to assure all of you that the English IV team will be here and available for whatever help you might need as our community comes together to overcome these obstacles, but please be patient as we are all trying to figure out how to find our footing. In order to provide you with the best quality of education, the following changes will occur starting today:
    1. Starting on Monday (March 30), Tutoring will now occur through the app "Zoom" on every Wednesday and Thursday.
         ENGLISH IV Tutoring Schedule:
      Zoom is a communication app that allows for video and audio interactions. A host (teacher) is able to speak and communicate with attendees in a conference call type environment.


    If you have trouble working the app or difficulty attending tutoring,  please feel free to contact me.
    Use the LINK found in our google classroom to access the ZOOM tutoring.
    2. The Weekly Syllabus and all assignments will be located under the English IV or Business English webpage, labelled as "Learning Opportunities: Week X"
        Any documents, links, videos, or pictures will be explained and obtained there. Simply find the appropriate week and begin. On Monday morning (March 23), the first opportunity will be posted.
    3. The Independent Novel Research Essay due date has been moved. Please use the following dates as the new time table for completing the essay.
        Typed Works Cited Page: Friday, March 27
        Typed Rough Draft: Friday, April 3 (must be submitted to turnitin.com by noon on April 3rd)
        Typed Final Draft: Friday, April 10 (must be submitted to turnitin.com by noon on April 10th)
    All of this information is subject to change as new information is discovered. Once again, please be patient with all of your teachers. I know some aspects of this will become frustrating and stressful, but please remember that we are all trying to do our very best to help you prepare for whatever else life throws at you. If you need to contact me, please email me, and I will do my very best to answer any questions you may have. God Bless.