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Welcome: Welcome to CCHS and welcome to my class. I have taught at CCHS for more than 20 years teaching all 4 levels of English. I currently teach English 9 Honors and AP English Literature and Composition (12).  I am happy that you are here at CCHS and in my class.
AP Summer Assignment for Summer 2021 - AP Literature for the 2021-2022 school year does NOT have any summer assignment, as it is best if we all begin learning together. I will see you on August 16th, the first day of school, and we will learn all about AP Defensible Claims and proving our ideas using Literature.  Have a great summer!
Covid-19 Message:  If you are a parent trying to reach me during this time of online and distance learning, the best way to reach me is via e-mail at or via the app.  When you go to the Remind page, if you enter your phone number we 'text' but don't see each other's phone numbers. If you enter your e-mail, it will go to your e-mail, so remember to check your e-mail responses (that's why I suggest entering  your phone number).  If your child is in my regular English 9 class, the Remind code is McNiff9R.  If your child is in my Honors English9 class, the Remind code is McNiff9H.  If  your child is in my AP English Literature class, the Remind code is McNiffAP12. By joining Remind, you will also see every Remind message I send out to the students, every reminder of what is due.
Office Hours: During this time of distance learning, you can reach me via e-mail or Remind at any time (see above Covid-19 Message above) .  I will respond as soon as possible.  I generally work during normal school hours, with office hours from 02:30 - 03:00PM,  but am happy to respond beyond those hours as well.  If you send the message at night, I might respond the next day - I promise to respond, though.  Thank you for contacting me and helping us all get through this.
Class Website: For our classes, we use Schoology as the major platform for student assignments, handouts, and agendas.  When you are in the class, LAUSD will automatically add you to the Schoology account for the class.  If you are a parent, you can register there to see ALL of your student's classes, grades, handouts, etc.  It's a good thing!
School News App:  You can get the latest news from the school through the School News App: School News App
Interlude Literary Magazine:
Mrs. McNiff is the sponsor for the student published school magazine, Interlude.  If you are interested in more information, such as how to become a staff member or how to submit articles, Click Here.
Garden Club:
Mrs. McNiff is the sponsor of the school's garden club. If you would like more information on this club, Click Here.
School for Advanced Studies:
Mrs. McNiff is a member of and former Coordinator for the School for Advanced Studies.  If you would like more information, Click Here.
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