• Mr. Bump


    Mr. Biondolillo


    LA 50 


    ENGLISH 1-2 4201000-4202000

    Number of credits: .5 per semester

    Prerequisites: None    

    Grade Level(s): 9



    Hello students! My name is Mr. Bump. I’m new to North and am excited to be able to teach on this campus. I am a graduate from ASU with my bachelor’s degree in secondary education. I’ve always enjoyed teaching High School and seeing the growth in students as they learn something new every day. Let’s have a great year!


    Course Description

    English 1-2 are the beginning courses in the series for required English credits.  Instruction builds upon the reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking foundations established in 8th grade.  Included is the study of thematic literature collections related to personal experiences.  Reading comprehension strategies and control of the six traits of writing are emphasized.  Active listening and speaking are practiced in formal and informal situations.  A variety of media presentations are evaluated for social and cultural messages.


    Text    McDougall Littell English Literature 9th grade

    McDougall Littell Write Source 9th grade

    Variety of text for literature studies.

                My Perspectives English Literature 9th grade - Pearson


    Suggested Materials and Supplies

    • 3-ring binder with dividers.
    • *Notebook/paper
    • *Pencils
    • *Black/blue pen
    • *Novel (of your choice)
    • *North High School Planner (provided by NHS): All North High students are expected to bring and use this student planner every day to record assignments, to be signed out for tutoring during MAP, and for using the hall pass. This includes days with a shortened class schedule.


    Come prepared to work. Please bring a pen and/or pencil every day along with your notebook/paper. If you forget, you must borrow a pen and/or paper before class begins.

    *required item

    Recommended Materials and Supplies

                 Colored pencils and markers: You will be creating a variety of posters and art projects, both in class and at home.

    USB drive (for transporting assignments between school and home computers).





    Our district provides this system to parents and students so they may monitor their student’s education.  It provides current information about attendance, grades, and assignments and due dates, as well as progress towards graduation and school events. A postal mailer with complete login instructions will be sent prior to that time. Students will be taught how to access StudentVUE in their classes.



    Grading System

    Credit will be given for classroom and homework assignments including summative grades, formative grades, participation, and final exams. 


    Grading Scale                                                

    95%- 4             A         Highly Proficient

    80%- 3             B          Proficient

    68%- 2             C          Partially Proficient

    55%- 1             F          Minimally Proficient


    Grading System

    **Second semester is terms 3 and 4.

    Semester Grades

    Summative       65%

    Formative        25%

    Participation     10%


    • Summatives may include major assignments such as essays, presentations, projects and tests. Work submitted after the due date may be subject to a penalty. Special circumstances must be cleared with the teacher in advance.
    • Formatives may include assignments such as daily class work, quizzes, notebooks, journals, discussion, homework, and informal assessments. Unexcused late work on formative assignments must be completed by student as homework or during MAP class. Formatives must be completed before re-submitting a summative.
    • Participation may include bell work, daily class attendance, homework, class discussion, planner/binder usage, and compliance with class policies and procedures. Often these points cannot be made up.
    • If a student turns in a paper without his/her name on it or that is unreadable, incomprehensible, or in any other way substandard, it will be returned (if possible) to the student and a 0 (zero) entered in the grade book for that assignment. The student will have to resubmit it for a grade.
    • Progress grades will be figured in three-week intervals; semester grades are cumulative. Please access StudentVUE or ParentVUE regularly. Parents, please note that you must come in person to the Registration office to receive a password that allows you to access Parent VUE. You may also access your student’s grades through Student VUE, using your student’s password.
    • Accommodations and modifications on IEPs will be followed.



    “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)

     “Tardy” is defined as not being seated in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing. (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR)


      Students may fail the class for the semester in any course, when reaching a total of 12 excused/unexcused absences and after school-documented interventions have been exhausted. (Student Procedures Handbook)



    Make-up Policy

    When students are absent (excused), they are responsible for following procedures to get the work they have missed. Students have until the end of the current progress grading period (3 weeks) to submit the assignment for a grade. If students require help on make-up assignments, they must see the teacher during MAP or after school.


    Late-work Policy

                If a student is present for instruction but fails to submit a completed assignment when due, the assignment will be considered missing and a 0 (zero) will be entered into the gradebook. The student will have until the end of the current progress grading period (3 weeks) to submit the assignment for a grade. After the progress grading period is over, it is up to teacher discretion whether or not the assignment will be given full earned credit in the gradebook.


    Tutoring Times

    The Mustang Achievement Plan (MAP) is a school-wide program to assist students in maintaining good grades. Students are expected to use this time fully and appropriately.  MAP meets five days a week during 4th period. Students must attend assigned tutoring time.


    Title I Program:

    Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services.  Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English.  If interested, please contact the Principal Vanessa Casillas or Assistant Principal for Instruction Samantha Middagh for additional information at



    Class Rules

    1. Attend Class: Your education is important and you should make every effort to attend regularly.


    1. Be on Time: It is expected that all students come to class on time and prepared to learn.
    • Students should be seated at their desks with their binder/ notebooks out and a pen or pencil when the final bell rings.
    • School-wide Freshmen Tardy Policy:
      • 1st offense - reflection in class
      • 2nd offense - detention with teacher and reflection
      • 3rd offense - detention with reflection and call home
      • 4th offense - detention with reflection and meeting with counselor
      • 5th offense - detention with reflection - teacher to teacher communication/referral to teacher team
      • 6th offense - referral to administration (Lift)


    1. Electronic devices: Electronic devices being used separately from instruction will be confiscated and turned in to the Assistant Principal of Student Success. Cell phones may be used instructionally at teacher discretion.


    1. Behavior: Everyone has the right to an education and deserves an environment to learn. Disruption of learning will not be tolerated.


    1. Be respectful and kind to every person.
    2. Use appropriate language at all times; no foul or vulgar language.
    3. Be respectful to school property. Pick up after yourself, and do not tag things that are not yours. Do not write or scratch the desks.
    4. Finish your breakfast or lunch before the beginning of class. Food and drinks are strictly prohibited in the classroom unless provided by the teachers. The only exception is a bottle of water with a sealable top.


    1. Above all else: Be open minded. We all bring something different and important to the classroom. Closing your mind to new things closes your mind to learning.