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English Language Arts

In Ralston's ELA classes, we focus on the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through participation in a balanced language arts program.


Ralston's ELA department has adopted a new, standards-based curriculum, StudySync by McGraw-Hill, which has been approved by the BRSSD Board of Trustees.  With both hard copy and digital components, StudySync will help us provide rigorous and high interest lessons for our students.  Teachers also imbed auxiliary lessons and materials to make sure that all students are challenged and supported in the classroom.  Our curriculum meets the Common Core State Standards for ELA which can be found here.


Helpful Links:

California ELA State Standards

McGraw-Hill StudySync Login

Carlmont English Department

Sequoia Union High School District

ELA Teacher Directory
Contact Alan Bean  Alan Bean (650) 637-4880 ex: 1612 ELA 8 and WEB
Contact Noel Ekstrom  Noel Ekstrom (650) 637-4880 ex: 1611 ELA 6 and Chromebook Jedi
Contact Jennifer Frey  Jennifer Frey (650) 637-4880 ex: 1601 ELA 6
Contact Noelle Houle  Noelle Houle Special Education
Contact Alison Kim  Alison Kim (650) 637-4880 ex: 1633 ELA 7 and Chorus
Contact Lynn McVey  Lynn McVey (650) 637-4880 ex: 1620 ELA 6, ELD, and Read 180
Contact Mary Natoli  Mary Natoli (650) 637-4880 ex: 1614 ELA 6
Contact Samantha O'Reilly  Samantha O'Reilly (650) 637-4880 ex: 1624 ELA 7 and Drama
Contact David Pickett  David Pickett (650) 637-4880 ex: 1603 ELA 6 and Read 180
Contact Erica (Ryca) Rein  Erica (Ryca) Rein (650) 637-4880 ex: 1613 Special Education 6
Contact Jessica Ross  Jessica Ross (650) 637-4880 ex: 1695 ELA 8 and Study Skills
Contact Jamie Sanchez  Jamie Sanchez (650) 637-4880 ex: 1696 ELA 6, Student Government, Public Speaking
Contact Kathy Tofigh  Kathy Tofigh (650) 637-4880 ex: 1631 ELA 7
Contact Sheila Woods  Sheila Woods (650) 637-4880 ex: 1606 ELA 7 and Culinary Arts