Mr. Florance

Phone: 704-260-6410 Extension: 32212

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Architecture, Special Education: (General Curriculum K-12), Middle Grades Mathematics, Middle Grades Language Arts

Mr. Florance

Special Education Teacher/Case Manager/EC Department Chair
 
Welcome!
 
8th Grade will be going live on Thursdays.  The schedule will be:
 
2nd Period 9:00-9:30
3rd Period 9:35-10:05
4th Period 1:00-1:30
5th Period 1:35-2:05
Office Hours: 2:10-4:00
 
 
Office Hours for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00-11:00 AM
 
This year, I am teaching 7th and 8th Grade Resource English/Language Arts. I am also co-teaching Inclusion ELA with Mrs. Gomiz and Ms. Oliver.
 
I am a native of North Carolina and a two-time graduate of UNC-Charlotte. I have been living in the Charlotte area for 21 years and married for nine years. My wife and I have one son who is in 1st grade. This is my 12th year in the classroom and my 9th year at C.C. Griffin Middle School.

Please feel free to contact me by email at derek.florance@cabarrus.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns. 

**During this extended time out of school, the Curriculum & Instruction department is providing suggested daily activities for students. Over the next two weeks, additional courses and materials will be provided; please refer to the CCS website.
 
It is recommended that students choose an activity from each core area daily.
 
If you have questions about this content, please contact the district at the email address below.
 

Resource ELA

Parents and Students: Please Join our class REMIND where I will send reminders and messages throughout the online learning period: https://www.remind.com/join/florance.

Students: please also check Google Classroom for messages, assignments, and updates. 

Homework: Read 15 minutes each evening.

Grades are updated weekly in PowerSchool.

Syllabus

Parents and Guardians of 8th grade students. We have had an increase of our 8th grade students carrying their cell phones throughout the instructional day. Students are using their phones to text eachother, record themselves and each other and cheat on academics. All of these are a disruption to the learning environment.  In order to help support our students in making positive choices throughout the school day, the 8th grade team will be requiring that all their students keep their cell phones in their lockers throughout the day, as in accordance with our Student Handbook. They will no longer be able to keep their phones on their person.  We are also not allowing Bluetooth AirPods during the school day either, as students are also using these to connect to their phones and listen to music in class. We want to keep our students focused on academics during the day and not their phones, social media, etc. Students who do not comply with placing phones and or AirPods in lockers will receive office level disciplinary consequences. Please discuss the importance of keeping cell phones in lockers with your students. Thank you for your support of CCGMS.