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Welcome to a new year – here is hoping that it exceeds whatever you want it to be. I am looking forward to our return but before we get it started, there are a few bits of info, some tibs, that I want to put in front of you to ease the transition.

First, make sure you have a comp book.We are going to jump into it on day one and my goal is to use it every day. We are going to make thinking visible. Have it.

Second, by approxiamately 10am tomorrow morning, the grades for the Annotated Bibliography will be in PowerSchool. If you are looking at a grade of D or lower, you turned in a Bibliography, and you met with your supervisor, what it means is that I have received no word from your supervisor that you met with them. Do not come to me about this – instead,  go to your supervisor and politely remind them that they need to contact me via email or google form and let me know that you met by Dec 5, etc…. This is a fixable problem.

A D or lower could also mean that you turned in a Bibliography but did not meet with your supervisor. This was silly. And also bad. You need to politely schedule a meeting with them and have it before exams start. Remember, if you do not have the meetings with your supervisor, then MP will not submit your essay. Let’s avoid this nuclear option at all costs.

If you find yourself looking at a 0, that means that you did not turn a Bibliography in to me. This is very, very bad. There is only a little bit that can be done in this situation and you need to do it. Turn in a Bibliography and meet with your supervisor before exams start. Otherwise you are headed for the nuclear option.

Finally, if you have not gotten your copy of the Gita, please do it this week. You will need to have the “Introduction” read by next week. Get it, bring it, read it.

Alright, let’s begin.