Mrs. Samantha Ordaz

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B.S. Biology - California State University at San Bernardino (2013) Teaching Credential - University of Redlands (2015) M.A. in Educational Leadership - California Baptist University (2016)

Mrs. Samantha Ordaz

Welcome to seventh grade science!  I'm Mrs. Ordaz and am excited to be your teacher.  I am married and have two sons - Trent, who just turned 3, and Trevor, who just turned 1.  My husband works at REV where he teaches math and coaches baseball.  We are a huge sports family and root for the Angels, Suns, and Eagles!  

I love teaching middle school!  The students are at such a fun age - they have great senses of humor and are starting to come into their own with their personalities.  I enjoy teaching science as students really get to explore the material and make connections between the content and the real world.  In our classroom, I hope students will feel safe enough to contribute to our ever growing and ever changing classroom culture where we exhibit the standards of PRAISE:

  1. Be logged on to Zoom on time – please check the Bell Schedule on my Google Site for start times for each period!
  2. Stay on task – work in a quiet area in which you will not be distracted and focus on your class. Cell phones should be put away so that you are not distracted!
  3. Respect the teacher, students, and virtual classroom – utilize the Zoom chat appropriately, raise your hand, use an appropriate background, ask appropriate questions related to our content.
  4. Be an active participant and ask questions – cameras on, raise your hand or use the raise hand tool, ask questions in the chat, and try your best!

Please contact me via e-mail at samantha_ordaz@redlands.k12.ca.us and allow for 24 hours for a response Monday-Friday.  Our Google Site (click here) has links to the syllabus, important information for our class, and Google Classroom.  I will be available for office hours every day from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please check Google Classroom for the link.  I will be available at other times by appointment only.