• English Language Arts

    Welcome Students and Parents



    Welcome to your middle school ELA course! As part of Aspire Deer Valley Online School, I look forward to us having a wonderful year working together.  It is my goal for every student to be able to communicate effectively in their school, community, and personal life. We will be working on the communication skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting. The middle school courses focus on reading and writing through the means of personal investigation, examining various writing styles, and analysis of texts and authors.  Classes are writing and reading intensive in order to advance each student’s skills.  The year will require students to do a higher level of thinking than ever before and I am excited to see everyone succeed.


    Daily ELA Zoom Schedule (all Zoom links will be available in Canvas)

    7th Grade and Adv. 7th Grade

    8:45-9:15 Live Instruction

    9:15-9:45 Additional help available

    Early Release Schedule 8:45-9:15 Live Instruction

    8th Grade and Adv. 8th Grade

    10:45-11:15 Live Instruction

    11:15-11:45 Additional help available 

    Early Release Schedule 10:15-10:45 Live Instruction


    Contact Information

    Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.  During the school week, parent and student communication will be replied to within 24 hours.

    Email: gina.etzel@dvusd.org

    (Once classes begin on August 2nd, students should use Canvas messages instead of email to contact teachers.)