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Mr. Nello Santillana » Welcome Page (2017-2018)

Welcome Page (2017-2018)

Hello parents and students

Welcome to 8th Grade!!!

My name is Nello Santillana and I will be your son/daughter's math teacher for the next year.  I will use this site to post a lot of critical information throughout the year. All homework, videos, and announcements will be posted here.
Every assignment and due date can be found under the CLASSES tab.  Homework assignments are updated by 5pm (Monday - Friday).
I like to create videos for my students to use and study.  There will be times when we will "flip" the classroom and students will be required to view video notes on this webpage before coming into class the following day.
I will reserve this section for providing instructions to any upcoming event, new use of technology, login information, etc.
I am excited not only to challenge my kids this year, but to introduce them to a world of mathematical thinking.  My philosophy of teaching is very simple...that is to take all of my students from their current level of mathematics and take them to the next level while teaching them the skills to cope with any math anxiety they encounter along the way.  
PARENTS - - Please be aware that our 8th grade program utilizes an online component to establish your child's fluency skills.  That means that access to a computer at home is paramount.  
Contact Me
Best way to communicate with me is via email (  You can use the STAFF tab on the school's main page and click under DIRECTORY.  My policy is to respond to all inquiries and messages within a 48 hour window.
Please refer to the posted syllabi for information on our classroom policies, norms, and expectations.  
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