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Gordon Korman


“When we lock things away," he said with conviction, "we're really imprisoning ourselves.”

― Gordon Korman, Schooled



Gordon Korman (born October 23, 1963) is a Canadian American author who has written more than a dozen children's and young-adult fiction book series.[1] He lives in Great Neck, New York, with his wife and three children.

Korman wrote his first book unexpectedly when he was 12 years old.[2] While attending German Mills Public School, his Grade 7 English teacher was Mr. Hamilton, a track and field coach who found himself teaching English for the first time.[1] Hamilton required students to write a novel during the semester, and this assignment became the manuscript for Korman's first book, This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, the first book in his Macdonald Hall (Bruno and Boots) series.[1]

Korman was the Scholastic Arrow Book Club monitor for the class; after completing the assignment, he mailed his manuscript to Scholastic.[2] This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall was published by Scholastic Press in 1978 when Korman was only 14 years old.[1] Before graduating from high school in Thornhill, Ontario, Korman wrote and published five books.[3]

Korman has written more than 85 books which have sold more than 17 million copies in a career that has spanned three decades

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  • Students must wear a mask on the bus, entering the building, during hallway transitions, to the cafeteria, to the restrooms, and walking to activity classes.

  • Students will not be required to wear them in the classroom while sitting 6 feet apart at their desks. However, if they travel around the room for whatever reason, a mask is required. 

  • Students will be provided with a mask and lanyard. If a student loses their mask, breaks it, or does not bring it to school, they will be provided with one for the day. If this becomes a recurring problem, parents will be contacted.

  • If a student is sent home with a fever and they test NEGATIVE for Covid-19, a student CANNOT return to school unless they are FEVER FREE for 48 hours with NO MEDICATION! 

  • If a student is sent home and tests POSITIVE for Covid-19, you will be contacted about quarantine regulations and possible exposure of others. 

  • The school nurse will not be able to take care of small incidents like pulling a tooth, bug bites, chapped lips, etc. These problems will be handled in the classroom. If you are not comfortable with me applying Neosporin, itch cream, or vaseline for lips, please let me know on the last page. The reason for this new policy is to keep students out of the nurse’s office where there could possibly be a sick child. If an emergency arises, the nurse will take care of the situation promptly. 

  • Students will not have access to the drinking fountains. However, students can bring a water bottle and fill it up at the water bottle filling stations. 

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