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Recommended Materials

Recommended Materials:  The following list is a suggestion of what students might find useful in class.  If students are not able to obtain any supplies for this class, they will be provided by the teacher upon student request

  • Agenda Book
  • Composition book
  • Accelerated Reader book (check
  • Pencils, blue or black AND red pens 
  • Bring your CHARGED district chromebook daily
  • ear buds 
  • Pink, yellow, & green highlighters 

Brandye Crumrine

Google Classroom

Please see Google Classroom for all assignments!

Online Textbook 

CA Department of Education Recommended Reading List

Use the following link to search the California Department of Education reading list.


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Student Responsibilities

Valley View students are expected to demonstrate positive and respectful behaviors in class and on our campus.  We expect all students to adhere to the guidelines as outlined in the Valley View Agenda Book.

Classroom Expectations:

1.    Listen and follow directions the first time

2.    Enter and exit prepared

3.    Always try your best

4.    Respect others, self, and property

    5.    No excuses

If You Choose to Break a Rule...

First Time: Verbal warning

Second Time: Receive an “off-task” toward citizenship or effort grade

Third Time: Detention/ Teacher Consequence

Fourth Time: Phone Call/ Email Home

Fifth Time: Referral written, student sent to office

Student Responsibilities

1.  Students are expected to follow all classroom rules and procedures

2. Student work is expected to be neat, complete, and on-time  (a significant point deduction will result if these three requirements are not met)

3. Student work is expected to have the appropriate English Heading:

Name (First & Last)

Subject/ Period


4. To ensure student success, students are expected to bring all necessary materials to class everyday!

 School Tardy Policy

Being tardy is unacceptable.  Those who are responsible and respectful earn good citizenship.  Being tardy twice to class will negatively affect the citizenship grade for the quarter.  After the fifth time tardy, students will receive a "U" (unsatisfactory) grade in Citizenship. See Valley View Middle School’s Tardy Policy in the Agenda book.

Absent Policy

The number of days a student misses class equals the number of days they may complete the assignments they missed.  Students may always make up work that they have missed as a result of an absence for full credit. It is a student's responsibility to obtain the information they have missed as a result of an absence, check the absent work folders, complete any assignments they have missed (tests, class-work and homework), and to copy down their agenda for any missed days.  Students must make an appointment to make-up any missed tests after school or during homeroom any day of the week (up to one week after you return).


Plagiarizing, lying, and cheating are unacceptable. Plagiarizing is passing someone else’s work off as your own. This includes copying, even if the other person gives you permission.

Plagiarizing will not be tolerated or accepted. Lenders and copiers will receive no credit for dishonest work.

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Social Media...Follow Valley View!

On Instagram: Follow Valley View @ vvms_viking

On Instagram: Follow Ms. Crumrine @ ms.crumrine_english_vvms

On Facebook: Follow Valley View in the public group Valley View Middle School

On Twitter: Follow Valley View @_Vikings_

On Twitter Follow Ms. Crumrine @CrumrineEnglish

Class Donations Accepted All Year

The following are supplies used in the classroom year round, and any donation is greatly appreciated:

1. Boxes of Tissue!!!!!

2. Ear buds 

3. Hand sanitizer 

4. Green, Yellow, and Pink Highlighters

5. Composition books

6. Colored pencils/ crayons/ washable markers 

7. Pencils, Pens (Blue, Black, and Red)

8. Used/ unwanted AR books for classroom library 

9. Index Cards 

10. Water Bottles 

About Ms. Crumrine

Brandye Crumrine was born and raised in Southern California. She resides here in Simi Valley with her four children. 

Ms. Crumrine holds the following degrees:

  • BA in English, California Lutheran University, 2000
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, California Lutheran University, 2001
  • MA in Education, Teaching, California Lutheran University, 2003
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, California Lutheran University 2018

She also is certified in the following:

  • English Teaching (grades 6-12)
  • Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development
  • Gifted and Talented Education

She is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Association of California School Administrators 

Ms. Crumrine has been teaching at Valley View Middle School since 2001.  In addition to teaching English, Ms. Crumrine serves as the English Department Chair.