Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Dear Parents,

My name is Lieutenant Colonel Clements and your son/daughter is enrolled in my Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) class this semester.  I am looking forward to an exciting year.  It is my goal to provide all students with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in my classroom.

I have been teaching at Agua Fria for the past three years.  I am retired military with over 23 years of service.  I have an AS degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Weather Technology, a BS degree from Arizona State University in Geography with an emphasis in Climatology, and an MS degree from Florida State University in Physical Meteorology.

AFJROTC is a responsibility driven class.  We will be using the text book – Survival for the 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and the 9th graders will be using the text – A Journey into Aviation History.  There will be some homework throughout the semester.  Each student will need a subject notebook (provided), school handbook, student ID, cadet guide (provided), pocket folder, and some type of writing item (pen or pencil).  These materials should be brought to class every day.

Hopefully, your son/daughter has brought home their course syllabus and you have both read and signed the syllabus contract.  I have written this contract to ensure that both the students and their parents understand how this course will run. If you have any questions regarding the syllabus or the course, please contact me.

I have extremely high expectations of all my students.  I am asking your help to maintain those expectations by checking your son/daughter periodically to make sure that his/her work is being done.  I am available to help students individually before school, and after school.  If you would like me to notify you of test dates and/or update you on your son/daughter’s progress, please fill out and return the e-mail form included with this letter.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 623- 932-7300 X 11150 or if you have any questions or concerns during the year.


Thank you,

Rod Clements