Intro to Ms. Furman's Classroom
Welcome! My name is Jessica Furman and this is my 15th year in the J.O. Combs Unified School District. I taught two years at Combs Middle School and moved up to Combs High School when we opened. During the 2021 - 2022 school year, I will be teaching Algebra 1. I am excited for a great year!
Outside of the classroom I run marathons. I also volunteer with Arizona Beagle Rescue. Born and raised a New Yorker (go Yankees!), I attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. I graduated with my Bachelors in Mathematics with a minor in Biostatistics and Secondary Education. I competed in gymnastics from age 8 through college and have many great memories and experiences from traveling across the nation with my gymnastics team.
I also received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University and am a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).
I believe that every student can (and will!) be successful in math. All I ask from students is 100% effort.
Algebra 1 Agenda and Learning Targets
Electronic student assignments/documents will be housed in Google Classroom.
Synergy (StudentVUE or ParentVUE)
This is our gradebook for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Please log into your account to access upcoming assignments and due dates.
StudentVUE and ParentVUE (website access):
Choose 'I am a Student'
User Name (minus the @jocombs.org)
Password (enter your Google password)
Choose 'I am a Parent'
Enter the User Name and Password that you (parent/guardian) created.
** If you did not receive an email with the 'Activation Key, ' please contact the front office for assistance: (480) 882 - 3540.
Student Chromebook Help?
The IT department is available in Room 588 before and after school. They will also be available in the cafeteria during lunch.
Respect and Diversity Statement:
All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Combs High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student's race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation. Students at Combs High School will respect each other.
Algebra 1 Syllabus and Supply Lists