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Library Information

A reminder about our Library services:

Hours: Monday- Thursday 7:30-3:40 and Friday 7:30-3pm

If the class is not scheduled for the library, students are permitted by the teacher to come in up to five at a time, with a PINK HALL PASS (if students do not have a PINK HALL PASS they will be sent back to class to get it NO EXCEPTIONS and NO SUBSITUTIONS.)

Book Checkout and EB testing is the LAST 10 minutes of EVERY period unless other arrangements have been made with library staff.

Computer Usage: The library has 36 computers for student use (8 Macs and 28 PC's), but most computer work should be done in the drop -in labs (Rm 232 and 310).  The library DOES NOT have access to computer login information; for student login information, see Mrs. Smith in the computer lab.

Student textbook distribution is also the LAST 10 minutes of every class period with their class schedule and current ASB card- NO EXCEPTIONS. We have a textbook lost and found for students who have lost their textsbooks or we can give them their barcode number to help them find it. 

Coming Outside of Class Time: Students may come in on their own time before school, break, lunch, and after school Monday-Thursday

Reasearch: The library subscribes to 5 different databases spanning a wide range of topics for every disciple.  Please see Amy Cummins if you would like to integrate those into your curriculum and research projects or if you would like additional support with your teaching!

Additional information like our EB Book List, EB deadlines, database links, textbook policy, and other helpful information can be found on our web page Please see Amy Cummins in the library if you need help or for clarification on our services.


Ms. Erin Topping

About this site

Welcome to my School Loop website.  General information that goes out to both classes, or to anyone who visits my site, will be here on this main page.

While there is a calendar on SchoolLoop, you will probably only see due dates that also appear in the gradebook.  I usually write my own calendars, and email those home when they update.

The  'Issues of Interest' page includes links to contests, articles, and quotations about reading and writing.  Please visit!  Bookmark this site and make it a favorite (even though I'm sure you have other sites you prefer)!


Erin Topping


2014 summer reading

Corona del Mar High School Core Novel List:  Suggested Summer Reading

These novels will be assessed when you return to school.  Reading over the summer will better prepare you for the assessment given the third week of school. 

  • Incoming 9th GradeAnthem – Ayn Rand
  • Incoming 10th Grade1984 – George Orwell
  • Incoming 11th Grade:  Select and read ONE of the following
    • Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
    • Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
  • Incoming 11th Grade AP Language & Composition* (specific assignments fall/ due dates will be communicated via teacher) 
    • Into the Wild — Jon Krakauer
    • The Crucible — Arthur Miller
  • Incoming 12th GradeOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  • Incoming 12th Grade AP Literature and Composition* (specific assignments fall/due dates will be communicated via teacher) 
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
    • Western Wind:  An Introduction to Poetry — Nims & Mason (if purchasing, used copies are recommended)
    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster (available online)

*Because of the rigorous nature of AP courses there is more reading, and an expectation that students finish as much as they can over the summer in order to be prepared for the accelerated timeline (the test is a month before school lets out).  Your assessments may take place within the first three weeks of school.



Ms. Erin Topping (aka Cusick) Locker

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