So... you need a letter of recommendation and you have come to ask me, your beloved Ms. Tuttle?
Fabulous! Here is what you need to know/do:
1) Please come and speak to me IN PERSON and DIRECTLY about writing you a letter of recommendation. This is not just school policy, it is also what is polite and what I expect. If you simply send me a request via Naviance (or even email), I will NOT be writing you any such thing! When you come to speak with me, I will give you a recommendation form. You will need to fill this out and return it to me IN PERSON! This form is due May 15th. If I do not receive this form by May 15th, I will not write you a recommendation.
2) After school begins next year, you will need come back and fill in the rest of your form. This will include dates for your college deadlines. Again, I will not finalize your application until you give me this information in person--not just through Naviance.
I cannot wait to support you in this new chapter of your life (forgive the cliché)!