- At each five week point, any student who is failing two or more classes will be required to stay after school at least twice a week (Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday).
- Students failing multiple classes will be reported in team meetings as a list to the corresponding grade-level counselor who will then share that list with the building administration. Teachers not assigned to a team should report student failures to counselors individually.
- Upon receiving the list from the counselor, a letter will be generated by the main office to the guardians of the student informing them of the plan for their child. This will be signed by the principal and assistant principal. Teachers will be responsible for communicating the plan to their student.
- Students will stay with the teachers of the classes they are failing, and the teacher and student will agree to a schedule on a weekly basis.
- Students will remain in AAS until the next five-week benchmark (progress report or end-of-quarter). If the student is passing, AAS will be discontinued, and another letter will be sent from the main office stating this. If the student is still failing, they will continue in AAS until the next 5-week benchmark.
- If a student does not show on the agreed upon day, the initial contact home should be made by the teacher. If there is no change after this, either the principal or assistant principal will contact home.
I will be sending information about this program to all parents and guardians as part of a semester one wrap-up letter with report cards on Friday. I'm sure you will have questions as you digest this. I'll leave some time for discussion on Tuesday afternoon. As always, there will be exceptions based on individual student ability. What progress looks like for one may not be progress at all for another. A big thanks to the BLT members for working together to come up with the criteria. I truly believe that this level of accountability can help our struggling learners.
Calendar (AKA Where Will Tim Be This Week?)
Attention: SchoolTool will lock for 2nd quarter grade inputting on Tuesday, Feb 2nd, at 11:59 PM. A reminder about quarterly grading- Any marking period average that calculates below a 60 should be entered as an F.
Monday, Feb 1st:
- District APPR Committee Mtg, 3:30 PM, MS Library
Tuesday, Feb 2nd:
- Faculty Meeting, 2:15 PM, Library
Wednesday, Feb 3rd :
- Hudson Falls MS to visit our Makerspace, 9:15 AM
- Community Coalition, 3:00 PM, Moreau Comm Ctr
Friday, Feb 5th:
- Report Cards Distributed in Homerooms
- Teen Town, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Other Important Upcoming Dates:
2/11 - BLT Meeting
2/15-19 - Winter Break
2/25 - MS ITL Meeting
**If you're looking for me, don't forget to check the big calendar hanging on the wall outside of my office. This is the best I can do until someone forcibly implants a GPS device in my forearm.
Black History Month
PBS offers some great lesson plans and resources on this topic to get things started. Check it out!
Weekly Tech Tip
Reminder: Jerilyn is available to help you explore new ways to incorporate instructional technology into your classroom, as well as with tutorials on how to go deeper in Google Apps and Extensions. Send her an email to set up an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restorative Justice Book Study
Tried something new? Don't forget about #OneNewThing!
WInter is upon us. Maybe you're warming up your classroom by trying something new? Share it, and warm up the whole school