C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 8.15.19

Professional Learning

August 13, 2019

Welcome to a new school year – 2019/2020!


Where has the summer gone? I know many of you have been enjoying time with friends and family, as well as pursuing professional development and planning for the new school year. It’s been a busy summer around our district with many facilities improvements taking place- thank you Measure B! In the cycle of continuous improvement, each school year brings a sense of renewal to enhance our current practices as we move toward reaching our goal of being the highest performing district in our Region through our High Fives.


As we move into year two of our theme: “Explore. Learn. Thrive.” we look forward to learning with you as we kick off the new school year at our districtwide Welcome Back Day on Monday, August 19th at Quincy Jr/Sr. High School. We will begin at 7:45 with sign in and a continental breakfast provided by PCTA and PUSD.


This day is for all certificated staff, classified staff who provide direct services for students in the classroom and site office staff. For questions regarding attendance, please contact your supervisor. The schedule for the day and related details are attached for your review.

In place of individual mileage reimbursements, transportation will be provided by buses and leaving from the following locations at the following times:


· Chester JS High School 6:40 a.m.

· Portola JS High School 6:55 a.m.

· Greenville JS High School 7:10 a.m.


I hope you are looking forward to a great year where we all explore, learn and thrive!


With gratitude,


Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction

Weekly Highlights from around our District

Measure B Projects 2019

Aeries Training

Newly launched Aeries Academy online training is available to teachers at no cost:

https://learn.aeries.com/?type=teacherCourses


The Aeries Secondary Gradebook module will take you through the basics of creating a gradebooks for each of your class sections, configuring options, building student rosters, adding assignments, and entering and managing student scores. Specific topics covered include: • How to create new Aeries Gradebooks • Linking gradebooks to streamline the management of similar gradebooks • Setting up Gradebook options including defining weighting and categories, and display options • Defining the final marks for your grading scale • Adding assignments into your gradebooks • Using the Scores by Class, Scores by Assignments, and Scores by Student pages to enter and manage student scores • Generating Aeries Gradebook reports to demonstrate information about individual students or about your class as a whole


The Aeries Elementary Gradebook module will take you through the basics of creating a gradebook, configuring options, building student rosters, adding assignments, and entering and managing student scores for elementary teachers. Specific topics covered include: • How to create new Aeries Gradebooks • Setting up Gradebook options including rubric grading, categories, and display options • Defining the final marks for your grading scale • Creating assignments and associating standards to assignments • Using the Scores by Class, Scores by Assignments, Scores by Student and Scores by Standard pages to enter and manage student scores • Generating Aeries Gradebook reports to demonstrate information about individual students or about your class as a whole

Assessment

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PUSD/PCOE in the news!

Donor's Choose Projects

During the 2018–2019 school year, the DonorsChoose.org community of donors (individual citizens, philanthropic, and corporate) donated $5,439 towards new classroom resources for Plumas Unified School District. This supported 9 teachers across the district.


Please consider posting a project- it will most likely get funded!

From Kevin Trutna, FRC President

The Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) has released its report Where California High School Students Attend College. Included in the report is information about college-going rates that can be analyzed by county. When compared to adjacent counties, Plumas County has a generally higher college-going rate than adjacent counties. This speaks volumes for the FRC Financial Aid Department with their college awareness campaigns, financial aid information nights, and the “I Can Afford College” campaign.

Outreach TRiO Programs such as Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search also set a high bar and help Plumas students attend the college of their choice.

According to the report, Plumas County had 109 high school completers in 2017-18. A total of 73 students enrolled in college (67% college-going rate) with 43 of the 73 students attending community college (59%).

https://www.edpolicyinca.org/sites/default/files/Statewide%20NSC%20Report%20Final%20Online.pdf

Upcoming Dates

August 16th- Certificated work day

August 19th- Districtwide Welcome Back Day

August 20th- Site meeting day

August 21st- First Day of school

August 27th- Sped VT

August 29th- Counselors Meeting

September 3- Electives VT

September 4- 13 Initial ELPAC window

September 6- PCTA Negotiations

September 10- Instructional Leadership Team

September 11- English Learner Reclassification forms due

September 10th-13th CES 6th grade FREd camp

September 16th- PE Vertical Team meeting

September 17th- Math VT

September 17-20 IVES/PCS 6th grade FREd camp

Help us share the great things going on around our district!

Use this Google Form to share a picture of something you'd like to highlight on social media and/or to our local paper.

Useful information

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Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here to help!


Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Vertical and Grade Level Teams

School Calendars for 18-19 & 19-20

2019-2020 Grading Period Calendars

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form


Technology Help Ticket

1. Visit the link above: (This has been updated on our websites as well.)


2. Select "Submit a ticket"


3. Click on your site: Example PHS or CES, depending on which site you need us to assist you in.


4. Fill in ticket details and confirm the 5 digit code before submitting your work request.


Please Note: Previous work orders did not migrate over to the new system, so we ask that you please create new tickets moving forward so that our Team can assist you in a timely manner, as we revisit your sites in the coming weeks.


TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter