SLP Superintendent's Newsletter
Week of March 18, 2019
SUPERINTENDENT PATRICK JENKINS
FASFA Parent Workshop
LSUE is hosting free FAFSA Parent workshop. If you would like assistance completing your FAFSA application, please attend one of our FAFSA Parent meetings (open to all high school students) and our Financial Aid staff will walk you through the application step by step.
We will be offering two workshops for you to choose from:
· March 27th at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201
· April 3rd at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201
Please bring the following materials with you to the meeting:
1. FSA ID (create one for the student and one for a parent - https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) – KEEP A COPY IN A VERY SAFE PLACE SINCE YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR MANY YEARS
2. 2017 tax returns
3. 2017 W2’s (for everyone in family)
4. Driver’s licenses
5. Social security numbers for all family members
6. If you own a business, you will also need the tax returns for your business
To sign up for one of the above workshops, please click on the registration link below:
I sent information regarding the flu on February 9, 2019, to all the principals, nurses, and school board administration. You will find that this information will be useful to your staff and parents as well as to your students. Please see below. I have been in touch with the Epidemiologist at the Regional IV Office of public health.
Recommendations are as follow:
- Good hand washing skills (using soap and water not hand sanitizer constantly)
- Cough in your sleeve
- Throw tissue in waste basket after using it to blow you nose and wash your hands
- If a student or staff member, has the fever (101) they are to stay home until fever free without the use of any fever reducing medications.
- If a student or staff member is positive for the flu, they must stay out according to the recommending days the doctor wants them stay out and of course fever free….
- Teachers, janitors, and staff members should wipe the desk tops, door handles,
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often
Follow your school’s standard procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Typically, this means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys. Some schools may also require daily disinfecting these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms. (CDC, 2018)
Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at you school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.
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2019 Teacher Leader Summit
January - March Early Bird Registration ($35 per day, $80 for three days)
April - June 14 Regular Registration ($45 per day, $100 for three days)
Late April Session List and Mobile App Available June 26 - 28
On-site Registration ($60 per day)
Please note: All registration fee must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. Seats will not be held for pending payments.
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM - ANGELA CASSIMERE
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - TRESSA MILLER
1. Fixed Assets- remember to send changes to Charlie Latiolais so your inventory can be updated in our system. Also remember that end-of-year counts will be needed for each room on your campus. Please have your staff complete and submit their counts prior to leaving for the summer.
2. Monthly Bookkeeping Reports – should be reviewed by principals monthly, approved and submitted to Angie Marks monthly.
3. EPES access- Principals and bookkeepers have separate logins to EPES. Please email Angie Marks for help logging into your Principal account if you have not already done so.
4. Please make sure we have approved invoices to support checks written and deposit slips, receipts and collection logs to support deposits.
5. W-2s are available on the employee portal.
6. 1095s are available on the employee portal.
DIRECTOR OF TITLE 1 - SCOTT CHAMPAGNE
1. Principals of Title I schools are responsible for uploading Title I documentation into their school’s Title I Folder by the deadlines as indicated in the Title I Part A Schoolwide Programs Handbook, pages 12-13.
2. Principals of Title I schools are required to upload their monthly School Improvement Meeting minutes as well as sign-in sheets into their school’s Title I Folder.
3. Title I schools must maintain all Title I documentation for a period of five years.
4. Stipend forms (Originals signed in blue) are due to the Director of Federal Programs no later than by the 5th of the preceding month that the work was completed.
5. Please be reminded that an evaluation of your school’s Schoolwide School Improvement Plan must be completed and uploaded prior to June 15, 2019. It is strongly recommended that this occur during the scheduled School Improvement Meeting in May. Minutes should reflect the evaluation.
6. All schools will be receiving Title IV surveys soon to complete regarding the school’s utilization of Title IV funds for STEM as well as Safety. In addition, music and band teachers will be receiving Title IV surveys to address the impact of Title IV funding on their music and band programs during the 2018-2019 school year.
7. All schools that have received Title I Direct Student Services funding are required to have provided documentation to their parents that Title I DSS funds were available for their students to participate in after-school tutoring, ACT Senior re-takes, CLEP assessments, Work Keys assessments, and AP assessments. Principals are asked to submit documentation of their correspondences to parents to the Federal Programs Office no later than Monday, April 1st, 2019.
8. Principals are responsible for all Fixed Asset items on their campus. Please be reminded to complete your End-of-the-Year Fixed Asset Inventory prior to your staff leaving for the summer. Upon the completion of the inventory, please submit your school’s updated inventory to Mrs. Latiolais. As all of you are aware, we no longer require school’s to maintain two separate Fixed Asset Inventories (Title I Fixed Asset Inventory and School Fixed Asset Inventory). Your school’s Fixed Asset Inventory should include all fixed asset items. During the past two years, a tremendous amount of technology and band instruments have been purchased by schools and the district.
DIRECTOR OF PREK PROGRAMS/HEAD START - JUNE INHERN
SUPERVISOR OF STEAM - THERESE ELLENDER, Ed.D.
New: 2019 Super Summer Institute
● Lafourche: June 10-15
● Calcasieu: June 10-15
● Bossier: July 15-19
● Livingston: July 22-26
● New Orleans: July 22-26
● Operation Spark: July 15-26
● NEMSA: May 6-July 19 (check registration for details)
New: AP Exam Study Sessions
Updated U.S. History Practice Test Answer Key with Annotated Student Responses
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - CLAUDIA BLANCHARD
SUPERVISOR OF CHILD WELFARE AND ATTENDANCE JEROME ROBINSON
New: 2018-2019 Workforce Reporting:
01 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
02 SCHOOL RELATED BUSINESS
03 PERSONAL/SICK/EMERGENCY LEAVE
04 EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE
05 ANNUAL/VACATION LEAVE
06 EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
SUPERVISOR OF PERSONNEL - MATTHEW SCRUGGINS
New: BESE Tuition Program for Teachers Applications for Summer and Fall 2019 Coming Soon
2017-2018 Compass Evaluation Results
SUPERVISOR OF SECONDARY ED - SPENCER ARNAUD
SUPERVISOR OF INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL CHOICE, & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT- TRINA PRESTON
New: Assessment Development Educator Review
● Rangefinding for LEAP 2025 math, science, and social studies
● Item Content and Bias Review - LEAP 2025 math and LEAP Connect
● Alignment Review - LEAP 2025 math and ELA (includes Passage Review)
● Standard Setting - LEAP 2025 science
Committee members may review newly developed test items, provide guidance on scoring student responses to constructed-response and extended-response test items, or help determine cut scores for the new science tests. Participants can see the built-in mechanisms which ensure the development of high-quality assessments and ensure that tests are aligned to the standards, appropriate for the grade or course, and appropriate for Louisiana students. Additionally, the educators that do this work learn how to better use assessments in their classrooms or school systems. Access Assessment Development Educator Review Committees in the Assessment Guidance Library to learn specific information about the committees, convening dates and locations, travel and reimbursement information, and to apply to participate.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR/WEBMASTER TRICIA FONTENOT
Website Accessibility Training
Time - 3:30
Location - Resource Center
*It is extremely important that anyone who has access to edit your school website attend this brief Website Accessibility Training. Being under federal oversight for accessibility, we must document attendance for this training. If you have staff on your campus that have editing rights but do not add content to your site, please ask your website administrator to remove those rights. Any teacher on your campus that uses Edlio to manage a class website must attend as well.
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO YOUR SCHOOL WEBSITE ADMIN OR ANYONE WHO HAS EDITING RIGHTS TO YOUR SITE.
Support Person of the Year
BRENT BOUDREAUX - SAFETY
Facility Safety Audit Sign Up
Please click on “Fill Out Form” and complete a brief survey and make sure you click the link to the calendar to secure your appointment. Please keep in mind that you can change the weekly view in the calendar by clicking on the blue arrows in the upper left corner.
Thank you for creating an appointment and taking a brief survey.
Please take a moment and answer a few questions. There are links to choose an appointment time throughout the survey. At the end of the survey you will receive a list of audit objectives. You can also choose any area of concern. SIGN UP!
ALVADO WILLIS - IEP FACILITATOR
Sylvia Brown - Lead Nurse/Head Start Health Manager
Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at your school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.
Sylvia Guidry-Brown, MSN, RN, CSN
Pupil Appraisal Nurse
Head Start Health Manager
Important information that will take effect for the school year 2019-2018 regarding the 16 yrs. old (any grade) and/ 11 grade. Please note that 11 yr. olds (any grade) and/or 6th grade are required to have the first dose of the meningococcal that is mandated for the public school setting as well.
Please see attachment
HELEN ROBINSON - SUPERVISOR OF CHILD NUTRITION
TITLE I PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR PAT MASON-GUILLORY
The time of year is approaching when we spotlight the outstanding
“Students of the Year” at grade levels 5th, 8th and 12th.
Superintendent Patrick D. Jenkins would like for us to include the Pre-k to 4th schools in this year’s “Shining Stars” celebration.
Please select a student to represent your school as the Student of the Year as soon as possible.
I will schedule a day for the students to photo/video with Mrs. Tricia Fontenot, Technology Facilitator, once all names have been submitted.
Thank you so much for all you do!
PERSONNEL FACILITATOR - GLORIA MALBROUGH
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - JOSEPH CASSIMERE
SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY ED – SCOTT MOREAU
PBIS/504 FACILITATOR- TONIA EAGLIN
Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations
Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations should have been verified and checked for accuracy as it relates to the upcoming Statewide Assessment (LEAP 2025) for the 2018-2019 school year.
1. All amendments or updates must be turned in.
2. All accommodations and updates dates should have been amended in JCampus
3. Data Validation Forms should have been completed and turned in to me. (Include all students in the school)
This also includes LEAP 2025 / EOC for High Schools as well.
Please complete all of the above to ensure that students with 504 accommodations are afforded the opportunity to equal access during the administration of LEAP 2025