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March - Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter

HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

The Substitute Office is back with more resources to make accepting assignments even easier. Please remember you have to take five assignments a month to stay an active substitute.
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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT - HAROLD W. LANG SR. MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal: Kimberly Robinson

Address: 1678 Chenault Street Dallas, TX 75228

Phone: (972) 925-2400


Mission: The mission of Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School is to provide each student with a diverse education in a culturally safe climate, academic environment that promotes excellence in learning and discipline.


Vision: A professional and highly motivated staff, in partnership with parents will encourage each child to achieve his/her full potential.

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SPRING BREAK

Spring break is one week away, so make sure to mark your calendar. There will be no assignments from 03/12/2018 - 03/16/2018. We hope you enjoy this time for rest and relaxation.

DALLAS ISD OFFICE MANAGER DIRECTORY

We have compiled a list of all of the office managers in the district for your convenience just in case you need to contact them. Use the link below to open the directory.


Dallas ISD Office Managers

MONTHLY FILL RATE COMPARISON

We need your help to make sure that campuses have teachers in the classroom. You can see by the chart below that we need an extra push from you to increase our rate from last year.
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2017 - 2018 BI-WEEKLY PAY PERIODS AND DATES

Transparency around compensation is something that is very important to us, and we want you to have every resources available to plan your finances. Click the link below for the 2017 - 2018 pay schedule.


2017 - 2018 BI-Weekly Pay Periods and Dates

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ACE & ISN CAMPUSES

Please see the list below for all of our ACE and ISN schools.


ACE Schools & Principals:


  • Dade MS- Tracie Washington
  • Rusk MS- Juan Cordoba
  • Edison MS- Earl Gilmore
  • Blanton ES- Laura Garza
  • Zumwalt- Troy Tyson
  • Ervin ES- James Wallace
  • Lee, U. ES- Roshonda Clayton-Brown
  • Hernandez, O. ES- Oscar Aponte
  • Mills ES- LaTonya Clark
  • Ray- Sheryl Wilson
  • Pease ES- Shavannia Dash
  • Titche ES- Damien Stovall
  • Carr ES- Carlotta Hooks


ISN Schools & Principals:


  • Lincoln HS- Johnna Weaver
  • Madison HS- Marian Willard
  • Browne MS- Lakisha Thomas
  • South Oak Cliff HS- Willie Johnson, Acting
  • Holmes MS- Sharron Jackson
  • Boude Storey MS- JoAnn Jackson
  • Bryan ES- Tonya Anderson
  • Dunbar ES- Verna Farmer
  • Rhoads ES- Bridget Ransom
  • Burleson ES- LaJoyce Johnson
  • Rice ES- Alpher Garrett-Jones
  • King ES- Gloria Kennedy
  • Webster ES- Clement Alexander
  • Roberts ES- Eneida Padro Colon
  • Truett ES- Terre Evans

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Substitute teachers serve an essential role in the education system, they often feel underappreciated and even ignored. Most assignments can leave substitute teachers without a lesson plan, while students can refuse to take the substitute seriously.


There are many different factors that can make the job of a substitute teacher difficult, but ultimately the position is a rewarding one. This month let’s explore tips for preparing to present the state standards while on a substitute assignment.


  • Be aware of what grade and subject you are substitute teaching on your next assignment. Make sure that you know how to locate the standards and read them.


  • When implementing standard based instruction one must always communicate the assignment, rules, and procedures.


  • Make sure you have thought out all material needed to present or teach an assignment. Students must have the materials needed to complete the assignment as well.


  • Make sure that you understand what is the goal of the standard that’s being taught. Teaching to standards ensures that the learning process is not disrupted during a teacher absence.


  • Standards based instruction maintains the learning focus of assessments and student expectations for grade level learning.


Resources

If you are a substitute who has on boarded with us in the past two years you should be utilizing your resource materials. The STEDI Substitute Handbook and TEKS Learning Resource Guide.



  • Lead4ward is an excellent free resource for Texas teachers as well as Texas Substitute teachers. www.lead4ward.com


  • Dallas ISD campuses have instructional coaches, department heads, team leads, and the teachers next door to your assigned classroom for the day.


  • Also, you can use any search engine for samples of TEKs standards and TEKS based lessons.


Do not take for granted that any student can miss a day of learning. It is important that every student is exposed to learning and maximizing all learning opportunities each and every day. Even when there is a substitute in the classroom.

ACTION REQUIRED: HIGH PRIORITY EMPLOYEE POLICY AND COMPLIANCE ACKNOWLEDGMENT

In compliance with state and federal laws, Dallas ISD requires that all employees complete an Annual Policy and Compliance Acknowledgment at the beginning of each school year.


Employees are required to log into http://PolicyAcknowledgement.dallasisd.org/ to access, review, and acknowledge compliance with the following:


Employee Handbook

Annual Employee Notification of District Policies

Conflict of Interest Notice

State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Reporting Notice

Confidentiality Requirements


Please note that you must be on a district computer to complete this process. For more time and flexibility to review these documents, employees can read them by clicking on the links above before logging into the application. Go here for FAQs and more information.