Sunset Feeder Excellence

November 16-23, 2015

School Visits

Please be prepared to spend a half-day/whole day with me during my next visit. See appointments sent to your calendar.


  • We will complete spots based upon the random list I have received for completion. Additionally, my visit will focus upon the most current information and action plans by content area/grade level/department, etc.
  • I would like to know the current status of each campus area which can be shared by the principal and may include CIC's, teacher leaders, department chairs, etc. I will schedule an extended amount of time over the next two weeks.
  • Grade level, content areas, failure rate written plans- teacher by subject/campus by subject, student achievement, targeted supports for all tiers, common assessments by grade level/subject area/teacher, feedback processes for all areas including curriculum maps/common assessments/AP's/teachers, spot averages, attendance, MLEP, denial percentage plans, Special Education and completion rates.


Appointments sent to your calendar:

Monday- Susie out of office

Tuesday- 17th- Winnetka, Kahn

Wednesday- 18th- Greiner

Thursday- 19th- Rosemonts

Friday- 20th- AJES/Peabody

Monday- 23rd- Hooe/Sunset


Please make an extra effort to work with your counselors should any needs arise given the tragedy in Paris. Please keep me updated and provide sense-making to ensure any classroom activities are age-appropriate. Remember to be prepared to provide supports to students and faculty, especially during times such as now. Also, as a best-practice, ensure your leadership team is reminded of crisis plans and supports.

WAIP

WAIP

Week 13

Literacy Cadre- Due to the amount of principals who have requested participation in a Literacy Cadre with Teaching and Learning, we will be providing upcoming opportunities as a feeder.


Common Assessments- The AF's will be scheduling a calibration for common assessments with your teacher leaders, CIC's and any staff would like to participate in the collaboration.


ACP/EOC/Exams- What intentional instruction has taken place to provide tutorials to ensure end of semester student achievement? Are students receiving support during the day, after-school or on Saturday? How are individual needs supported? Have test coordinators prepared for ACP/EOC exams? What are the legal and local policy requirements for the test environment?


Field Trips- Please have a process which ensures the guidelines and timelines listed on each form. Additionally, create a campus process which ensures timely completion and includes the ability to provide adjustments.


To ensure efficiency of communication, please utilize one field trip coordinator to communicate with Erica Rosas. If there are any additional needs, the principal should make contact with the ED.

TEI Upcoming Dates

Principal Data Meeting

Thursday, December 3rd 1:00-4:00


Principal Feeder Meeting

Monday, December 14 8:30 a.m.


Mid-Year Review


  • Sign-Up Part I and II


https://docs.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/document/d/1ZWGVepL-IbnM9OdxUEWHvSGHBjR__KdnjwcLDLyzPQ8/edit?usp=sharing


  • Rubric


https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0By182XTGO11-MEFCaFJQa1NsczA/view?usp=sharing


Spot observations clarification:

· Three spots must be scored per semester (all required to be entered, even those not scored)

· Entered within two working days of the spot into SchoolNet (DNA Regulation)

· Number of spots:

o No effectiveness level and Progressing II or below (10)

o Proficient I or DTR eligible (8)

o Distinguished (Proficient II or above) 6 (3 per semester- all must be scored, December is extremely short, approximately the first week )

· New Teachers through-out the year (with documentation)

o Train new teachers within 15 days

o Provide overview of Campus Action Plan

o Due Date for PDP/SLO (scored)

*November 9-Deadline for Primary Evaluators to either verify or return DTR application forms for Wave 1 DTR application

*November 12- All Wave 1 DTR applications verified

*December 1st spots, extended and summative due for wave 2 teachers

DTR observations will begin the week of November 9 (campus AESOP report must be accurate, no schedule changes, 10-Day window to ensure instruction only).

December 15- SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted(one semester course only)


Please note that you must provide and document training and supports for new teachers through out the school year within 15 days (see policy/regulation above)

Attendance for Credit

Attendance for Credit- Please have your binders ready for my review. I will preview the documents starting next week and officially check in December.

Norms

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-35ba5icizgCfln3SHbhFSoNa4NzZwgWHDxPCCueKzI/edit?usp=sharing


Please review our norms developed last year for our principal PLC and feel free to provide edits using the Googledoc. We will revisit your input at our next meeting. Additionally, consider team, classroom student and campus teacher norms.

Site-Based Decision Making Requirements (Local and State)

http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/27007


Please read requirements which includes committee membership processes and training (see website).

PTA State Organization

Cecilia Ortiz made contact with me regarding the status of each Sunset Feeder campus. There were a couple of items which required action for the PTA Executive Leadership. Since all of our campuses are active PTA members, she scheduled and appointment to ensure the principal is aware of PTA requirements per the state organization. I have sent each principal any follow-up required by the state PTA and copied Ms. Ortiz. I have included her contact information below. She will also be sending me resources for campus opportunities to apply for individual educator scholarships and campus recognition. She was very complimentary of our campus parent engagement!


Cecilia I. Ortiz

Campus and Multicultural Outreach Manager

Direct / Directo: 214-957-6540

Email / Correo Electrónico: cortiz@txpta.org

Texas PTA

Austin, Texas

Pre-K Visits from SMU (see email) 9/29 9 am

Wednesday Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Anson Jones Elementary School PKC 8:00 - 11:00 Bilingual

Wednesday Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School PKA 12:00 - 3:00 Bilingual

Thursday Thursday, November 19, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKC 8:00 - 11:00 General

Thursday Thursday, November 19, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKD 12:00 - 3:00 General

Friday Friday, November 20, 2015 Rosemont Primary School-Chris V Semos Campus PKD & PPCD 8:00 - 11:00 General

Tuesday Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Rosemont Primary School-Chris V Semos Campus PKC 8:00 - 11:00 Bilingual

Tuesday Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Louise Wolff Kahn Elementary School PKD 8:00 - 11:00 General

Tuesday Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Rosemont Primary School-Chris V Semos Campus PKA 12:00 - 3:00 Bilingual

Tuesday Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Winnetka Elementary School PKE 12:00 - 3:00 General

Tuesday Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Anson Jones Elementary School PKA 8:00 - 11:00 Bilingual

Tuesday Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Anson Jones Elementary School PKB 12:00 - 3:00 Bilingual

Wednesday Wednesday, December 9, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKB 8:00 - 11:00 Bilingual

Wednesday Wednesday, December 9, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKA 12:00 - 3:00 Bilingual