RM Weekly

Sept. 8th, 2019

This Week at RM

Sept. 9

  • 504 mtg for EC in 1F 8a

Sept. 10

  • Staff Mtg. 3:30-4:15p-Work Session for teams

Sept. 11

  • Deep Equity Training for Mahoney, Miller, Stagner, and Weishaar
  • Sped Team mtg. 12:15p
  • Parent Mtg for DB in 1H 1:00p

Sept. 12

  • Deep Equity Training for Mahoney, Miller, Stagner, and Weishaar

Sept. 13

  • Stuco Elections 9:00a for 3rd-6th grades in gym
  • IEP mtg. for AM in 4B 10:15a
  • Early Dismissal 12:30p
  • Debi Jackson, guest speaker 1:00p

Debi Jackson Friday at 1p

I want to invite all staff to participate in our staff development on Friday at 1:00p in the library. Debi Jackson http://genderinc.com/about/founder-debi-jackson/ will be here to share her personal story as a parent of a transgender child. Please join us if you are able.

ICT News

Staff Reminder - Change Password

Please remind staff that they have until September 27, 2019, to complete their annual network password change. Additional information can be found on the ICT Info page

MacBook Upgrade

System notifications (pop-up messages) are being sent out to users who have not upgraded their MacBooks to macOS Mojave. Here is a quick visual of what that notification looks like:

Suicide Prevention Week

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Sept. 8th-14th is Suicide Prevention Week. I've emailed tip sheets that have been created and distributed by the Collaboration to Empower Youth and Prevent Suicide.

Professional Day in Morgan Hunter

I would like to ask that you communicate with your certified staff that when they are entering a Professional Day that they “Do-Not” use the HR Default budget code.

Please work with your certified staff and provide the correct budget code prior to entering the Professional Day.

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SMSD Tech Thursdays

Tech Thursdays are professional development opportunities centered around the implementation of instructional technology. Each month the session will focus on a different topic or resource. Teachers can sign up through MyLearningPlan, and any sessions you attend can count as self-directed PD/points toward relicensure. See the attached flyer for more information. Email Kelly Capper (iCoach at SMW) for more information.

Sept. 12th 3:30-4:30 – Technology Management with Manager

Sept. 19th 4:00-5:00 – Technology Management with Apple Classroom

iStation Access- Teachers and Students

It’s a good idea to first login to iStation to make sure that you are associated with the correct "campus." It may make you reset it from last year. Your username should be the abbreviated/building one. For example, mamiller. If you do not remember your password, you will have to select forgot password to reset.

Students will go through a similar process. Once they select the app they will need to find/choose their school domain. Marsh.shawneemission.ks

Student username: student number

Student password: first name initial + last name initial + student number (example: KC300000)

Troubleshooting Tips:

If the app isn’t responding like it should, go into Manager and update the app.

General iPad Troubleshooting Tips:

  • When apps aren’t behaving as they should, go to the Manager app and select “update.”
  • Double check settings for an iOS update
  • Ask students to close all apps and/or websites they are not using.

K-6 KSDE ELA Newsletter

If you’d like to receive the KSDE ELA newsletter, you can sign up at this link. LISTSERV

Materials Request

If you have extra copies of materials/resources that are currently being used within the district (Wonders, Engage NY, etc.), please send them ASAP to the Indian Creek Resource Library, Attn. Joni Kelsey. Although you should keep a few extra copies in case of new students, please do not store these materials at your buildings as they may be needed by another building, and this will save us from the cost of ordering materials unnecessarily.

Thank you for your help in utilizing our district resources efficiently!