Friday Wrap Up

Friday, 1/15/2016

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No School 1/18/2016- MLK Day

Before closing out for the long weekend:
  • Please ensure to cancel all Monday live Sessions by 2PM today.
  • Set your away phone and outlook messages.

And have a WONDERFUL RELAXING weekend!


If have yet to do so, please ensure to submit the Pre-DDI responses to your HLT at least 24 hours BEFORE your scheduled DDI conference. A very big THANK YOU to those who have already submitted these items.

Reference the Pre-DDI Conference emailed out on 1/11/2016

Attendance & FAST Referrals

We MUST be doing everything we can to ensure the success of our students. Please make sure you are reaching out to students who are missing days - your attempts should be obvious in your PW logs. To help support this effort, please utilize the data found on the D2L report and the HS tracker.

BE SURE THAT YOU ARE REFERRING STUDENTS TO FAST!! The FAST team is here to help you support your students, but they cannot do so without YOUR referrals. If you have any questions regarding referral, please don't hesitate to ask any FAST team member or your HLT!

Q2 Work Records

DUE TO HLT On Feb. 5th

It is essential that you are working on collecting and recording work samples for Q2! As you are aware, the directions have changed a bit for this quarter, to make the process simpler for teachers! Just like last quarter, you'll collect the samples on your computer and use your roster to keep track. What's new this quarter is that you will also include the grade information and professional comment for each sample on your roster, so that when you run the merge, ALL of those fields will populate for you on the cover sheets!


The coversheets are loaded in SharePoint for you this quarter -

Work Record Roster -

Please pay careful attention to the Work Record Check list, as the “CHECK LIST” needs to be printed and included when mailing your HLT the work records (for Non-Virtual WR teachers only)


  • How to print a CGA work sample
  • Work Record Check list

Continue to work on these, and feel free to ask your HLT any questions you might have!

Finishing Strong in Q2

The end of Quarter 2 is just around the corner, so please focus on getting students to finish strong in their content classes. Call, email, kmail, text to encourage students to keep going and provide action plans.

Below you will find a success story shared by Marci Knoll:

"I sent out a progress email to all of my failing students last Friday, after checking this afternoon, I now have 8 more students in the passing column than I did last week. I’ll take a little victory where I can get it."

Great Work, Marci!! We love sharing success stories. Please feel free to share your successes with your HLT.

BTSP and i-Ready

THANK YOU to those who have reached out to their families! Please reach out to the few remaining families that need an extra push so we can see more of you reach the 100% completion club!

We know how hard you work and are trying to support your efforts in every way possible. Additional staff members are also calling/kamiling your students on your behalf. With our combined effort, we will all reach our goals!

Quarter 3 Welcome Calls and ISMAs

Our FAST team will be handling all welcome calls, call notes in TV, and sending out the initial ISMA! THANK YOU FAST TEAM!!

  • Once FAST has made contact with the student and the initial ISMA is collected, Teachers will receive an email from the FAST team giving the green light to introduce yourself and begin working with the student.

  • Once teachers receive the green light, ensure to call the student and document your welcome call in PATHWAYS. You will use the WELCOME CALL under the area of subject/focus. These calls should be done within 24 hours of receiving the green light email from the FAST Team.

Homeroom Cancellation, 1/25

To give you and your students more time to work on wrapping up the quarter, please go ahead and cancel your homeroom sessions on January 25th.

Professional Development Survey

If you have not already done so, please use the link below to complete a brief survey on professional development. We appreciate your honest feedback!


Q3 Course Set Up

You should be working on your Quarter 3 courses at this point, so please continue to use the attached Course Setup Checklist with our suggested timeline to ensure that all basic elements of your course are ready to go for the start of Quarter 3. Remember that detailed instructions for ALL steps can be found on the Insight NOHS Master Document (link here).

Some SUPER IMPORTANT extra notes:

- On the checklist, you will find that you must submit a Q3 Assignment List. Your list MUST mirror the format in the example list attached to this email. If you have questions, please send yours to me for approval well before the deadline

- A new live session schedule for quarter 3 is now located on the HAT, so please sign up at your earliest convenience!

- For anything that you have set up in a current course that you wish to copy over to your next course, I have attached a job aid on using the LOR (Learning Object Repository)

k12 Content Troubleshooting

In a few rare cases, teachers have discovered a small amount of content missing from NOHS classes. Should you run in to this issue, please report any issues of missing content by submitting a ticket with course offering code or course offering ID to: .

Testing Window and RTO DATES

The testing window for this school year will be April 27th -May 31st. Based on these dates, the following documents the updated time off restrictions for the remainder of the year.

End of Quarter:
No consecutive days off January 26th – February 5th
No consecutive days off April 13th – April 20th


No consecutive days off week prior to testing window open
No days off weeks of testing (April 27th-May 31st )
No consecutive days off week following testing window close

End of Year:
No consecutive days off June 17th – June 24th


When experiencing issues within one of the Internet Browsers remember to always try the following before opening up a ticket.

· Clear your Cache

· Clear your Cookies

· Try another Browser

Note: Google Chrome does not support the most current versions of JAVA. If you are noticing you are not able to view items as before, please switch to a different browser. We have been seeing issues with viewing content in your courses within the NOHS in Google Chrome. It appears to be working fine in both IE & FireFox

Due Dates and Reminders

Jan. 12th: LP-4 Ends; (12/2/2015-1/12/2016)

Jan. 13th: LP-5 Begins (1/13/2016-2/18/2016)

Jan. 18th: Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

Jan. 22nd: Quarter 3 hangouts Due

Jan. 27th: Last Day of Q2

Jan. 28th - Feb. 3rd: Teacher Work Days (no students)

Jan. 29th: Quarter 2 Gradebooks Due

Jan. 29th: Email Employee Attendance Card

Feb. 4th: Q3 Begins

Feb. 5th: Teacher Self Evaluations DUE

Feb. 5th: Quarter 2 Work Records Due. Mail to HLT Today!

Feb. 18th: LP6 Begins (2/19/2016-3/17/2016)

Feb. 18th: Q3-C1 BTSP & i-Ready Due (New Students Only)

Feb. 22nd: Q3-C2 TSPs Due

Feb. 22nd: Email Employee Attendance Card

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