Admin News

Minidoka County School District

Week of September 8-11

Teach Small

...small things matter...

Upcoming Dates

September 8-Admin Meeting 7:30 AM

September 8- Gifted and Talented Meeting-Elementary 9:00

September 8- Migrant Parent Meeting 6:00 PM (DSC)

September 9- District Math Assessment K-2

September 10-New Administrator Workshop 1:00-3:00

September 15-Technology Committee Meeting

September 17-Constitution Day

September 17-New Teacher Mentor Session 4:00-5:00 (DSC)

Just a Reminder...

  • Turn in Residency Questionnaire forms to Federal Programs by September 9
  • Let Ashley know when ISAT scores have been sent home to parents
  • The Parenting with Love and Logic class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 8. So far, we do not have anyone signed up to take the class. Any help you can provide in getting the word out would be appreciated.

Input Needed...

On September 24 DMTI will be doing 1/2 day of training for new teachers and 1/2 day of training for administrators. Do you prefer morning or afternoon? Please click the survey link below and submit your preference.

Federal Programs Info

Please contact Heather to schedule the Federal Programs Overview for your next staff meeting. The presentation will run approximately 15 minutes. All presentations must be scheduled before October 15.

Business Office Reminders

District Accounts Payable due dates

1. Petty Cash reimbursements due first Friday of month.

2. Sales Tax due to district by the 8th of the month.

3. Invoices due by the 11th in order to be paid this month.

4. Travel PO's need entered and reimbursement forms turned in by the 8th of this month in order to be paid on the board meeting.

Attendance

80% of Success is Showing Up

Tuesday at the Admin meeting we will be discussing attendance and brainstorming ideas for incentives to motivate students to come to school. Come with any ideas you or your staff might have.

Special Education

IDEA Part B Funds must be used only to pay the excess costs of providing special education services. The funds are to supplement and not supplant state, local and Federal funds. In keeping with allowable uses, paraprofessionals funded from Part B have a maximum of 6.5 hours per day with only 2 exceptions (one is student specific and the other is to cover extra clerical work at Minico tied to secondary transition requirements). Paraprofessionals must work under the supervision of an appropriately licensed special education teacher. Lunch and recess duties may be covered by these para professionals but they would not be available for bus duties.

Resources

Is your iWalk showing the wrong teachers for your building?

You may need to change the location. Click this link for directions. https://iwalkobservation.clarify-it.com/d/jvpkhx

iWalk Observation Tool

Resources for the iWalk Observation Tool

http://www.iwalkobservation.com/explore

Have a GREAT week!