LVCS Staff Memo

May 9th - May 13th

LVCS MISSION STATEMENT



We will educate K - 8 students by fostering the development of each child’s analytical ability, social skills and creativity.


THERE ARE NO LIMITS ON LEARNING AT LVCS!

Teacher Appreciation Week was an Award Winning Event!!

THIS WEEK

5/9- Teacher Voice- Meet in Laura Morgan's room at 3:15

5/9- Dragon Zone Family Fun Night in the dining hall- 4:30-6:30

5/10 -5/20 - CAASPP Testing Window

5/10- PTO Meeting- 6:00 in the library, LVCS Council Meeting- 7:00 in the dining hall

5/11- Meet and greet with Ms. Burnside and Mrs. Lloyd- 6:00

5/11- Town Hall- 7:00 PM in the dining hall

5/12- TVLC Board Meeting- 7:00 in hte dining hall

5/13 - Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM

WE ARE TESTING WARRIORS!

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0 WEEKS UNTIL CAASPP TESTING!!! Testing is going to be a SLAM DUNK!

CAASPP Testing is here and your students are ready!!!! Thank you for all of the blood, sweat, and tears you put in all year in preparing your "teams"!


*Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have ANY questions regarding administering the tests. *


**Important: please do NOT assign any homework during testing**


**Students are allowed to chew gum during the tests**


***Remember: Students need to be logged OUT of their google accounts in order to access the secure browser (which can be found on the bottom left corner of the home screen under "apps".***


****When in doubt, hit PLUS (+): When selecting the test you want to give, please remember to keep hitting the + sign until you find the SPECIFIC grade level CAT test or performance task that you need.****

Fedora Friday!

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Middle School Reminder

Please remember to take attendance at the beginning of every period and continue to update your grades on Powerschool every two weeks.

LOCKDOWN



LOCKDOWN –In the case of a lockdown, lock the door, close the blinds, students should get under their desks\ facing away from the windows. Teachers should log into their LVCS email accounts for further directions.

NEWS!



Please show the Junior Olympics video to your classes https://vimeo.com/97457098

It's 14 minutes long! The Dragons are wearing gold.

Reminder

Homework should never been given over any long weekends. Thank you!

Small Grant Opportunities from SVMI! Check it out!

the following link provides information for small grants that go directly to teachers to support classroom-based projects.


http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-collaborates-ascd-and-national-board-professional-teaching-standards-provide-grants-support-teacher-leadership-projects

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING GOALS



The administrative team will be contacting you soon to set up a meeting about your professional learning goals for next year. We will also ask that you go through the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and reflect on your teaching performance this year. More information will be coming your way soon. Check out the standards below.


http://www.aadusd.k12.ca.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Rubrics.pdf

END OF THE YEAR CHECKLIST



1) Class Lists Due April 15th

2) Student Supply Kit Lists Were Due April 15th

______ Submit your student supply list to Jessica by the 15th. LIST BRAND NAMES & keep the list under $50.00. Jessica will send it to Supply Kidz and get a printed copy of the list for your team to approve.


3) Instructional Materials Requests: Due May 13th


4) Report Cards: Due June 17th

______ All K – 5 report cards should be sent home on June 16th.

______ 6th – 8th Grade report cards will be mailed home on June 20th.

______ Grades TK - 8 please submit 1 copy of the student report cards to the office for the cum folder

______(SPED TEAM ONLY) Progress reports completed and sent home on June 16th



5) Student folder complete: Due June 17th. You may make a folder or use the DRA folder. Bring the folder to the office.

_____ Copy of report card for next year’s teacher

______ Any Safety Nets, SST forms, 504s, accommodations given in the classroom

______ Graded DRA

______ Graded Writing sample

______ Graded MAC test

______ All miscellaneous information pulled (Assessments, Progress Reports, Conference reports, notes to parents, etc.)

____(SPED TEAM ONLY) Form placed to alert for Special Education services



6) Technology: Due 6/17

_____ Report all repair requests through the online ticket system and CC Tara

_____ Any requests to have a software/extensions loaded onto the chromebook should be sent through the online ticket system and CC Tara

_____ All student laptops should be plugged in neatly into their carts.

_____ Any laptop needing repair should be tagged with a post it.



7) Library Books:

_____ Linda will provide letters to all students regarding library fines and overdue books. Yearbooks will be held until all books are returned and fees are paid.



8) Clean-up: Due 6/17

______ Teacher’s desk should be neat and clean

______ Student desks should be emptied

______ Student chairs stacked neatly

_____ Counters should be cleared (bare)

______ All student materials should be sent home

______ Pictures, charts, games, safely stored

______ Any furniture needing repair should be tagged with a post it.

______ All shelving/closets should be sorted through and materials that are no longer needed

will be removed from the classroom AFTER you submit a ticket AND CC Tara. Do not put garbage or items to be removed in the hallway.

______ All audio visual equipment stored in a safe place

______ Report all repair requests through the online ticket system and CC Tara.

_____ Teacher microwaves and refrigerators are unplugged.

_____ All food items removed from the staff refrigerators.

_____(SPED TEAM ONLY) Keys to file cabinet where IEPs are being kept sent in to Stephanie

_____(SPED TEAM ONLY) All original copies of IEPs files in the black cabinet in Stephanie’s office



9) Student books:

______ Be sure all student texts have been turned in

______ Workbooks not claimed should be recycled

______ Discontinued texts should be sent to the office to be recycled through Follett

______ Store books where they will be safe for the summer

______Any severely damaged or lost books must be paid for by the student

(Please send a list of books/student names to the office by 6/17)



10) Compliance:

______ Mandated Reporter

_____ CPR/First Aid

_____ TB Test (if you need to renew)

_____ Copy of Renewed Credential (if you need to renew)

_____ Summer contact information to Jackie

_____ If obtained a masters degree, submit transcripts

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES



Emergency Procedures

ARE YOUR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES INCLUDING EPI PEN DIRECTIONS, YARD DUTY & OTHER MEDICAL DIRECTIONS IN YOUR SUB PLANS? If not, please do not delay – do this immediately.



CLASSROOM EMERGENCY KITS: You should have a clip board with multiple copies of your roster for all of your classes and a pen/pencil. You should also have a large cylinder in your room that has emergency provisions, first aid and a bright colored vest. PLEASE MOVE THESE LARGE EMERGENCY KITS NEXT TO YOUR DOOR. In the case of an emergency, they need to be easily accessible.


Fire/Evacuation Drills: Please put multiple copies of your class roster and a pen in your emergency kit. In the event of a drill or emergency, please evacuate your class. PUT YOUR BRIGHT COLORED VEST ON WHILE EXITING (it is located inside your emergency kit) Students should evacuate silently LEAVING DOORS UNLOCKED and line up (see map).YOU DO NOT NEED TO CARRY YOUR LARGE EMERGENCY CYLINDER OUT DURING A DRILL! YOU DO NEED TO TAKE THE VEST OUT AND WEAR IT.


Teacher should then take attendance, Teacher will then hold up:

Fist: ALL HERE (if a child was marked absent that morning, and you have the other 19, you still hold up a fist)

1 Finger: A child is missing because they went to the restroom or speech etc.

2 Fingers: A child is missing and you do not know where they are.


Earthquake Drills: Lights off, blinds closed, doors closed, students under desk in kneeling position heads down. Hands over neck, face down. Teachers either under their desk or in doorway. Only evacuate if directed to by main office.


SHELTER IN PLACE: If inside:

1. Keep students in classrooms pending further instructions.

2. Secure and lock all doors

3. Close all windows and close shades

4. Account for all students – call the office if you have children from other classrooms in your room.

5. Do not allow anyone to leave the secure room until ALL CLEAR message is received.

6. Students should take their seats and lessons can continue.

7. Passing periods and lunch should be disregarded until SHELTER IN PLACE has concluded.


If outside:

1. Move indoors


SHELTER IN PLACE DURING MORNING DROP OFF : The procedures will be the same as above AND WE WILL:

1. WE WILL LOCK THE TOP VALET GATE.

2. WE WILL DIRECT ALL CARS CURRENTLY IN THE VALET LANE TO CONTINUE DRIVING OFF CAMPUS AND WAIT FOR A NTI MESSAGE COMMUNICATING THE ALL CLEAR


LOCKDOWN: If inside:

1. Secure and lock all doors

2. Students should be silent.

3. Students should hide, limit visibility from doors and windows.

4. Close all windows and close shades

5. Account for all students – email the office if you have children from other classrooms in your room.

6. Do not allow anyone to leave the secure room until ALL CLEAR message is received.

7. Log in to your emails.


If outside:

1. Move indoors

2. Secure and lock all doors

3. Students should be silent.

4. Students should hide, limit visibility from doors and windows.

5. Close all windows and close shades

6. Account for all students – email the office if you have children from other classrooms in your room.

7. Do not allow anyone to leave the secure room until ALL CLEAR message is received.

8. Log in to your emails

KUDOS!

Buddy Lunch - yard duties, Mr. Kenn, Mr. Malstead, Jackie and Jessica C., Annie, Terri and Stephanie P.

Marci, Shelly, Amanda W., Candace, and Nancy- Meeting with Amanda and Kelly after school to coordinate CAASPP testing student sccommodations

1st and 4th grade teams- Interviews

Amy and Hilary- Coordinating Alameda County Fair student artwork

John- Track

Susan- Coordinating the Science Expo and Science Club

Heidi- Jumprope for Heart

2nd grade- Mother's Day Tea

Asa, Heather S., Bryan- Disneyland trip

Dragon Zone- Being flexible with space

5th grade- great job kickstarting CAASPP testing

Jenna B., Deb- Rocking out their 1st week in their classrooms

Laura- CEO hiring Committee

Dan, John- Coaching Spring sports

Muriel, Jen W., Anna- School Council

Middle School- School Spirit!!!

Kindergarten- Kinder Valet

SAVE THE DATES




5/10 -5/20 - MS CAASPP Testing Window

5/12- Middle School PE- Diabolo Fest

5/17-18 Spring Musical

5/20- Jump-a-Thon Day!

5/20 School Performance of the musical 8:15 (K, 5th - 8th) 12:45 (1 - 4)

5/22 Junior Olympics

5/24 Spring Music Concert

5/24 Dragon Assembly

5/24 SHORT STAFF MEETING 3:15-4:15PM

5/25 Open House/Science Expo

5/26 Read a Thon Winner Pizza & Dance Party

5/31 LVCP Theatrical Presentation 10:30 AM

*Spanish 5th grade field trips will be on:

May 23rd (Monday) - Ms Waltner

May 24th (Tuesday) - Ms. Albornoz

May 25th (Monday)- Mrs. Morris

May 26th(Tuesday) - Mrs. Parisella

May 31st (Monday) - Mrs. Wafler


June

6/1 MS Leadership Assembly

6/2 Dragon Assembly 8;30AM (TK - 5)

6/2 Perfect Attendance ALL YEAR celebration

6/3 End of the Year BBQ & Step Up Dance 5th-8th

6/8 Volunteer Tea

6/10 June & July Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM

6/13 Clap it Out Parade for 8th Graders 1:40 (Grades 1 - 7 should make signs congratulating the 8th graders).

6/13 – 8th Grade vs. Staff Dodge Ball Game

6/14 - 8th Grade Pool Party

6/15 - Promotion 5pm

6/16 - Kinder Celebration 10AM

6/16 - Last Day of School – Early Release