Staff Update, 10/14/2019
Glows and Grows
1. I saw a wonderful Breakout Lesson. The collaboration and critical thinking was spot on.
2. I saw a terrific small group ELD lesson. The teacher was really pushing the language demands to another level. She was masterful in ignoring minor negative behaviors by one student and focusing on her group.
Grows/Question: How are you purposefully planning for academic conversations? What specific supports do you have in place for students during academic conversation? What area will you target for the next 30 days when it comes to high quality, in-depth student academic conversation?
Update to Policy on Stairs
Previous policy: Students should use the side staircases with railings on both side when going down the stairs.
New policy: Students should use any staircase that has a railing when descending the quad stairs. They should not use the big stairs.
Do your best to remind students of the policy if you see them not meeting the expectation.
Attendance, Student and Staff
MTSS Tier One Plan --**UPDATED**
Our Tier One Plan for behavior for October and NOVEMBER is here! Many thanks to those that remembered this and already hit me up for Good News Referrals for October. Please commit to sending one to the office this month!
November: Focus your efforts in class and with your grade level around setting SMART goals for increasing the quality and quantity of level 2 and level 3 academic conversations.
October is focused on recognizing students with Paw Prides and Good News Referrals. Both are available in the staff workroom. Remember, students put Paw Prides in the Paw Pride box on the stage. Good News Referrals come back to me in the office. Students can visit and hand them in and I will recognize them personally.
MTSS Request for Assistance/SSTs
"We typically want to have teachers request assistance so that our Tier 2 MTSS team can review a case, offer suggestions, etc. before we escalate to an SST. We have few resources and a small team and so we want to make sure students really should be going to an SST before referred. It doesn't always work out but that is what we are attempting to do.
Either way, the request for assistance form is here: Request for Assistance. This form comes to me directly.
If you don't want to do that and truly want to move forward with an SST, you will fill this form out with plenty of documentation about current interventions. The SST form has changed and is shorter now. It is here: CH SST Form. This form goes to Sandi Fallon.
10/14: Trotter off campus for Elementary Admin Level Meeting-Suisun El at 3:00
10/15: Second staff meeting--Trotter will attend K, 1, and 2.
10/16: FSUSD Principal For a Day
10/16: Trotter at Foundational Literacy Training #2 at 3:30
10/17: Earthquake Drill
10/18: Color Run (
- 10:00 a.m. … TK-K
- 11:00 a.m. … 4th-5th
- 1:20 p.m. … 1st-3rd
Halloween/Trunk or Treat
Halloween Parade is start of day on October 31st at the start of the day (right after AM PE) We will stage on the playground, parade through the quad, and then off to class. Parents/guardians can wait view in the quad area.
NWEA MAP Goal Setting
Please note that the MAP reports page has changed a bit. I think they do a better of job of previewing the reports available to you.