for the Week of August 27th
Reminders from the Principal
Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due.
Do not forget that all teachers are required to administer a unit assessment every 4.5 weeks and they must be labeled as a unit assessment in your gradebook. The first Unit Assessment should be turned in today with your lesson plans. The administrators will be checking lesson plans each time they are turned in and just as explained by Ms. Carroll in faculty this week, we will be focusing primarily on the standard and learning target for the first nine weeks. However, if your lesson plans are not complete, they will be sent back to you to complete. All Unit Assessments must be labeled as such in the grade book and the standard (s) being addressed must be identified on the Unit Assessment when they are submitted in the Classroom.
When completing your lessons plans, make sure you denote the assignments/assessments that will be entered into the gradebook. These assignments/assessments must be connected to standards. If it is not connected to a standard it should not be in the gradebook. This is a district requirement and at least one assignment must be entered each week. A copy of your lesson plans must be posted in your classroom. The Advisement Lesson Calendar will suffice for Social Development Skills.
The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later.
All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports ans two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home.
All grade level teachers are expected to be in attendance on their grade level parent night so make plans now: August 20 - 6th Grade, August 21 - 7th Grade, August 27 - 8th Grade.
We will have a faculty meeting on August 28. The expectation is that all teachers will be in the conference room (or meeting location) within 10 minutes of the tardy bell so that we can begin on time.
I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave (teachers must sign out in the front office and classified must clock out), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. A copy of the current staff handbook for HMS will be going up in the classroom next week. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. I did not read my email or did not know how to access the google folders is not an acceptable excuse.
Important Reminders for the Week of August 27th Plus
Aug 27 - Timecards approved by 3 PM
Aug 27 - Budget Committee meeting after school in Library
Aug 27 - 8th Grade Parent Night in the Gym @ 6 PM
Aug 28 - Faculty Meetings in Room 106
Aug 30 - ACOE Rep in the Teacher's Lounge
Aug 30 - Ex Ed Study Skills Training in Library after school
Aug 30 - HMS Football @ PGHS
Aug 31 - Vision and Mission Statement Review assignment due in the Google Classroom
Aug 31 - Gradebooks updated by 3 PM
Sep 3 - Labor Day - School Closed
Sep 4 - Faculty Meetings in Room 102
Sep 4 - Flu Shot Clinic in Conference Room - you must sign-up online
Sep 4 - Monthly FBLA Meeting after school in Bus Tech Lab
Sep 5 - Fall Picture Day
Sep 5 - AEA Rep in the Teacher's Lounge
Sep 5 - Monthly FCCLA Meeting after school in FACS classroom
Sep 6-7 Crisis Center Presentations
Sep 6 - Pep Rally 7th Period
Sep 7 - Lesson Plans due in Google Classroom (Sep 10 - Sep 21)
Sep 13 - Progress Reports Go Home
Sep 13 - Faculty Tailgate lunch - more info to come
Sep 14 - Boys Basketball Tryouts after school