SLP Superintendent's Newsletter

Week of November 12 , 2018

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SUPERINTENDENT PATRICK JENKINS

New Principals (0-3 years) Workshop

The Louisiana Association of Principals, in partnership with the Department, will offer their New Principals Workshop on December 4 at the Cecil J. Picard Center in Lafayette.

Download the available flyer for more details about the event.

The registration deadline is November 12 and space is limited to the first 100 participants to sign up.

Quote for the Week

You can accomplish anything you want in life if you are willing to work for it. - Drew Brees

Reminders:

  1. Have your staff Review Safe Schools for any incomplete or updated training modules.
  2. if you have any support staff members that need additional training, Safe Schools can provide extra training in the forms of those listed below, to name a few.
  • Nutrition Services
  • Transportation
  • Special Education

Please contact Mrs. Gloria Malbrough if you need assistance.

SLPSB Upcoming Events

A Tour of 6th Grade LEAP 2025 Science Practice Test

Date: 11/12/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room


Social Studies Assessment Guidance

Date: 11/12/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Resource Center


A Tour of the 4th Grade LEAP 2025 Science Practice Test

Date: 11/13/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room


STY WRITING COMPONENT-5,8 & 12 GRADES

Date: 11/14/18

Time: 7:30-12:00

Location: Resource Center


ZEARN: Munch & Mingle

Date: 11/14/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Resource Center


A Tour of the 7th/8th grade LEAP 2025 Science Practice Test

Date: 11/15/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Meeting Room


Social Studies Assessment Guidance Grades 5 & 6

Date: 11/15/2018

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Resource Center


Thanksgiving Holidays

Dates: November 19-23

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - JOSEPH CASSIMERE

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM - ANGELA CASSIMERE

SUPERVISOR OF SECONDARY ED - SPENCER ARNAUD

SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY ED – SCOTT MOREAU

SUPERVISOR OF CHILD WELFARE AND ATTENDANCE JEROME ROBINSON

LA-15

Starting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, you will be required to submit a copy of the correspondence/letter that you are using to notify parents when students are in jeopardy of receiving an LA-15 for excessive unexcused absences. The correspondence/letter must be submitted along with the LA-15 form to the Census Department. NOTE: LA-15’s are generated on J-Campus after a student misses five(5) unexcused absences.

SUPERVISOR OF PERSONNEL - MATTHEW SCRUGGINS

Compass

For the 2018-2019 Compass Information System (CIS) process, please note the following timeline for the fall.

November 2 • All school rosters are up to date in CIS.

December 3 • Student Learning Targets (SLTs) are reviewed and accepted.

December 21 • 2017-2018 leader scores are entered into CIS. and any alternative rubric waivers have been submitted to compass@la.gov.

SUPERVISOR OF STEAM - THERESE ELLENDER, Ed.D.

New: 2019 Jump Start Convention

Registration for the 2019 Jump Start Convention is now open until December 31. The convention will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge on January 29, 2019. Sessions at the convention will provide school systems with important information related to building stronger Jump Start pathways.

Sessions include:

● Accessing Post-secondary Opportunities: Financial Aid, TOPS, Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement

● Career Readiness: Quest For Success and Other Course Options

● CTE Leadership Academy

● Health Sciences Updates

● Instructor Training and the Value of Externships

● Jump Start 2.0

● Jump Start Summers/Jump Start After Hours

● Using SIS/STS to Track Credentials

RESCHEDULED - CTE – Monitoring; NEW DATE: December 3rd-7th


The Louisiana Department of Education will be on-site to audit all schools who benefit from Carl Perkins.

Curriculum Design Team – Business / Industry Advisory Board Meetings


Curriculum Design Team In-service will be held at each school with their Business / Industry Advisory Board members attending. Each Curriculum Design Team is to inform the CTE Coordinator of the date, time, and place of the meeting, along with an invitation to Dr. Therese D. Ellender to participate. This should begin no later than November.

This is a requirement to receive Perkins funding and for NCCER Accreditation.

Supervisor of Instruction, School Choice, & School Improvement - Trina Preston

Social Studies Practice Test

Although the 2018-2019 practice tests for social studies do not reflect the new social studies test designs, the LEAP 2025 Social Studies Practice Test Guidance will be updated to include recommendations on how to address the design changes, especially in grades 3 and 4.

DIRECTOR OF TITLE 1 - SCOTT CHAMPAGNE

SUPERVISOR OF PREK PROGRAMS/HEAD START - JUNE INHERN

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS

Last week, the Department released a toolkit to help school systems, schools, and early childhood centers communicate the release of their 2018 performance scores in the Louisiana School Finder. The toolkit includes resources such as:

● School Finder flyer, poster, website button, and social media graphics

● Sample early childhood and K-12 news releases

● Animated videos to help explain early childhood performance profiles

● Early childhood and K-12 customizable parent night presentations All resources are available in the principal support library. All videos are available on the Department’s YouTube channel on the “School Finder” playlist.

TITLE I PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR PAT MASON-GUILLORY

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR/WEBMASTER TRICIA FONTENOT

AppMazing Race

**Please pass this information along to your teachers by copying and pasting the text below into an email.


Description:


Join us for the first ever St. Landry Parish School Board AppMazing Race. Gather your team of no more than 4 educators and sign up for this virtual session that is sure to be an AppMazing time. This fast pace, real life, team building adventure will give you experience with fun apps and technology. Teachers work in teams and race through a number of creative tasks. Get your team together and join the fun!


If anyone is interested in participating in a fun group learning opportunity, please follow the link below to sign up. The AppMazing race will begin November 26th. It is completely done online. Winners will receive a small prize and all participants will gain a wealth of knowledge!


Register for the AppMazing Race by clicking here: https://goo.gl/forms/KBroT5VMQcoxENPV2

Editable Compass Observation Form

Submitting Content for Administrative Reminders

To submit content, email Tricia Fontenot at the email address below.