Coyote Staff Update

Cordelia Hills, March 2, 2020


I was reviewing our walk-through observation data for the last few months. Our students are WRITING (96% of classes). Most classes have strong, clearly observable writing instruction and the accompanying healthy writing routines. Additionally, most instructors are making the use of rigorous academic vocabulary and speaking routines a priority. While the number of classes observed in academic conversations was still small, it grew. Great job, y'all!

Thank you to the many staff members sent me their plans for MAP data and stretch goals. Remember, when working with students on goals, we want to stretch them. Meeting their projected growth won't really MOVE them and won't help to close the achievement gap.

Minimum Day Schedule

Please refer to the bell schedule for exact start and end bells. As a reminder (noon duties are on duty for these lunch/breaks:

Kinder (lunch only): 10:00-10:15. Please drop them off and pick them up at the MPR

1st grade: 10:10-10:30. They can eat or play but can't do both. They won't have time. Walk them to the MPR door. The ones that want to play will come in. The ones that want to play will go to the yard. We will line them up on their lines for pick up.

4th/5th grade: 10:30-10:50. See first grade comments

2nd/3rd grade: 10:52-11:12. See comments above.

Honor Roll/MAP Growth Celebratin

We will host our Second Trimester 4th/5th Grade Honor Roll and Winter MAP growth celebration on Friday, March 13th at 8:30 AM. Last year, we recognized students who made great growth and who had high achievement on MAP ELA and MAP Math. All fourth and fifth grade students will attend and select 4th-5th graders will attend.

Update, Information on Covid-19

FSUSD is open for business and we are encouraging students to come to school if they are healthy. Any decisions around our schools and District will be made in close collaboration with the Solano County Public Health Department. Thank you for doing your best to downplay fear and to stay the course.

Mystery Science has a lesson this week on the spreading of germs. I'd consider using it along with a discussion with students about appropriate conversation regarding COVID-19. We had a few reports of insensitive and even prejudice comments by some students regarding the origin of the virus.

FAQ for Corona Virus

MAP Data Continued

I am including the slide show outlining the major reports. Also, don't hesitate to use the MAP Family Report if you are hosting conferences this week!

Staff Meeting Slideshow, 3/3

Calendar Preview

**As always, check Trotter and CH google calendars for more info**

Monday, 3/9: Admin Council, 3:30

Tuesday, 3/10: Site Leadership Meeting @ 3:10

Wednesday-Friday, 3/11-3/13: Minimum Days with dismissal @ 11:50

Wednesday, 3/11: Trotter out for Skin Cancer Removal Surgery

Thursday, 3/12: Para Educator Interviews (3:30)

Friday, 3/13: 4th-5th Grade Honor Roll and MAP Achievement Assembly

Monday, 3/16: Cindy Brown Visit @ 8:00 AM, Trotter to SF for funeral, Ed Services PD @ 3:00

Tuesday-Thursday, 3/17-3/19: Nelda Mundy for PD (Grades 3-5, select dates)

Friday, 3/20: PTA Movie Night

**Step Goals, March 2020**

Our step participants have dropped off greatly over the last few months. For March, anyone who can hit 10,000 steps at least 10 days during the month of March will receive an Amazon gift card. I hope you can join in. The step challenge link is here: CHE Step Challenge

A BIG thank you to Dino for running the sheet. He is a spreadsheet KING!