Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 13~3 Nov. 16-20~


Math Cumulative End of Unit, K-5

Oct. 12-Nov. 20

4th Grade - Math Unit Ends 11/13

3rd Grade - Math Unit Ends 11/16

K-2 Math Unit Ends 11/20

Testing Window Closes 11/20

Math Testing Scan Due 12/4

3rd-5th Grade


Opens 11/16

Closes 12/4

Running Records

Dear Colleagues,

Please begin administering the running records in preparation for SLC (Student-led-Conferences). All students are required to have a new score to report to their families.

We will be asking you to submit these scores in order to send an updated data letter to our families during the week of SLCs.

Remember, ALL students will need to have a SLC.


Dear 3rd - 5th grade,

Although the SRI & SMI window is in January, I have asked Todd to test students prior to report cards so that your students have updated assessment data to present to their parents during SLCs. We will more than likely begin testing the students upon our return from Thanksgiving Break.

Be on the look-out! SBAC Email log-ins

CAASPP/SBAC Email Logins Rolling Out 11/09 -11/27

Teachers, be on the lookout for an email coming from CAASPP. I encourage you to login immediately & create a new password before the temporary password expires.

Full Announcement

Contact Ramona Burton, Director of State and Local Assessments,


~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

Home Visit Program

Dear colleagues,

As the report card period is approaching, I encourage you to reach out to our highest need families via the home-visit program. If they don't come to us, we surely can go to them.

For those of you already starting your home visits, please use this link to log your visits and hours: Parent Teacher Home Visit Log - Payroll Timesheet

If you have colleagues who missed Monday's training, please remind them to RSVP for Dec 8th with Raquel Jimenez or with Simone Delucchi:

ATTENDANCE - 4.9% Chronic Absences!

Teachers, we need your support & consistency in you requesting from ALL students arriving after 8:40 AM to be send directly to office and NOT allow them in class without a late pass. This will ensure that we are identifying students that need an attendance contract or support.

Community Assembly/Crew

Community Assembly Assignments: GROUP B

Queznel & Vidal

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Tapia

Ferrus-Garcia & Garcia-Pena

Hudson & Davis

Crew Assignments: GROUP A

Udovic & Cato
Saleski & Nunez
Pastrana & Perrone


Gudiol & Zucker

November Character Trait: Respect

School-Wide Character Target: I can show respect to myself, others, my learning, and my school.


Month-long Focus: Respect

Learning Target: I can show respect to myself and others.



Reading Fluency Rubric

Thanks to Beth for creating such a useful tool. Please click here for the reading fluency rubric & enjoy!

Report Cards Information

K - 5th Grade Report Card Information

Please read the report card documents and communicate report card information to teachers. Read teacher memo first. Information housed in Google Drive folder.

Full Announcement

Contact Lisa Spielman, LCAP Manager,

OUSD Equity Survey

Dear Colleagues,

On the December staff meeting, we are required for 100% participation in taking the OUSD Equity Survey, please click here to learn more about it.

Click here to take the survey!

OPEN: Nov. 9 - Dec. 19

Password: OUSD2015

Reading Challenge!

Dear Colleagues,

Today marks the first day of our Reading Challenge for our students. We ask that you encourage them to read through ReadingA-Z or actual books. We invite you to talk to your students everyday about taking on this reading challenge.

By clicking on this link, it will take you to the document that will be placed in your box by Monday, November 16th. Copies of the reading log will be also available in the library and in the office. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Reading Challenge Criteria

Plese join us for our first of the year reading challenge!

T-K & K:

Parents, need to read daily to their children and mark the daily minutes down each day!

1st and 2nd Grades:

Students will be required to read to their parents daily and have them mark your minutes down and sign.

3rd-5th Grades:

Students will be required to read everyday and mark your minutes down with your

parent or guardians signature!

1st & 2nd Grade:

Level 1: 210 Minutes

Level 2: 350 Minutes

Level 3: 490 Minutes

Level 4: 630 Minutes

3rd Grade:

Level 1: 210 Minutes

Level 2: 350 Minutes

Level 3: 490 Minutes

Level 4: 630 Minutes

4th & 5th Grade:

Level 1: 420 Minutes

Level 2: 560 Minutes

Level 3: 700 Minutes

Level 4: 840 Minutes

There are different levels and each level will have a different incentive.

The reading logs will be collected by your teacher on Dec. 1st and no later!

Guided Reading Groups

Please remember that you have the "Strategic Prompts for Skills Strategies to Teach Students Reading Levels A-Z" in your data binder.

Emily & I will be conducting walk-throughs during this time to calibrate and collect qualitative data to inform PDs and identify school-wide key practices to strengthen our literacy time.

After School Tutoring

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to the many of you that are working with students after school. Please do not forget to submit your times sheets.

In addition, we also need for you to submit by clicking on this link the times & days of the week that you working with students after school. Ms. Marshall will be reaching out to you personally to get the times & days of the week in order to communicate this to the families.

STIP Sub Push-In Schedule

Greetings Crew!

Ms. Riva's Push-In Schedule will officially starts on Monday, November 9th. Please see the schedule by clicking on this link. Be ready with the necessary materials needed for Ms. Rivas to use with your mid/high groups. She will be pulling a reading group for guided reading with your highest group in K-1. In 5th grade she will be pulling a medium-high group.

For your convenience, here is the small groups school-wide schedule.

We are currently working on Ms. Carrillo's schedule in order to support 2nd. Please stay tuned.


STIP & Guided Reading Time

Dear Crew!

As agreed and stated in our strategic plan, Ms. Rivas will be working with students directly in supporting their literacy needs.

What are the DOs & DON'Ts of the use of the STIP & Guided Reading Time?

  • STIP working in small groups at all times while the general ed teacher is ALSO working with a small group.
  • STIP working with mid/high students in order the general ed teacher to provide strategic and intentional literacy support to high need students.
  • At NO TIME should the teacher opt out of small groups unless previously approved & communicated to Beatrice.
  • STIP sub should NOT be the ONLY adult in the classroom working with small groups at ANY TIME.
  • Teacher CANNOT leave the classroom for making copies or getting supplies while Guided Reading is taking place.
  • STIP CANNOT grade papers, make copies, do discipline at ANY TIME, especially during Guided Reading time.

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!

SST Schedule: Oct 30th, Nov 6 and Nov 13th

Please stay tuned; Wally will send a list of scheduled students.

Does your student need an Insights to Behavior Referral?

Submit new referrals here:



Staff Lounge

Greetings Crew!

Please ensure that you empty the refrigerator before leaving for the Thanksgiving Break. Anything left there that is perishable will be thrown away.

Copier Room

Dear Colleagues,

The copier room is starting to look extremely messy and it is your responsibility to clean after yourself. Let's all support each other by keeping the work area clean.

Bodily Fluid Student Incidents

Please inform the office immediately when a child has an accident in the classroom so that we can contact our custodian staff in a timely manner.

Note: Once you contact the office, the custodial staff CANNOT exceed 15 without cleaning the bodily fluid. It is extremely important that you communicate this to the office right away. We owe it to our children and our staff to work/learn in a clean environment.

Securing your classroom for the Holidays

Dear Colleagues,

Prior to you leaving on Friday, November 20th for the Holidays ensure that you do the following:

1. close ALL blinds in your classroom

2. lock ALL windows and cabinets

3. put away ALL checked out chromebooks in a secure location in your classroom

4. take with you any perishables

5. take with you any small pets (such as lizards and fish)

6. turn off all lights

7. ensure that you lock your classrooms when you exit

No Personal Days Prior/After the Holidays

A gentle reminder, personal days are not allowed the day before/after a holiday.

November 20th & 30th

December 18th

January 4th

OUSD is really enforcing this, please avoid the headache.


Monday, November 16th

3:00-4:00 PM
FC Meeting

Tuesday, November 17th

3:00-4:00 PM
PBIS Meeting

5:00-7:00 PM

(ILT Meeting/SSC Meeting - combined)

Community Engagement Meeting

Location: courtyard & auditorium

5:00-6:00 PM

RazKids & Dreambox Math Parent Workshop

6:00-7:00 PM
ILT & SSC presentation of key practices in auditorium

Wednesday, November 18th

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

SEED Picture Day Make-Up

8:30-10:30 AM

School Tours

1:45-2:45 PM

PD: Illuminate & Report Cards

Location: P5

2:45-3:30 PM

Grade level collaboration, submit your notes to the shared drive.

Thursday, November 19th

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Beatrice @ Principal Meeting

Admin Designee: Morelia Rivas

Friday, November 20th

No events.

Have a restful and joyful time with your loved ones! Thank you for all the work and dedication to our students and families.