IIMCA

ICEF Inglewood Middle Charter Academy- Home of the Cougars!

Happy Monday!

I hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend! In the spirit of this Valentine's weekend, the following quote was selected,"Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too."


Is this you?


If not, how could it impact your day if you approached the school day this way?


We work in the service of others; smile often, laugh plenty, enjoy yourself!


Have a happy week!


Director Collins

Huge Improvement- Uniforms

Our concerted effort to improve our uniform compliance has improved significantly! Working together, maintaining our high expectations, and follow through has made this effort a success! This will continue as our morning routine.


  • Khaki Pants- Not cargo pants, cut off pants
  • White Oxford Shirt- Not polo
  • Blue and Gold Tie
  • Outerwear Must be Dark Blue or Black
  • Tennis shoes- Not boots


Walk the line with your PRIDE Tracker. Mark down every scholar that is wearing the incorrect uniform- They will lose a P. Then send the scholar to the office to contact their parent.


We will begin to allow scholars to wear a "loner" uniform for the day (We have not received the loners yet ). A same-day lunch detention will be associated with this violation.


Admin/Ops staff, I need you to do the same thing. When you see a scholar that is out of uniform acknowledge the violation.


There may be some cases where there a family hardship, let the office know and we will make accommodations.

Moderate Improvements- Scholar Expectations Hallway and Classroom (Scholar Zones)

Scholar noise levels have gone down and their lines are straighter. Continue leading your lines and reinforcing the expectations in the hallway and classroom (scholar zone)


At 7:50 am the whistle will be blown three times. Within 1 minute, scholars will be expected to walk to their line.


  • Teachers, I need you to be at the front of your line holding up our sign for silence- Peace sign up and index finger over mouth
  • Scholars will walk over to the line
  • Scholars must stand in a straight line
  • Scholars must keep their hands by their side- They may not hug, touch another classmate as they are walking by- This would be a violation that you would record on the PRIDE Tracker
  • Uniforms must be correct- Shirt tucked in, etc



We will be doing the routine as a school community. Masking tape will be down so that you are clear about where your scholars line up.


It is during this time that you walk your line and check uniforms (send to office if necessary). Lines during the check are at a noise level 0.


Scholar Zones are the three areas where the grade levels spend the majority of their time. In these zones they follow the expectations listed above.



  • Teacher is present and at the door
  • Scholars must stand in a straight line
  • Scholars must keep their hands by their side- They may not hug, touch another classmate as they are walking by- This would be a violation that you would record on the PRIDE Tracker
  • Uniforms must be correct- Shirt tucked in, etc



Team, we may be outside for the advisory period- that is fine. Reestablishing these expectations are our priority.

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Professionalism at IIMCA

This is a priority. Aside from our accountability sheets (role specific and school community), there is also professionalism related to your promptness (meetings, supervision, cadre, data days, etc), conversations with parents (email, phone, in person), conversations with scholars.


How would you rate yourself out of 5? 5 Being the best.


If you are not at a 5, reflect and improve.


Also, when emailing parents use this template as a guide:



____Greeting___ _____Mr./Ms. Parent's Last Name______,


I hope all is well. Today I had a few issues with your child's behavior in my class. During the period, your child did the following:


  • Be specific- Do not sugar coat their behavior. If they cursed, write out the word, etc
  • Be specific- Do not sugar coat their behavior. If they cursed, write out the word, etc
  • Be specific- Do not sugar coat their behavior. If they cursed, write out the word, etc

I am committed to seeing your child succeed, however, their actions are keeping them from being successful in my classroom. Your child is coming home with a VIOLATION LETTER. Sign and return the letter to me by ____tomorrow_____.

Agendas

Great work teachers with our overall fidelity to the agenda process. The morning team is seeing the fruits of your labor. We are also celebrating our scholars that are on-point with this expectation.

PRIDE Trackers

We had a few hiccups with trackers at the end of the week. This week, trackers for the week will be placed in your mailbox tomorrow morning (2/16)

Violation Letters

When assigning violation letters

  • First, have child go to buddy teacher to complete the letter
  • The violation must be filled out and legible
  • Call parent and inform them that a violation letter is coming home
  • Make a copy of front side before giving it to scholar- Provide copy to Mr. Lee
  • Mr. Lee nor I will be calling home for violation letters. This is your responsibility.
  • Fidelity to the system will support better behavior outcomes for your classroom!

Supervision- February

Morning

Front Gate/Greeter: M'Jumbe, Ms. Powell

Zen Garden/Office Area: Camille, Freddie

Restrooms/Room 8: Terrance


Nutrition

Zen Garden/Office Area: Ericka

Restrooms/Room 8: Giselle

Basketball Court: Security Guard, Earl

Adult RR Area: Bryant


Lunch

Zen Garden/Office Area: Emyln

Restrooms/Room 8: Sterling (8th Grade Lunch), Sam (7th Grade lunch), 6th Grade Team

Basketball Court: Security Guard

Adult RR Area: Bryant

Cafeteria: Emyln, Freddie

Everyone begins in cafeteria until scholars are dismissed


Dismissal

Front Gate/Greeter: Ava, Nancy

Zen Garden/Office Area: Brittanee

Restrooms/Room 8: YPI Program

Lesson Plans

  • Lesson plans are due by 3 pm the day before you return to school from a break- generally Sunday.
  • Your lesson plan will be reviewed by your mentor teacher every week. Corrections/comments may be made on your LP, if that is the case, you must make the changes on the following week's LP.

Priority Areas: PSAs and Targeted Grouping

PSAs

  • PSAs will now be completed on Illuminate and data will be extracted via the pie chart that the report displays
  • PSA data must be posted in your classrooms and updated weekly
  • If there are times when PSAs cannot be administered on Wednesday, choose another day that week to provide the quiz

Targeted Group Structures

  • This week, 6th and 7th grade teachers need to lesson plan for targeted group instruction and your lesson plan must reflect it
  • Use the one -pager provided during our instructional meeting to guide your planning

PLP Meetings!

We are back on schedule. When the invite pops up on your phone/email, it is time to meet. Be prompt!


If you do not know when your PLP is let me know.

Informal Observations

Informal observations will be completed by Nimat and I. We will have them done by the end of February. Expect to receive immediate feedback re the report that TeachBoost sends and during our PLP meeting!

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Girls Build Los Angeles

FYI: Earl and the GBLA team have been planning a day-long visit that is happening this Wednesday. The day includes, filming, networking, and scholar-led discussions regarding the work Earl has been doing with the young ladies!
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Attendance

Continue to submit attendance at the beginning of every period. If you are having challenges with attendance, reach out to Ms. Corona for support
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***Save The Date***

Month of February- Black History Month

  • Tuesday, 16 - Friday, 19: Performance Task Testing
  • Wednesday, 17: Girls Build Los Angeles on Campus- All Day
  • Wednesday, 17: Cadre Meeting- Details forthcoming
  • Wednesday, 24: Instruction Meeting, 1:30 - 4 pm

Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too!