PRIDE OF THE TRIBE
Week of September 23, 2019
School status - broadcasting
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING DURING 3RD PERIOD ON TUESDAY.
Within SchoolStatus mark a primary contact for each student in your 3rd-period class. All you need to do is highlight one of the stars under the parent or guardian's name. It would also be most effective if you cross-checked the information with Gradebook to make sure the contact information is accurate.
Completing this task will open a whole new line of communication with ALL parents in a single email.
Shout out to Mrs. Deafenbaugh for the idea!
A message from ESL
I just want to let you know that I am delivering your purple ESL folders today. In your folder, I have placed an EL Instructional Accommodations Checklist for each of your ESL students. You will use this to document any accommodations you are using in your class for that student at the beginning of the year, middle, through the end. I will collect those, along with your folder, at the end of the year in order to input accommodation information, etc. into DMAC, and to use for LPAC meetings.
You can use DMAC to access your student ESL history information. You can find classroom and test accommodations they had last year, state test results, LPAC meeting information, etc. I will share a short video with you that will show you how to access all this information. Much easier than tons of paper copies in your folders!
In regards to your ESL students I do ask that you remember these things:
the accommodations in DMAC are what they had at the end of last year and they may change this year as their English proficiency changes- use your expertise
you can document those changes on your accommodation sheets, not in DMAC (I update DMAC at the beginning of next year)
just because a student had test accommodations last year doesn't necessarily mean they need them this year- use your judgment, they can't exit with test accommodations
there is no way to differentiate between subjects and accommodations in DMAC- they may need more of what is documented in ELA than in Math- again that is where your expertise comes into play
if a student is new to the district- sometimes the previous district does not send accommodations with his/her records
I ask that you please don't change/edit anything in the student's folder in DMAC-LPAC
Please let me know if you have any questions- I would be happy to meet with your department. Just let me know. Thanks for all you do for your students every day!Sincerely,
Nuts & Bolts
First Six Weeks Grades - Grade MUST be posted by midnight on Sunday.
Tribe Time - Attendance MUST be taken diligently EVERY DAY. The office staff has specific reports that must be completed each day. They cannot do their job if you do not do yours. Please make this a priority during Tribe Time!
Watch A Pro - You will be given the name of a colleague to observe during your goal setting meeting. To get the most out of your observation please communicate with your colleague to determine the best time to visit. Remember, two observations will be conducted - one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester. We pick one for you to observe and you pick one to observe.
- CTE/Elective Department Meeting @ 7:45am
- Professional Development Day from 8:30-3:30
- Math/Science Department Meeting @ 7:45am
- Volleyball vs Krum @ SHS, 5:00pm
- English/SS Department Meeting @ 7:45am
- Jostens Ring Meeting for Juniors, Auditorium, 10:30am
- F/JV Football vs Celina @ SHS, 5:00pm
- Potluck luncheon in Teacher's Lounge
- Volleyball vs Aubrey @ Aubrey, 4:30pm
- V Football vs Celina @ Celina, 7:30pm
- XC @ Round Rock
- Band @ Golden Triangle Classic, Denton
Professional Development Day - September 23rd
8:30- 10:30 - What is RTI and how does it work with Dr. Ogonosky. SHS Auditorium (ALL K-12 teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals)
10:30-11:00 Debrief- Feedback or questions
11:00-12:30 - Lunch on your own
12:30 - 1:15 - TurnItIn and TexQuest Database in the lecture hall
12:30 - 3:30 - Dr. Ogonosky will meet with all Principals, AP's, and counselors to come up with the District vision and plan.- SHS Cafeteria
1:15 - 3:30 - Parent Conferences, work in rooms