Week of September 23, 2019

We Must Tell Our Story!

When good things happen be sure to email or text me so that I can share ALL the great things our kids are doing! If we don't tell OUR story, the Sanger Speaker will!

School status - broadcasting


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!

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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!



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.

Upcoming Events

September 23

  • CTE/Elective Department Meeting @ 7:45am
  • Professional Development Day from 8:30-3:30
September 24
  • Math/Science Department Meeting @ 7:45am
  • Volleyball vs Krum @ SHS, 5:00pm

September 25

  • English/SS Department Meeting @ 7:45am

September 26

  • Jostens Ring Meeting for Juniors, Auditorium, 10:30am
  • F/JV Football vs Celina @ SHS, 5:00pm

September 27

  • Potluck luncheon in Teacher's Lounge
  • Volleyball vs Aubrey @ Aubrey, 4:30pm
  • V Football vs Celina @ Celina, 7:30pm

September 21

  • 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

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"Every time you make the person in front of you feel important... you’re contributing to a stronger school culture."

~ Danny Steele, @steelethoughts

It's a great day to be a Sanger Indian!

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