Hawk Happenings

Staff and Partner Bulletin May 5, 2016

This Week at REA

The Week in the REA Community

Monday, May 2, 2016 (A Day)


8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor

2:00 Eileen Diamond visits Riverview for May Upload

7:00 East End Community Council - LeBlond

Varsity Baseball @ Western Hills/ Jr High Baseball @ Western Hills

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (A Day)

8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor

9:30 Senior Meeting Library

1:00 Sixth Grade Summer Bridge Meeting Green Pod First Floor

Bell 6: Seventh Grade Summer Bridge Meeting Yellow Pod Second Floor

Bell 7 Eighth Grade Summer Bridge Meeting Yellow Pod Second Floor

After School: Grades 3rd-5th Tennis -

After School 2nd and 3rd Cooking Club

Varsity Baseball v Seven Hills

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (A Day)

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor

Data Meetings

12:30 AP In-Service- Dearwester and Myers Out

4:00 Admin Meeting

Varsity Baseball v Western Hills

After School: 4th-8th Goal Getter Character Club

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (A DAY)

8:00 Special Education Meeting

8:00 PD Committee

8:00 Accountability Meeting

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor
2:00 Toastmasters- Change in date

6:00 Sports Banquet

After School -K-1st Dance class, 4th-8th Cooking Club--Whiz Kids Tutoring

Friday, May 6, 2016 (B Day)

Teams must do district curriculum in advisory

Team Meetings

11:00 Myers out of building to meet with Myles JCG

2:00 Myers out of building to meet with Lofton Coach's meeting

Varsity Baseball @ Miami Valley

After School: 2nd and 3rd Nutrition class

Saturday, May 7, 2016


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Looking Ahead At REA

Next Week:

Week of May 9
Case Coordinator's Interviews

Tuesday: 12:00 Mental Health Meeting

Tuesday: Read With the Principal

Tuesday: Myers out of building 4:00 EIP

Wednesday: Data Meetings

Wednesday: 4:00 Admin Meeting

Thursday: GAIC tutor Party

Thursday: LSDMC

Thursday: National Honor Society Induction

Friday: Myers leaves 1:30 due to Admin Meeting at Ed Center

Friday: Team Meetings

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8th, 12am

Your Mother's Home


BLT (ILT) Suggestions that need to be Action Steps for all staff

As you know, we have been completing a BLT (5 Step Process) for Student Attendance, and we need to move to Step 4 in the next ILT meeting. We are going to create specific action steps that each staff member must support and implement as we progress to the end of this school year and into the next school year. By September 16th of the next school year, we will analyze attendance data and determine if we have improved student attendance, or if we need to implement further strategies and begin another five step process. Please review these suggested strategies and speak with your ILT representative about your concerns and support for these strategies. It takes everyone to consistently implement these strategies for us to move student attendance. Please review:
  • Current Reality: VT is the only one who can file truancy letters, possibility of committee for attendance only to complete letters from PowerSchool and mail merge and review data.)
  • Rewards/Incentives for good attendance that are team bound for students and are administrative bound for Parents- Have a Parent Awards Assembly that includes attendance
  • Parent Incentives: Phone calls during testing, parent communication, personal relationship (parents don't know the VT) speaking to parent (not voicemail), drill down to all phone numbers and email to actually reach the parent and getting a response to increase two way communication which is an OTES standard.
  • Incentive for students that have accurate phone numbers in PS: Popcorn party for students that have accurate numbers in PowerSchool: once September, one in January (System for adults to enter the information), School messenger by Myers for report where numbers come up disconnected (about 80 out of 600 current students have disconnected numbers - out of minutes, voicemail full), advisory call their list in the fall to verify numbers.
  • Remind 101: Each advisor or K-6 classroom teacher set up Remind 101 groups to send messages to their students in advisory and their parents.
  • Advisors, teams could send "I miss you" cards through Snail Mail. Students in class have to all sign it for the students who are missing.
  • Other suggestions that can assist with student attendance.

Colleague out for rest of year.

As many of you know, we have had many colleagues who have had to deal with extraordinary personal issues this year. We always want to respect the privacy of the staff who are experiencing challenges. Administration has been informed that Rashida King will be out for the rest of the year and is set to return next school year. We are hopeful that Rashida gets well soon.

Summer Student Work- Math and Reading

We have been doing summer work for the past three years for our students. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not. We want to hear from you. The coaches have prepared some documents for you to review and want your feedback. Please prepare to meet with them regarding this so that we can have a successful summer work situation for our students.

Final Conferences

Final conferences for staff need to happen within the next two weeks. The conference also consists of staff signing off on their final summative rating. For most staff that is already done. There are a few loose ends not complete expected to be complete this week. Please, first READ YOUR EVALUATION. Don't know why that is not obvious. Next, pin your evaluations if you feel like you can. The conferences are not expected to last long because the Four Squares have been used in the place of this final conference. Please see your evaluator for the meeting times that may be convenient for you.

Staff Meeting Reading

Special thanks to our amazing Professional Development Committee and all the presenters. You hit a homerun again. Great job.

Staff Volunteering

It certainly takes a village to run a school. Would like to extend thank yous to all staff who stayed long hours for interviewing candidates. We have some great new additions to our staff.

Please sign up for Graduation with Ms. Harris.


Connie Solano will be here on Monday to help with Linking. Please meet with her if you have questions. We need to be complete with this task in a timely manner.

Are you winning the Biggest Loser???? Get Weighed in. Contest ends May 15th. Keep it Healthy!!

Professional Learning Communities Book- Staff Meeting Reading - May 10th

Please read pages 29-44 even if you don't read anything else. We have an activity for those pages. Please be sure to read that section so that you could participate.

Please help with uniform enforcement, and the small things to help us avoid the big things :)

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:

Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:

5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building