East Elementary: Welcome Back!

Professional Learning for the 2017-2018 School Year


We hope your summer has been filled with rest, fun, and family! Although we still have quite a few weeks until we see our building filled with our Super Leaders in training, the planning for our school year is well under way! We are excited about what this year will bring. Please read this newsletter carefully as it contains details about our professional learning agendas for the first 2 weeks you are back and some future dates that you will want to have on your calendars. We will see you all very soon!
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Campus Shirts for 2017-2018

Please use this link to let us know what shirt size to order for you. We need this information by Friday, July 28th. Thank you!
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East Back to School Party!

Sunday, Aug. 6th, 3-5pm

1111 West Fairmont Street

Longview, TX

Please make plans to join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Bring your families and your swim gear and we will provide the pool, lifeguards, and a cold snack! We look forward to enjoying time with all of you and having some fun to kick off this school year. Please RSVP by clicking here.
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Back to School Registration Information

Below you will find that dates and times for registration for the 2017-2018 school year. All paraprofessionals will work August 8th, 9th, and 10th to assist with the registration process. Please note the hours below and arrive 30 minutes prior to registration beginning. You may wear jeans with a Hallsville or East Elementary Shirt.

Employee Registration at Hallsville High School

Thursday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New Student Registration

Tuesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (We will provide lunch on this day.)

New and Returning Student Registration

Wednesday, August 9th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

***We may possibly also need some assistance on our Late Registration day on Wednesday, August 16th.

Campus Professional Learning Schedule

All Staff will return on August 14th for Campus Professional Learning and Planning. Hours for Professional Learning will be 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. each day. Lunch will be on your own except for the days that are designated below in the schedule.

August 14th

7:45 a.m. - Doors Open at Hallsville Jr. High for Convocation/Breakfast will be served

8:30 a.m. - Convocation at Hallsville Jr. High Auditorium

10:30 a.m. - Welcome Back and General Information - East Cafeteria (all employees)

12:00 p.m. - East Staff Lunch (Provided by Campus)

1:00 p.m. - East Elementary Culture and Belief System - East Cafeteria (all employees)

August 15th

8:00 a.m. - Full Day of Teacher Planning/Workday

***Structured Learning and PPCD Teachers and Paraprofessionals will attend Autism Training at North Elementary from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (August 17th in the morning will be your replacement time for your workday)

August 16th

8:00 a.m. - Half Day of Teacher Planning and Workday

1:00 p.m. - Common Planning

If you are New To East this year, please make plans to join us for lunch on this day at 11:30 a.m. We will provide lunch and enjoy some time getting to know you and share more with you about our campus.

August 17th***

8:00 a.m. - Curriculum and Resource Focus - East Cafeteria (Grade Level Teachers and Interventionists)

8:00 a.m. - Planning for Special Events - Gym (Specials Team)

11:30 p.m. - Team Lunches (check with your campus leads)

1:00 p.m. - Nuts and Bolts (Safety Security, PEIMS, etc.) - East Cafeteria (all employees)

August 18th

8:00 a.m. - Retreat Day #1 - North and East Elementary - North Elementary Gym (all employees) - Breakfast is provided, Lunch on your own

Focus for Learning -- Leader in Me and Leadership Focus

August 21st

Retreat Day #2 - Begin at North Elementary and return to East - North Elementary Gym/East Elementary Cafeteria (all employees) - Breakfast is provided, Lunch on your own

Focus for Learning - Campus Goal Setting and Planning for 2017-2018; Student Learning Objectives

August 22nd

8:00 a.m. - Campus Learning - East Cafeteria (all employees)

1:00 p.m. - Common Planning

August 23rd

8:00 a.m. - Poverty Simulation - I4/I5 (all employees)

August 24th

8:00 a.m. - Full Day of Teacher Planning/Workday

***All staff may leave at 2:00 p.m. to return at 4:00 p.m. so that we are ready to receive families at 4:30 p.m. If you would like to work through lunch and leave at 12:30 p.m. that would also be fine.

Meet the Teacher (4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

August 25th

8:00 a.m. - Half Day of Teacher Planning and Workday

1:00 p.m. - East Team Building (all staff)

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Expectations for Dress for Retreat and Inservice

Convocation/Campus Day (August 14th) - New East Shirt for 17-18 and Jeans

Campus Learning Days (August 17th, 18th, 21st, 23rd) - Jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

Campus Work and Planning Days (August 15th, 16th, 22nd, 24th, 25th) - Appropriate length shorts or jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

Meet the Teacher (August 24th) - To Be Determined!

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New to East Elementary Luncheon!

If this will be your very first year at East please make plans now to join us for lunch on August 16th! We would like to treat you to a meal and share more about our campus with you. We will plan to meet at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
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Required Modules in Google Classroom!

The district curriculum office has streamlined all mandatory professional development that usually takes away time from our back to school campus schedule into Google Classroom modules. These modules must be completed prior to the first day of instruction. You must be sure to complete each individual section. Each module will have a completion document that will serve as your confirmation that you have completed and understand the components in the module. You will receive an email soon with a link to the classes that are required. Be watching for more information.
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Staff Reporting Times: 2017-2018

Our school day will begin with students in our classrooms at 7:45 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Certified staff will report to campus and be ready to receive students at their doors at 7:45 a.m. unless they have a morning duty to report for. Staff may leave campus at 3:45 p.m. or once their duty assignment has been completed. With the end time change this may vary depending on your end of day responsibilities.

Paraprofessionals will receive their duty schedule and report/leave times during our campus retreat.