A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of August 26, 2019
Please make sure you have dropped your class schedule in the Alta Vista school folder labeled "Class Schedules."
Conscious Discipline & CHAMPS
Our focus for the month of August is SAFETY. Make sure that you have a Safe Place ready for the first day of school.
Morning Meeting Lessons for August: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17RHB1NVUGf7ufaMNR6Jak2euo1GVIhSlNZ-jOZ0kiwg/edit?usp=sharing
All things related to behavior, including CHAMPS templates and our behavior management plan can be found in the "Behavior" folder on the Alta Vista School House in Google Drive.
HINT: Align your professional goals with your SLO so that you are making the most of your time. For example, if you want your SLO to focus on a math goal, then a TTESS professional goal might be to develop your math fluency number talks.
We would like ALL staff to drop in a picture (label with your last name). We will be using them for a special project coming soon.
NWEA MAP Testing
Before testing starts, you need to watch the short video below and then view the 2 learning modules discussed in the video.
Resource of the Week
Digital Icebreakers That Shatter: Activities to Break the Ice for great ice breaker activities you can do with your class. They give suggestions for low-tech activities as well as show you how to blend technology in to build students' digital competencies.
Campus Decision Making Council
- 1 Specials teacher
- 1 Special education teacher
- 1 Bilingual teacher
- 2 Primary teachers (PK-2)
- 2 Upper teachers (3-5)
- 1 Aide
- 1 Aide for Childcare
The meetings will be on the following dates at 5:30 pm in the library:
- October 10
- December 12
- March 3
- May 7
Safe Schools Training DUE SEPTEMBER 2
AIDES MUST COMPLETE THIS TRAINING WHILE "ON THE CLOCK!"
In an effort to provide the most effective and meaningful compliance training for all district employees, the Waco ISD Human Resources Department and Office of Professional Development have continued to team with SafeSCHOOLS to provide an online training platform. Starting May 24th, 2019 all district employees will be able to access and complete the following required trainings for the 2018-2019 school year: 1) Bloodborne Pathogen and Exposure Prevention, 2) Bullying: Recognition and Response, 3) Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting, 4) Copyright Infringement, 5) Homeless Students: Awareness and Understanding, 6) Sexual Harassment: Students Issues and Response, 7) Youth Suicide: Awareness and Prevention, and 8) Human Resources Policies and Procedures. The deadline for completion of these courses is September 2nd, 2019. Those that have not completed the trainings by that date will be required to attend face-to-face trainings to fulfill the requirements.
Courses in safeSCHOOLS are delivered by chapters and can be completed at your individual pace throughout the course of the summer. Courses have quizzes at the end that do require you to achieve a passing score for completion.
To access the safeSCHOOLS platform, use any of the links provided in this document or type in the URL:
Access safeSCHOOLS: http://wacoisd.tx.safeschools.com/login
Username will be: Employee ID# (8-digit)
Password: First Initial (Uppercase) + Last Initial (lowercase) + @# + last 4-digits of Employee ID#
Required courses will appear on your home screen
All course completions will be tracked by WISD Human Resources and the Office of Professional Development.
Example Login Credentials: John Smith, Employee ID: 12345678
Username: 12345678 Password: Js@#5678