Monday, January 11, 2016

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Staff Development this week - Monday & Thursday

FOCUS- Literacy- Constructed Responses & 2pt. rubrics

Location: Staff Development Trailer

Staff Preference Form

You received an email today requesting that you complete a staff preference form for the 16-17 school year. Complete and turn in to my mailbox on or before Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
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  • We believe all students can learn and we will accept the responsibility for ensuring student growth.
  • We believe all students can learn and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve.
  • We are prepared and have a plan for working collaboratively with our colleagues, students, parents, and administration to achieve this shared educational purpose.
  • We are confident that with teacher support and help students can master challenging curricula and we expect them to do so.
  • We believe it is our responsibility to question our current teaching practices, believe in research based strategies, believe that beginning with the end in mind establishes meaningful learning opportunities aligned to assessment in order to meet the needs of each individual student in our school.
  • We believe building authentic relationships with students and parents is key to educational success and we are committed to the process of building relationships with what we can our “unmotivated” students.

Cyber Days

In the event that school is cancelled for more than 3 days due to inclement weather, we will implement CYBER DAYS. Gwinnett County Public Schools are requiring all teachers to provide assignments in each subject area so that work from home can be counted as an actual school day. Cyber days require work from home be completed by each teacher and student to adhere to state attendance guidelines. Students will be asked to log in to their eclass homepage and complete all posted assignments for each day school is cancelled. Teachers will be online to answer any questions and to monitor work completion from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

This week during Tech Thursday you will learn much more about this topic- how to communicate with parents about cyber days, receive actual scripts to include on your course page, in class newsletters, etc. and directions from your end of the computer. Go ahead and write down questions that come to your mind & bring them with you to Tech Thursday. It is our goal to answer all your questions through our presentation and work.

FYI- 3 inclement weather days have been built in to our current school calendar. Cyber Days will take effect should we miss a 4th day and so on.

Inclement Weather Make Up Day #1- Monday, February 15

Inclement Weather Make Up Day #2- Friday, March 11

Inclement Weather Make Up Day #2- Friday, April 1

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