Weekly Updates

Monday, 2/8/16

Big image

Quarter 3 New Students

Please be sure that you have reached out to any new students in your homeroom this quarter. Once you receive the green light from a FAST member, it is your responsibility to introduce yourself to the student and begin working with the family. Ensure that these contacts are logged in Pathways, selecting "WELCOME CALL" under the area of subject/focus. These calls should be done within 24 hours of receiving the green light email from the FAST Team.

Q3 Interim Assessments

You will be receiving a reminder today from our wonderful support teacher, Joe, regarding interim assessments for Quarter 3. These assessments must be due on or before March 11th and be integrated into your course Content and Class Plan by COB this Friday, 2/12.

Staff Meeting TOMORROW!

Please join us for tomorrow's all-staff meeting at 9am in the Staff Room!

Link: http://tinyurl.com/isca-staff-room

TSPs (Teacher Signature Pages) Reminder!

If you have not already done so, please ensure that content TSPs have been signed in ALL THREE SCHOOLS! Please see the attached how-to for help if you need it!

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)

Reminder that ALL 9th grade students should be assigned to a testing location by COB Friday, 2/12! If you were unable to find a close location to any of your students last week, please check again today, as new sites are always up on MONDAYS. Attached is a helpful PPT that may help answer any questions you may have or receive from students regarding the testing.

Remember if you have any questions, please reach out to your HLT, Roxi - rslakey@caliva.org, or Carol – chenson@k12.com and they will be more than happy to help!

FAST & Compliancy Updates

As a reminder, FAST Referrals are only processed by the Home Room Teacher. Content teachers do not refer students to FAST. Please ensure you are only referring your home room students to FAST so we can avoid repeated referrals.


Our Fabulous Compliance Liaisons, Heather W and David, will be monitoring the student truancy report on Tuesdays and Fridays. You will receive an email each week with students who are missing 3 to 4 days. Please reach out to these students and support them to maintain compliancy. Once a student hits 5 days on the truancy report, the Compliance team will automatically put them on the FAST referral and begin the process. The Compliance Team will also send you email notifying you of this process. The goal is to help students are early on in the process and get them re-engaged in our program.


You will continue to make FAST referrals for students who are unable to contact. Please remember that in order to refer for UTC, all numbers and emails must be attempted and documented. Please be sure to attempt to contact all adults listed on the family tab. A minimum of 5 days of attempts should be made before referring to FAST.

Low Progress

If you have a homeroom student who is failing 2 or more courses with us, please make a referral to our Awesome Family Support Team – Jennifer & Heather P. Please just ensure you document anything you have done to support the student. We are removing the requirements of meeting in BbC and all the other steps. All we are asking is that you attempt to help them prior to doing a referral and be sure it is all documented. Once you complete the referral the FSL team will jump in and help support the student in tandem with you.

**If the student is failing one class, the content teacher needs to work with the student to help bridge the gap. Also don’t forget about Intervention. We have Math and English Intervention to help support our struggling students**

Please reach out to your FAST Team, HLT, or myself should you have any questions.

Content Resources

Looking for content resources? Look no further!
Content Resources can be found in SharePoint. We would love for you to contribute to the resources folder. Please feel free to upload your content resources to share with the team!

SharePoint California Managed Schools > Teams > IS-CALA > Shared Documents > Content Resources > Class Specific Resources

Testing Window and RTO DATES

The testing window for this school year will be April 27th -May 31st. Based on these dates, the following documents the updated time off restrictions for the remainder of the year.

End of Quarter:
No consecutive days off January 26th – February 5th
No consecutive days off April 13th – April 20th


No consecutive days off week prior to testing window open
No days off weeks of testing (April 27th-May 31st )
No consecutive days off week following testing window close

End of Year:
No consecutive days off June 17th – June 24th

Due Dates and Reminders

Feb 15th: Presidents Day

Feb. 18th: LP6 Begins (2/19/2016-3/17/2016)

Feb. 18th: Q3-C1 BTSP & i-Ready Due (New Students Only)

Feb. 22nd: Q3-C2 TSPs Due

Feb. 22nd: Email Employee Attendance Card

Feb. 29th: Teacher Calendars Due

March 8-9th: In-Person Professional Development

March 17th: LP-7 Ends (3/18-4/21)

March: 21-25: Spring Break

March 31st: Teacher Calendars Due

Big image