January 9, 2016
Report Cards/Retention Letters
K-2 report cards were put in boxes on Friday, January 8th.
If you need a report card envelope or parent signature page see Kim Schneider.
Kindergarten and first grades will test all students. For 2nd-5th grade, it is recommended for students who scored below the 30th percentile be tested. However, we can add students to the test session, if you have concerns about a student and need/want winter MAPS data for instructional purposes. I have emailed you a scanned file of Fall MAPS scores. I have placed check marks by students who you may want to consider testing. If you want to add/delete students to the scanned list please let me know so I can set up test sessions correctly. Also, please let me know the names of any student in your class who did not take fall MAPS. Students who did not take fall MAPs will need to take winter MAPs. I will set up the "checked" students in test sessions.
Please have students bring scratch paper and pencils for the MAPs Math test.
WInter MAPs Schedule:
Tuesday, January 12th:
Brazil Reading: 8:15am
Montgomery Reading: 9:00 am
Wilson: Reading 9:50 am
Linn Reading; 10:45 am
Poore Reading: 12: 30 pm
Wednesday, January 13th
Allen Reading: 8:15 am
Gilmore Reading: 9:00 am
Hall Reading: 9:50 am
McDaniel Reading 10:45 am
Linn Math: 12:30 pm
Thursday, January 14th
Brazil Math; 8:15 am
Montgomery Math: 9:00 am
Wilson Math: 9:50 am
Poore Math: 10:45 am
McDaniel Math: 12:30 pm
Friday, January 15th
Allen Math: 8:15 am
Gilmore Math: 9:00 am
Hall Math: 9;50 am
3rd-5th grade students: Students will test in their classroom on their I-Pad. All students need to complete MAPs testing by dismissal on Friday, January 15th.
3rd Qtr Progress Reports
At the staff meeting next week, we will look at the progress reports briefly. At that time, we will discuss how to complete the reports. You will get your students copies of the progress reports the last week of January.
Cog-AT (2nd Grade Teachers)
The three students who qualified based on Cog-AT are Gabe Seabold, Blake Speer, and Maddie Stewart! These students will receive an additional letter letting their parents know they qualify for GT.
Reminder- Please DO NOT send students to the office without completing a referral in Educators Handbook. If a MAJOR infraction (fighting, etc) occurs escort students to the office and THEN complete the referral. If you can't escort the child call the office and someone will come to retrieve students.
Also, you may have noticed a change in the processing of minor referrals. I (or Ms. Myles) will process the minor referral in Educators Handbook and print the parent letter. On the parent letter, we will write "Teacher will assign consequences and contact the parent." on minor forms. You are to contact the parents via phone, Class Dojo, email etc. The parent letter from Educator Handbook does NOT serve as you contacting the parent. Please document in your records when/how/who you talked to regarding the incident.
Please have students bring all referrals (minors and majors) to the office each morning to give to Kim Schneider.
Don't forget to hand out Hornets! We want to PROMOTE positive behavior rather than PUNISH negative behavior. :)
Reminder: We are striving to be PROACTIVE with homework. Students will work on the homework for the evening in the morning during breakfast. This gives the student time to ask questions and for misunderstanding to be addressed prior to the students going home.
All F&P folders need to be turned in by Wednesday, Jan. 13th. If you have already filed yours in cum records, please let me know.
Data Charts/ RTI Discussions
Ms. English and I will complete reading and math assessment of the struggle students identified during the Dec. RTI discussions next week as well. The intent is to begin cross grade level, skill based groups the week of Jan. 18th.
The next data meeting needs to be scheduled with Ms. Simon and myself for the first week of February. Please email me a a couple options of days and times to meet with your grade level PLC the week of Feb. 1-5th. (If I haven't heard from your grade level by next Friday, Jan. 15th, I will schedule the meeting time.) The week of January 25th-28th, You will need to update students' instructional F&P levels based on informal classroom running records on data sheets. Data sheets can be found in the Canvas course " Student Data 2015-2016" in the "January" module. (Data sheets will not be available to update until Friday, Jan. 22nd)
Upcoming State Testing
If students take On-line PASS the testing window will be May 11th-27th. Both science and social studies will be tested during the window.
If students take paper-pencil PASS:
Science PASS on May 11th
Social Studies PASS on May 12th.
Please DO NOT "publish" the dates below to parents/students:
On-line version window April 19th -May 6th.
Writing: April 26th
Reading: APril 27th
Math: April 28th
Much MORE information to come! :)