NOTES FROM THE HEADS' MEETING

December 2014

CALENDAR

December 19- Period 5 Buyout- K. Burns

January 5- First day after break

January 21-26- Exams

January 30- First Day of Semester 2

PAM- Absences

Just a few reminders...


If you are leaving the school for school related business please sign out in the red binder.


You DO NOT need to sign out during your lunch period.


If you are leaving the school for non- school related business (ie: appointment, illness) please enter into PAM. You will have to manually change the times of the period/ time you leave. Please let the office know you have done this. This should be done whether you have a class or not.

ALP

Will be reviewed by admin and support given to help you achieve any goals set out in your plan.

MY BLUEPRINT- CONFIDENTIAL

Great success in getting students to submit on December 9. We had almost 1200 students submit on the day. However, there has been a technical glitch and it seems that all data has been lost. All efforts are being made to retrieve the information. However, if this is unable to happen, then we will have to have another submission day.


AT this time there is a tentative date for GLE/ Spec Ed students in January. Then another day in February for everyone else. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS INFO WITH STUDENTS AT THIS TIME. Dates and info will follow if necessary.

EXAMS- SCHEDULE

The schedule will be posted on the school website. Please make students are aware. No supervision schedule yet.


Please remember no surprises with Final Evaluations. Share all assessment criteria/ tools. Be clear about expectations and due dates. If you have any questions about your exams please let me know.

AP PROGRAMS

Still interest in bringing AP programs in the areas of biology, chemistry and English. This won't affect us very much except when it comes to SAAC and staffing. We will deal with any issues if they arise.

THANK YOU, APPLAUSE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANNUKAH, HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thank you to Gavin for a wonderful Music Night and all of your hard work to make that happen. Congrats to Jessica and the Dance Team on winning Elevate. Thank you to Nadine and Vern for your work with the paper cup project and Arts Council. Thank you to Chris for your help with Alumni Night. Thank you to Grant Taylor for filling in whenever and wherever we needed him. Thanks to all of you for your support of each other and for being great colleagues. It is a strength of our department.


Get some rest and enjoy time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you in the new year. Many blessings over the holiday season.