Staff Newsletter

Week of April 3, 2018

Dear Staff,

Welcome Back! We hope you had an awesome, relaxing , rejuvenating break with family and friends! We are excited to Finish the Year Strong with each of you and know that Together We've Got This! You have done a fabulous job of preparing our students to show what they know in the coming weeks! Below are some testing reminders and links as we get ready to persevere through testing later this month. We are excited this week to officially kick off our E+R=O Week, and teach our students about how their responses can impact outcomes in their lives. See below for reminders about this week and wear your E+R=O shirt on Friday for our 'Owning Your R' assemblies!

Let's Have An Awesome Week!

~Katie, Kate, & Barry

E+R=O Week

Our goals for this week are to introduce E+R=O to students as well as, the first discipline of Pressing Pause. Each morning you will be sent a short video to show with a few discussion questions. It's up to you and your team to decide when you would like to show this video. If you'd like a preview of tomorrow's video, click here.

On Friday, after completing attendance, please distribute nametags to your students and bring them to the common space for our "Owning Your R" assembly. These assemblies will be run by a member of the building R Factor team. They will begin with a speaker and then will move on to break out sessions. Each student will attend four, 15-18 minute sessions. These sessions will focus on students being able to recognize events, responses and outcomes, learning about your 20 square feet, test taking tips and tricks and using RISE to Press Pause. All students will exit their last session and go back to their homeroom. In their homeroom, teachers will give students an E+R=O/Eagles RISE bracelet as a reminder to practice using what they have learned in the coming weeks.

Each homeroom teacher will be given the lesson plan for the breakout session they will run. These will be put in mailboxes late Tuesday along with your E+R=O bracelets. On Thursday you will be given nametags and materials for your sessions. If you have any questions, please email Kate.

*We apologize for not having the link to all videos but are experiencing some technical difficulties. For planning purposes, the longest video is Monday at 5:09.

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News to Share

1. As a follow up from our OST staff meeting, here are the links to the Test Security and Ethics presentation, the draft testing schedule, OST script for testing, and Recommended Test Administrator Certification Course (Recommended for all new teachers and anyone who needs a refresher). As promised here is a direct link to reset your TIDE password. Simply click the bottom red line of text in the sign in box and reset your password.

2. If you are a staff member utilizing an SLO for this school year, a reminder that SLOs need to be completed and turned in to your evaluator by April 15. Also, if you are a full OTES and have not signed up for your second observation, please see Donna to schedule. All second round OTES need to be completed by May 1st!

Week at a Glance

Announcements: - S-Wing 5th Grade- See Pledge Schedule

Monday, April 2- No School

Tuesday, April 3- Specialist Team Meeting; MTSS Meetings

Wednesday, April 4- 5th and 6th Grade ELA Meetings; 4th Grade Team Meeting; Pre Alg. A Meeting 8:30; R Factor Parent & Community Event at NAIS 7pm

Thursday,April 5- 5th Grade Team Mtg; Science, Math 6, Social Studies 6 Meetings 8:30;

Friday, April 6- 6th Grade Team Mtg 8:30 am ; R Factor Assemblies

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