Staff Weekly Bulletin

~Week 19~Jan. 19-22~

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January Assessments

3rd - 5th Grade

SMI Testing - during library

SRI Testing - during library

Dates: TBD - window closes 2/12



Assessment scores must be uploaded by no later than Friday, January 22nd.

ATTENTION: We are required to enter BOTH scores on to Illuminate, the "Instructional" & "Independent" Score.

Math Comprehensive Data

SEED's Math EOU Participation: 94%

Students NOT assessed: 25

NEW! Elementary Math C-EoU Dashboard

Math C-EoU Dashboard includes Performance Task, Constructed Response, Selected Response, and Overall scores; (user permission required).

Performance Bands

  • Performance Task - 224 students (54%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Constructed Response - 244 students (58.8%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Selected Response - 122 students (46.1%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Over all Score - 228 students (55%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"

Over all Performance by Demographics

  • White - 35 students (83%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • African American - 21 students (44%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Latino - 145 (50%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • English Learners - 97 students (46%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"
  • Low Income - 224 students (55%) scored "At or Above Proficiency"

On-Demand Writing Assessment - Optional

The writing assessments are not on the district assessment calendar and are not required. However, many sites on their own, or at the advisement of their Network Superintendent, have chosen to do them and report their scores using Illuminate. Whether or not they are recorded or submitted, pre and post unit Writing Assessments are essential for guiding instruction and monitoring progress of students' writing abilities.

K - 5 Elementary On-Demand Writing Assessments Now in Illuminate!

To access On-Demand Writing Assessments from Illuminate:

  1. Click on assessments --> list assessments
  2. Hit the clear button
  3. Type the keyword "lucy" into the search bar

Full Announcement

NEW! Comprehensive Student Data Roster for Fall Marking Period 2

The Comprehensive Student Data Roster is a student-level Excel spreadsheet containing as many as 100 data points for each pupil. You must be signed into your Gmail Account to access the "Protected Student Level Data" folder.

EDL/DRA Class Profile Doc

Dear Teachers,

As we embark in this new assessment cycle, you are required to use the following document to document your students' EDL/DRA scores, please click on this link to take you to the document. More information will be provided on 1/6/16 PD.

Running Records & Student Progress Monitoring - Memo

For January Testing window:

  • 10 thorough DRA/EDL per class

    • Students should be below grade level in their first language, or more than 1 year behind in their second language.

    • Fill out the class profile for these 20 students

  • For the rest of the class, you can find their reading level in one of these two ways:

    • DRA/EDL

    • A running record on an unknown book that you will use in your reading groups.

      • If you already did this in preparation for conferences, you can use the scores that you got at that time.

  • Release Days

    • Each teacher will be provided 1 full release day to complete testing.

    • Some testing will need to be completed during class time.

  • Deliverables by January 22nd

    • A list of current reading levels for all students in both classes

    • A class profile spreadsheet including:

      • 10 students from each class

      • physical copies of the forms used for testing

      • paper or online versions acceptable

Science, Math, & Tech PDs

Greetings Crew!

I have reached out to our Science, Math, Tech Leads (Teri, Beth, & Carl) so we can identify some dates on our PD calendar specifically for Science &/or Math.

We welcome recommendations on topics for these PDs.


~Safe & Welcoming Environment~

Looking for alternative rewards?

Check out these reward coupons that you can use in your classroom to recognize students. Click on this link to take you to K-3 grade reward coupons or for 4-5 reward coupons.

Character Development


Month-long Focus: Honesty

Learning Target: I can be honest about my actions and can solve problems honestly.


Please encourage your students to come to school every day. Report to Julio any student that is coming to school late or missing school 1+ days per week.

Community Assembly/Crew

Community Assembly: GROUP B

Queznel & Vidal

Goodie & Parchia
Brown & Tapia

Ferrus-Garcia & Garcia-Pena

Hudson & Davis


Udovic & Cato
Saleski & Nunez
Pastrana & Perrone


Gudiol & Zucker



Spanish Science Resources - Interactive Notebook

Attention 3rd-5th Grade Teams,

Looking for some engaging and CCSS aligned Science resources in Spanish? Here are a few resources that you and your students will find highly engaging and academic vocabulary rich activities.

1. Ciencias de la Tierra

2. Ciencias Fisicas

Setting NEW reading goals with our young scholars!

Dear Colleagues,

As per our agreements & data chats, all classroom/individual student reading goals need to be set & visibly posted in the classroom. Please work with Emily if you needed additional support to ensure that you are holding meaningful conversations with your students about their new individual reading goals.

New Class Reading Goals & New Individual Student Goals need to be visible in the classroom by Monday, February 1st. ALL students must know their new reading level & know their own independent reading goal.

Please make time during Friday, January 29th afternoon planning to finish this deliverable. Emily, Morelia, and Beatrice will be available to collaborate, plan, and support you.

COST Referrals...

Here is the link to submit a COST referral: Coordination of Services Referral - click here!



Restroom & Hallway Passes

Have your passes gone missing? Do you need a replacement? Please provide your needs to Ms. Alicia Marshall.


1 restroom/hallway pass per student

TK-1st grade - Have restroom/hallway buddies

2-5 - 1 restroom/hallway pass = 1 student (No exceptions)


We have new restrooms next to P7. Please ensure that your students go to those restrooms, especially if these restrooms cuts down on the distance.

Field Trip Monies

Attention Grade Leads,

Please communicate to Nancy by no later than January 28th if you will be using the full amount of the allocations for field trip. If by this date you have not informed her, we will be moving these monies to other school related needs.

LAST CALL! - Monies for Classroom Libraries

Teachers, if you do not provide us with a list, we will move forward with making the order to the best of our knowledge. Please ensure that you provide Emily a list by the end of January.


Tuesday, January 19th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing

Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.

8 AM - 4 PM

Beatrice & Carl @ Blended Learning Leadership PD

Admin Designee: Morelia

3-4 PM
PBIS Meeting

Wednesday, January 20th

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing

Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

1:45-3:30 PM

  • Time to enter EDL/DRA into Illuminate & complete EDL/DRA Class Profiles
  • Tech support needs (with Carl) & EDL/DRA support (with Emily) will be stationed in Beatrice's Office.
  • NO grade level collaboration notes due this week!

3-4 PM

SPED team @ Cole for PD

Thursday, January 21st

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing

Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.

8 AM - 4 PM

  • Beatrice @ Operational Principal PD
  • Admin Designee: Morelia

Friday, January 22nd

8 AM - 3 PM

School Visit

Luis Rodriguez, Principal
Fairmount Elementary — A Dual Language Immersion School

San Francisco Unified

Sub-Release time for EDL/DRA testing

Click on this link to view the sub release schedule, if you have not signed up-please do so immediately.

Beatrice to conduct informal short observations for all teaching staff.

ALL EDL/DRA assessments due on Illuminate by the end of the day (this includes the independents & Instructional levels).


TGDS/OETF February Peer Observations...

TGDS/OETF Timelines:


  1. Admin conducts short informal observations for ALL teaching staff (15-20 minutes)
  2. Rates Domain 2 & 3 ONLY
  3. Admin scripts short observation
  4. Admin tags evidence of OETF on script
  5. Schedules post-observation conference with Prob 1 & Prob 2
  6. Prob 1 & Prob 2 - reflect in Post-conference
  7. ALL tenure teachers - post conference is optional
  8. Will post sub-release peer observation for sign ups


  1. Teachers observe peer teacher (on/off-site)
  2. Teachers meet to debrief and provide feedback on SMARTe goal focus
  3. Teacher extra pay time is provided to hold peer debrief after contract time
  4. Professional learning time is provided upon request to admin
  • sub-release time
  • extra teacher pay

Alternate Observer schedules short observations

Visit Teachboost to log-in, click "Get Help" in the top right hand corner of the screen, then click "OUSD Playbook for teachers" in the box that pops up.

  • This will take you step-by-step on how to access your observation tool.

What's coming up?

January 4-22nd

Release days
January 22nd

DRA/EDL window closes
January 20th

PD time for entering scores into illuminate & complete Class Profile
January 27th
EDL/DRA Grade level analysis of data
grade level reviews data prior to sending data letter to families
January 29th

On-Site PD

  • Class profile must be complete before this day

Running Team Site!

I created a new site for our running team to help raise money to Grow the Music Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary School! benefiting LOS AMIGOS DE MANZANITA SEED.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you'll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

Please let me know if you won't be taking part in the running festival this time around.
Thanks so much.

Sam Davis