February 5, 2016

Priorities for the Week

  • Today: Region 10 Compliancy Courses due

  • Today: 3-8 Staff Meeting 10:30-11:30am

  • Today: All Staff Testing Security Training (required) 12-2pm

  • Today by 5:00pm: pulse check survey follow-up posted in TVS

  • Tuesday: Team Meeting 9-10am

  • Tuesday: FAST PLC 2-3pm

  • Wednesday: K12 Students First Broadcast at 1pm, 3pm, or 6pm

  • Thursday by 11am: SS tracker uploaded to One Drive

  • Friday by noon: timesheets due

  • Friday: All Staff PD 9am-1pm (required)

  • Friday: Three Testing Modules due

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

  • 2/9: FAST PLC at 2:00--Retaining Students (required)
  • 2/12: Virtual All Staff PD 9:00am - 1:00pm (required)
  • 2/18: FAST NPD at 2:00--Organization with One Note for the Overwhelmed

  • 2/23: FAST PLC at 2:00--Motivation (required)
  • 2/25: K12 Promising Practices Conference (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • 3/18: All Staff March STAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 4/22: All Staff May STAAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 6/14: All Staff Summer Testing Training 9:30-10:30 (required)

*For K12 trainings, you need to enroll in any sessions at least one hour prior to the training.

Important Dates

2/12: Virtual PD all staff 9am-1pm

2/15: President’s Day Holiday

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

~Wayne Dyer

Reminders & Updates

  • Please see Heather Entzminger's email from Feb. 1st. The 3 TEA Training modules are due by all staff next Friday. We want to have 100% completion so Heather and I don't have to hunt you down! :)

  • For next Friday's All Staff PD, our FAST team is excused from the 9:15-9:55 session since the focus is on instructional coaching. Obviously, you are welcome to stay but it is not required.

  • K12 is hosting the latest Students First broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 1:00, 3:00, OR 6:00pm. You will be able to access to webcast using the following link:

    Log In Credentials: User ID: students2016; Password: first

Welcome Call Notes

Remember that all notes need to be posted within 2 weeks of the student’s start date!

  • Start date 2/1: note posted by 2/12
  • Start date 2/8: note posted by 2/19
  • Start date 2/16: note posted by 2/26

Crisis Plan

Below is the recording (less than 5-minutes) that Sara Perez completed regarding the Crisis Plan. This plan outlines what steps to take if you are working with a student who is a runaway, suicidal, bullied, etc.

View the Blackboard Collaborate recording

FAST Successes (NEW!)

How have you helped a student or family be successful this week? I'd love to hear about the specific student successes, especially so we can share these with admin, RES, and K12. Please fill out this 4 question survey:


TO: Marcy

From: Jessica

Thank you so much Marcy for talking to me Thursday on the phone and just listening to me! It is not often that I vent, I'm almost always upbeat knowing you were there though when I needed you is priceless! :)

TO: 3-8 FASLs

From: Kelly

Thank you for helping out with welcome calls this week!

This area will allow our team to give a shout out to another FAST team member! If you would like to post one, click on the link below:


The Family Academic Support Team’s Goal is to ENGAGE students in their education, EQUIP families with the necessary tools, ENCOURAGE them to be successful, EMPOWER families to meet EXPECTATIONS.


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