Have a restful and relaxing BREAK!
If you are planning on coming in over the break, remember that if you do not have a password for the security system, you will set off the alarm. Please don't do that. :)
You cannot let your students out EARLY
It may be tempting to offer more minutes at recess for a reward, but please refrain.
This also applies to end of school dismissal. Wait until the bell rings before letting your students out of the classroom. There is no one to supervise students in the gym (where there is class still happening) nor at the parent pick up, leaving kids unattended in the parking lot. THANK YOU for understanding this safety issue.
CLASS SIZE COMMITTEE (RESCHEDULED AGAIN)
I will present some different scenarios to get you started and we will work together to come up with a recommendation.
Teacher Assessment Day on March 28th
Coffee Talk w/Principal
Leadership Team Meeting Tuesday, March 29th
We will look at class size numbers and possibilities for staffing next year.
SBAC TRAINING REQUIRED
Smarter Balanced Tests and Common Core Standards
A pair of studies recently released have found that the Smarter Balanced assessment is doing “an outstanding job of measuring the right skills in the right way.” The ELA and math assessments were found to be “in-depth, high-quality tests that focus on the right skills and content,” and surpass other tests. The studies were done by the Fordham Institute and the Human Resources Research Organization.
Retiring or Resigning?
If you are a 10 month or 11 month employee and are planning on resigning or retiring during the summer months, please know that you do not need to wait until the end of August to notify the District. You may resign/retire at anytime and you will maintain your health benefits through the summer months, ending on August 31st. By letting us know your plans as soon as possible, the District is able to post your position and get a qualified applicant hired prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year.
If you are a 12 month employee, your health insurance will cover you through the end of the month in which you resign/retire.
New Log-In for Opening State Testing Sessions
I.T. has created a new log-in procedure for opening the Smarter Balanced/OAKS/ELPA secure testing browser in macs. Instead of using oaks/go, please use testing/go instead. This log-in should also be used for accessing the practice tests on macs.
Please continue to use oaks/go for PCs and Chromebooks.
Angela and Karla Out
March 31 AM only