Ratcliffe Weekly Newsletter May 16, 2016
Keep Calm and Let your School Testing Coordinator Handle it!
End of the Year Reminders
Supervision of StudentsPlease continue to supervise and monitor students very closely as the year comes to a close. Students still need to be engaged in academic material. Student engagement helps to cut down on disciplinary referrals. In addition, please make certain that you make contact with an administrator during the day with regards to referrals. It is a challenge to deal with discipline the day after when referral forms are left in our boxes. It is imperative that we be notified that there is a problem. If it is not an infraction that requires immediate action, you can send us an email or send the referral to the office.
Contracts for 16-17
Contracts and calendars will be available in the Oracle system beginning on May 19th until May 27th. Please make certain you know your password or reset it prior to that day. Please reference the email sent to all staff from Amanda (Mandy) Baker on May 12th, 2016.
Information for Summer Academy is in! Please hold off giving any information to parents as of yet. Central Office has sent us a list of names and Mrs. Willis is going through the data. We will make every effort to send the information home by Tuesday. If you have a parent that has specifically asked about Summer Academy, please make certain Mrs. Willis is aware.
Make certain you follow all safety procedures for safety drills. We have two more drills to conduct this school year. Remind your students of the expectations of each drill.
If you have been absent, please make certain your emergency plans are replenished.
Please be reminded that June 17th is the final day for all teacher resignations. If a situation arises where you are offered a promotion or move out of state, Human Resources will verify the information and work to find a replacement PRIOR to you being released from your contract. Only the Superintendent can release you from a contract over the summer. This message is directly from Human Resources.
The Social Committee is continuing with Countdown to Summer. Thanks to the Sped team, PreK and K, and 1st grade teams for keeping it delicious! This week is second grade and resource! 5 weeks 'til summer!
End of Year Meetings
Members of the Admin Team will be meeting with you to close out your end of the year evaluations. We will work on getting a schedule this week. In that meeting, we will discuss your goals, as well as your student growth measures. If you are aiming for exemplary, please be prepared with artifacts for each area.
Calendar of Events
May 2- 20th-- PALs Testing
May 16th-20th- Ms. Carrington's Class Morning Announcements
May 16th--Retiree Luncheon
May 17th-- Interims/Progress Reports go home
May 18th-- After School Tutoring
May 18th - Talent Show Rehearsal
May 19th--SFEC Transition Meeting
May 19th -- PTA Talent Show
May 20th - Classroom Meeting Forms Due
May 23-May 27th- Ms. Meredith's Class Morning Announcements
May 25th--Henrico 21
May 25th--Final Day of After School Tutoring
May 27th -- Classroom Meeting Forms Due
May 31st- June 3rd - Mrs. Griggs' Class Morning Announcements
June 1st-June 16th - Expedited Retakes
June 10-- Classroom Meeting Forms
June 13-June 17th-- Teachers eat with Students
June 14th--5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6pm, Henrico Theater
June 14th- PreK Ceremony
June 15th- Junior Achievement
June 16th Field Day
June 17th--Final Classroom Meeting Form Due
June 17th- Last Day of School, Early Dismissal
Fire Safety for 4th, and Final Awards Ceremony will be added this week.
Please continue to check School Space for any changes and for Staff Birthdays