Staff and Partner Bulletin February 16, 2016
This Week at REA
The Week in the REA Community .
Monday, February 15, 2016 (A Day)
8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (B Day)
Dr. Harris in Columbus
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor8:15 Lead Teacher (Team Leader) meeting Student Led Conferences
1:00 Myers out of building - Superintendent's Office Meeting
4:00 Curriculum Council Meetings
2:30 Meeting to discuss Path C Grant for High School
After School: K-1st Cooking Club
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (A Day)
Dr. Harris in Columbus
7:45: ILT - Please attend
3rd Grade Testing- Announcements will be delayed
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor
Data Meetings will be on schedule
9:30- Walk In Day- See Directions below
2:00 Partner's Meeting
3:00 Principal Meeting for 21st Cent Grant
After School 4-8 Cooking class
Thursday, February 18, 2016 (A DAY)
Dr. Harris in Columbus
8:00 Assessment and Accountability Committee
8:00 PD Committee Meeting
8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor
8:30-4:30 Principal Leadership- Myers out of the building
After School 2nd-3rd Cooking
Friday, February 19, 2016 (B Day)
Dr. Harris in Columbus
7:30 Playoff Varsity Basketball vs Purcell Marian at Loveland HS
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Teacher Job Fair Day
Next Week At REA
Monday: 11:00 Scheduling Inclusion Meeting with Ed Center for HS- Select HS Teachers and Interventionists.
Monday: GAIC Meeting 4:00
Tuesday: 7:55 Staff Meeting
Tuesday: 2:00 Reading with Principal
Wednesday: No ILT
Wednesday: Myers in Columbus for Diploma Minded Principal Conference
Wednesday: Data Meetings with EILEEN DIAMOND
Thursday: Principal Leadership Myers out of building
Friday: Myers out of building by 1:30 to meet with Dr. Lofton
CWT- What's what?????
Job Fair - February 20th
PLEASE DO NOT LET STUDENTS OUT EARLY DURING SEVENTH BELL TO RETURN COMPUTERS. THEY NEED TO DO IT WHEN THE BELL RINGS. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE DISMISSED BEFORE THE BELL.
Walk In Day - February 17- New information
NEW: At 9:20, we will need all primary teachers to gather in the cafeteria. High School will be finishing data meetings. After data meetings, all high school teachers (7-12) will gather in the gym. Starting at about 9:25 if not before, we will be walking all primary and elementary students down the hallway to the green pod down the stairs in the back of the building. We will walk out of that door with an administrator or security in the front o f the line and teachers scattered guiding their classes. We will be holding signs and waving to the community. Please watch for your children.
High School: High School teachers need to scatter themselves between the classes and meet in the gym by about 9:25. As we dismiss the gym, please scatter yourself between students and not in one place. If there is a teacher that cannot walk, please see Mrs. Myers to determine your post for tomorrow.
At about 9:25 we will walk out of the building with as many student groups as possible and walk back in the building by the daycare. If the weather is too nasty, we will go out the front stairs, line up on Kellogg and come in the stairs by the daycare.
Unfortunately, it is a jammed packed morning. We will have ILT, data meetings, and other things happening. Please respect the times of these events. Keep in mind, this is a joint effort to support our school and public education in general. District officials are to be on hand to assist with this event.
We have to do it a bit later due to the fact that we have mandated data meetings that preclude us from doing it earlier. Please understand this issue.
Teacher Recommendation Responses
Student Led Conferences- New Information Due March 24th
1. Lead Teachers will receive information from Amy H-E as a model and from the conference in Las Vegas.
2. We need to practice this concept with our classes. Start now. The team leaders will create a sample schedule. The concern was there was not enough time to lead rich conversations around data with the students. Please look for this information from your team leader or take the initiative to get this done yourself.
3. Forms, forms, problem with forms will be worked out by Team Leaders
4. Administrators will be in pods assisting with managing parents and other concerns in each pod.
5. Google Sheets will be used to calendar the conferences as modeled by Amy Hudson-Estepp's model.
Look for more info from your team leader.
Advisory Signs are in. Once Laminated, please make sure you hang them in your classroom.
State CWT information-
One Negative Nancy about this process is providing teachers with feedback. We met with as an administrative team and decided that we would put a small sheet on your desk that is a "Why You're Awesome" sheet. It will list positives and challenges. If there are many challenges, someone will speak with you personally. If there are challenges for the entire school, we decided to put some helpful hints in the bulletin as a form of feedback. Keep in mind, we will be discussing our issues as a school in our BLT - or Building Leadership Team- or as we call it an ILT.
Growing and learning to improve our craft
We are noticing that one challenge that is being missed is measurable goals are being left off. Please remember what that should look like. We created the document below to help you remember. This is a key way that we know the students are clear about what they are learning. Additionally, this was noticed in the instructional rounds. Please remember this is a good practice. We also want to make sure we are engaging the students with this objectives so that they are not appearing to be just posters in your room. Your agenda and measurable goals should change and not be static from day to day and/or week to week.
Please use this document as a guide:
Staff Handbook and Flood Manual
Staff Handbook Link for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Flood Manual for Riverview Staff Only: https://drive.google.com/drive/recent
Please review and provide your Team Leader with feedback. We will discuss in ILT.
Student Led Conferences
State Feedback from Quarter One and tasks for Quarter Two
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Staffing for next school year
All preferential preparation bells will be eliminated next year. The prep bell for common prep will be rotated each year so that everyone will get an opportunity for a different preparation period. Elementary preparation periods will remain the same. This puts us in line with the CBA. Thanks to everyone who problem solved around this issue. Your Riverview Family appreciates your solutions.
ROUNDS: According to a meeting that Terri Wessel and Mrs. Myers went to, any person may apply for positions during any round. Round One begins on February 9th. Please be sure to follow the deadlines. There will be further info available to you through email and through Ms. Wessel, your Building Rep.
Professional Development Opportunities
Upcoming Mayerson Classes from the PD Committee:
Co-teaching Roundtable: Interested in learning about co-teaching. Here are some dates to keep in mind:
2/10/16: Instruction and Strategies
3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies
4/13/16: Data Collection
5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building