Skyview Staff Notes

December 3, 2015

IMPORTANT DATES

12/3 - Staff meeting after school;

*Place students into EC groups during GLPs (1st - 6th) on Thursday 12/3

12/4 - GIFT OF TIME (See emails)

12/8 - Spelling Bee, Send home Progress Notices today if not sent home on 12/1

12/10 - No PLC meetings after school, MTA Module 2 Training for all new teachers and some returning teachers who need to be refreshed

12/11 - Enrichment Clusters Day 1; Staff Holiday Party @ Mariano's; Basketball Game @ TME

12/15 - All School Sing Assembly in the AM & the Holiday Musical After School

12/16 - No Action Team Meetings, Bug Fun Day for Grades 3-6

12/17 - Bug Fun Day for Grades K-2,

12/18 - EC FAIR; NO Specials Classes on today; Holiday Parties @ 2:00

12/19 - 1/3 WINTER BREAK

1/4 - SITE BASED DAY @ SKYVIEW

AGENDA

*See Email from Ms. Dodd for Location & Time

  • Number Talks
  • Talk Read, Talk Write
  • Six Minute Fluency
  • Stemscopedia

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

December Surveys: The Staff Climate Survey is here. The survey link is unique to your email and cannot be forwarded. However, all results are strictly confidential. If you did not receive the link via email by November 30th, please contact james.holland@risd.org. Print out or take a screenshot of your Survey Thank You Page, sign it and give to Robin Kelly by December 7th.


Enrichment Cluster Dates:

Dec. 4 Register Students for Clusters in GLPs
Dec. 8 6th Grade Meeting with Teachers
Dec 11 First day of Enrichment Clusters
Dec 14-17 Cluster Days
Dec 18 Cluster Fair


Aesop:

Teachers and substitutes will receive a welcome notification email from Aesop with their login credentials (e.g. username & password) for the Aesop System. You will be prompted to log into the Aesop System. You will receive a reminder email in December if you have not logged into the system. The system will go LIVE on January 4th.


2016 Bond Planning Community Meetings Scheduled

Parents, residents and employees who are interested in the bond planning process are encouraged to attend the meetings. Three have already occurred but there is one more on 12/8 @ Richardson HS in the library at 6:30 p.m. Information is also available at the district homepage by clickong on the "Bond 2016 Planning button: http://www.risd.org/group/aboutrisd/bond_planning.html


IStation Q & A:


Q: Do we change decisions about IStation time requirements during the Progress Monitoring Months? (i.e. Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, ...)

A: No. If at BOY students were identified correctly, please keep the same criteria until MOY and/or EOY decision-making time. In-between months can serve as progress monitoring and adjusting strategies/lessons as needed. If there was an issue with the test administration and November results are more valid, please use those.


Q: Will students get ISIP (the test) when they log in at home?

A: No. ISIP (the test) is only available at school. At home, they only get the instructional program.

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