Sunset Feeder Excellence

April 11- April 15, 2016

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Campus Visits

Monday- Inclement Weather

Tuesday- Winnetka/Peabody/AJES

Wednesday- Greiner/Lida Hooe/Rosemont

Thursday- Kahn/Sunset 2-5 Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce

Friday- ED Meeting/Planning

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Principal Survey

Principals will receive a survey from TEA to evaluate new teacher preparation programs. You will need to utilize your TEAL account through TEA. Robert Abel, Executive Director of HCM is the contact if you find your list is not accurate. (Late spring hires are not listed.)

https://pryor.tea.state.tx.us/

Testing

Please be sure you have reviewed your testing process for improvements with your staff. Also, you should be providing interventions now to ensure students receive adequate support. You have all worked diligently and the manner in which testing is administered is vital.

Bilingual Denial Rates

Please determine your end of the year Bilingual/ELL denial rate through MLEP to ensure current information for planning your upcoming Campus Action Plan needs assessment with your staff this spring.

TEI- need your plans to be at 100% prior to the due date for all administrators due to Susie

http://tei.dallasisd.org/home-2/resources/


May 19th-Last day to conduct extended and summative observations and enter extended, summative and SLO scores into Schoolnet (schedule an internal early due date)- summatives may be completed after a minimum of spot observations and extended)

May 23-June 6th Teacher rebuttal window in Oracle for summative evaluations (calibrate with AP's for equitable quality feedback and face to face opportunities)- Administrators will have the option to submit a response to the rebuttal and/or revise the summative score, all data must be accurate before teachers' last work day

June 2nd- Last day to conduct spot observations- entered into Schoolnet before last work day

June 2nd- last day to hold summative conferences


Teachers who reported to campus on or after April 4th are NOT required to have an extended observation, summative performance and SLO. Administrators are highly encouraged to conduct spot observations and allow the option of the extended, summative and SLO for coaching and feedback. Teachers hired prior to this date MUST have all components entered into Schoolnet.

Attendance for Credit/Reconnect

I emailed you the most current Attendance for Credit report a couple of weeks ago. You must review in detail and monitor the corrections/refinements/updates. Only administrators should be assisting with the process. If you have any questions, feel free to call me or the contact listed on the actual report. The plans are a policy and legal requirement, please be diligent in ensuring all recommendations are completed this week.

Conflict Resolution

During the spring, there are many processes that can increase potential conflict. What training have you provided for your staff? What are you expectations for teachers, parents, and leadership? How do you address a matter that was not conducted to your satisfaction? What follow-up is needed to ensure that all stakeholders feel supported even when there is a conflict or disagreement?

Spots

Please review your spot data and ensure all leaders are up to date. Additionally, you should review feedback from assistant principals to ensure the feedback is effective utilizing the assistant principal rubric (provide written feedback). The principal should have a calendar with due dates for administrators prior to the district due date. Formative weekly checks should be conducted to ensure teachers are receiving timely feedback. The principal should be ensuring effective and quality feedback for each administration including equitable in person feedback.

WAIP



https://sites.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/weekly-administrative-information-packet/




Current WAIP








April 7, 2016

Printable Packet



Audience

Topic

Action Required

Contacts



Designated Principals

Aggie Rally

Action

(April 15, 2016)

Leon Kilpatrick

lkilpatrick@dallasisd.org

972-925-3383



All Principals

All Office Managers

All Financial Clerks

Campus Employees/Sponsors

Important Reminder on Cash Receipting Procedures for Activity Funds

Action

CAF Specialist



Elementary and Middle School Principals

ESTAR/MSTAR End of the Year (EOY) Administration

Information

Lucy Ford

luford@dallasisd.org

972-925-6785



High School Principals

National MeritÒ Scholarship Program Student Verification

Information

National MeritÒ Scholarship Corporation

847-866-5100

Kelsey Karcher

972-925-8044



All Principals

Reminders About Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Meetings

Information

Sharon Hunt

shunt@dallasisd.org



Elementary and Middle School Principals

Student Success Initiative

Information

Jacki McFarland

jmcfarland@dallasisd.org



All Principals

TEA 2016 Principal Survey to Evaluate Educator Preparation Programs in Texas

Information

Human Capital Management

rabel@dallasisd.org









March 31, 2016

Printable Packet



Audience

Topic

Action Required

Contacts



Elementary Principals

Elementary Gifted and Talented (G/T) Program Compliance Checklist

Action

(April 29, 2016)

Bren Danser

972-925-6451



All Principals

First Aid Training for all DISD Campus Office Managers

Action

(Registration window opens

May 9, 2016)

Kenneth Forbes

kforbes@dallasisd.org

972-925-8044



All Principals

LPAC Chairs

LPAC Administrators

Mandatory End-of-Year Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Training

Action

Mahiri Salcido

msalcido@dallasisd.org

972-749-5730



All Principals

2016-17 Teacher Performance Rubric Survey

Information

(April 8, 2016)

Human Capital Management

tei@dallasisd.org



All Principals

Aggie Rally

Information

Leon Kilpatrick

lkilpatrick@dallasisd.org

972-925-3383



Elementary Principals

District-wide Prekindergarten Registration Week

Information

Early Childhood

972-925-6770



High School Principals

Implementation of EIC Regulation (relating to options for class rank)

Information

Linda Johnson

972-925-8885



All Principals

Texas SUCCESS Online Resources

Information

Reading Language Arts Department

Schedules- Elementary

Please be prepared to show me your elementary schedules during my visits next week.

Field Trips- Spring (Legal Guidance) Policy FMG and FMD Local

Please consider an internal suggested field trip deadline for the semester to ensure that you are aware of all out of county trips which may involve multiple approvals (i.e. contracts, out of county, etc.). At this time, we need to ensure that any field trips are instructional. Any activity that is hosted by the campus should follow FMG and FMD local policy. Feel free to call me or student services/activities for any guidance on field trips.


Please consider working on the crowd-funding available on the Dallas ISD website for currently planned field trips.

Summer Education- Crystal Rentz/Veronica Martinez-Cantu


https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0By182XTGO11-cHMzQzVaN1BmLVE/view?usp=sharing


All campuses are hosting for students which may be multi-grade level. You should ensure that students are reviewed and potential lists of those in need of summer support is generated now prior to the end of the school year.



How can we ensure each student is involved and parents have information regarding summer activities/opportunities? How can the campus communicate work with the community or partners? Please review your packet of information from our last meeting for details on "Big Thought" and determine how to best support this communication to families/students.


Remember, you should already be preparing a list of students for summer school and working with families through review of RtI. Veronica Martinez-Cantu or Crystal Rentz are available if you have any questions regarding how to support summer school. Remember, all campus principals are required to conduct their own SSI summer programs.

Dallas Education Foundation Fundraising

District Campus Connection Web Page will host projects that DO allow cash, must be signed/approved (department on Dallas ISD)

Donors Choose- items not cash

Crowd-funding- Cash to Individuals is NOT allowed, Crowd-funding is NOT allowed


  • Applicant must be a full-time Dallas ISD employee who spends 75% of time with students
  • Registration from principals, administrators, PTAs, teacher assistants, student teachers, substitutes and part-time teachers will not be accepted
  • Pursuant to CDC policydonations must be documented and logged online by school designee
  • Materials/equipment that is delivered to the school is the property of the school and will primarily remain at the school if the teacher leaves
  • Point systems gives teachers opportunity to create projects with higher monetary values

Partners@dallasisd.org

Dallasisd.org/partners


Principals- complete campus connection application form (requires prinicpal, ED and Chief Signature)


Principals can seek information or ask questions by contacting the following:

Julie Siegel, DEF, Executive Director

(972) 925-3766

JSIEGEL@dallasisd.org

Student Discipline- Janet Allen, Presenter

Thank you to Janet Allen for her presentation to us at the last meeting. Feel free to contact her with any discipline related questions. Remember to be intentional and serve as a leader to best support RtI and special program requirements. Additionally, Yvonne Rojas is currently our feeder representative for a district-wide review of the Dallas ISD Student Code of Conduct.


http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.37.htm


The Texas Education Code is available on-line. Principals should review the education code and board policy. Board policy is available on the Dallas ISD website. The Student Code of Conduct follows Chapter 37 of the TEC. Please review to learn more about legal requirements.

TEI Upcoming Dates

Rubrics- Principal and AP


https://drive.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/file/d/0By182XTGO11-MEFCaFJQa1NsczA/view?usp=sharing


https://sites.google.com/a/dallasisd.org/principal-central/


Spot observations clarification:

· Three spots must be scored per semester (all required to be entered, even those not scored)

· Entered within two working days of the spot into SchoolNet (DNA Regulation)

· Number of spots:

o No effectiveness level and Progressing II or below (10)

o Proficient I or DTR eligible (8)

o Distinguished (Proficient II or above) 6 (3 per semester- all must be scored, December is extremely short, approximately the first week )

· New Teachers through-out the year (with documentation)
o Train new teachers within 15 days
o Provide overview of Campus Action Plan



Please note that you must provide and document training and supports for new teachers through out the school year within 15 days (see policy/regulation above)

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Job Fair

Saturday, May 7th, 9am

7502 Fair Oaks Avenue

Dallas, TX

9-11Elementary

1-3 Secondary


July 26th 5:30-7:30