Anchor Weekly

A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of August 20, 2018

Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar

  • Staff Breakfast & Work Day: Monday, August 20
  • First Day of Class: Tuesday, August 21
  • Faculty Meeting: Wednesday, August 22

Coming Up: PLC Meetings start the following week!

Friday, August 31: National Eat Outside Day!

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Back to School Checklist

Here's a list of important things that need to be completed soon!


From Your Captain

All things "Alta Vista" (including campus handbook, schedules, behavior resources) can be found here:

Make sure you click "Add to My Drive" icon.

Thank you for all your hard work during the past several weeks. Your enthusiasm and engagement have been wonderful, even through all the training! Keep up the great work. We are going to "Seas the Day" every day this year and make it amazing!

Join us Monday afternoon as we decorate our sidewalks with chalk! Be prepared for special visitors from the community on Tuesday morning to cheer on our students outside as they enter the building.


Makerspace is back! For August, Mrs. Helton will be reading "The Thing Lou Couldn't Do" and leading students through an activity where they build a model tree house using Legos. Email Mrs. Helton to sign up for a time for her to come to your class!

**For new teachers, please note this optional!

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Safe Schools Training

Safe Schools training is due for all staff by September 3, 2018.

To access the SafeSCHOOLS platform, use any of the links provided in this document or type in the URL:

1. Access SafeSCHOOLS:

2. Username will be: Employee ID# (8-digit)

3. Password: First Initial (Uppercase) + Last Initial (lowercase) + @# + last 4-digits of Employee ID#

4. Required courses will appear on your home screen

5. All course completions will be tracked by WISD Human Resources and the Office of Professional Development.

See document below for more details.

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