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Staff and Partner Bulletin March 15, 2016

This Week at REA

The Week in the REA Community .

Monday, March 14, 2016 (A Day)

PI DAY

8:30-9:25- Hunter in Orange Pod First Floor

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (B Day)

IDES OF MARCH- BEWARE OF BACKSTABBERS

7:30 Monthly Health Center Meeting

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Orange Pod Second Floor

2:00 Reading with the Principal

4:30 Leadership Scholars

4:00 Curriculum Council

After School 2nd and 3rd Cooking Club

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (A Day)

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Green Pod Second Floor

EMIS Training for Clerical- Will be out of building

Data Meetings will be on schedule

4:00 Weekly Admin Meeting- Data Room

After School K-1st Cooking Club -4th-8th Goal Getter Character Club

Thursday, March 17, 2016 (A DAY)

8:30-9:25—Hunter in Blue/Yellow Pod Second Floor

8:00 Accountability Committee

8:00 PD Committee

8:00- Myers out of building with Principal Leadership

After School -4th-8th Cooking Club-2nd-3rd Civic Garden Club -Whiz Kids Tutoring

Whiz Kids

Friday, March 18, 2016 (B Day)

Team Meetings

11:00 Parent meeting with N. Seybold Students- Conference Room

2:00 Myers out of building to meet with Dr. Lofton

Movies: Hatched

Next Week At REA

Next Week:

Monday: Great American Meeting 4:00

Tuesday-Friday: Dr. Harris out of building-Columbus

Tuesday: 7:55- Staff Meeting

Tuesday: 4:30- Leadership Scholars

Wednesday: 7:30 Learning Teams

Wednesday: Data Meetings

Wednesday: 8:00-11:00 ILT Training Ed Center- Myers and ILT chair

Thursday: Myers Out of Building\

Thursday: Literacy Night

Thursday: 4:30-7:30 Parent Conferences

Friday: Myers out of building

Friday: Team Meetings

Advisory Update NEW

If your class got bumped out of taking the survey, please use advisory time to take it. The suggestion is that 7-8 take it on Friday, 9-10 take it when we return- Tuesday the 5 and 11/12 take it on the 8th. If you have already done so, thank you so much.

THIS IS THE LINK. Students also got a copy of it in email.

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4414281


All students 7-12 should take the survey. The survey counter will determine which students have taken the survey. Please be sure to review this with your students.


We are working on how to get the elementary students to take the survey. Thank you for getting this done.

Staff Attendance

Please note, there are legitimate reasons why people are out of school, but it is truly hard on the students and on your colleagues. A few things to consider:
1. Not your problem, but we are having an increasingly difficult time getting subs. This is a district problem. Almost every principal mentions this as a big issue.
2. Your colleagues are often picking up the pace when you are absent. Please consider them.
3. If you have been absent more than ten days, you may be required to provide a doctor's note. Please read CBA page 35.
4. If you are telling us your reason for absence is of a personal nature, you must use personal leave. You cannot tell us your refrigerator broke down, and you need a sick day. That is not a reason for a sick day.
5. According to the Staff Handbook, no more than three personal leave days will be approved on a particular day. Please note, March 25 has reached that limit.

Above all, be healthy, and take steps to ensure that you are healthy, but be patient when you return as you were missed by your colleagues and students. When you return it is often like starting the whole year over again. Students sometimes feel betrayed that "you left them." We all know that is not your intention, but please be patient. Thank you.

SLO and evaluation - Upcoming Due Dates

March 11- Interval of Instruction Ends for your SLO.

April 15- SLO Scoring Template due-See Google Classroom to attach-Most people must hand in two completed scoring templates

April 20- Cycle two ends

April 25- SGM Entered and Principal Verifies

Evan's Story

Thursday, April 14th, 6pm

3555 Kellogg Avenue

Cincinnati, OH

We have an opportunity to have an expert present at our school to our parents about Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Officer Stevenson has arranged this presentation. We will be sending a flyer home to all students in grades 7-12.

Please see the attached link to the flyer being sent home.


https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive

Congratulations

Congratulations to Penny Harris who earned her Lead Teacher credentials. Good Luck to Penny.

Cycle 2 Evaluations

As a reminder, we are starting unannounced evaluations. Teachers need to provide their lesson plans or upload within 24 hours. Administrators can view lesson plans at the time of lessons. Please also note, that below there is an outline of the state requirements. We will be still completing those as well. Please follow directions as stated.

Learning Teams- Literacy Night Follow Up

Tracy Bishop is going to be meeting with team leaders and leaders of the various learning teams to follow up with the great suggestions that you submitted. If further work is needed, we may call a meeting next week during team time to solidify plans. We will provide at least 24 hours notice. Thanks for all that you do to make our school great.

Leadership Scholars Parent Academy

Leadership Scholars Parent Academy: The Parent Academy is beginning on Tuesday, March 8th. This means that the cafeteria will be used starting at 5:00. This year's program is geared towards high school students. Parents from grades 5 -12 were called and encouraged to attend the program. Please do what you can to encourage parents to attend this academy. It helps our parents with valuable information. Additionally, the following caller went out on Sunday night:

Parents,

This is Mrs. Myers calling to remind you of our first Leadership Scholars Night which begins on Tuesday, March 8th. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday to take part in this great program. This program helps parents learn about ways to ensure your child's access to college and other opportunities. Please consider coming out to learn about this program. Dinner, babysitting and transportation are all provided. Please consider attending..

Please help with uniform enforcement, and the small things to help us avoid the big things :)

Mindset Classroom

Please complete an answer to the new Mindset Classroom. It is about feedback. Meant to give time in the faculty meeting, but time got the best of me. Please complete and share.

Sing a Song

Please consider completing the Sing a Song sheet. We are trying to learn about each other as people and this is a fun way to do it. Please consider completing. Please give it to Pat if you get it done. Thanks again.

Path C Grant

We have been approached to seek a Path C Grant with the State of Ohio for our students in grades 7-12. Basically, it is a grant that would allow us to receive 200,000 per year to provide students in this grade band with activities beyond the classroom time. It would also allow us to seek a Reading Specialist for the high school and tutors and other staff that we desperately need. LSDMC approved this grant.

CWT- What's what?????

We have to do daily walkthroughs for the state. We will do them regardless of what is happening in your class. At the same time, we also have to do walkthroughs and observations for ETPES. As we come into your classroom, all observers will state which type of observation will happen. We are starting the non-announced observations. If that is happening at an inconvenient time due to testing, or other things going on, you can respectfully decline ONCE. If it happens again, there needs to be a discussion. Please keep this in mind. We want to respect the teacher's needs, but at the same token, get the important work done. Thank you for all that you are doing to help us all be Riders in the Storm.

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.

Student Led Conferences- New Information Due March 24th PLEASE WORK ON THIS TODAY

The lead teachers (Team Leaders) met and we made some adjustments to the Student Led Conferences.
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.
6. Students should be completing through the Google Classroom.
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-

As you have been previously told, we need to get into 50% of the classrooms daily. We are charting our progress.

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.

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:

3/9/16: Instruction and Strategies

4/13/16: Data Collection

5/11/16: Becoming a Co-Teaching Model in Your Building