Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz
September 20, 2019
Some Updates For The Morning Options
1. We had been stopping students from going to the Cafeteria at 8:00 in order to clear the halls and keep folks from transitioning so late before the bell rings. We are going to change that to about 8:03 in order to serve more hot lunches. The cafeteria staff are having to throw away more food than they would prefer. The extra three minutes would hopefully decrease that.
2. The other benefit of serving in the cafeteria until 8:03 will be to hopefully move along some of our 5th graders who are moving rather slowly in the AM and clogging the hallways when they should be in class.
3. Please only send students outside to the track that are in the designated grades for that day. We do not want to increase students in a given area just so we don't have to address them in another location in the building. If the group outside is grades 2 and 3---then they are the only ones who should be on the track. We have had students who are asking for permission to get out side given permission but not on their day. Moving forward, we are only giving permission for students of designated grades to go out to walk.
Achievement Measurement Forms for 19-20 SY
Graduation rate is not available for elementary teachers to use for their Achievement Measure starting this year.
Growth scores will come from the school's TVAAS composite score. HOWEVER, if a teacher's individual growth score is higher than the school's it will trump the school's growth score for determining LOE.
The remainder 15% will come from an Achievement Measure chosen by the teacher . Choices include from overall TVAAS-- Literacy, Numeracy , Literacy and Numeracy, or the Composite score (this includes science).
If you are a 3-5 literacy teacher you must choose an option that includes literacy and if you are a 3-5 math teacher you must choose an option that includes numeracy . A note to think about is that you might do best by diversifying your options for Achievement Measures. Having Literacy and Numeracy could be a win for all. Also, since this is the first year of Science and we are unsure what it will look like for scores, if you choose the composite you are choosing the science test. The option of literacy and numeracy will have diversity without science.
The new form (and it also has the state's rational and explanation included) is in the attachment below.) All forms need to be completed by next Friday and put in an envelop in Suzanne's Mailbox in the office. If you have questions please ask. Administrators had plenty, so don't be shy, we seem to all be in the same boat.
Do you know anyone who would like a part time job as an IA?
The Week Ahead
9/23--4th grade trip to Rocky Mount
9/23--Faculty Meeting--Teachers presenting vertical standards work for the month 3:40--library
9/24--PLC ELA--Review of student work in conjunction to the standards--various classrooms
9/25--Math PLC--Review of student work in conjunction to the standards--various classrooms
T2L Leads 2019-2020 Cohort
KCS will be continuing the T2L (Transforming Teaching and Learning) Lead work again this year and are excited to have some great opportunities for those teachers that interested in participating. The T2L 2019-2020 Cohort is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 4th.
Check out these links for more information!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie Norris, Coordinator of Innovative Education, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 423-378-8596.