Staff Meeting Items

Monday, August 17th

Calendar Clarification

· Calendar dates

-Sept 4 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-Sept 18 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-Sept 23 – No students – All Day PD day for teachers

-Oct 16 – Early Release – work day - staff stays the entire day

-Oct 22 – Early Release – Parent/Teacher conference in PM

-Nov 2 – No students – all day PD day for teachers

-Nov 24 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-Dec 18 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-Jan 4 – No students – All day PD day for teachers

-Mar 11 – Early Release – work day- staff stays the entire day

-Mar 24 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-April 1 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-April 5 – No students – All day PD day for teachers

-May 6 – Early Release – Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

-May 19 – Early Release- work day – staff stays the entire day

-May 20 – Early Release- Staff can leave 15 minutes after students are dismissed

Professional Development

· Professional Development Evaluation Form (PDLO) Reminder (All certified staff)

-Essential because the PD hours of every certified staff member are reported to DESE annually.

- Include all hours completed on PD days (such as August 17-19, November 2, January 4, etc.) and collaboration release time in the district as well as other PD that individuals, departments, or grade levels complete during the year both on and off campus..

- The PDLO form should now be submitted online. The form can be found at the following link of the OGSD website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E3nlQhzHavsojw5lB-fgRrhj4zCjJ8suT3U_EkD1uhc/viewform?c=0&w=1

- The form must be submitted in order for any PD hours to be logged and counted!

- A full PD day is 7.5 hours.

Certification

- Each individual is responsible for keeping his/her certificates up to date! DESE and the Federal DOE do not allow us to have anyone teaching with an expired certificate for his/her teaching assignment at any time!

- Check the DESE website to see if your certificate(s) will expire before August of 2016!

- Submit all certificate renewals or upgrades to DESE online 30 days before they expire.

Behavioral Expectations and Interventions


Our goal is to help bring about lasting changes in students’ attitudes towards themselves and others around them, so that they can be productive students in the classroom, are in control of their own behavior, and find acceptable solutions to their problems.


Oak Grove Primary Behavioral Placement (BP) Continuum:

own seat(move behavior clip) – safe seat – buddy room – intervention room – office – home


A clip system is used in all classrooms to chart students’ behavior. The system consists of a chart that has been divided into levels. All of the children start the day on Ready to Learn. Then, during the course of the day, the children move their clothespins up or down the chart, based on the behavioral choices they make. If they are making good choices, they can move their clothespin up a level at a time. Inappropriate behavior would cause them to move down a level.

As a staff, we will continue to recognize good behavior and encourage students to follow rules and apply consequences when necessary. Positive behaviors will be recognized in a variety of ways. These include, but are not limited to: positive notes, teacher comments, phone calls, work awards, student interaction, and an increase in feelings of positive self-worth.



The following consequences have been developed to provide for consistency and fairness:

· Minor infractions will be dealt with in the classroom, then using our BP continuum.

· If a student threatens, assaults, steals, or has repeated Intervention Room visits, he/she will be sent to the office and possibly sent home.




It is expected that parents are notified of students' behavior daily. Some acceptable forms are: behavior logs/charts, agendas, email, or phone calls. Positive comments should outweigh negative comments.

Character Assembly

I am looking for a good "character" song that we can teach the kids and sing at every Character Assembly. Let me know if you know of a fun one:).