Hall Elementary Teacher Newsletter
September 15, 2014
- Remaining in your classroom during the instructional day
- Monitoring and teaching all day—empty desk chairs—work with a sense of urgency
- Supervise students at all times
- Do not place students in the hall for behavior
- Keep your classroom organized, neat, and uncluttered
- Arrive prepared and on time for meetings with the necessary materials/equipment ready
- Be on time for work, lunch, PE, data meetings, dismissal—coming and going—do not dismiss early
- Decrease transition time: bathroom, PE, lunch, Library
- Supervise students in restroom. If there are 7 working stalls then use 7 working stalls. Stand in the door so students are visible. Keep students moving so there are no issues.
- Follow building procedures: students walk quietly in a single line in the hall, keep line moving with no gaps
- Refrain from cell phone use during the instructional day
- Be an active participant in your duty assignments—learn the names of the students you are responsible for supervising—be present
- Work collaboratively with your peers
- Adhere to the MCPSS Employee Responsibilities and Alabama Code of Ethics
- Send home weekly newsletters and daily behavior charts
Hold and documenting frequent parent conferences—calling parents
Follow all RtI guidelines and procedures
- Keep accurate and current documentation for students in RtI
- Keep intervention folders with required documentation
- Utilize SubFinder for absences
- Keep student attendance up to date in I-NOW with accurate information
I have included all of the data for Hall YTD. It is not where it needs to be, and I know that you are working toward growth. Data is the truth. We can't hide from it! I told you at the beginning of the year that our challenge this year would be to find a balance between adding a little childhood fun to our days while maintaining the high level of expectations that Hall is known for. That challenge is even harder now that we know that we have many new students who are not quite where we need them to be. You MUST teach with a sense of urgency. You must not blame the students for not being where they need to be.
Our school-wide expectations:
Meet/Exceed Z/35/90 goals in AR
Meet/Exceed district EQT averages
Maintain 80% pass rate in all subjects
For ALL students to show growth on Universal Screenings
For ALL students to show growth on ACT Aspire
Accelerated Reader has been part of our daily routine for the last 10 years at Hall. You have been Model and Master classes and school year after year. I know that you know how to focus on this! Z/35/90: Engaged Time should be at 35 minutes. Your Success Index should be at or about 90%. I have included YTD data from Mrs. Mitchell's data board upstairs. As you can see, work needs to be done to refocus on AR. Mrs. Mitchell will post data weekly. Please see her if you need help with implementing AR.
Course Failure Rates
Good Reads - Becoming Student-Centered
Are You Reading This???
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