Sunset Feeder Excellence

January 4-8, 2016

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Happy New Year!

Welcome Back! We are excited to begin the spring semester! A special congratulations to Winnetka Elementary whose Robotics team won 1st place in the IVEX Robotics competition in skills, programming and teamwork! We are very proud and appreciate the campus leadership for supporting the student teams over the break!

Principal Evaluations/School Visits

January 14, 2016 at noon
Wave 2 DTR application submission deadline


Principal Evaluation Instrument (PEI) on Principal Central

Climate Survey Administered in December and results by January 8

Please be prepared to discuss adjustments and evidence of feedback related to PLC's, Tiered Lesson plans, subject/grade level meetings, administrator support/feedback, curriculum maps, progress-monitoring, growth in spots, calibration efforts, AP feedback, etc. (See Mid-Year Rubric).

Parent/Student Survey March-April available in June- we will discuss best-practices and ideas based upon the context of each campus at our next meeting.

Mid-Year Review


Review Mid-Year Rubric

Review Progress on Action Plan

Review of Professional Development

Review of Instructional Feedback and Spot Observation Data

Review Progress on Curriculum Alignment (progress monitoring, feedback, common assessments, etc.)

Meeting 1-

Team can assist in your presentation.

Meeting at Your Campus (Can schedule now through Mid-January- See Final Googledoc)

Meeting 2- (In January)

  • Review Climate Survey
  • Review Mid-Year Review Report
  • Next Steps
  • Meeting at ED's Office

AP Mid-Year Process November 30-January 15- One meeting only

Need to include progress monitoring of AP's.

Appointments sent to your calendar:

Mid-Year Part I

Monday (campus PD or work day as designated by campus- one of each required)- PD visits, AF review of data after PD

Tuesday (campus PD or work day as designated by campus- one of each required)- ED meetings

Wednesday- 10:30 Garduno Part I

Thursday - 10:30 Hall Part I, 2:30 Rojas

Friday- 10:30 Marquez Part I, 2:30 Rodriguez



Semester II, Week 1

Please note the Mid-Year appointments Part I at your campus beginning this week (see above).

Additionally, you should be able to speak to each content area, grade level and growth/losses compared to last fall/feeder/district. All targeted supports should be created with all stakeholders (i.e. teachers/leaders/grade level).

TEI Upcoming Dates

Mid-Year Review

  • Sign-Up Part I and II

  • Rubrics- Principal and AP

Spot observations clarification:

· Three spots must be scored per semester (all required to be entered, even those not scored)

· Entered within two working days of the spot into SchoolNet (DNA Regulation)

· Number of spots:

o No effectiveness level and Progressing II or below (10)

o Proficient I or DTR eligible (8)

o Distinguished (Proficient II or above) 6 (3 per semester- all must be scored, December is extremely short, approximately the first week )

· New Teachers through-out the year (with documentation)

o Train new teachers within 15 days

o Provide overview of Campus Action Plan

*December 1st spots, extended and summative due for wave 2 teachers

DTR observations will begin the week of November 9 (campus AESOP report must be accurate, no schedule changes, 10-Day window to ensure instruction only).

December 15- SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted(one semester course only)

Please note that you must provide and document training and supports for new teachers through out the school year within 15 days (see policy/regulation above)

Academic Facilitator Individualized Campus Support Meeting with each Principal

Our Sunset Academic Facilitators will have a new home. I have asked Mr. Rodriguez to find office space for Mike and Yesenia. They will now have offices at Lida Hooe Elementary. Since Lida Hooe is a targeted campus without an assistant principal or Reading CIC, we thought having their offices accessible to this campus would most beneficial. Additionally, they will be in close proximity to all feeder campuses. The district has made changes to the office structure and thus, we are excited to have them in our feeder area!

I have requested each AF to meet with each campus principal to determine the most appropriate supports. Additionally, they will review campus data to create a feeder "heat map" and provide individualized campus/grade level assistance based upon your meeting this week. Per my email, you will need to address targeted supports based upon mid-year data which includes ACP achievement- at or before your Mid-Year. You should be able to speak to each content area, grade level and growth/losses compared to last fall/feeder/district. All targeted plans should be created with all stakeholders (i.e. teachers/leaders/grade level).

This Week- Lists of Celebrations with Rubric for Visit

Please prepare a list of 3-5 celebrations we have worked together on this semester (E.D. and principal). How did we determine these needs and what did we do to reach the celebration? Please indicate determine which part of the principals rubric is aligned with each celebration.

Make a list of 3 challenges that you believe will be high leverage and will track before your Mid-Year in January. Explain why you chose these three and actions that will need to take place.

As I visit this week, we will review your celebrations together! See you this week!