Admiral Updates

Online Staff Meeting - October 13, 2015

VDOE Updates

We submitted our School Improvement Plan to the VDOE on October 1st. It will be shared with staff after the School Leadership Team has had an opportunity to review it. Every year we must continually implement focus areas as outlined by the VDOE. Our implementation timeline is detailed below:
Year 1 - 2014-2015 - Lesson plan implementation for areas of warning
Year 2 - 2015-2016 - Continued lesson plan implementation for areas of warning, student progress monitoring, and interventions
Year 3 - 2015-2016 - Continued implementation of years 1 and 2 and a sustainability plan.

Week of October 19-23

The Week of October 19-23 will be a busy week. Our weekly activities include the following:
  • October 19 - Flu Shots are available for staff.
  • October 20 - Disability Awareness Assembly - Periods 1, 3, and 7. Only 1st floor electives should attend on this day.
  • October 21 - Disability Awareness Assembly - Periods 1, 3, and 7. Only 2nd floor electives should attend on this day.
  • October 21 - Unity Walk - All Staff should wear Orange to support the Unity Walk. It will take place in PE during every class period. Additional staff details will be provided by Ms. Scott.
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National Junior Honor Society Induction - October 28th - 6:00pm-8:00pm

We will have an Induction Ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society on October 28th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Inductees will be announced soon. We would love for staff to attend if your schedule permits.
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Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences - October 29th - 1:30pm-7:00pm

After school leaders and team input we have finalized a plan for parent conferences. Parent conferences will be conducted as follows:
  • Parents will meet with teachers in teams by appointment. Room locations will be shared with parents once an appointment is scheduled. We will not do "drop in" meetings for teams.
  • Parents will also meet with elective teachers in designated classrooms. Room locations will be shared with parents. These meetings will be "drop in". We will not schedule these conferences because they should not take as long as meeting with a team. We will provide PE/elective teachers with the grade level team schedule so that you can anticipate who may possibly drop in.
  • Conferences will be scheduled in 15 minute intervals. You can use 10-12 minutes for the team conference and 3-5 minutes for transition.
  • We will be providing dinner according to the following schedule:

    - 3:30-4:00 p.m. (Staff Dinner - No Conferences for 6th Grade Teachers.

    7th and 8th Grade Conferences are available.)

    - 4:00-4:30 p.m. (Staff Dinner - No Conferences for 7th Grade Teachers. 6th and 8th Grade Conferences are available)

    - 4:30-5:00 p.m. (Staff Dinner - No Conferences for 8th Grade Teachers. 6th and 7th Grade Conferences are available.)
  • The last conference will be scheduled at 6:45pm and will end promptly at 7:00pm.
  • October 30th is an early release for students - Staff may leave after student dismissal.

End Of The Quarter Events - Week of November 2nd-6th

  • November 3rd is a professional learning/teacher work day. Professional learning will take place in the morning. I will send out the calendar in advance. The afternoon is a teacher work day.
  • November 5th - End of Quarter 1
  • November 6th - Early release for students. The afternoon is a teacher work day.
  • 1st quarter grades will be due. I will send the exact dates in advance along with additional details.
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Save The Date

  • November 13th - Academic Pep Rally - 1:45pm-3:15pm - Additional details will be provided in advance.
  • November 18th - FCH National Scripp's Spelling Bee - 6:30pm-8:30pm

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