Artemus Ward Weekly 1/11 - 1/15
Every Scholar, Every Moment, Every Day!
Monthly Focus: New Year Resolutions / Goal Setting / Making Change
This week during our PD sessions and PLCs, we reflected on our priorities to establish goals for the upcoming quarter. Our primary focus for these goals aligns to our building foci that include discourse and formative assessment. Equally important to setting our own goals, is your lead in the process of supporting scholars in setting and achieving their goals. This week make it a point to continue to lead this goal setting process, and begin to meet with individuals to discuss their goals. This can be done during morning meeting, as part of the daily warmup process for classes, or during asynch time for individuals and small groups. Remember, goals should be measurable and attainable. Be sure to revisit these goals often!
- Daily Discourse Strategies as identified in PLCs
- Weekly Formative Assessments documented in PLCs and implemented during the week
Updates by Mrs. Cree
We still have many students that are still in need of the resources that were passed out at the December Gift Give-Away. Please remind students and families to pick them up.
The Aimsweb Winter Benchmark window opens Tuesday, January 5th and lasts through Friday, January 22nd. This means we actually only have 10 in-class days to complete this huge task. More details will follow.
Winter NWEA Testing
The window for the Winter NWEA testing has been pushed back to begin Tuesday, January 26th and go through Friday, February 26th. I have a testing meeting on January 12th and will have more details after that time.
Special Education Updates,
Just a few reminders: I sent out a copy of the Fluid Learning Form with directions on how to access along with what to indicate on the form if students are not making progress on their IEP goals in this remote setting. Please check you last email. I also sent out a PD video regarding the Fluid Learning document which was titled Fluid Learning Document and Process. There has been a couple of questions regarding students who are making adequate progress and if we are to still fill out the fluid learning forms? I was told in our last Liaison meeting that we were supposed to attach a copy to all students IEP’s on our caseload and indicate somewhere if students are making progress or not. I looked at the forms and noticed that they are very lengthy! I reached out to Jessica to get more information on exactly what we do when students are making progress.
Liaison Notes November 2020:
-Special education students will get priority when it is safe to return to school.
-Students in a single classroom environment will get priority for the most in person learning once it is safe to return.
-Nothing has changed, we will be in remote learning until at least January
-Are we reconvening teams for students who are not making progress?
What are we doing as a team? How are we engaging students?
We need to make sure that we are bring teams together to see why students are not making progress.
What is our data telling us… Need to reach out to whomever we can to help students make progress.
2,400 envelopes where created so far
Updates to templates will come at the end of the month
Artemus Ward Students S.O.A.R.
They are Scholarly, Organized, Accountable, Respectful
Below is a sample PBIS matrix that can be used to state expectations using the S.O.A.R. language. Please make sure you are referring to S.O.A.R in your communication with students.
Engagement Team Updates
Reminder: We are asking that teachers do not refer families to come to the school when a tech need arises. Please fill out the Support Form on their behalf or you can direct them to call the school. Although the office is open, the expectation is that families make an appointment.
Translation Services for ESL Families
Free Tutoring & Homework Help
All Subjects: Grades K-12 Math, Science, History, Language Arts, and Homework Help Free one-on-one and/or group tutoring and homework help offered in partnership with Cleveland State University's America Reads tutoring services and Case Western Reserve University. Monday through Thursday