SLP Superintendent's Newsletter

Week of March 11, 2019

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUPERINTENDENT PATRICK JENKINS

Each day of our life is a special day. It is a gift. The freedom of choice gives us the unique privilege to make our lives anything we want it to be. We can choose to stay stuck and bitter in the past or inspired and optimistic about the opportunities that await us in the present moment. What we do with every precious new day and how we utilize our 86,400 seconds is our choice. Understand if you are not planning your own future, you will become part of someone else's plan for the future. No matter the uncertainty, always keep moving forward to discover or rediscover your future. It will not come looking for you.

FASFA Parent Workshop

LSUE is hosting free FAFSA Parent workshop. If you would like assistance completing your FAFSA application, please attend one of our FAFSA Parent meetings (open to all high school students) and our Financial Aid staff will walk you through the application step by step.

We will be offering two workshops for you to choose from:

· March 27th at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201

· April 3rd at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201

Please bring the following materials with you to the meeting:

1. FSA ID (create one for the student and one for a parent - https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) – KEEP A COPY IN A VERY SAFE PLACE SINCE YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR MANY YEARS

2. 2017 tax returns

3. 2017 W2’s (for everyone in family)

4. Driver’s licenses

5. Social security numbers for all family members

6. If you own a business, you will also need the tax returns for your business

To sign up for one of the above workshops, please click on the registration link below:

http://www.lsue.edu/academy/calendar.php

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Flu Information

I sent information regarding the flu on February 9, 2019, to all the principals, nurses, and school board administration. You will find that this information will be useful to your staff and parents as well as to your students. Please see below. I have been in touch with the Epidemiologist at the Regional IV Office of public health.

Recommendations are as follow:

- Good hand washing skills (using soap and water not hand sanitizer constantly)

- Cough in your sleeve

- Throw tissue in waste basket after using it to blow you nose and wash your hands

- If a student or staff member, has the fever (101) they are to stay home until fever free without the use of any fever reducing medications.

- If a student or staff member is positive for the flu, they must stay out according to the recommending days the doctor wants them stay out and of course fever free….

- Teachers, janitors, and staff members should wipe the desk tops, door handles,

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often

Follow your school’s standard procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Typically, this means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys. Some schools may also require daily disinfecting these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms. (CDC, 2018)

“FYI

Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at you school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.

https://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/school_health_services_home

Educational Leadership

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Effective leaders support everyone in a school to be more effective. They are experts in sound pedagogy, spend a significant amount of time in classrooms and give feedback that is meaningful, authentic and kind.

2019 Teacher Leader Summit

The 2019 Teacher Leader Summit will take place June 26-28 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Additional details are available in the overview.


January - March Early Bird Registration ($35 per day, $80 for three days)

April - June 14 Regular Registration ($45 per day, $100 for three days)

Late April Session List and Mobile App Available June 26 - 28

On-site Registration ($60 per day)

Please note: All registration fee must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. Seats will not be held for pending payments.

Standards of Performance

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM - ANGELA CASSIMERE

Diploma Requests

All diploma requests for 2018-2019 graduates must be submitted through the new Diploma Order form by March 14. Only one form should be completed for each school system. The Department will cover the costs for the initial order and distribution. School systems will be billed directly by State Printing for orders made after March 14.

Louisiana Principal Fellowship/NISL Nomination Forms Available

The Louisiana Principal Fellowship Program partners with the National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) to offer a yearlong executive development program for school and school system leaders in all stages of their careers. The enrollment portal for Cohort 5 (2019-2020) of the Louisiana Principal Fellowship is now open and available on the Louisiana Principal Fellowship webpage. This newly developed webpage will contain important information about the Principal Fellowship including: unit overviews, agendas, sign-in sheets, newsletters, and payment information. Nominations are available on a first come, first served basis and should be completed no later than March 15 to ensure a spot.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - TRESSA MILLER

Reminders

1. Fixed Assets- revisit the process in the FAS manual for stolen items (Pages 4-6) and complete/submit the necessary forms in a timely manner.

2. Monthly Bookkeeping Reports – should be reviewed by principals monthly, approved and submitted to Angie Marks monthly.

3. EPES access- Principals and bookkeepers have separate logins to EPES. Please email Angie Marks for help logging into your Principal account if you have not already done so.

4. Our annual audit is complete. Thanks to those who provided information to the auditors. Our major finding related to schools results from inadequate supporting documentation. Please make sure we have approved invoices to support checks written and deposit slips, receipts and collection logs to support deposits.

5. W-2s are available on the employee portal.

6. 1095s will be available on the employee portal on 3/4/19, same as last year.

DIRECTOR OF PREK PROGRAMS/HEAD START - JUNE INHERN

SUPERVISOR OF STEAM - THERESE ELLENDER, Ed.D.

Jump Start 2,0 Blueprint and Feedback Survey Released

The Department released for public feedback the Jump Start 2.0 blueprint outlining the future of career and technical education in Louisiana. The blueprint calls for enhancements to Jump Start by collaboratively working with school systems, and business and industry, to reduce the stigma attached to career education and ensuring every student graduating with a Career Diploma is fully prepared to succeed in a high-wage, high-growth industry. School system leaders, CTE supervisors and teachers, and principals are encouraged to share feedback on the blueprint by completing this survey by March 15.

Updated U.S. History Practice Test Answer Key with Annotated Student Responses

Please share with Teacher Leaders and U.S. History teachers. The updated U.S. History Practice Test Answer Key is available in the Practice Test Library. The key now includes annotated student responses to help teachers and students better understand the scoring of constructed-response and extended-response items. Practice test answer keys for social studies grades 3-8 with annotated student responses are also available in the Practice Test Library.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - CLAUDIA BLANCHARD

SUPERVISOR OF CHILD WELFARE AND ATTENDANCE JEROME ROBINSON

New: 2018-2019 Workforce Reporting:

Annual Teacher Attendance In November 2018, a preliminary attendance file with school and school system level data was made available in school systems’ FTP during the data validation process. By February 28, annual teacher attendance will be reported in the Louisiana School Finder at the state, school system, and school level, and will be reported for all full-time teachers. An absence will be counted if a teacher is reported with non-attendance codes 03, 04, or 05. All other absences will not count against the attendance rate. The definitions for annual attendance are consistent with federal reporting. Non-attendance codes in PEP are as follows:


01 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

02 SCHOOL RELATED BUSINESS

03 PERSONAL/SICK/EMERGENCY LEAVE

04 EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE

05 ANNUAL/VACATION LEAVE

06 EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES

SUPERVISOR OF PERSONNEL - MATTHEW SCRUGGINS

New: 2017-2018 Compass Evaluation Results

2017-2018 Compass evaluation results have been uploaded to Louisiana Believes for both leaders and teachers.

SUPERVISOR OF SECONDARY ED - SPENCER ARNAUD

New: 2019 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl Registration

The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) created the National Science Bowl® in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 275,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 28-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. The USDOE is currently looking for school teams to join the National Science Bowl being held at the University of New Orleans on March 16 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration is now open.

● There is no registration fee for the event, but teams will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

● The top four teams will receive cash prizes.

● First place winners will be invited on an all-expenses paid trip to compete for the national title in Washington D.C.

Please view the Science Bowl Guide on the USDOE’s website for more information.

SUPERVISOR OF INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL CHOICE, & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT- TRINA PRESTON

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR/WEBMASTER TRICIA FONTENOT

Website Accessibility Training

Monday, March 18, 2019

Time - 3:30

Location - Resource Center


*It is extremely important that anyone who has access to edit your school website attend this brief Website Accessibility Training. Being under federal oversight for accessibility, we must document attendance for this training. If you have staff on your campus that have editing rights but do not add content to your site, please ask your website administrator to remove those rights. Any teacher on your campus that uses Edlio to manage a class website must attend as well.


PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO YOUR SCHOOL WEBSITE ADMIN OR ANYONE WHO HAS EDITING RIGHTS TO YOUR SITE.


REGISTRATION LINK:


http://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/form/form.STLAND-D.rkpQId2.25x

Support Person of the Year

Mr. Jenkins would like for each school to have a support person represented in this acknowledgment. Please click on the file below to nominate a Support Person of the Year at your school or at the district level. Once you've filled out the application and gathered the documents requested, scan them in and follow the link provided to drop them in your school's folder. Deadline to have all materials in is March 28, 2019.


Link to Nomination Folders

BRENT BOUDREAUX - SAFETY

Facility Safety Audit Sign Up

Please click on “Fill Out Form” and complete a brief survey and make sure you click the link to the calendar to secure your appointment. Please keep in mind that you can change the weekly view in the calendar by clicking on the blue arrows in the upper left corner.

Thank you for creating an appointment and taking a brief survey.

FACILITY SAFETY AUDIT SIGN UP

Please take a moment and answer a few questions. There are links to choose an appointment time throughout the survey. At the end of the survey you will receive a list of audit objectives. You can also choose any area of concern. SIGN UP!

Fill out form

ALVADO WILLIS - IEP FACILITATOR

Sylvia Brown - Lead Nurse/Head Start Health Manager

Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at your school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.


https://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/school_health_services_home

Sylvia Guidry-Brown, MSN, RN, CSN

Lead Nurse

Pupil Appraisal Nurse

Head Start Health Manager

Important information that will take effect for the school year 2019-2018 regarding the 16 yrs. old (any grade) and/ 11 grade. Please note that 11 yr. olds (any grade) and/or 6th grade are required to have the first dose of the meningococcal that is mandated for the public school setting as well.

Please see attachment

HELEN ROBINSON - SUPERVISOR OF CHILD NUTRITION

TITLE I PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR PAT MASON-GUILLORY

The time of year is approaching when we spotlight the outstanding

“Students of the Year” at grade levels 5th, 8th and 12th.

Superintendent Patrick D. Jenkins would like for us to include the Pre-k to 4th schools in this year’s “Shining Stars” celebration.

Please select a student to represent your school as the Student of the Year as soon as possible.

I will schedule a day for the students to photo/video with Mrs. Tricia Fontenot, Technology Facilitator, once all names have been submitted.

Thank you so much for all you do!

DIRECTOR OF TITLE 1 - SCOTT CHAMPAGNE

PERSONNEL FACILITATOR - GLORIA MALBROUGH

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - JOSEPH CASSIMERE

SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY ED – SCOTT MOREAU

PBIS/504 FACILITATOR- TONIA EAGLIN

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Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations

Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations should have been verified and checked for accuracy as it relates to the upcoming Statewide Assessment (LEAP 2025) for the 2018-2019 school year.

1. All amendments or updates must be turned in.

2. All accommodations and updates dates should have been amended in JCampus

3. Data Validation Forms should have been completed and turned in to me. (Include all students in the school)

This also includes LEAP 2025 / EOC for High Schools as well.

Please complete all of the above to ensure that students with 504 accommodations are afforded the opportunity to equal access during the administration of LEAP 2025

February PBIS Schools of the Month

Children flourish when provided the conditions to grow into curious, articulate, creative, passionate, and critically-thinking adults.


You've done THAT!!!!


Congratulations Central Middle School and Eunice High School for being named the PBIS February 2019 Schools of the Month.

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Submitting Content for Administrative Reminders

To submit content, email Tricia Fontenot at the email address below.