Cordelia Hills Staff Update

9/8/2020

Short but Important--Please Read

I hope everyone enjoyed some time away from work this weekend. Setting aside the computer and work is especially important during this period. The update is short this week but please read through it and send me any questions you have. Thanks for all that you do.

Dino "Conquering" All Tech Issues

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MAP Testing

I think we can all agree that this was the bumpiest start to a MAP that any of us remember. It summarizes the difficulty in this learning model BUT it also highlights the strength of our team and of our parent community. If you haven't started, there are some tips/ideas below (in addition to the videos/links already shared). Thanks to the many staff members who have shared---your struggle is definitely helping the rest of us!


*Please remember this is only to collect baseline data. I LET parents know that.


*Also, please have your kids check there computer/device a day before testing: have students type in the search bar : check.nwea.org If the device says- not passed check -Have kids push- Control/Shift/0- and wait a minute. This should fix their resolution so you can move on.


*You may want to test in SMALLER groups and push out asynchronous work for the remainder of the day. That way you can let students who need "extra" time get the "extra" time. Please make sure your parents are aware of your test schedule!


*Please remember if you are anxious/worried and or frustrated with the set up of the testing- to kids will pick up on that and feel anxious/frustrated too. IT is fine to stop and resume another day. The window has been extended to Sept 18th.


I think we can ALL agree and Appreciate - COMPUTERS CAN BE FRUSTRATING

Staff meeting

Just a reminder that we have a staff meeting on Tuesday, September 15. The link for the meeting is here: https://meet.google.com/pff-vsda-hkg and you can also find the meeting link in our CHE calendar. If you don't have access to that calendar, please email me and I will send you an invite.

Attendance

Please remember to take attendance each day. Remember, you have seven days to update/correct any issues.


I know it is time consuming and that it doesn't always encapsulate the true engagement of our students. I'd like to say that attendance accounting and our engagement of our students are TWO different things. Please reach out to those that are not really meeting our expectations for learning. Remember, the approach is how can we better help them in this format. Doubling down on our tendencies to weaponize attendance typically don't turn out well. I am willing to help in any way possible (calls, mail, messages, supplies, computers, etc.)

Chromebook Distribution/Chromebook Repairs/HOT SPOTS

Chromebook Distribution

CB distribution Is still underway to new families. Email MailyW@fsusd.org or have families email her. She will arrange a time for pick-up. Some families are using their own and that is okay. Originally, we thought MAP would have to take place on a District device but we now know that isn't true. Chromebook or Laptop are preferred over an iPad.


Chromebook Repair/Replacement

We are experiencing a large number of Chromebook breaks with the ones newly delivered by TSS. Have families fill this form out: https://forms.gle/TtGPwfx5wcbHiH4G6 Maily will receive the form and will arrange a time for pick-up/repair.



HotSpots

If a family needs internet support, one option is a hotspot. If you have a family that needs a hotspot, please email me We are closing in on the end of current hotspot capacity but I will add names to the distribution I currently have requests from several of you but am waiting on the actual hotspots to be delivered so thank you for the patience!

Packets/Paper Materials

Some of you have asked about getting paper materials to families. I am fine with that. I currently have Thursday as our scheduled day for pick-up. If you have families that need paper packets of materials, ESPECIALLY K/1, then get me the materials by Thursday and I will get them distributed them to families between 9-2 on those days (I am flexible).


Remember, we can't request that they HAVE to print materials. Also, packets/paper can't substitute for Daily Live Interaction. Sending a packet of work home won't cut it for participation in distance learning. It can only be a supplement to the robust learning you are giving online.

Online Training

The following training's must be completed by every staff member:



There will be time on the first workday but I know some of you would rather just get them done now. You don't need to alert me to their completion as the system tracks that. I would keep a certificate or screenshot in case someone doesn't believe you finished them.

Site Safety Protocols

1. Please email/text anytime you expect to be on campus before your scheduled contract day.


2. Please complete the self-screener before coming in to campus. You don't need to submit the screener each time. Please notify me if you are ill.


3. All staff must wear a mask at all times while working at their work stations or in classrooms with others. A mask must be worn by classified staff even when they are socially distanced. Staff who is working alone in a room or building may take their mask off.



4. While staff are working and having conversations with one another, ensure they maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing and are wearing a mask.




5. Staff Lounge may be used to warm up food or to store food (currently). Please wear a mask and distance in the lounge.


6. Please contact the office before entering.


7. The staff workroom is accessible but please wear a mask and remember to distance.