Nuts & Bolts
September 4, 2018
It seems as though the honeymoon period has ended for some of our kiddos. Be sure we're following the behavior reporting process (outlined below) to ensure we all efficiently help our kiddos that need some extra love.
Have a beautiful week!
I thought and was hoping last week would be the last construction update; sadly, it was not.
The green bars of the playground are still off-limits as they are are being repaired. I am told they should be fixed by the end of the week. Please do not play on them until you hear an announcement from the administration that they are cleared for play. Thanks for reporting the issue and for your patience.
3 Big Misconceptions About Inclusion
Behavior and Injury Reporting
** If the student needs to be addressed immediately by an administrator (level 3 or 4), please alert the administrator to come to the child or bring the child to the office - in addition to checking the "alert admin" box in Aspire. The administration should be alerted in person by contacting the office via phone, in person, or by walkie-talkie.**
Injury reports and incident reports are to still be completed on paper and submitted to the office.
Teaching Assistant Schedules
Coach's Corner- Montessori Mondays
Monday's topics include: Montessori philosophy overview, Power of Placemat, Grace and Courtesy, and an Overview of Spiral Curriculum and Lessons. The year's schedule and topics to be taught can be found on the document below.
Montessori Mondays were created for this school in response to staff requests for more Montessori training for all staff members in order to support a positive and collaborative Montessori school culture. Montessori Mondays will happen approximately once per month and are an in-house training of Montessori principles and foundational knowledge. All are invited to attend. Assistants and other staff members who do not have official Montessori credentials are strongly encouraged to attend.
Thank you lead teachers for allowing this to fit in assistants' schedules and for supporting their attendance during the normally scheduled hours.
MMA Cross Country Meet Schedule
- September 6th - MMA Home Meet at Harrisville Park, 4:15pm
- September 13th - Ogden High Meet at Mount Ogden Park, 4:15pm
- September 18th - Meet at Syracuse Arts Academy, 4:30pm
- September 20th - Meet at Quest Academy, 4:15pm
- September 27th - Meet at High Mark Charter, 4:15pm
- October 4th - Championship at Big D Park
See you there!
Fire Drill Tuesday
To keep the drill as authentic as possible, we do not announce the exact times - only the date. Please be sure that students are quiet for the duration of the drill.
All teachers should complete their attendance in Aspire by 9am each day. Junior High teachers should complete their class attendance within the first 10 minutes of each class period. If you are unsure of these procedures, please ask Autumn or Amanda in the office. Thank you for making this a priority.
Sign In / Sign Out Procedures
Non-salaried, hourly staff need to sign in and out each day under the pink "hourly daily sheet" tab. Hourly employees who have to sign time sheets every other week will also complete their weekly timesheet under the yellow tab. It is recommended that staff members fill in their time sheets each day; however, time sheets must be completed and signed by the end of the pay period to ensure timely payments. Hourly staff should not exceed the hours stated on their employee agreements unless they have completed the request for extra hours form and received approval from René prior to working over their hours.
Salaried teachers do not have to sign in daily, unless they arrive to school after 8am or leave before 4pm. In these cases, teachers should sign in/out under the orange "staff sign out" tab.
Substitutes will sign in and out under the green "substitute sign in" tab.
Everyone who is present for work and then leaves the building for any reason during the school day needs to sign out and then in under the orange "staff sign out" tab. This is for safety reasons, to account for all souls in the building if there were an emergency.
Thank you in advance for following these procedures as they will greatly streamline work in the office.
After School Activities Request Form
Please complete the form below at least two weeks before your event and submit this form to René's mailbox. You will receive notice when the event is approved. Please do not advertise events before they are approved. When possible and appropriate, administrators will meet with student groups planning events to discuss details and grant approval.
To turn the alarm system on or off, first hit the shield emblem on the home page of the panel.
Then, select and touch arm or disarm, depending if you are turning the alarm on or off.
Enter your four digit individual code by touching the buttons on the keypad. Then, hit CMD (command) to enter.
Setting the Alarm
Ms. Janae is our newest custodian who helps Ms. Magdalena take care of our now large school building. She comes in around 4-5pm and stays until 9pm. This means that you should probably only have to set the alarm if it is very late on a weekday or if you come in on the weekend.
If you cannot remember your code, please ask Megan or James. If you need an in-person lesson at the panel, please ask René or James.
Thank you for embracing a growth mindset with our students with special needs as it benefits not only those students with an IEP, but all students.
Please contact Autumn if you are interested in helping get our FLL competing.
WSU Arts Learning Collaborative Workshop Series
WSU's Arts Learning Collaborative will be hosting several workshops this fall. These workshops are open to classroom teachers, fine/performing arts specialists, pre-service teachers, administrators, and community members!
Please visit their website, WSUartslearning.com, to see details of the September and October workshops (pictured above) and all of the workshops they have planned for the 2018-2019 school year. USBE relicensure hours are available for all certified teachers who attend.