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Blog: What a Week

What a crazy week! As I sit here and reflect on everything that happened, I can't help but realize how much the negative can take over our mind. When I say what a week my mind immediately flips to the negative. However......

WE COLLECTED ALMOST $26,000 DURING THE WALKATHON

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WE HOSTED FINLEY AT OUR WALKATHON AND OUR STUCO KIDS WERE AMAZING!!!!

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OUR VOLLEYBALL TEAMS SWEPT WEST

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OUR ORCHESTRA STUDENTS SOUNDED AMAZING AT THEIR FALL CONCERT

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OUR CHOIR GUYS REPRESENTED WELL AT THE FRANKLIN CENTRAL "JUST THE GUYS" CONCERT

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THE FC SINGERS WERE AWESOME.....OUR TOWNSHIP MUSIC PROGRAMS ARE STELLAR!

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AND JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO SING ALONG WHEN THIS SONG COMES ON....LISTEN TO THE CROWD!

https://youtu.be/mLzg95P3TYw

THE SPIRIT COMMITTEE PULLED OFF AN AWESOME TAILGATE

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It is ALWAYS an awesome week here. Our kids get experiences they do not get anywhere else, we have staff members who are willing to help out anytime, and anyone that comes to visit us is impressed with our school. It is ALWAYS an awesome week, it just depends on what you focus on.

ILEARN Information

Here is the latest from the DOE. It is always good to stay ahead of this information.
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Canvas

The October discussion is posted in Canvas. Let me know if you need help accessing the assignment. To assist I have added links to the bottom of the homepage to everything you need.

Interesting Read on Accommodations During After school Activities

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Infinite Campus Updates

Good morning, over Fall Break, Infinite Campus will be updated and this update contains some changes for teachers. Campus documents are attached that explain in detail. Please forward to teachers.

Teachers:

Ø Campus Instruction - the menu to the left has been updated and is now called ‘Control Center’

· From the Control Center screen, you will see all your sections listed, attendance links, score assignments links

Ø Planner – will be removed after 17-18 school year

Ø Reports (Planner) – will be removed after 17-18 school year

Ø To switch between Campus Tools and Campus Instruction, that area has moved to the link called ‘Instruction’…located right above the Control Center menu

Ø Creating assignments – the set up screen has been reorganized

· The new set up screen now allows a teacher to align an assignment to any section they teach (not just ‘like’ sections)

· On the Assignment Editor screen the Teacher Notes and Portal Description boxes have been removed by Campus

Account Settings and the Log Off links - moved to the top right corner in the ‘person’ icon


IC NEW ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

NEW NAVIGATION

Chromebooks

Please pay special attention to the instructions below. It is expected that the procedures set for the Chromebooks are followed exactly as stated. If you use the Chromebooks and fail to adhere to the information outlined, future use of the Chromebooks may be denied.


#1 - Review the document located at https://www.smore.com/eqcys. PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES. You must drop off the cart after use (between 2:15-2:30), and carts need to be picked up the DAY BEFORE they are used (between 2:30-2:45)


#2 - YOU MUST have a system in your classroom to determine what kid is using what Chromebook. As I have mentioned previously, I would just number your roster and require students to use that Chromebook. Why? When we need to track down what happened to a broken computer, or pull a log of what a student accessed, we have to have the Chromebook cart # and computer #.


If you have any questions about any of this let me know.

Evaluation Timelines

Thanks to everyone for completing your goals. Below is the updated timeline I received from Central Office on Monday. If you need more time for your goal, let me know and I will send it back your way.
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Counselors Corner

Kyle McClarnon

All 6th Grade

7th Grade Last Name A-M


Sarah Ready

All 8th Grade

7th Grade Last Name N-Z


Counselor Sign Up Process

Counselor Request Forms are now 100% electronic. Students can sign up to speak with a counselor from any device that has internet access. Chromebooks are set up in the office for students to make a request. Teachers: you can save this link on your computer or ipad, and students can sign up directly from your room! As always, if a student is in crisis they will be seen by a counselor immediately.


Child Abuse & Duty to Report

An individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect shall make a report to DCS or local law enforcement immediately. This applies to every staff member in the building. Please review the Child Abuse & Duty to Report information by clicking here.


High Ability Identification Process

The high ability identification process is outlined here. This process applies to current 6th and 7th grade students; with placement decisions for the 18-19 school year. Recommendations can be made from now until January 12th. If you have questions, please see Kyle or Sarah.