C & I Update
Explore. Learn. Thrive. 3-8-19
Thank you to our Instructional Coach, Susan Frediani, and College Board Consultant, for sharing this information with me and our Counselors during our meeting on 3/5.
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STAR Math/Reading Assessment Window
Adverse Childhood Experiences
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7th/8th grade math curriculum update
I have been getting questions on the direction we are headed for 7th and 8th grade math curriculum. I understand that the last VT math meeting it was decided that 8th grade would use CPM and 7th grade would use Math Links, identifying 8th grade as the transitional year to Integrated I and CPM in 9th grade.
I spoke with Shawn this afternoon to clarify and we agreed on the following:
8th grade: CPM, CC 3
7th grade: CPM, CC 2, or Math Links
Considerations for which to use in 7th grade include teacher preference and training. If we have a teacher new to 7th grade math, I would recommend CPM, as that is the direction I see us heading in the future. CPM also has superior training and support for any new 7th grade teacher.
Fire and Flood- Project Based Learning
As you all know we have been growing our Place and Project Based Learning efforts in the PUSD. Buck Institute for Education, recently remanned PBLWorks, is a national leader and our partner. Once trained and resourced in PBL you as PUSD teachers can use every issue, problem or phenomenon as a pathway to science inquiry and engineering design. Here is a fresh article from our training partner related to this very topic.
I am excited about local PBL in the PUSD and the PBL 101 training on June 19-21, 2019. Each grade-level team will design a local PBL inter-disciplinary unit for the 2019-2020 school year. We will have the support of local scientists during the training to help us design the best resource possible.
Independent Study Handbook updates
- Prior to enrolling in Independent Study, an SST will be held with the students’ current teachers, counselor (high school), administrator and parents/guardians to discuss the educational options available and determine the best path for the student. Students may enter the Independent Study program at any time during the school year, however, if it is deemed necessary to re-enter onto the main campus, this change will occur only at quarter or semester breaks.
A student with an IEP must have a change of placement IEP team meeting prior to being accepted in ISO.
ISO courses cannot be labeled differently on the student schedule or transcript. For example, if a student is enrolled in ISO English 11, the transcript must read English 11, without an ISO designation.
Students will meet with their supervising teacher a minimum of one hour per week. For UC- a-g approved courses students are expected to spend at least one hour per week per a-g course engaged in interactive instruction and/or academic tutoring/advising. This instruction and/or support may be provided onsite or through virtual means.
Independent study students who are not meeting the minimum requirements for attendance will be placed on academic probation. They will receive two warning letters. After the second warning letter, an evaluation will be conducted to determine whether Independent Study is an appropriate placement.
Truancy Reduction Partnership
New Driver Education Online Course
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Changes to Advanced Placement for 2019-2020
August 13th- Plumas Academies training
August 14th- Classified and Certificated new staff orientation
August 15th- Certificated orientation
August 16th- Certificated work day
August 19th- Districtwide Welcome Back Day
August 20th- Site meeting day
August 21st- First Day of school
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Technology Integration Training Opportunities
2018-2019 Grading Period Calendars
3/8 Last Day of Second Trimester (Elementary)
3/12 Science Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Portola High School
3/13 Board Meeting, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., IVES
3/14 PCTA, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., District Office Conference Room
3/19 Instructional Leadership Team, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Quincy High School, Room 26
3/20 Social Science Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Quincy High School, Room 26
3/21-22 ELA Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Quincy High School, Room 26
3/26 Electives Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Quincy High School, Room 26
3/27 Math Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Quincy High School, Room 26
3/29 Last Day of Third Quarter (Secondary)
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