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December 11, 2015

DECEMBER FACULTY MEETING

We will have a brief faculty meeting on Tuesday, December 15 beginning promptly at 8 AM.

Because we are trying to push the start time back, we will need everyone ready to start on time!!


Please plan accordingly.

NEW BUILDING ENTRY/EXIT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

As we transition into having students in the new building, please follow the "traffic" patterns noted below when entering and exiting the NEW building.


Our hope in doing this is to minimize traffic jams and reduce traffic flow on each of the hallways that will be a point of access - ie. not everyone entering and exiting on one hall all the time.


  • ENTER BUILDING via Kindergarten Hallway (Frady, Brown, Mayhan, Webb)
  • EXIT BUILDING via PreK/SpED Hallway (Dierdorff, Deganian, Young, OT)

POTENTIAL CYBER LEARNING DAYS PREPARATION

  • Although no decisions have been made as yet as to whether we would use online learning for a Snow Day, as we move into the time period for potential school closings due to inclement weather, we should prepare for the possibility that a fourth or subsequent day of school closure may be declared a Cyber Learning Day, with school and learning continuing that day through our digital resources.
  • A "Cyber Learning Day Information" course page has been launched in eCLASS C&I and is now available for all teachers and administrators.

MATH INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES ON MOCC

  • The Math program office is collaboratively working with teacher teams to revise K-5 common assessments to ensure an appropriate level of rigor and alignment with Milestones expectations for student performance based on the performance level descriptors of achievement.
  • Current common assessments will be removed from the MOCC January 1, 2016 and revised common assessments will be posted as development is completed.

COMMUNIQUÉ

  • The latest posts to the online Communiqué include features on an award-winning team and their show-ready car, a very big check, a quick-thinking crossing guard, visiting "principals," and a special way to honor education "heroes," plus calendar updates and Bulletin Board items on National Special Education Day, an opportunity to speak up about technology, and the latest episode of In5ive.
  • Coming up, watch for news on a unique career exploration event, a salute to firefighters, and a trip back to the 18th century for Colonial Day.
  • http://gcps-communique.com/

DECEMBER 2015 CALENDAR

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DECEMBER STAFF BIRTHDAYS

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