Leading the Way

Region 6 Leadership Update

September 3, 2020

There will be a day when we look back and say "remember when." Remember when we had to not only "reset and restart" the school year we also had to "reinvent" what school looked like while trying to serve all of our students and staff. School leadership is a demanding job without the pandemic, and it sometimes seems nearly impossible, and yet knowing that YOU still show up every day and provide the very best to our students and staff. Our professional is truly like no other.


Many updates and professional development opportunities. Please share out with your staff.

TEA Updates


Texas Home Learning (THL 3.0)

  • THL FAQ
  • Upcoming Webinars:

    9/9 Adopting and Getting Started with

    6-12 Math @ 1:00pm

    9/10 Science Materials Overview @ 1:00pm

    9/11 RLA Materials Overview @ 1:00pm

  • Materials will be rolled out into the spring of 2021.

  • To View Materials or Get Started with K-5 and/or 6-12 Math Materials:

    Go to texashomelearning.org > scroll to and click on Instructional Materials

    For the K-5 Materials: For the 6-12 Materials:

Asynchronous Planning

Updates:
    • Approvals: 103

    • Not Approved: 10

Attendance & Enrollment FAQ
  • Common question: . How can we be funded under asynchronous instruction for students who do not have Internet access at home? Remote instruction for students without internet or computer access at home can be provided via an approved asynchronous plan. To be approved, the plan will need to include descriptions around the same requirements for asynchronous instruction for students that have internet and computer access and those who do not.

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LEADERSHIP

TTESS/TPESS Updates

Campuses Rated Comprehensive or Comprehensive Progress--

2020-2021 Title I, 1003 School Improvement Grant

Save the date for a webinar on how to complete the SI grant application and how to link funding to the Targeted Improvement Plan. Intended audience include the DCSI and any staff member(s) responsible for completing the grant application. The application is scheduled to open on September 8.


September 8, 2020 at 10:30

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91335015746

LEARNING

Curriculum Management

TEKS Resource System

Gap Tools are available

A recording of the Gap Tool Implementation training

can be found on the web page listed below.

Resources will be released for each unit


Implementing TEKS Resource System

Update your user list


Navigation Training

A recording of this session can be found on

the following web page.

esc6.net/curriculummanagement

Educator Collaboratives

Fall 2020

Register today!

  • Mini Series

  • Individual Courses

  • Self paced courses

  • Book Study

ACCOUNTABILITY

UPDATES:

  1. For 2020 state academic accountability, all districts and campuses will receive a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster. However, districts and campuses shall continue to implement previously ordered sanctions and interventions.
  2. A campus may have its 2020–21 label updated from Comprehensive Reidentified to Comprehensive Progress based on revised exit criteria.
  3. Any campus that was identified as TSI or ATS in 2019 solely on the performance of its All Students group has been removed from those lists.
  4. Superintendents with a district or campus identified for interventions must select and enter contact information for their DCSI in the contacts tab in ISAM by August 31, 2020.
  5. Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 emergency, LEAs will have the option to follow standard submission structure or delay initial submissions for the current year


The lists of campuses identified for CSI, TSI or ATS for 2020-21 are posted on TEA’s website at: TEA 2020 Accountability

Based on the changes in methodology for identifying campuses for school improvement a total of 558 fewer campuses are identified for school improvement in 2020-21 than were identified for 2019-20, as summarized in the following table:


Assessment:

Follow the link for updated information: STAAR Interim Assessments

STAAR Interim Assessments FAQ (PDF posted 08/07/20)

Assessment

  • Calendar of Events - NOW AVAILABLE!!

  • Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements: Please note, not ALL SSI requirements have been waived.

    • There are only two pieces that are being waived this year:

      • Promotion/retention determination and

      • Three administrations

    • SSI requirements that still need to be met are:

      • End-of-year notice if districts received waiver for delay from 2019–20

      • Beginning-of-year notice (now available online)

      • 10-day reporting of students’ results

      • Accelerated instruction

  • ESC 6 DTC Training - COMING SOON!!

  • TFAR - Texas Formative Assessment Resource

  • Assessment Webinars @ www.texasassessment.gov

Special Programs

  • English Learner programs - to think about right now

    • Everyone received LPAC training updates

    • Ensure EOY LPACs completed and testing of any students to potentially reclassify

    • Ensure all new students are identified - 4 weeks calendar weeks

    • PEIMS coding procedures in place to be clean

    • Check on services within your instructional delivery system - to make sure they’re happening

    • Gather teacher needs for training and tell Sandy Garcia!! :)

  • Bilingual ESL TEA Resources

  • New Strong Start 2020-2021 English Learner Program Implementation Guidance

  • New specialist, Itzil Welch

  • G/T 30 hour going on

    • SAVE THE DATE - October 27, 2020 - G/T Administrator Update - online only

  • CN - summer feeding can go through Dec. - need new application and be sure your staff receive TDA guidance for documentation

    • If you do not use a F&R lunch form - you need another method to determine income status for PEIMS reporting of low income students!

2020-2021 Leadership Opportunities:

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Professional Development Opportunities