The HRS Leader

Region 9 High Reliability Schools-May 2020

End-of-the-Year Information

This may be the weirdest end to a school year most of us have ever seen. Please know that we are still here and are willing to offer our support in any way we can. As the year winds down and you begin looking ahead to summer and next year, we want to keep you updated as much as possible. Take a look below for the information you will need regarding High Reliability Schools at Region 9.

Summer Professional Development

Due to the uncertainty of our current situation, Region 9 staff has been hard at work adjusting and modifying summer professional development to meet the needs of teachers, administrators and staff during this time. Most face-to-face sessions in June (and many in July) have been rescheduled or adapted to a digital format of some kind.


The HRS Team has updated our summer PD list to reflect the changes made. Click on the picture below for the full document.

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Suggestions for Summer PD

While we feel we have an adequate list of trainings for this summer, we know that your needs as a campus or district are constantly changing. We want to help meet those needs. Please fill out the form below to give us any ideas you have regarding additional trainings you would like to see offered, and we will do our best to make them happen.
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2020-21 Schedule of Training

Please click on the graphic below to access the schedule of trainings for the 2020-21 school year for Cohort 5 and our new Cohort 6.


Remember that schools in Cohorts 1-4 may attend trainings on an as-needed basis. Please register ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly. This is a great way to stay on top of all things HRS.


NASOT Online Summer Academy

One of the things you'll notice on the schedule is an online NASOT Academy this summer. Schools in Cohorts 1-5 are welcome to utilize this training. The training will take place through Canvas.

2020-21 District Calendars

Please send us a PDF of your district calendar when it is available. This helps us plan around any potential conflicting dates. Please know that our contract with Marzano for the above dates has already been set.


Send district calendars to christy.johnson@esc9.net.

2020-21 Certification Information

If you are interested in certifying in any HRS level during the fall of 2020, it is important to let one of us know. The best way to inform us about your interest is to complete and submit the certification application as soon as possible. The application for certification can be found here but also on our website at bit.ly/R9HRS.


We had originally requested this information by May 1, but due to the current situation, we are asking you to submit this as soon as you can so that we can prepare contracts with Marzano Resources. Please be aware that there may be some changes in the way certification takes place, and we will let you know as soon as we know more.


As you considering the possibility to pursue certification, please keep the following critical commitments in mind:


Level 1 - Safety procedures, protocols, and PLCs are alive and well (while the work of PLCs is never complete, PLCs should be organized and meeting regularly about those PLC topics before pursuing certification in this level).

Level 2- There is a school-wide model of instruction, teachers are setting goals and participating in instructional rounds.

Level 3- Your campus practices include a curriculum based and data-driven instruction, a vocabulary framework, and work on proficiency scales/TEKS breakdowns.

Resource: R9 HRS Website

If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at our new website! You can find it at www.sites.google.com/esc9.net/hrs. The link below will give you a tour of what you can find on our website. It is definitely a work in progress, but it is one we hope will help you on your HRS journey.