SLP Superintendent's Newsletter
Week of March 4, 2019
SUPERINTENDENT PATRICK JENKINS
Vision Statement: The St. Landry Parish School Board will promote excellence in education for all citizens.
Mission Statement: The mission of the St. Landry Parish School Board is to ensure high-quality instruction while working collaboratively with families and communities to maximize every student's potential.
- The Last Quarter! – WE are closing the 3rd quarter and getting ready to enter into the last quarter of the game (school year). Are you ready to take the last shot?! What an exciting time of year! As we start the last quarter of the school year and look to renew students and personal expectations, I would like to reflect upon the opening of the school year. I chose the theme for the year to be “Excellence in education for every student, every day”. Have you ever wondered why I chose such a theme, considering we had the most academic growth in the state last year? I chose it because we should only reflect and continue to grow from our past successes; not dwell in them, but look to the future. Our students and our life, for that matter, will follow our expectations. If you raise your level of expectancy, you will expand your vision and increase your level of success. It’s important as testing sneaks upon us, that we program our minds and our students’ minds for success every day. Each day choose to live with an attitude that expects great things to happen to you. Become What YOU Believe!
- Breakthrough! – A breakthrough is a positive thunderbolt. It enables you to grasp and realize our mission as defined and enables you to fulfill the most important performance goals. Sometimes when you need to inspire your students, all you have to do is pay attention! They will give the insight of how to inspire them.
- Before testing begins, consider having your parents and/or teacher write an encouraging letter or notes to their homeroom students to do their best on the test. This will do wonders! Besides, they don't receive real letters any more. Just emails!!
- Re-Focus - It’s never too late and is critically important that you re-establish your routines and procedures as well as your expectations for the remainder of the year! The results that our students produce this semester will reflect how well we began and closed the school year. Don’t miss out on the victory because of a lack of preparation at the end of the game.
- Three Es– Stay Focused, Motivated, and of good courage…remember the three Es (Expectations, Enthusiasm, and Energy) they will get you to the finish line and beyond!
SLTs and PGPs - Don't forget to have your staff compile all data needed to properly assess their staffs SLTs. The earlier the better.
FASFA Parent Workshop
LSUE is hosting free FAFSA Parent workshop. If you would like assistance completing your FAFSA application, please attend one of our FAFSA Parent meetings (open to all high school students) and our Financial Aid staff will walk you through the application step by step.
We will be offering two workshops for you to choose from:
· March 27th at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201
· April 3rd at 5:30 pm in the Community Education Building Room 201
Please bring the following materials with you to the meeting:
1. FSA ID (create one for the student and one for a parent - https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) – KEEP A COPY IN A VERY SAFE PLACE SINCE YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR MANY YEARS
2. 2017 tax returns
3. 2017 W2’s (for everyone in family)
4. Driver’s licenses
5. Social security numbers for all family members
6. If you own a business, you will also need the tax returns for your business
To sign up for one of the above workshops, please click on the registration link below:
I sent information regarding the flu on February 9, 2019, to all the principals, nurses, and school board administration. You will find that this information will be useful to your staff and parents as well as to your students. Please see below. I have been in touch with the Epidemiologist at the Regional IV Office of public health.
Recommendations are as follow:
- Good hand washing skills (using soap and water not hand sanitizer constantly)
- Cough in your sleeve
- Throw tissue in waste basket after using it to blow you nose and wash your hands
- If a student or staff member, has the fever (101) they are to stay home until fever free without the use of any fever reducing medications.
- If a student or staff member is positive for the flu, they must stay out according to the recommending days the doctor wants them stay out and of course fever free….
- Teachers, janitors, and staff members should wipe the desk tops, door handles,
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often
Follow your school’s standard procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Typically, this means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys. Some schools may also require daily disinfecting these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms. (CDC, 2018)
Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at you school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.
Effective leaders support everyone in a school to be more effective. They are experts in sound pedagogy, spend a significant amount of time in classrooms and give feedback that is meaningful, authentic and kind.
New: Nomination Forms Available for 2019-2020 Louisiana Principal Fellowship
2019 Teacher Leader Summit
January - March Early Bird Registration ($35 per day, $80 for three days)
April - June 14 Regular Registration ($45 per day, $100 for three days)
Late April Session List and Mobile App Available June 26 - 28
On-site Registration ($60 per day)
Please note: All registration fee must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. Seats will not be held for pending payments.
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM - ANGELA CASSIMERE
Louisiana Principal Fellowship/NISL Nomination Forms Available
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - TRESSA MILLER
1. Fixed Assets- revisit the process in the FAS manual for stolen items (Pages 4-6) and complete/submit the necessary forms in a timely manner.
2. Monthly Bookkeeping Reports – should be reviewed by principals monthly, approved and submitted to Angie Marks monthly.
3. EPES access- Principals and bookkeepers have separate logins to EPES. Please email Angie Marks for help logging into your Principal account if you have not already done so.
4. Our annual audit is complete. Thanks to those who provided information to the auditors. Our major finding related to schools results from inadequate supporting documentation. Please make sure we have approved invoices to support checks written and deposit slips, receipts and collection logs to support deposits.
5. W-2s are available on the employee portal.
6. 1095s will be available on the employee portal on 3/4/19, same as last year.
DIRECTOR OF PREK PROGRAMS/HEAD START - JUNE INHERN
SUPERVISOR OF STEAM - THERESE ELLENDER, Ed.D.
New: Jump Start 2,0 Blueprint and Feedback Survey Released
New: Updated U.S. History Practice Test Answer Key with Annotated Student Responses
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - CLAUDIA BLANCHARD
SUPERVISOR OF CHILD WELFARE AND ATTENDANCE JEROME ROBINSON
New: 2018-2019 Workforce Reporting:
02 SCHOOL RELATED BUSINESS
03 PERSONAL/SICK/EMERGENCY LEAVE
04 EXTENDED MEDICAL LEAVE
05 ANNUAL/VACATION LEAVE
06 EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
SUPERVISOR OF PERSONNEL - MATTHEW SCRUGGINS
New: 2017-2018 Compass Evaluation Results
SUPERVISOR OF SECONDARY ED - SPENCER ARNAUD
New: 2019 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl Registration
● There is no registration fee for the event, but teams will be selected on a first come, first served basis.
● The top four teams will receive cash prizes.
● First place winners will be invited on an all-expenses paid trip to compete for the national title in Washington D.C.
Please view the Science Bowl Guide on the USDOE’s website for more information.
SUPERVISOR OF INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL CHOICE, & SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT- TRINA PRESTON
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR/WEBMASTER TRICIA FONTENOT
Support Person of the Year
BRENT BOUDREAUX - SAFETY
Facility Safety Audit Sign Up
Please click on “Fill Out Form” and complete a brief survey and make sure you click the link to the calendar to secure your appointment. Please keep in mind that you can change the weekly view in the calendar by clicking on the blue arrows in the upper left corner.
Thank you for creating an appointment and taking a brief survey.
Please take a moment and answer a few questions. There are links to choose an appointment time throughout the survey. At the end of the survey you will receive a list of audit objectives. You can also choose any area of concern. SIGN UP!
ALVADO WILLIS - IEP FACILITATOR
Sylvia Brown - Lead Nurse/Head Start Health Manager
Please find information about the Flu on the School Health Service web-page on the school board website to give out the parents to decrease the potential spread of the flu at your school if an outbreak is occurring at your school. I have attached the web-page for your convenience.
Sylvia Guidry-Brown, MSN, RN, CSN
Pupil Appraisal Nurse
Head Start Health Manager
Important information that will take effect for the school year 2019-2018 regarding the 16 yrs. old (any grade) and/ 11 grade. Please note that 11 yr. olds (any grade) and/or 6th grade are required to have the first dose of the meningococcal that is mandated for the public school setting as well.
Please see attachment
HELEN ROBINSON - SUPERVISOR OF CHILD NUTRITION
National School Lunch Week - March 4th - 8th
TITLE I PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR PAT MASON-GUILLORY
The time of year is approaching when we spotlight the outstanding
“Students of the Year” at grade levels 5th, 8th and 12th.
Superintendent Patrick D. Jenkins would like for us to include the Pre-k to 4th schools in this year’s “Shining Stars” celebration.
Please select a student to represent your school as the Student of the Year as soon as possible.
I will schedule a day for the students to photo/video with Mrs. Tricia Fontenot, Technology Facilitator, once all names have been submitted.
Thank you so much for all you do!
DIRECTOR OF TITLE 1 - SCOTT CHAMPAGNE
PERSONNEL FACILITATOR - GLORIA MALBROUGH
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - JOSEPH CASSIMERE
SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY ED – SCOTT MOREAU
PBIS/504 FACILITATOR- TONIA EAGLIN
Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations
Section 504 IAP’s/ Accommodations should have been verified and checked for accuracy as it relates to the upcoming Statewide Assessment (LEAP 2025) for the 2018-2019 school year.
1. All amendments or updates must be turned in.
2. All accommodations and updates dates should have been amended in JCampus
3. Data Validation Forms should have been completed and turned in to me. (Include all students in the school)
This also includes LEAP 2025 / EOC for High Schools as well.
Please complete all of the above to ensure that students with 504 accommodations are afforded the opportunity to equal access during the administration of LEAP 2025
February PBIS Schools of the Month
Children flourish when provided the conditions to grow into curious, articulate, creative, passionate, and critically-thinking adults.
You've done THAT!!!!
Congratulations Central Middle School and Eunice High School for being named the PBIS February 2019 Schools of the Month.