Weekly Updates

Monday, 1/11/2016

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Staff Meeting TOMORROW!

We look forward to seeing you at our Staff Meeting @ 9AM on the 12th!
Link: http://tinyurl.com/isca-staff-room

Attendance & FAST Referrals

We MUST be doing everything we can to ensure the success of our students. Please make sure you are reaching out to students who are missing days - your attempts should be obvious in your PW logs.


BE SURE THAT YOU ARE REFERRING STUDENTS TO FAST!! The FAST team is here to help you support your students, but they cannot do so without YOUR referrals. If you have any questions regarding referral, please don't hesitate to ask any FAST team member or your HLT!

Q2 Work Records

It is essential that you are working on collecting and recording work samples for Q2! As you are aware, the directions have changed a bit for this quarter, to make the process simpler for teachers! Just like last quarter, you'll collect the samples on your computer and use your roster to keep track. What's new this quarter is that you will also include the grade information and professional comment for each sample on your roster, so that when you run the merge, ALL of those fields will populate for you on the cover sheets!


Continue to work on these, and feel free to ask your HLT any questions you might have!

Finishing Strong in Q2

The end of Quarter 2 is just around the corner, so please focus on getting students to finish strong in their content classes. Call, email, kmail, text to encourage students to keep going and provide action plans.


It is critical that gradebooks and grading is current and correct, especially at this point in the quarter!


Below you will find an email/kmail template to inform LC's that grades are updated (Thank you for sharing, Steve!) If any of you have templates you would like to share with the team, please feel free to email them to your HLT. We love to share!


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Hi Learning Coaches!

I am just sending you this message to let you know that your student’s grade book is fully current in my class and this would be a great time for you to check on their progress. I have already added tutoring to each and every one of your student’s Class Connect schedules for tomorrow (Friday, January 8th) and I would ask you to encourage them to attend if they have anything short of a 100% in my class. For PE, 100% should be the goal because fitness is all about routines and frankly, it is extremely attainable. Additionally, with regards to lifetime fitness, routines are key. Please KMail me with any questions that you have. I’d love to help out!


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BTSP and i-Ready

Please ensure you continue to work diligently in helping your students/families complete the BTSP and i-Ready initial diagnostic assessments. Many of you committed to an action plan last week and have experienced amazing progress based on those efforts!

THANK YOU to those who have reached out to their families! Please reach out to the few remaining families that need an extra push so we can see more of you reach the 100% completion club!

Homeroom Cancellation, 1/25

To give you and your students more time to work on wrapping up the quarter, please go ahead and cancel your homeroom sessions on January 25th.

Professional Development Survey

If you have not already done so, please use the link below to complete a brief survey on professional development. We appreciate your honest feedback!

Link: http://goo.gl/forms/pkDd6I8nva

Q3 Course Set Up

You should be working on your Quarter 3 courses at this point, so please continue to use the attached Course Setup Checklist with our suggested timeline to ensure that all basic elements of your course are ready to go for the start of Quarter 3. Remember that detailed instructions for ALL steps can be found on the Insight NOHS Master Document (link here).


Some SUPER IMPORTANT extra notes:

- On the checklist, you will find that you must submit a Q3 Assignment List. Your list MUST mirror the format in the example list attached to this email. If you have questions, please send yours to me for approval well before the deadline

- A new live session schedule for quarter 3 is now located on the HAT, so please sign up at your earliest convenience!

- For anything that you have set up in a current course that you wish to copy over to your next course, I have attached a job aid on using the LOR (Learning Object Repository)

k12 Content Troubleshooting

In a few rare cases, teachers have discovered a small amount of content missing from NOHS classes. Should you run in to this issue, please report any issues of missing content by submitting a ticket with course offering code or course offering ID to:

http://k12academicservicessupport.com .

K12 Training links

Attached are two documents with K12 training links. If you have yet to complete these we hope you find the training links helpful in locating the correct training on the k12 site.

Attachments included:
1. K12Training Links to VNTT (NEW Staff)
2. K12Training Links to VRTT (Returning Teachers)

Testing Window and RTO DATES

The testing window for this school year will be April 27th -May 31st. Based on these dates, the following documents the updated time off restrictions for the remainder of the year.

End of Quarter:
No consecutive days off January 26th – February 5th
No consecutive days off April 13th – April 20th

Testing:

No consecutive days off week prior to testing window open
No days off weeks of testing (April 27th-May 31st )
No consecutive days off week following testing window close

End of Year:
No consecutive days off June 17th – June 24th

Troubleshooting


When experiencing issues within one of the Internet Browsers remember to always try the following before opening up a ticket.

· Clear your Cache

· Clear your Cookies

· Try another Browser


Note: Google Chrome does not support the most current versions of JAVA. If you are noticing you are not able to view items as before, please switch to a different browser. We have been seeing issues with viewing content in your courses within the NOHS in Google Chrome. It appears to be working fine in both IE & FireFox

Due Dates and Reminders

Jan. 12th: LP-4 Ends; (12/2/2015-1/12/2016)

Jan. 13th: LP-5 Begins (1/13/2016-2/18/2016)

Jan. 18th: Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

Jan. 27th: Last Day of Q2

Jan. 28th - Feb. 3rd: Teacher Work Days (no students)

Jan. 29th: Quarter 2 Gradebooks Due

Jan. 29th: Email Employee Attendance Card

Feb. 4th: Q3 Begins

Feb. 5th: Quarter 2 Work Records Due. Mail to HLT Today!

Feb. 18th: LP6 Begins (2/19/2016-3/17/2016)

Feb. 18th: Q3-C1 BTSP & i-Ready Due (New Students Only)

Feb. 22nd: Q3-C2 TSPs Due

Feb. 22nd: Email Employee Attendance Card

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