Weekly Updates

Tuesday, 1/19/2016

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Content Logins (D2L) Report

Remember to use the Content Logins Report (coming to you every Monday now) to track your content kids' login activity. In the last week alone, we saw an increase in content logins by nearly 4%!! Imagine what we can do this week!!

Q2 Ends Next Week!!

Time to push hard on students to finish the quarter strong! Call, email, kmail, text to encourage students to keep going and provide action plans. Ensure that your gradebooks are up-to-date and accurate - this is extremely crucial at this point. If you are in need of ideas for helping students be successful at this point, reference the "Increasing Pass Rates" emails last week from your HLT for ideas shared by other teachers.

Catch-up Plan Folder

Don't forget that a new folder has been created in Sharepoint for content teachers to share their catch-up plans with homeroom teachers as they help students to finish the quarter strong. Several teachers have already uploaded theirs, so check it out!!

Breadcrumbs: SharePoint California Managed Schools > Teams > IS-CALA > Shared Documents > Content Resources > 15-16 Quarter 2 Catch Up Plans

In-Person PD Survey

If you haven't already, please fill out the survey for our in-person professional development occurring March 8-9 at the Simi Valley office:



If have yet to do so, please ensure to submit the Pre-DDI responses to your HLT at least 24 hours BEFORE your scheduled DDI conference. A very big THANK YOU to those who have already submitted these items.

Reference the Pre-DDI Conference emailed out on 1/11/2016

Q2 Work Records

DUE TO HLT On Feb. 5th

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!


The coversheets are loaded in SharePoint for you this quarter - https://sharepoint.k12west.com/sites/CMS/teams/IS-CALA/Teacher%20Manual%20Document%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2fsites%2fCMS%2fteams%2fIS%2dCALA%2fTeacher%20Manual%20Document%20Library%2fContent%20Responsibilities%2fWork%20Record%20Cover%20Sheets%2fSY%2015%2d16%2fQuarter%202&FolderCTID=&View=%7bF9402A6A%2dC9A3%2d4543%2d87E5%2d6EF6B3BD8333%7d

Work Record Roster -


Please pay careful attention to the Work Record Check list, as the “CHECK LIST” needs to be printed and included when mailing your HLT the work records (for Non-Virtual WR teachers only)


  • How to print a CGA work sample
  • Work Record Check list

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

Quarter 3 Welcome Calls and ISMAs

Our FAST team will be handling all welcome calls, call notes in TV, and sending out the initial ISMA! THANK YOU FAST TEAM!!

  • Once FAST has made contact with the student and the initial ISMA is collected, Teachers will receive an email from the FAST team giving the green light to introduce yourself and begin working with the student.

  • Once teachers receive the green light, ensure to call the student and document your welcome call in PATHWAYS. You will use the WELCOME CALL under the area of subject/focus. These calls should be done within 24 hours of receiving the green light email from the FAST Team.

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 .

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


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


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. 22nd: Quarter 3 hangouts Due

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: Teacher Self Evaluations DUE

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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