for the Week of Dec 17 Plus
Reminders from the Principal
Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due. The next set of lesson plans is due Jan 4. With this set we will be looking more at Formative Assessment.
The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later. It is imperative that these contacts are made prior to the end of the Nine Weeks. we cannot have any surprises. All students who are failing your class must be contacted before the end of the semester.
All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports and two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home.
I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave for school related business (teachers must sign out in Mr. Anders' Office and classified must clock out as well), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.
Due to continued complaints from the lunchroom staff, beginning Monday, Oct 15, the round teacher tables will no longer be available in the lunchroom and all teachers will be required to sit with their students during lunch. Lunch is not duty free. All teachers are responsible for the students they take to lunch whether the students are in the hall on the way to lunch, in the line to get their food, at the lunch table, taking their trash to the garbage and in the hall on the way back to lunch. Supervision of students assigned to the teacher is one of the primary professional responsibilities of the teacher.
Important Reminders for the Week of Dec 17 Plus
Dec 17 -18 - 1st Semester Diagnostics Continue - 1st Semester Diagnostic Schedule
Dec 17 & 18 - We will call classes to lunch
Dec 17 - Timecards must be approved by 3 PM
Dec 18 - NO FACULTY MEETINGS
Dec 18 - Last day for students before the break
Dec 18 - HMS Basketball @ PG
Dec 19 - Teacher Work Day - PTA Sponsored Lunch around 11 AM
Dec 19 - Approve Timecards before leaving for the break
Dec 20-Jan 2 - Mid-Year Holidays
Jan 3 - School PD Day
Jan 4 - District PD Day
Jan 4 - Lessons Plans due by 3 PM in the Google Classroom
Jan 7 - Students return
Jan 7 - Grades due by Noon
Jan 8 - NO FACULTY MEETINGS
Jan 8 - MEDC in the conference room
Jan 8 - Grade Verification Sheets due by 3 PM
Jan 8 - HMS Basketball @ Bessemer City
Jan 9 - Report cards sent home with students
Jan 10 - Miss HMS Tickets on sale @ 6 PM in the main office
Jan 10 - HMS Basketball vs Minor @ HMS
Jan 11 - Grades due by 3 PM