April 23-27, 2018
Please allow a moment of gratitude and a love-fest for one specific person. Bret has added immeasurable value to the elementary division. He has served as your day-to-day go-to person, and done so with the highest integrity and service. While his leadership change will be a loss for the elementary division, he will have a greater impact on our system, and our elementary division will be the better for it. He makes me a better leader and person, and I look forward to continuing working alongside him. Congrats on the new role Bret!
It's the last full week of April! How it goes is completely up to you!
Making daily decisions from a place of intellectual humbleness is a great operating principle for life and work. Be humble.
We canceled Delta team this week.
Performance Analytics provided us this spreadsheet which highlights the three year trend (2015-2017) for K-5 attendance and shows schools who held steady at the max 10 points possible. If you need ideas on how you could use this data with your staff to create a sense of urgency about attendance, let me know.
As a reminder, the priority metrics we hope to embed in the daily work of our schools includes the following list. I encourage you to begin thinking how you can create a sense of urgency around each metric:
· Student Achievement Data
· School Climate & Learning Culture Data
· Student & Staff Attendance
· Graduation Rates
· Learning Experiences & Extracurricular Data
· Discipline and Referral Rates
· Safety Drill Data
It's that time!
Please review and approve asap. Thank you-
Every Learner. Every Day.
Relationship and Rigor are just as important on Day 151 as it is on Day 1.
and the sound of kiddos voice is wonderful
Tip of the Week
SPLS must be visible to students, team members, and leaders. What evidence of learning might you celebrate this year? As you think toward next year, what would you like students to be able to notice after each of their teachers’ learning opportunities?
Watch for an email from Panorama to see your site’s Needs Assessment results if you would like to preview before your SPLS Work Day. We look forward to seeing you soon!
"we should always look at new and better ways of doing things in the environment, talent development, and the learner experience"
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As part of the Engaging, Relevant and Personalized feedback loop, the school district partnered with Panorama, an analytics organization that will help us learn more about our school culture and climate. Beginning April 2, 2018, all certified teachers and all students grades 3-12 are asked to participate in a brief electronic survey. The surveys should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Students and parents are also given the opportunity to complete a survey through link email to you. Our goal is 100% participation in your building for teachers and students. The survey will be open from now through April 27, 2018.
District Testing Information
MAP Testing Window – April 23 through May 11
EOC Testing Window – April 24 through May 2
EOY i-Ready Window – Open now and runs through May 22
Advanced Placement Window – May 7 through May 18
Here is a link to a Google Document that includes all the latest news, updates and testing tips for district MAP testing. Information from the AAA department, DESE and DRC will be posted here for you to reference. If you have any questions, please contact the AAA department at 523-0014.
The week of April 20,2018, be looking for a new, live version of your Power BI dashboard! The SPS Analytics team has reconfigured the dashboard and the report stack to align with the needs of the SPLS SAP plan! As mentioned, it will be live and functional this coming week; therefore, there is a training video available on the AAA Canvas page (Training Materials > Protocols) to give you a tour! Look for the video and its accompanying handouts to introduce yourself to the new environment.
As always, please leave us feedback! We love to hear from you J