Weekly Updates

Monday, 10/19/15

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Happy Monday!!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Here are some reminders and updates for the week:

Quarter 2 Course Setup

You have the green light to begin setting up your course(s) for Q2!! Please note the suggested schedule attached. This schedule is based on the Insight NOHS Master Doc of your setup tasks with the hopes of helping you pace the transition.

Homeroom Attendance

Make a goal to check on your homeroom students' attendance TODAY!! We have many, many students whose attendance in LP2 has been very spotty. We need to find out what is going on with these students, so that we can troubleshoot any NOHS issues. We also need to stress the importance of visiting content class pages every day, not just logging into the NOHS homepage (this does not count toward system time!). Your HLT will be following up with you this week on specific students missing five or more days this learning period.

Content Classes

Remember to continue reaching out to your content kids this week!! As we begin to wind this quarter down, we need to be mindful of where our kids are. Here are some ideas for reaching out:

- Calling/mass emailing your students by grade band (start this week with 0-20%, for example)

- Kmailing/emailing missing assignment reminders (can be done en masse if you view your gradebook by assignment, then sort by grade)

- Begin offering incentives (attendance at tutoring = points toward the assignment, for example)

- Creating generic Back on Track/Catch Up plans and sending them to kids missing the same assignments

Department Meeting Tomorrow (10/20/15)!

Tomorrow's Department Meeting will be combined and in the Staff Room at 9am. Staff Room link: http://tinyurl.com/isca-staff-room

Mandatory NPD Tomorrow!

Just a reminder about tomorrow's mandatory NPD at 11am, entitled "Best Practices for K12." Please log into the k12 training site and search this title. Make sure that you have enrolled in this training by the end of the day!

Strong Start Items

Please remember to get all of your new Quarter 2 students off to a Strong Start! All new students should have the following:

  • Welcome Call (documented as Welcome Note)
  • Initial k-mail
  • ISMA

Cohort 2 ILPs

Just a friendly reminder that initial ILPs for all Cohort 2 students are due by 10/26. See below for documentation tips.


For the ILP to process correctly, you must do TWO things after your conversation:

1. Create a note using the current quarter’s ILP TEMPLATE, and ATTACH THE PDF of the ILP (required EVERY quarter)

a. Enter your notes from the phone call in the body of the message

2. Kmail the ILP to the student using the SAME ILP TEMPLATE (attach PDF), and select “File this K-mail as a Note” (ONLY necessary Quarter 1 [or student’s first quarter with us] and Quarter 4)

a. Enter a “Thanks for speaking with me” message in the body of the kmail

Intervention Program

Thank you to those who have completed the intervention program training and let me know! If you have not yet watched all three trainings, please do so as soon as possible:

https://sharepoint.k12west.com/sites/CMS/Special_Programs/Intervention/Intervention%20Manual/Intervention%20Program%20Teacher%20Training%20-%20HS.aspx

Volunteers Needed!!

Test Site Coordinators

Insight is in need of additional Test Site Coordinators. Our team is required to provide one TSC volunteer who will work with a collective team to ensure our testing sites are organized and ready for our students to test. Responsibilities will be shared within the team of TSCs. Responsibilities will include tasks such as making phone calls, locating test sites, etc. If you would be willing to volunteer as a TSC please notify your HLT immediately. We would greatly appreciate your willingness.


School Site Council

Our amazing Director is looking for volunteers to serve on our school site councils.

The commitment to School Site Council is minimal – 2 hours for the entire school year! 1 time in November and then 1 time in March/April time frame.

If you are willing to volunteer, please fill out the nomination form below.

Due Dates and Reminders

Oct. 26th: C2 ILPs Due

Nov. 2nd: No Live Sessions this week to prepare for Quarter changes

Nov. 4th: End of Quarter 1

Nov. 5th: Quarter 2 Begins!

Nov. 5th -10th : Quarter 2 Strong Start Onboarding Begins

Nov. 13th: quarter 1 Work Records due to HLT