Leading the Way

Region 6 Leadership Update

March 2021

Productive Tips:

  • Stop looking at emails first thing...look at your calendar and lists first and let that drive your day vs. letting your emails distract and disrupt your schedule from the start.
  • Stop planning to do 10 things or more per day...plan to complete 3 key things per day...if you have leftover time, great, but stick to 3 to begin with.
  • Stop saying yes to everything...tactfully say no or renegotiate commitments.
  • Stop working while you process emails and processing emails while you work...work in 1 of 3 modes at a time: Email mode, Calendar/List mode, or Surprise mode.

"Life is unlikely to slow down any time soon. Follow these four tips to reclaim your time, attention, and energy. Stress-free productivity is possible, but only if you control your incoming requests and existing projects rather than letting them control you."


TEA Winter Storm Uri Update

○ Waivers - page 1

  • Item #1 - Missed School Day (school closed) waiver vs “Other” waiver (fully remote)
  • Item #7 - Due to extensive damage, …what are my options?

○ Financial Assistance - page 4

○ SNAP Benefits - page 6, item #13

  • Squaremeals.org/severewinterstorm

○ Mental Health Resources - page 7, item #14

  • Texas Project Restore
  • Training available to access

Student Assessment update

  • Updated 2020-2021 English Learner Reclassification Criteria and Guidance (PDF)
  • May 28, 2021 - extended administration window

TTESS Waiver: SY 20-21 Guidance on Educator Evaluation and Non-Renewal


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ESC 6 - TRS Resources and Activities Collection Update

AVAILABLE NOW! The Resources and Activities Collection of TEKS Resource System is accessible exclusively through education service centers (ESCs). These resources are intended to support the TEKS Resource System curricular content, can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous environments and are password protected.

If you are a TEKS Resource System subscriber and would like more information, contact Jill Rouse at rouse@esc6.net.

Curriculum Management

TEKS Resource System Gap Tools are available! A recording of the Gap Tool Implementation training can be found on the web page listed below.

In addition, a TRS Navigation Training was developed.

A recording of this session can be found on the following web page.



Updates on planning support coming soon!
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Click here to access the latest information about CRIMSI

R6 District Interest Inventory Survey

Please let us know what your level of interest is in regards to THL's CRIMSI Pilots and Instructional Materials


This is a great opportunity for new and experienced teachers! Call Jada Mullins about how this opportunity can meet your needs currently AND as you prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. When you purchase an access code, it is valid until August, 2021.
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We have rescheduled the second ESC 6 Teacher Incentive Allotment Regional Networking Meeting for Wednesday, March 10th at 1:00 PM (flier attached). Please register for the event at the following link: #438630 ESC 6 TIA Networking Meeting and be sure to share with anyone you feel would like to attend (flier Attached). The Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants the day prior to the event.

On the agenda for the March 10th meeting, District Leadership from Anderson-Shiro CISD will be sharing their experiences as a TIA Cohort A District. During our March 22nd meeting, we will have the Superintendent from Lubbock ISD, Dr. Kathy Rollo, sharing their experiences with TIA. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Professional Development-Spring 2021

Click here for PD opportunities including self-paced, on-demand, and face to face sessions!

Additional Leadership and Learning PD Opportunities:


See below for professional learning activities brought to you by Special Programs!


There are many updates and professional development opportunities. Please share the attached flyers with your staff.

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