Friday Notes for LMS Staff

August 11, 2017

PTA Support

Our PTA will be assisting with a $50 grant for your classroom. You may submit receipts to the PTA box with your name or you may go to Copelins Office Supply store where your name is on file.

Back to School Plan

Please take a look at the Back to School Professional Learning Plan for this year. Professional Learning Plan. Reminder that PTA is providing breakfast in the lounge on Monday. Please be prepared to wear business casual or spirit shirt with slacks for our open house. No jeans please.

Back to School Staff Information Form

If you have not completed the LMS Back to School Google Form, please do so. I would hate to miss your birthday!

LMS Staff Google Classroom

We are currently building the LMS Staff in Google Classrooms. The class code to join is n6gcbpk.

2017- 2018 Teacher Handbook Link

Mainstreaming Day

We will have mainstreaming day on August 25 during the school day. Special education teachers will be available to discuss your special education students. PTA will sponsor lunch that day. You can identify your special education and 504 students by the flag by their name in Infinite campus. The student's special education teacher is designated in their schedule by their 9th period class.

Before coming to Apple Training on August 15

Before coming to the Apple day of training, you will need to download several programs. There will not be time to download the programs at the training.


  • Go to the NPS Kiosk at the top right of your screen.
  • Select install software
  • Select the following programs:
  • Google Pages
  • Key Note
  • Garage Band
  • iMovie
  • iBooks
  • Numbers


We will have assistance in the library on the teacher work day for those that need assistance.

Remind App

See instructions attached to the email for the Remind app for the upcoming year. We will send meeting reminders through Remind this year.

GCN Updates and Due Dates


The Global Compliance Network (GCN) server update is complete and you may begin working on your 2017-2018 annual required Professional Development. The following trainings are required for ALL staff, certified and support.



Compliance Training on GCN



  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) (due by 8/17/17)
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness for Employees (due by 9/8/17)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (due by 9/8/17)
  • Bullying (due by 9/8/17)
  • Child Abuse Awareness (due by 9/8/17)
  • Hazard Communications (due by 9/8/17)
  • Title IX (due by 9/8/17)

Additional Requirements for CERTIFIED Staff:


  • Internet Safety (due by 10/20/17)
  • Digital Security and Protection (due by 10/20/17)


Additional Requirements for Administrative and Instructional Staff:

These tutorials can be found under the "Optional Tutorials" Tab.


  • Discrimination (due by 9/8/17)
  • Diversity for Supervisors (due by 9/8/17)








You will be able to view your required tutorials at the following link: http://site.gcntraining.com/.


Click on "Login to view training."


  • Click on “existing user”
  • The Organization ID is "norman" (lower case)
  • If you are a new employee for the 17-18 school year, your “Personal ID” will be your 5-digit EID#


The program will list the tutorials you are required to complete.

Your administrator will have access to a report of your tutorial completion. It is not necessary to print your certificate of completion unless you would like it for your personal records.




If you were a

guest

teacher for NPS last year, please do not complete these tutorials as a

guest teacher

. Please

login using

the directions above. This will link you to your school.



If you have any issues logging in, please contact Dawn Denton at the PDC.

ddenton@norman.k12.ok.us or 366-5856