January 29, 2016

Priorities for the Week

  • Today: 3-8 Staff Meeting 10:30-11:30am

  • Today by noon: timesheets due

  • Today by 5:00pm: pulse check survey follow-up posted in TVS

  • Sunday: Region 10 Compliancy Courses due

  • Monday by 8:30am: SS tracker uploaded to One Drive (HS Only)

  • Monday: expense reports due

  • Tuesday: Team Meeting 9-10am

  • Thursday by 11am: SS tracker uploaded to One Drive

  • Friday: All Staff Testing Security Training (required) 12-2pm

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

  • 2/5: All Staff Testing Security Training 12:00-2:00 (required)
  • 2/9: FAST PLC at 2:00--Retaining Students (required)
  • 2/12: Virtual All Staff PD 9:00am - 1:00pm (required)
  • 2/23: FAST PLC at 2:00--Motivation (required)
  • 2/25: K12 Promising Practices Conference (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • 3/18: All Staff March STAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 4/22: All Staff May STAAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 6/14: All Staff Summer Testing Training 9:30-10:30 (required)

*For K12 trainings, you need to enroll in any sessions at least one hour prior to the training.

Important Dates

1/31: Region 10 Compliancy Courses deadline (all staff)

2/1: January Expense Reports due

2/12: Virtual PD all staff 9am-1pm

2/15: President’s Day Holiday

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

~Vince Lombardi

Reminders & Updates

  • You may have seen the email (I see it was sent to the 3-8 team) that TXVA and TOPS teachers will receive 7 weeks of summer vacation. Please know that, unfortunately, that only applies to teachers and not the FAST team, advisors, counselors, administration, or office staff.

  • HS Team: You do not need to attend the HS staff PD on February 5th.

  • HS Staffing Updates:

    -HS English teacher RaDricka Ford’s last day is next Wednesday

    - On February 8th Candice West will start with the HS as a Family Consumer Science/Nutrition teacher. She is taking Holly’s position since Holly is now a dept chair.

Welcome Call Notes

Remember that all notes need to be posted within 2 weeks of the student’s start date!

  • Start date 1/19: note posted by 1/29 (*This means ALL HS newbies!)
  • Start date 1/25: note posted by 2/5
  • Start date 2/1: note posted by 2/12


There are no Shout Outs this week.

This area will allow our team to give a shout out to another FAST team member! If you would like to post one, click on the link below:

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The Family Academic Support Team’s Goal is to ENGAGE students in their education, EQUIP families with the necessary tools, ENCOURAGE them to be successful, EMPOWER families to meet EXPECTATIONS.


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