Sunset Feeder Excellence

December 4th-19th

Principal Evaluations/School Visits

December 7
DTR portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers

December 11
Completion of TEI Evaluation Instrument Confirmation process

December 15
SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)

January 14, 2016 at noon
Wave 2 DTR application submission deadline


Principal Evaluation Instrument (PEI) on Principal Central

Climate Survey Administered in December and results by January 8

Please be prepared to discuss adjustments and evidence of feedback related to PLC's, Tiered Lesson plans, subject/grade level meetings, administrator support/feedback, curriculum maps, progress-monitoring, growth in spots, calibration efforts, AP feedback, etc. (See Mid-Year Rubric).

Parent/Student Survey March-April available in June- we will discuss best-practices and ideas based upon the context of each campus at our next meeting.

Mid-Year Review


Review Mid-Year Rubric

Review Progress on Action Plan

Review of Professional Development

Review of Instructional Feedback and Spot Observation Data

Review Progress on Curriculum Alignment (progress monitoring, feedback, common assessments, etc.)

Meeting 1-

Team can assist in your presentation.

Meeting at Your Campus (Can schedule now through Mid-January)

Meeting 2- (In January)

  • Review Climate Survey
  • Review Mid-Year Review Report
  • Next Steps
  • Meeting at ED's Office

AP Mid-Year Process November 30-January 15- One meeting only

Need to include progress monitoring of AP's.

Appointments sent to your calendar:

Monday (7)- Sunset High School EOC check-in/Kahn Spots/Rosemont Spots

Tuesday (8)- a.m. ED mtg/Peabody

Wednesday (9)- AJES/Sunset High School (2:30)

Thursday (10)- Rosemont Spots/Greiner

Friday (11)- Hooe/Winnetka Principal Working Lunch as a Feeder 11:00-12:30



Week 15

ACP/EOC/Exams- What intentional instruction has taken place to provide tutorials to ensure end of semester student achievement? Are students receiving support during the day, after-school or on Saturday? How are individual needs supported? Have test coordinators prepared for ACP/EOC exams? What are the legal and local policy requirements for the test environment?

Field Trips- Please consider creating an internal campus preference due date for spring field trips to ensure out of county field trips provide enough time for review, modifications and planning.

TEI Upcoming Dates

Mid-Year Review

  • Sign-Up Part I and II

  • Rubrics- Principal and AP

Spot observations clarification:

· Three spots must be scored per semester (all required to be entered, even those not scored)

· Entered within two working days of the spot into SchoolNet (DNA Regulation)

· Number of spots:

o No effectiveness level and Progressing II or below (10)

o Proficient I or DTR eligible (8)

o Distinguished (Proficient II or above) 6 (3 per semester- all must be scored, December is extremely short, approximately the first week )

· New Teachers through-out the year (with documentation)

o Train new teachers within 15 days

o Provide overview of Campus Action Plan

*December 1st spots, extended and summative due for wave 2 teachers

DTR observations will begin the week of November 9 (campus AESOP report must be accurate, no schedule changes, 10-Day window to ensure instruction only).

December 15- SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted(one semester course only)

Please note that you must provide and document training and supports for new teachers through out the school year within 15 days (see policy/regulation above)

Attendance for Credit

Attendance for Credit- Please have your binders ready for my review. I will preview the documents starting next week and officially check in December. Please bring me your binder for my signature on Monday afternoon, if I have not signed already.

Academic Facilitators

Our Sunset Academic Facilitators will have a new home. I have asked Mr. Rodriguez to find office space for Mike and Yesenia. They will now have offices at Lida Hooe Elementary. Since Lida Hooe is a targeted campus without an assistant principal or Reading CIC, we thought having their offices accessible to this campus would most beneficial. Additionally, they will be in close proximity to all feeder campuses. The district has made changes to the office structure and thus, we are excited to have them in our feeder area!

PTA State Organization

Cecilia Ortiz made contact with me regarding the status of each Sunset Feeder campus. There were a couple of items which required action for the PTA Executive Leadership. Since all of our campuses are active PTA members, she scheduled and appointment to ensure the principal is aware of PTA requirements per the state organization. I have sent each principal any follow-up required by the state PTA and copied Ms. Ortiz. I have included her contact information below. She will also be sending me resources for campus opportunities to apply for individual educator scholarships and campus recognition. She was very complimentary of our campus parent engagement!

Cecilia I. Ortiz

Campus and Multicultural Outreach Manager

Direct / Directo: 214-957-6540

Email / Correo Electrónico:

Texas PTA

Austin, Texas

Pre-K Visits from SMU

Wednesday Wednesday, December 9, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKB 8:00 - 11:00 Bilingual

Wednesday Wednesday, December 9, 2015 George Peabody Elementary School PKA 12:00 - 3:00 Bilingual

This Week- Lists of Celebrations with Rubric for Visit

Please prepare a list of 3-5 celebrations we have worked together on this semester (E.D. and principal). How did we determine these needs and what did we do to reach the celebration? Please indicate determine which part of the principals rubric is aligned with each celebration.

Make a list of 3 challenges that you believe will be high leverage and will track before your Mid-Year in January. Explain why you chose these three and actions that will need to take place.

As I visit this week, we will review your celebrations together! See you this week!