GRIFFIN TIMES

Once a Griffin, Always a Griffin!

THE GRIFFIN WAY

GRIFFINS....

G reet everyone with respect.

R espond to adversity with GRIT!

I mmerse themselves in learning.

F ocus on being calm and cool!

F ollow their shot to the trash can!

I Pads are used as educational tools.

N ever ever give up!


W ill be College and Career Ready.

A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

THE GRIFFIN WAY

This week, focus on the "A" of the Griffin Way. Acknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge). Acknowledge 4 positives before 1 corrective....."Thank you for taking the time to read the week at a glance.".....There is one for today.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, April 20

SBAC Testing-Alternate Bell Schedule

Computer labs closed all day for testing

Parent English Class 9:15-11:15am in Rm 403

CST Science / CAPA testing

Master Schedule Mtg. Admin, Blackwell & Counselors @ 8am

Petitions for ASB Candidates all week

9th grade summer school notices.


Tuesday, April 21

Parent English class 9:15am- 11:15am Rm 604

SBAC Testing Continues-Alternate Bell Schedule

Computer labs closed all day for testing


Wednesday, April 22

SBAC Testing Continues-Alternate Bell Schedule

Computer labs closed all day for testing

College Awareness – Wear your College T-Shirt

Parent English Class 9:15-11:15am in Rm 403

Administrative Professional Day!

Undocumented Student Services Parent Workshop SUHI @ 6pm


Thursday, April 23

SBAC Testing Continues-Alternate Bell Schedule

Computer labs closed all day for testing

Parent Meeting @ 6pm

Opera field trip Ms. Clark @ 5pm

District Admin meeting PDC @ 8:30 am

Counselor’s D/F letters finalizing promotion


Friday, April 24

SBAC Testing Continues

Computer labs closed all day for testing

Master Schedule Mtg. Admin, Blackwell & Counselors @ 8am

Calendar Mtg. 9:00am @ Conf. Rm

Counselor Dept. Mtg. 9:45am

Earth day! staff/students wear green

Non Uniform Day (for buying a non-uniform)


Saturday, April 25

Saturday GAP 8-12pm @ Cafeteria

Robotics class w/Adan 8-12pm @ Cafeteria

Credit recovery Sanchez/Arellano

National City Community Service Day


UP COMING EVENTS

May 1: 9th Grade Field Trip., Mr. Pineda and Electives Department will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from May 4th - May 8th., All library books are due May 20th.

ALL GRIFFINS GOING GREEN this FRIDAY!!!

In honor of EARTH DAY, all students and staff are encourage to wear GREEN this Friday. STUDENTS MUST WEAR UNIFORM BOTTOMS. - Mr. Garcia

COLLEGE AWARENESS WEDNESDAY

LOCK DOWN Debrief from April 16

Job well done by staff and students during the Lockdown last week. All students, staff, and classrooms were verified locked and secured in approximately 4 minutes. Please email Mr. Muro any suggestions or feedback.


8:56 a.m. - Lock down called via P.A.

9:04 a.m. - Email Update #1

9:20 a.m. - Email Update #2

9:40 a.m. -Email Update# 3

9:47 a.m. - Lock down lifted via P.A.


Further debrief with district safety personnel shared the ideas about inquiring further with NCPD dispatch when permissible whether to barricade doors, permit admin outside, and continue with teaching inside of locked doors, etc...


Mr. Carreon-

My first period class was awesome during the lock down. They did exactly what I told them to do. I want to get them donuts tomorrow- I hope you are ok with that- just want to thank them for doing the right thing.

- GRJ Teacher

HAPPY SECRETARIES DAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

Please take a moment to thank the secretaries this week for all they do. Happy Secretaries Day.

SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH

In honor of School Library Month, our GJHS students will not have to pay overdue library fines starting Monday, April 13, 2015 ending Friday, May 1, 2015. Please check your homes and return all those overdue books without having to pay.

Thank you.

Your Library Staff

NUTRITION BREAK SUPERVISION Please be at your assigned area

Area / Teacher

Vending Machines ..............GILBERT

ASB lines.................................

9th Grade Carts.................DOUGLAS

Cafe Windows...................

Inside Cafeteria.....................GRANT

N. Cafeteria Line...................GAVILANES

9th grade lawn.....................SANCHEZ

AR 5121(a)

Whenever it becomes evident to a teacher that a student is in danger of failing a course, the teacher shall arrange a conference with the student's parent/guardian or send the

parent/guardian a written report. (Education Code 49067)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

Weekly Tutoring

MONDAY.................SOCIAL SCIENCE

TUESDAY..................SCIENCE / ELD

WEDNESDAY............ENGLISH / ELD

THURSDAY...............MATH

FRIDAY.....................ANY DEPARTMENT / ACHIEVE 3000

Reflections from District Data on grades

1. What matters is how much learning occurs, not when it occurs.”

- "As long as they learn it, it doesn't matter how long it takes."

- "Grading policies should not be a one size fits all."


2. Grading is an exercise in professional judgment, not just a mechanical, numerical exercise.”

- "We are professionals, so yes."

- "Very true, There are many 'intangibles' that a good teacher will take into account."

- "How can the student be accountable?"


3. Should we grade on the level of student achievement or the level of work?

- "Student achievement and work."

- "The level of achievement, students start and end at all different levels."

- "We should all grade on standard mastery."


4. "One absolute rule – a student should not be assigned a zero for not taking a test, not turning in an assignment, or turning it in late.” Does this zero accurately measure student learning?

- "Zero's kill grades."

- " I agree with that rule."

- " A 50% is much more consistent with the grading scale."


5. One intervention that I use for my students that works is....

- "2-3 minute oral response."

- "Meeting with parents and students to bridge the gap."

-"Test retakes, essay revisions, and the ability to turn in late work without penalty."

SBAC TESTING WEEK 1 Coming Up ...................... 7th and 8th grade students to be tested

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SBAC BELLS SCHEDULE

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SBAC TESTING WEEK 2

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