Friday Review

Friday, April 20 2018

Thoughts from Mrs. Lewis....

To make the Friday Review more streamlined, SIT decided to have grade level, department, and content specific links so you can read just what you need to read!


General Reminders

  • We need help getting proctors...Do you know of anyone that could help? Churches? Businesses? Family? Please see Mr. Dunham.

  • Our current attendance rate for the year is at 96%. The month of February was our lowest attendance rate of the year at 90%. Our goal this year is 97%. We need you here! Please let me know how I can support you in helping us meet our attendance goal.
  • If you are not on salary installments, you will be seeing double deductions in April and May for health, dental and vision and in your last paycheck in May. If want to be on installments next year, please fill out form on the SCS website by July 31. https://www.scotland.k12.nc.us/Page/395

  • ATTENTION: Please do not send school-wide emails without administrator approval. This includes game changes, plate sales, general announcements, etc.
  • REPORT CARDS - In reviewing student report cards, there are class after class that doesn't have a comment. Please know that comments are an expectation to provide parents feedback, good or bad.
  • Please announce to students: Fighting or any negative disruption to a "fun" assembly will result in those students NOT participating in "fun" assemblies for the remainder of the semester. Please know Tristan Durden and Bryan Williams (7th Graders) are ineligible to attend fun assemblies for the remainder of the year.
  • Please know that parent phone calls should not still be coming in about Powerschool not being updated. It is a district and school expectation that Powerschool is updated weekly. Also, be sure that you are making phone calls to keep parents updated about their child’s grades and returning work so that students have timely feedback.
  • Staff Mark your Calendars (Required) - TECHCON 2018 will be on May 11 from 1p-4p This will be a half day PD specifically designed to share user DTL strategies for end-of-year review.
  • See Something Say Something PSA - Google video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LPjPr76vZrnddimp2; See Something Say Something PSA - YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gqi3LX7tJWY
  • If students communicate suicidal or homicidal intentions to you, your FIRST point of contact should be an administrator IMMEDIATELY. Do NOT email administration. Call for them in the front office and inform staff that it is an emergency.
  • Teachers, mark your calendars! We will need you for remediating and re-testing at the end of the year. Please make plans to be available to help out. We usually see HUGE gains in proficiency with strategic planning!!! (After EOGs and on the work days for retesting)
  • The proposed EOY Testing Dates (Any feedback should be sent to Mrs. Lewis by Wed., March 13th)- Science 8 EOG: Friday, 5/25; Middle School NCFEs (Social Studies or Science): Tuesday, 5/29; 6-8 Reading EOG: Wednesday, 5/30; 6-8 Math EOG/MS Math I: Thursday, 5/31; Middle School NCFEs (Social Studies or Science): Friday, 6/1
  • Staff, we are headed into the home stretch. It is important that we tighten up on discipline and hold the fort down. Spring and the end of year is coming.

  • Make sure to notify administration or Mrs. Fehlman when you suspect child abuse or neglect. See the agreement between SCS and DSS here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11pVs4aMBIqUxqPBjfVgXJZtMOg9LaEzHGrc-ICsha-E/edit

  • IT is an expectation that planning takes place each week and that all teachers are present and all time. Even if you are 2 weeks ahead, planning should take place each week for the entire time.

  • Are you calling parents??? Make sure you are calling parents regarding attendance concerns (and document such). When we go to court, it helps when we can show ALL the contacts that have been made from the school (not just from PowerSchool letters and Social Worker contacts) (From Cabinet)]

May 2018

Tuesday, May 1- Staff Meeting

Tuesday, May 1 - Special Olympics @ SHS

Wednesday, May 2- Progress Reports Go Home

Wednesday, May 2 - Safety Committee Meeting

Friday, May 4: TLC (20 scans)

Friday, May 4: “Of The Year” Luncheon

Saturday, May 5: Track Meet @ SHS

May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 8: Spring Band Concert

Wednesday, May 9- Principal Leadership

Wednesday, May 9: School Nurse Day

Thursday, May 10- AP Principal

Thursday, May 10- TLC (15 scans)

Thursday, May 10- Annie @ SHS

Friday, May 11- ½ Day District-wide Professional Development (½ day for students)

Friday, May 11: 8th Grade Prom

Friday, May 11: Muffins for Mom

Items for the Friday Review are due to Ms. Audrey Kingston every Thursday by noon.