Weekly Updates

Monday, 1/4/2016

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Welcome Back!!

We hope you had a fabulous break!! In case you haven't already, please remove your away messages from your phone and email.

Department Meeting Tomorrow!

We look forward to seeing you at tomorrow's Department Meeting @ 9AM in the Staff room! Link: http://tinyurl.com/isca-staff-room

Finishing Strong in Q2

The end of Quarter 2 is just around the corner, so please focus on getting students to finish strong in their content classes. Call, email, kmail, text to encourage students to keep going and provide action plans.


You may have received work over the break, so please keep in mind that it is critical that gradebooks and grading is current and correct, especially at this point in the quarter!

Homeroom Cancellation, 1/25

To give you and your students more time to work on wrapping up the quarter, please go ahead and cancel your homeroom sessions on January 25th.

SBAC Prep PPTs

Just as a reminder, the SBAC powerpoint slides you have all been collaborating on are due to your HLT by COB this Friday, January 8.

Q2 Work Records

Please ensure that you are working on collecting and recording work samples for Q2. As you are aware, the directions have changed a bit for this quarter, to make the process simpler for teachers! Just like last quarter, you'll collect the samples on your computer and use your roster to keep track. What's new this quarter is that you will also include the grade information and professional comment for each sample on your roster, so that when you run the merge, ALL of those fields will populate for you on the cover sheets!


Continue to work on these, and feel free to ask your HLT any questions you might have!

Q3 Course Set Up

You should be working on your Quarter 3 courses at this point, so please continue to use the attached Course Setup Checklist with our suggested timeline to ensure that all basic elements of your course are ready to go for the start of Quarter 3. Remember that detailed instructions for ALL steps can be found on the Insight NOHS Master Document (link here).


Some SUPER IMPORTANT extra notes:

- On the checklist, you will find that you must submit a Q3 Assignment List. Your list MUST mirror the format in the example list attached to this email. If you have questions, please send yours to me for approval well before the deadline

- Good news!! Many of you have asked if you can change your live session schedule for next quarter – a new live session schedule for quarter 3 is now located on the HAT, so please sign up at your earliest convenience!

- For anything that you have set up in a current course that you wish to copy over to your next course, I have attached a job aid on using the LOR (Learning Object Repository)

Troubleshooting


When experiencing issues within one of the Internet Browsers remember to always try the following before opening up a ticket.

· Clear your Cache

· Clear your Cookies

· Try another Browser


Note: Google Chrome does not support the most current versions of JAVA. If you are noticing you are not able to view items as before, please switch to a different browser. We have been seeing issues with viewing content in your courses within the NOHS in Google Chrome. It appears to be working fine in both IE & FireFox

Testing Window and RTO DATES

The testing window for this school year will be April 27th -May 31st. Based on these dates, the following documents the updated time off restrictions for the remainder of the year.

End of Quarter:
No consecutive days off January 26th – February 5th
No consecutive days off April 13th – April 20th

Testing:

No consecutive days off week prior to testing window open
No days off weeks of testing (April 27th-May 31st )
No consecutive days off week following testing window close

End of Year:
No consecutive days off June 17th – June 24th

Due Dates and Reminders

Jan. 4th: Quarter 2 - C2 - New Students - Initial ILP Due

Jan. 12th: LP-4 Ends; (12/2/2015-1/12/2016)

Jan. 13th: LP-5 Begins (1/13/2016-2/18/2016)

Jan. 18th: Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

Jan. 27th: Last Day of Q2

Jan. 28th - Feb. 3rd: Teacher Work Days (no students)

Jan. 29th: Quarter 2 Gradebooks Due

Jan. 29th: Email Employee Attendance Card

Feb. 4th: Q3 Begins

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