Sunset Feeder Excellence

February 8-12, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you for a great start to the New Year! Mid-Year progress monitoring steps have begun and more target progress monitoring is evident in all campuses. Please continue to utilize the AF's for content support with your CIC's and teachers. We are grateful for your hardwork and look forward to the campuses' continued growth/achievement!

Chapter 37

Mandatory Placement Codes

Dangerous School Mandates based upon codes

students with disabilities manifestation determination fba

School Visits

Monday- Susie with T&L/Sunset visit with Mountainview

Tuesday- 8:00 a.m. Haskell Mtg. Susie/Peabody/AJES

Wednesday- Lida Hooe/Rosemont

Thursday- Winnetka/Greiner

Friday- 8 a.m. Haskell Mtg. Susie/Lida Hooe

Emergency Drills

Please confirm that your campus has effectively conducted and input fire drills prior to the 15th deadline (principal should be responsible for completion).


All Principals

2015-2016 Spring Class Enrollment Verification


(February 17, 2016)

Sam Iliya


Peggy Sullivan


All Principals

Custodial Services Realignment


Custodial Services


All Principals

HCM Supervisor Feedback Survey




All Principals

Nominations for Employee of the Year for Health Services


(April 15, 2016)

Chyl Helms

All Principals

Student Assignments/Procedures for Transferring Students between Campuses


Noelia Martinez


All Principals

2016 ACP Spring Film Festival


Celina Jimenez


All District Staff

Inclement Weather Compensation




Elementary Principals

Elementary Data Controllers

Information Regarding Prekindergarten Registration Week of 2016-17


Kristine Delgado


Elementary Principals

Reminder: Two-Way Dual Language Information Session


Bilingual ESL Department


All Principals

Reporting “Late Schedule Changes” (affecting TEI Achievement Statistics)


(February 12, 2016)

Office of Institutional Research

Secondary Principals

Master Schedule Building Training 2016


Carole Sanders


All Principals

New Menu Items | Menu Advisory Committee Meeting


Mary Ortiz


All Principals

School Uniforms


Feeder Pattern Executive Director

Student Wellness

Connie Rodriguez, Psychological Services

Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez, Director

The following are reminders for working with students with extenuating social emotional needs including reminders for campus processes/supports:

  • Campus initiates supports for the entry/return of a student with needs
  • Special education and/or 504 considerations
  • Consider if a student may qualify for a related counseling service
  • Bullying investigation should be formal with an official response and follow-up supports which should be on-going
  • Registrar should share all information with the counselor, entry transition plan for the student
  • A campus safety plan should be initiated and a daily contract created with the safety team- contract for attendance for each class
  • Ensure the principal has official documentation of investigation and findings of bullying, concern for student who has concerning behavior
  • Follow-up systems with referral to youth and family, if denied an on-site campus option is possible
  • Weekly Admin mtgs accountability decisions made- staffing with all counselors/teachers with lead counselor, a weekly meeting and staffing with campus administrators based upon the findings of the counselor leadership
  • Counselors to attend monthly student leadership meetings with the principal
  • Invite Counselor to a PTA Meeting- use campus counselors to share lesson overview from classrooms (anti-bullying, character, appropriate use of social media, integration of social media concerns with campus counselor as appropriate- screenshots to adult/parent)
  • Teacher meeting of those teachers responsible with enough but limited information
  • Contract for student attendance and comments (each teacher signs)
  • Admin check on at lunch for social behavior

Feel free to contact psychological services for support. There are numerous available resources, principals' check-lists, and presentations readily available for campus support.

Master Schedule

Master Schedule Round Table-

  • Review Master Schedule Timeline from Sam Illiya
  • Teachers should be working with Special Education to ensure appropriate scheduling
  • Middle School for High School Credit (see course options from T&L)
  • Alignment of Middle School to High School (endorsement, career pathways...)

Mid-Year Next Steps/Progress-Monitoring (Writing and Content Areas)

Please be prepared to show me your updates on writing essay and revising and editing progress for each student and Assistant Principal rubric Mid-Year notes.

Field Trips- Spring

Please consider an internal suggested field trip deadline for the semester to ensure that you are aware of all out of county trips which may involve multiple approvals (i.e. contracts, out of county, etc.).

Please consider working on the crowd-funding available on the Dallas ISD website for currently planned field trips.

Sunset Feeder Dinner Program for ALL Students- Please share with your school community!

Dallas ISD ~ Sunset High School

Dinner Program

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

From 4:15 p.m. to at 5:30 p.m.

Sunset High School Cafeteria

*Students must present their Dallas ISD Student ID to receive services

*Elementary can use their ID#

Feedback for ED- Data Meetings

Based upon your feedback and I would like to utilize a planning model similar to one we have in school leadership which involves planning our monthly data meetings together. I would like for an elementary and secondary representative to meet with me separately to plan our the data meetings each month. I need two representatives for February, March, April and May.

Master Schedule Presentation

Please be prepared to present your master schedule in a roundtable setting. I sent an appointment to secondary campuses. Remember to create your presentation with all stakeholders (please bring information/data by period reporting how many students are in each course).

Socio-Economic Forms

Please work with campus data clerks to ensure that each student has submitted a socio-economic forms available through Chancery.

Dallas Education Foundation Fundraising

District Campus Connection Web Page will host projects that DO allow cash, must be signed/approved (department on Dallas ISD)

Donors Choose- items not cash

Crowd-funding- Cash to Individuals is NOT allowed, Crowd-funding is NOT allowed

  • Applicant must be a full-time Dallas ISD employee who spends 75% of time with students
  • Registration from principals, administrators, PTAs, teacher assistants, student teachers, substitutes and part-time teachers will not be accepted
  • Pursuant to CDC policydonations must be documented and logged online by school designee
  • Materials/equipment that is delivered to the school is the property of the school and will primarily remain at the school if the teacher leaves
  • Point systems gives teachers opportunity to create projects with higher monetary values

Principals- complete campus connection application form (requires prinicpal, ED and Chief Signature)

Principals can seek information or ask questions by contacting the following:

Julie Siegel, DEF, Executive Director

(972) 925-3766

Progress Monitoring

Summer School- 2 weeks at campus this summer with homecampus principal supervision, summer program (must apply- open to anyone- end of June until end of July- All Day)

Please continue to share your campus refined processes for three week progress monitoring in each content area to include the writing (essay using rubric and revising/editing). The following are some of the practices already in place:

  • CILT/DTR peer feedback to new teachers for after-school tutorials, Saturday school and small group instruction
  • Essay writing calibration between teachers/campuses/grading of essay writing with progress monitoring by leadership
  • 3 week data meetings with teams/campus leadership
  • Heat maps by student with evidence on how the teacher will support
  • AF/CIC collaboration with teams for common assessments or to provide adjustments to ACE assessments
  • DOL utilized to provide small group instruction and instructional adjustments
  • Student/Parent ownership and progress monitoring

Master Schedule- Please see Principal items on Curriculum Central from Wednesday's meeting

Things you should already know (see inclusive list on Curriculum Central)

  • Dual Language structure by minutes
  • Special Education Needs by student and grade level
  • Elementary will roll over student demographics/enrollment and determine a three-year history of kindergarten
  • Changes required growth/loss of teacher/staff
  • Certifications of all returning teachers
  • Historical Enrollment
  • Secondary (additional)
  • HB 5 requirements and enrollment by academy/endorsement
  • Map of Campus by classroom by period
  • Historical enrollment by course
  • Anticipated 6th and 9th grade students
  • Special Programs including MLEP, 504, TAG, Special Education, Dyslexia, ELL, etc.


Recess Resources-

Each elementary should be working with staff to ensure resources/ideas and research for at least 20 minutes of recess.

Health and Wellness Resources:

WAIP Follow-up

Please see several WAIP items this week which require timely principal follow-up. Additionally, please ensure you are reviewing and providing documentation for report card failure rates and disseminating your school report card.
Gretchen Bernabei Feeder Writing PD Follow Up

Please click above for important info. on next steps!


Ensure you review all WAIP requirements. You should have completed all items by the due date, one requirement is your school report card.

Texas Education Code

The Texas Education Code is available on-line. Principals should review the education code and board policy. Board policy is available on the Dallas ISD website. The Student Code of Conduct follows Chapter 37 of the TEC. Please review to learn more about legal requirements.

TEI Upcoming Dates

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

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)

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