TIGER TALK

January 8, 2016

Next Week & Beyond

Monday, January 11th

  • PBS Team Meeting


Tuesday, January 12th


Wednesday, January 13th


  • Intruder Drill at 8:45
  • Early Release at 12:15
  • Staff Meeting



Thursday, January 14th


  • FBC Box pick up. Have your box outside the lounge door before noon. You might consider putting a "Thank You" note in your box to show appreciation!
  • BAM at 3:45. Email Whitney to get on the list.



Friday, January 15th




1/18- NO SCHOOL- MLK Day


1/20- Staff Meeting


1/20-1/21- Second grade will be Otis-Lennon testing. Please make sure your classes are

quiet when in the hallway by their rooms.


1/25- MU Social/Emotional Screening- Andrea Stockman will be the floating sub.

1/26- MU Social/Emotional Screening- Andrea Stockman will be the floating sub.


1/29- FAMILY Time- Wear your South Family shirts!

Training for Classroom Teachers- Sign Up on My Learning Plan

The Offices of Staff Services and Data, Assessment, and Planning are hosting training on how to access district curriculum and generate data reports from SchoolNet. The district's goal is for all curriculum to be accessed through SchoolNet by the end of the 2015-2016 school year. SchoolNet will also serve as a place for teachers to access longitudinal data on the students currently on their roster. Teachers will need to know how to access both curriculum and student data in SchoolNet. This training will be different than other SchoolNet training provided up to this point.


Our office has scheduled two additional SchoolNet training sessions with dates of January 21 and January 27. The sessions will be located at the Dix Education Center from 4-5pm.

Attendance Matters! Please focus and stress this in your classrooms. If you have individual student concerns, come see me! This will take a total TEAM effort!

JCPS Foundation Grants

The JCPS Foundation deadline for school grants is Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4pm. Applications can be found at www.jcpsfoundation.org under the tab for teachers.


Let me know if you are interested in submitting an application.

Little Big Stuff!


  • Please welcome Molly Vagen. She will be student teaching with Ashley Bremmerkamp starting Monday, January 11th!
  • Please look at your website and make sure it is up to date! Make sure your information and schedule reflect what is happening with your learners.
  • Remember to log your exercise activity in ActivTrax.
  • Make sure you read the SRI book and sign off in the Library.

Infinite Campus

*Be sure to update your grades in Infinite Campus by Tuesday of each week. This allows the weekend for any catch up with grading and entry into IC. Remember, we can assess student progress through observation and discussion, in addition to projects and specific tasks/assessments.

Character Trait- Hard Working/Motivation

Required Training Videos

All training videos must be watched and completion forms submitted by February 1, 2016. These training videos are required by state law and/or district policy, and you must annually provide confirmation that you have completed each of the training modules.


Staff members in certified positions are required to watch:

  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections
  • Student Discipline


Staff members in non-certified positions are required to watch:


  • Confidentiality of Student Information
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Identifying Signs of Sexual Abuse in School Children
  • Standard Precautions for Avoiding Infections


You may watch the videos at your convenience by logging in to your SchoolWires account. (If you experience trouble logging in to SchoolWires please contact Jan Lange at 659-3121). Once you have signed in, you can view the videos by selecting the "District Departments" drop-down menu, then selecting "Human Resources", and then finally the "Staff Training Videos" on the left side of the page. Once you have finished watching all required videos, you will log in to TalentEd Records and submit the completion form that is in your "Needs Attention" task list.


As a reminder, TalentEd Records functions best in Google Chrome. Your user name is your firstname.lastname and your password is what you use to log in to your computer each day.

We Are...South School

We build each other up and we give HOPE to our students for a better tomorrow. Do we make a difference? YOU BET! #Everyday