Skyview Staff Meeting Notes

September 9, 2015

IMPORTANT DATES

9/9 - Edline Training in staff meeting

9/10 - *Date Changed: New Teacher Meeting @ 3:20 with B. Davis & A. Dunnington

9/15 - 3 Week Progress Notices go home today with FAILING students only

9/17 - Glow & Grow @ 6:00 - 7:30 (No Thursday GLPs this week)

9/18 - All GLPs held on Friday for ITECH visit

9/24 - Coffee with the Counselors (this meeting is for parents) ; Grade Posting Window

opens today!

9/28 - DIBELS for K-6 & Tejas Lee for BIL K-2 window opens (9/28 - 10/9) ; Specials, Band

& Orchestra Grades due in FOCUS

9/29 - Run Draft Report Cards - email to your EVALUATING PRINCIPAL before 3:00 p.m.

9/30 - Shower for Brew @ 3:45 in library

10/1 - Grade Posting Window Closes, all corrections must be made before 11:59 p.m.

10/5 - SRI 2-6 window opens

10/6 - Picture Day!! First Six Weeks report cards (all students grades 1-6) and updated

goals & objecteives (all sped students)

10/12 - Student Holiday / Staff Districtwide Professional Development Day

10/26 - Red Ribbon Week begins

10/27 - K-3 assembly "Say No To Drugs" Puppet Show from 8:15 - 9:00

10/28 - 4 -6 assembly "Give Drugs the Boot" BHS Ramblers from 9:30 - 10:00

AGENDA

1) DODD: Announcements

2) ABBOTT: Edline Training

3) SNAPS/HAPPIES

Important Information

Duty: Be sure to get your duty covered by a grade level or department representative if you are late or absent. Also, Barbara Davis is a floater for morning duty and is available to cover so try her too! :)

STAAR Released Tests/SIMS:

  • ELAR & SCIENCE- Do not use state released tests & previous district Benchmark/SIMS with students. Teachers may analyze previous data to help instruct, but avoid using any items to test students. Released items will be used for future exams.
  • MATH- 2015 state released test questions and previous district Benchmarks/SIMS for the 14-15 school year only CAN be used with students.


FOCUS:

  • See Alicia Breitfelder or Brenda North if you have gradebook questions.
  • Progress notices go home on September 15th.
  • Parent Portal will launch on Friday, September 18, 2015.
  • Wednesday Q&A Sessions are available through the month of September if you need help with FOCUS. Please let an administrator know by each Wednesday morning by 8:00 AM if you would like to attend.


Advanced Academic Studies:

New: In order to better identify kindergarten students who need gifted services, kindergarten students will be provided the opportunity to complete 3 products after a ROBI lesson this fall. These products are now a required portion of the referral process. All supplies will be provided to the K teachers at the appropriate times. All products will be due December 16th.

NEPRIS REFRESHER VIDEO FOR TEACHERS NEW TO RISD

This video is for all NEW TO RISD teachers and anyone who would like a refresher. Click on the RED BUTTON to watch the video. B. Davis or A. Dunnington will follow up with new teachers to confirm completion of the video.