Raider Nation Staff Newsletter

Week of October 1, 2018

Hello October!

Hello Atholton Family --

Congratulations on completing your first 5-day week! This Wednesday we have a 3hr early dismissal. It is a professional work day for teachers. Next week is PSAT testing and training for teachers will take place this Tuesday during PIP. Please be sure to see Lisa Veslany if you are unable to attend training or have questions regarding the day.

Due to the early dismissal, there will be NO Raider Time this week. Next week is Homecoming Week! We will hold our Pep Rally in the gym. Please stay tuned for more information and a schedule.

Just another reminder about signing up for conferences. Please remember to have your baseline data, assessment, and rubric uploaded in Oasys before your conference. For those in a full evaluation year, your first two artifacts should be uploaded by October 16. The Evaluation Guide, a blank artifact form, and examples have been uploaded to Canvas under Teacher Support.

As you begin to solidify the routines in your classrooms, please keep in mind the goal of creating community. I came across this quick 60 second strategy to build community. I hope you find it useful.

This will be the last time I mention this -- do not forget to complete your SafeSchools training modules and the other online training tools.

Lastly, we all have lives outside of our Raider Nation bubble -- this includes our students. What happens outside of our bubble inevitably impacts our lives inside our bubble. I came across a video that beautifully illustrates how we all have issues and need to be cognizant that they may have an impact on us all. We never know what is going on in someone's life so as we interact with each other and with our students -- let's keep that in mind. Click here.

See you all tomorrow!




Tuesday (10/2) -- PIP -- PSAT Training

Tuesday (10/2) -- PTSA Meeting

Thursday (10/4) -- ITL Meeting


Monday -- Pajama Day

Tuesday -- Character Day

Wednesday -- Pink Out Day

Thursday -- Decades Day

Friday -- Class Color Day (9th -- Tye Dye / 10th -- Green / 11th -- White / 12th -- Black)

Professional Responsibilities (LAST WEEK)

Just a reminder that your HCPSS SafeSchools Modules need to be completed by October 5.

In addition, there are other modules that need to be completed. Please see the chart below and complete all necessary module by the same due date, October 5.

Digital Integration of Tools for Teaching

Self-directed online (20-30 minutes to complete)

Teachers will complete an online module on the selection and use of Digital Tools. Details will be shared with administrators at the August 29 meeting.

Canvas Training

Self-directed online (20-30 minutes to complete)

Teachers will view a short presentation about new functionality, best practices, and a review of 2018-19 Canvas Expectations.

Synergy Training

Self-directed online (10-20 minutes to complete)

Teachers will view a short presentation about how to set up seating charts and take attendance. They will also have the opportunity to review how to enter interim/report card grades, set up Parent/Teacher Conferences, and enter Minor Incidents and Student Injury reports.

Hoonuit Training

Self-directed online (15-20 minutes to complete)

Teachers will view short presentations about Hoonuit; basic terminology, navigation, content, and functionality.

Mark Your Calendar

October 2 -- PTSA Meeting

October 3 -- School Closes 3hrs Early -- Professional Work Day

October 10 -- PSAT Day

October 8 - 13 -- HOMECOMING WEEK

October 19 -- School Closed