February 19, 2016

Priorities for the Week

  • Tuesday: Team Meeting 9-10am
  • Tuesday: FAST PLC 2-3pm (required)

  • Thursday: K12 Promising Practices Conference

  • Thursday by 11am: SS tracker uploaded to One Drive

  • Friday: HS Staff Meeting 9:30-10:00am

  • Friday: 3-8 Staff Meeting 10:30-11:30am

  • Friday by noon: timesheets due

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

  • 2/23: FAST PLC at 2:00--Motivation (required)
  • 2/25: K12 Promising Practices Conference (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • 3/1: FAST NPD at 2:00--211 Panel (optional)
  • 3/8: FAST PLC at 2:00--LC Interactions and Supporting State Testing (required)
  • 3/18: All Staff March STAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 3/24: FAST NPD at 2:00--Mental Health Concerns in Referrals (optional)
  • 4/7: FAST NPD at 2:00--Compassion Fatigue, Burn-Out & Self-Care (optional)
  • 4/12: FAST PLC at 2:00--Getting Students Across the Finish Line (required)
  • 4/22: All Staff May STAAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 4/24: FAST NPD at 2:00--Most Challenging Cases & Flagging Students for Support (required)
  • 6/14: All Staff Summer Testing Training 9:30-10:30 (required)

*For K12 trainings, you need to enroll in any sessions at least one hour prior to the training.

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

~Abraham Lincoln

Reminders & Updates

  • The 3-8 staff meeting was cancelled for today.

  • The next Students First update meeting is next Friday. Please have all referral tracker notes and details updated by noon on Wednesday. Remember to mark “yes” or “no” for BOT plan.
  • The K12 Suicide Prevention training previously scheduled for October has been rescheduled to March 4th at 1pm. During this session participants will learn more about teen suicide and how they can play a role in its prevention. Includes discussion, an overview of evidence based programs and resources for schools and families. Please enroll on the K12 training site if you are interested in attending.
  • K12 released a new feature in Total View under the “Manage Courses” that allows anyone on our staff to place a student into a classroom. Please know that no one should be adding kiddos to classrooms except for Operations, admin, and other approved individuals.

Welcome Call Notes

Remember that all notes need to be posted within 2 weeks of the student’s start date!

  • Start date 2/8: note posted by 2/19
  • Start date 2/16: note posted by 2/26

FAST Successes

How have you helped a student or family be successful this week? I'd love to hear about the specific student successes, especially so we can share these with admin, RES, and K12. Please fill out this 4 question survey:


To: Misti & Gisell

From: Heather

They have both been extremely helpful showing me the way to find and do things where otherwise I would have been ʺlost.ʺ They are amazing!!!

This area will allow our team to give a shout out to another FAST team member! If you would like to post one, click on the link below:


The Family Academic Support Team’s Goal is to ENGAGE students in their education, EQUIP families with the necessary tools, ENCOURAGE them to be successful, EMPOWER families to meet EXPECTATIONS.


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