Paper Staff Call 1/13/2017
Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16 - No School
First Class Flyers
Geaux Natalie- 7th grade History is rocking!
Take note that 6th grade ELA is Jamming with Jamie!
From the Tower...
Teacher and Staff Expectations
- Provide high-quality, targeted instruction
- Be available from 8a-5p, Monday through Friday - this includes phone, access to data and tasks, etc. A good rule of thumb is be able to get to your computer in no more than 15 minutes.
- Reading and responding to administrative communication, including schedules and tasks
- Meet deadlines
Also, a quick reminder about time off:
-Less than two hours away? Just let your admin know UNLESS you will be missing a scheduled/required session or event. In that case, time off will need to be taken.
- More than two hours? Either a half or full day need to be taken.
Have questions about what's expected? Just ask :)
Also, be sure that you're creating 'out of the office' emails when you will be out of the office (not checking or responding to emails) for a day or longer.
Add HOS to all BBC sessions
Head of School
~Special thanks to CSAL's Superintendent, Dujan Johnson, and K12's RVP and DRVP, Karen Ghidotti and Dr. Perry Daniel, for taking time out of their busy schedules to keep us informed of the recent and upcoming changes surrounding the Type II Charter Funding lawsuit.
~Please stay focused and continue to display the same enthusiasm observed in our 1st PD for the new year in "Working" the plan to move from D to B.
~Dr. Daniel is now in FULL support mode. Please refrain from cc'ing him on all communications surrounding the day to day operations and activities for LAVCA. If you have questions or concerns, those should be directed:
Lead Teachers (where applicable) > Principals/Ops Manager/Special Programs Manager>HOS.
2 "New" Hires - Our Operations Team is now fully staffed. Kristy Davis will serve as LAVCA's Operations Manager, and Shawn Kleinpeter High School Registrar. We are delighted to have them both onboard. Their official start date will be January 23rd.
This week's focus: The CSAL Inc. Assessment Wheel
Component 1: PLAN - Select Power standards, Use Common Core Curriculum Maps, and Learn Best Strategies
K-5 Who needs a BOT Plan?
Remember that Quarter 3 Pre-tests close today. We will be gathering that data for an Instructional Level update next week.
Have a great three day weekend!
DVM Forms for Students Obtaining a Permit or License
Also, records are not automatically sent to parents either. They too must request records and may do so directly from the registrar.
- · All SPED staff schedules are due by COB today Friday 13,2017
- · SER progress reports are due by Tuesday January 17, 2017
- · The SPED team will have a round-up the first week in February. All staff are required to attend. More information is forthcoming.
We are going to start having a regularly scheduled time during one staff call per month for the FAST team to meet with grade-band teachers. More info to come.
Here is a current list of FAST referrals.
Please refer students who are already showing signs of not being engaged. We want to start working with them as soon as possible.
Academic progress (or lack of progress) is tracked on students who are referred to FAST for 12 weeks after receiving a BOT plan, even if they are exited from FAST. Here is our latest data on the academic gains of students who have been referred to FAST:
N=shows the number of students tracked. If you're interested in specific student data, please let me know.
We are onboarding 188 new students right now. We have had quite a few complete onboarding requirements. They are being moved into permanent homerooms.
Here is the official cohort start dates:
There is a 30 minute training on late starting students, if you are interested. It is not mandatory. Thanks!
The Late Starting Student Support training provides a comprehensive look at how school teams onboard late-starting students through the Strong Start program, highlighting a number of considerations and promising practices from the field. The training begins by examining who late starting students are with supporting research outlining the risk factors associated with students who change schools during the school year. A student profile guides users through a scenario outlining the mid-year Strong Start experience from the student and family perspective.
Any school staff that interface with and support late-starting students, in particular, teachers, administrators, FASTeams and student support services personnel.
Options to locate the new course:
Catalog Search. Use course title and search
Current Training. All teachers can find it from Current Training when they open the curriculum K12 Online Tool Updates SY 1617 (This stays on Current Training for all teachers until May.) in a block called “Updates for Student Support.”
Direct Curriculum Content Link: https://k12training.com/dl.aspx?id=69FDFEE003774A718FEFC694E954AB58
Direct Course Content Link: https://k12training.com/dl.aspx?id=9391A95F5E5540A393EC95618657C979
*Note: The other item in the “Updates for Student Support” block is the FAST Tracker training
The counseling team is working as efficiently and effectively as possible to create and correct schedules. In addition, students' Individualized Graduation Plans are being updated and created (for new students) and will be provided for distribution at a later date. Lastly, the schedule change deadline is January 31, 2017. Any schedule change request received after January 31, 2017 will require administration approval.
We hope you have a great semester!!!