Howard Happenings

January 14, 2019

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Chronic Absence Update-24.8%

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Our goal for the year is 19% chronic absence (37 students) currently we are at 23% (49 students).

Attendance Next Steps

We have done a great job of reaching out to families and educating them on the importance of attendance.

Going forward we will begin targeted outreach.

Our goal over the next 6 weeks is to move 10 students from moderate to at risk.

The attendance team will be:

  • celebrating students with satisfactory attendance
  • reaching out daily to targeted families
  • scheduling SART (Student Attendance Review Team) Meetings

Important Information-ALL

All adults should engage in active supervision (scanning, moving around, and anticipating issues) during recess and yard duty. It only takes a second for something to happen.

All personal days must be requested in advance via email.

It is a district requirement that all staff use their OUSD email for communication. Please ensure you check your OUSD email at least once daily. Reach out if you can not access your email account.

Important Information-Teachers

2nd through 5th grade students should take the SRI this month.

The 2nd Trimester Prep/Enrichment schedule begins this week.

F&Ps for all students below grade level should be given by Jan 31st. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Cycle 3- Writing

Professional Learning Community 1/16

  • Please bring student work aligned to your goal
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Complex Text Reminders

Students should be:

  • interacting with complex text daily
  • answering text-based questions
  • responding in writing

Yard Duty

Primary Yard- ALL

Upper Yard-ALL

Monday 1/14

  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Staff Meeting

Tuesday 1/15

  • Vision to Learn on Site

Wednesday 1/16

  • Minimum Day
  • Howard Professional Development 2 to 3:30
  • Howard Collaboration 3:30 to 4:00

Thursday 1/17

Friday 1/18

Upcoming January Events

1/21 No School

1/23 Howard Oratorical

1/24 Minimum Day

1/24 Howard STEAM Night

1/25 Professional Development Day

1/28 Faculty Council