THE EAGLE'S NEST

ILMC Staff Newsletter September 19 - September 23

Bus Dismissal and Hallway Transitions

Team,


As the school year progresses, the need for consistency of routines and procedures continues to be an extremely important factor to our instructional day. Maximizing instructional time and maintaining a safe environment is the responsibility of every team member.


After observing our current practices for hallway transitions and daily bus dismissals last week, I've come to the conclusion that we need to tweak our procedures. The noise levels in the halls during these times are at an all-time high. As shared with all teachers and paraprofessionals during meetings, there should never be a time when students are without adult supervision. Unfortunately, this has become a common practice that needs to change immediately.


As of Monday...

1. No classes will be sent to the hall during bus dismissal. All classes are to stay inside the classroom and be monitored by a teacher until their buses are called. When called, teachers are to stand by the door and monitor their transition in the hallway while those on bus duty stand in the hallway to also monitor.

- Teams can decide to rotate late days between teachers. At 4:30pm, teachers who are not on their late day rotation will walk their class to a late day teacher where they will sit and wait for their buses to be called.

- At no time can classes be put in the hallways.


2. Car Riders and Day Care Riders will no longer be called at 4:15pm. These students will stay in the classroom with their classes and will be called as their car/day care van arrives.

- At no time can they be put in the hallways or sent to the front office.


3. During transitions from homeroom to intervention and from intervention to homeroom, one adult MUST stay behind in the classroom to receive your children and one adult MUST walk the group, in a line, back to their homerooms.

- Groups of children will not be released and allowed to walk without an adult to their homerooms or to intervention groups.

- Children will not be dropped off and left outside of classrooms.


4. During all other transitions, children will be accompanied by an adult while walking in a line.


I truly do appreciate every person on our team. I am confident our program will set a new standard for excellence in RCSS. Like with anything, it takes time and practice to perfect procedures and to maintain expectations. Please continue to be a partner with me as we grow our students for excellence!


I want to extend a big THANK YOU to the teachers and staff who already practice these routines and procedures. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed!


Thank you for your flexibility and support,

Kristina

Reminders...

  • Hot breakfast will begin on Monday, Sept. 19th. Students have to stay in the cafeteria to eat. The morning duty team is prepared to monitor the cafeteria and hallways.
  • Grandparents' Lunch RSVP forms were due on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
  • Teacher supply orders are due Friday, Sept. 23rd. Please submit a printed copy of each cart to me for approval.

CHARACTER EDUCATION TRAIT FOR SEPTEMBER - RESPECT

CALENDAR...THIS WEEK

MONDAY, SEPT. 19

  • ADMIN MEETING FOR NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY @ 9:00 - 10:00am BOE - Jackson out
  • RtI & CHILD FIND MEETING W/ALLISON CAMPBELL @ 11:40am (Math) & 12:35pm (ELA)


TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS/GRANTS COMMITTEE @ 8:15am
  • MEDIA CENTER COMMITTEE MEETING @ 9:30am
  • COLLABORATIVE PLANNING 11:40am (Math only) **date change**
  • SOCIAL STUDIES TRAINING W/KINESHA PONDER 12:35pm (ELA only)
  • RCSS BOARD MEETING @ 6:00pm


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

  • COLLABORATIVE PLANNING 11:40AM (Math) & 12:35PM (ELA)


THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

  • LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING @ 8:00AM IN THE PL/DATA ROOM 246
  • COLLABORATIVE PLANNING 12:35PM (ELA only) **date change**


FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

  • CULTURE AND CLIMATE COMMITTEE @ 8:15am


Next Week...

Monday, Sept. 26th

Collaborative Planning @ 11:40am (Math) and 12:35pm (ELA)


Tuesday, Sept. 27th

Media Committee @ 9:30am

95 Percent Group follow up training w/ ELA @ 11:40am

Administrator Meeting - SIP Presentation @ 1:00pm BOE - Jackson out...will return for dismissal


Wednesday, Sept. 28th

Collaborative Planning @ 11:40am (Math)

Collaborative Planning w/95 Percent Group @ 12:35pm (ELA)

Administrator Meeting for Contracts @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Jackson out...will return for dismissal


Thursday, Sept. 29th

Do the Math follow up training w/Math @ 11:40am

Grandparents' Lunch (during lunch times)

Classroom Observations - TKES

The first round of observations will continue for the month of September. I look forward to seeing student engagement and rigor as I visit classrooms:-) Reminder...teachers are on the Flexible Process or the Full Formative Process. Please see details about each plan below.
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EDUCATOR'S CORNER

Spotlight on Teachers!

Mrs. Bush-Corbitt's class environment is academically challenging and engaging! The curriculum standards are posted and organized for students to easily access. Her teaching corner has student resources available for immediate use when working with students. Great job!!!
Mrs. Kelly has created a learning environment that supports fluid rotations between independent work, group work, and teacher-directed small group instruction. At every turn, there is evidence of modeling and practice allowing students to use various resources to complete their assignments. Awesome work!!!

Paraprofessionals at Work!

Keep posting student work!

ILMC ONE DRIVE CHANGES...IMPORTANT!

New folders have been created to communicate more effectively and purposefully. The following folders have been created:


ILMC Staff - staff emails, weekly newsletters, etc...

ILMC Teachers - lesson plans, discipline logs, etc...

ILMC Literacy - literacy intervention group lists, curriculum, etc... (shared with Curriculum Team)

ILMC Math - math intervention group lists, curriculum, etc...(shared with Curriculum Team)

ILMC Para - information specific to paraprofessionals will be uploaded


ILMC Media - Media and Technology information from Ms. Nora

ILMC BLT - Building Leadership Team...principal, data clerk/bookkeeper, custodian, and front office