January 15, 2016
ED Professional Development today
January 20th Student Expectation Assemblies
On Wednesday, January 20th, the official start of the 3rd 9 weeks and 2nd semester, each grade level will meet with their grade level administrator during Encore in the auxiliary gym to reiterate our student academic and behavioral expectations. We are planning on about 20-30 minutes, so although Encore teachers will bring their classes, all grade level teachers need to attend their grade level assembly, please.
Faculty Meeting - THIS THURSDAY
HR Requirement - everyone MUST complete
(Sidenote - I didn't realize that ALL employees had to complete this google survey, but we do! HR needs everyone to respond, whether you are putting your name on the transfer list or not!) As we prepare for the upcoming year, we are requesting that you indicate your interest in returning to Cabarrus County Schools next year, or notify us if you plan to retire or resign. This is also your opportunity to indicate a school preference for involuntary transfers if your school and your position are impacted by allotment changes. You may also use this opportunity to request a voluntary transfer for other reasons. Your preferences will be considered as we plan for next year. This window is open December 18, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Please see email from Glenda Jones dated 12/18 for additional information. Please remember to let me know directly if you are requesting a transfer or have any other plans regarding next year.
Reminder for PLCs - your opinion counts!
PLCs are supposed to be providing feedback after each unit using the Unit Feedback Tool in the PLC Toolbox. This feedback is where we will start the summer curriculum review week to make revisions—your input is valuable and needed!
CMS Calendar Reminders
January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
January 19: Teacher workday/professional development (uncapped); grades due at 4pm; no school leadership team meeting; SIP meeting at 9am for those working
January 25th week: winter spirit week
January 26: grade level meetings; report cards go home
January 27: winter pep rally at 3:15pm
January 29: Krispy Kreme Sales
February 1: Book fair all week
February 2: school leadership team at 7:30am
February 5: honor roll ceremonies (schedule similar to November)
February 9: faculty meeting at 7:30am
February 15: uncapped teacher workday
* PowerSchool maintenance weekend has been rescheduled for February 19-21.
February 23: SLT academic/behavior teams; grade level meetings; progress reports
February 16: SIT meeting
February 19: Student/Faculty ball game
February 22 through March 4th: Benchmark testing
March 8: Cabarrus Arts Council "I Have a Dream" Performance 2:45pm 8th grade
March 15: Originally a regular school day, but was changed to a teacher workday that is CAPPED. This day is taking place of the May teacher workday that was on the original CCS calendar.
Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School year
- Student learning
- PLC alignment
- powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
- Capture the hearts of students and staff
- Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)