Weekly Notification

Administration Edition - April 18, 2022

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Wonders Unit 5 Assessments Due April 22

For: Elementary Teachers

Wonders Unit 5 assessments should be completed by April 22. All grades should use form A for this Unit test. Information on how to assign assessments is found in the Curriculum Notebook.

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LETRS- Unit 4 Registration

For: Elementary Teachers

Thank you for all your hard work this year with LETRS PD. As we wrap up our work with Units 1-4, please make sure that you have attended (or are registered for) any remaining Units. There are two Provo cohorts for Unit 4.

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Mini Grassroots Workshops for Secondary Math

For: Secondary Math Teachers

USBE is partnering with Grassroots Workshops to offer Mini Professional Learning opportunities.

Full-Length Grassroots Workshops for Secondary Math

For: Secondary Math Teachers

USBE is partnering with Grassroots Workshops to offerFull-Length Professional Learning opportunities.

Summer PD: Standards Implementation Institute

For: All Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Each week, in a different location, the Standards Implementation Institute "SII" will support teachers wanting to learn more about standards/ideas and integrated instruction. SII supports multiple areas: ELA, Mathematics, Science, PE, History, Art & Social Studies.

K-6 ELA Program Review/Open House

For: Elementary Teachers

As our contract with McGraw Hill (Wonders) comes to a close, the District Literacy Committee is in the process of exploring new K–6 ELA programs. We are committed to selecting a program that is in line with the newly updated state core standards and that will meet the needs of K – 6 students and educators across the district. As part of this review process, we invite all teachers, administrators, and members of the community to explore each of the 3 programs being considered. Materials will be on display and available for review from 1:30pm – 3:30pm on Friday, May 13th at the GLC. A survey will be available for you to give feedback and share your insights on each of the programs being considered. We value your input and hope to see you on May 13th at the GLC!

American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Certification for Employees

For: All Employees

The Provo City School District nurses are offering certification for American Heart Association Heartsaver K-12 CPR/AED and First Aid. This certification is valid for two years. It is required that at least three people at each school be certified in CPR & First Aid. However, certification is recommended for all school staff, especially those who work with medically fragile students.

2022 Utah System Conference

For: Teachers and Admin

The Utah State Board of Education is holding a conference on Building Relationships to Foster Inclusive Practices. This two-day conference will be held in person at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah and includes a virtual component for persons who are not able to attend onsite.

ELA Standards- Draft Open for Comment

For: All Teachers

The draft of the preschool through Grade 12 Utah English Language Arts (ELA) standards are now open for public comment. You can provide feedback by clicking on the link below in person at one of these three public meetings:

  • April 4, 2022, 6-8 pm Sevier School District Office 180 E 600 N Richfield, UT 84701
  • April 27, 2022, 6-8pm Washington School District 121 West Tabernacle St. George, UT 84770
  • May 17, 2022, 6-8pm Ogden City School District 1950 Monroe Blvd Ogden, UT 84401

The public comment period end on June 14, 2022

Science Community Opportunities

For: All Teacher

Here's the Science Newsletter from USBE. There are many upcoming opportunities so be sure to check it out!

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Invest in Our Planet

For: All

Earth Day is April 22. This year’s theme is Invest in Our Planet, a goal of building prosperous and equitable future. Learn what you can do to invest in your planet on the employee website.

Bite-sized PD from Innovative Learning: Chrome Tip

For: All

This week's quick tip makes sharing websites with students, families, and colleagues easier than ever! In the Chrome browser, notice the share icon at the end of the address bar (looks like a page with an up arrow in it, right next to the star to bookmark the page). Using that "sharrow," you can copy the link or even send it to another of your devices. But they also recently added the option to create a QR code. Click that option to create and download a QR code that you can then share in a slide presentation or on a flyer to make it easy for your audience to get to any website.

Students Demonstrate “Super Powers” in Middle School Battle of the Books

For: All

Just before Spring Break, Dixon and Centennial Middle School went head to head in the yearly Battle of the Books district competition! They listened to quotes and were asked questions about the 16 different book titles they read as a team. The team that came in first place with the most correct answers this year was Centennial’s “Guild of Geeks”! Congratulations to both teams for their outstanding sportsmanship and knowledge of the books they read! Watch for next year’s list to be released before the end of May!

April Benefit Buzz: Preventive Care Reminders

For: All Employees

One of the most valuable things you have in your life is your health, so it’s important to take care of it. Medical, dental, and vision preventive exams can catch possible conditions or issues in the early stage so you can begin to take the steps to treat or prevent the problem.

Suicide Prevention Training for License Renewal

For: All Teachers

PCSD’s approved Suicide Prevention Course will be the course offered by USBE. We will no longer offer the Face to Face course. Learn more on the Employee Website.

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