Coleman Middle School Faculty Newsletter, 11/6
Reminder - Half-day planning schedules on Monday and Tuesday!
Reminder about substitutes...
2.) Again, please include this note in ASEOP:
During my absence, students will be expected to log into eCLASS and complete assignments on-line. You WILL NOT be expected to facilitate any digital learning. Your main role will be to manage students. Please see sub plans.
Teacher Laptop Reimaging
Best way to back-up is to store your files to the H drive. Another option is located on the shared drive:
S:\ColemanMS_546\Staff\!StaffTech! (Back-up/Restore shortcut)
Please e-mail Brian with any questions or concerns.
Updates from Media Center
Sora is a new app that we have access to for ebooks and audio books. I am including this link to a short video tutorial for students & parents in the Coleman Connection this week and for you below. Feel free to share with your students as well as a reminder that this is another way to access books from our library. I have just purchased a WHOLE BUNCH of eBooks and audio books for the app - this includes a lot of books that you are using as class novels. You DO have to check the books out on the app and the loan period is 20 days, and you can also renew in the app if you need it longer. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Technology Updates from Derek
Starting November 20th, Staff Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)wireless access will require certificate-based authentication. In order to use your BYOD devices on the GCPS network you will need to go through the onboarding process. Attached to this email you will find the onboarding instructions for iOS, Android and Windows devices. The onboarding process is available now to allow GCPS staff adequate time to onboard their BYOD devices. On November 20th, any staff device that has not been taken through this new process will lose access to BYOD until onboarding has been completed.
**Derek will be sending additional information separately about wireless access as well as distribution of our new staff iPADS.**
Congratulations, Rebecca Stidham, and best wishes!
Sunshine Dues Are Now Live on My Payments Plus!
The fees for Sunshine Club are now live on My Payments Plus for all staff accounts.
Dues are $20.00
Para's, cafe workers (SNP), clerical and custodial dues are $10.00.
This group will type over the $20.00 and put $10.00.
Located under "Staff Activities"
Update on Inter-Grade Competition...United Way...Who will win the catered lunch?!?
7th has taken the LEAD!
6th grade - average donation: 48.57 (8 teachers participating)
7th grade - average donation: 64.29 (8 teachers participating)
8th grade - average donation: 38.00 (5 teachers participating)
Connections - average donation: 3.64 (1 teacher participating)
Support/Clerical - average donation: 46.67 (13 participating)
Thank you for your generosity!
Eduporium Educational Technology Grant
Duluth High School NHS Tutors Available beginning Tuesday!
Duluth High National Honor Society is available to help you on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:00! If you need assistance or could use an extra tutor for a breakout room, sign-up below:
Happy Birthday to You!
November 7 - Amy Winkeljohn
November 11 - Muhammad Bakhoum
Final Exam Schedule for Fall Semester
December 14 - Connection B Exam
December 15 - Humanities Exam; Connection A Exam
December 16 - Math Exam
December 17 - Science Exam
December 18 - Make-ups (completed on team)
As in the past, we DO NOT give final exams early. Exams will be given during the academic period. While all teachers are highly encouraged to finalize grades before the winter holidays, grades will be due on Tuesday, January 5.