Region 6 Leadership Update

April 17, 2020

Governor Update: Texas Schools CLOSED for remainder of 2019-2020 school year


17, 371 cases statewide with over 160,000 tested

192 of 254 counties are impacted

428 fatalities

4, 190 recovered


Currently, in Pass/Fail grading situations, the NCAA Eligibility Center assigns the school’s lowest passing grade. A representative of the NCAA recently indicated to a Region 6 principal that because of the unique grading situations that exist at this time, the NCAA is reviewing this policy and will communicate any changes within the next two weeks. As usual, we will keep you informed of any updates.

Leading Remotely

Times of crisis demand more of a leader. The following resources offer advice and principles for making decisions and communicating effectively during times of uncertainty:

Ideas for leading your staff:
  • Have an appraiser set in on teacher zoom sessions to observe and give feedback
  • Provide ideas for providing differentiation instruction to students to meet the needs of all students
  • Set both teacher and staff assistant expectations
  • Set Daily Instructional Time-frame for each grade level...quality vs. quantity
  • Utilize Kahoot Trivia Game in virtual meeting. Create a quiz related to something your staff loves, and watch them engage
  • Host weekly challenges

Click to access Leadership Collaborative Meeting Shared Documents/Recordings

Next Principal Leadership Collaborative Meeting is scheduled for April 30th

Campus Culture

It’s tempting (and perhaps necessary) to work long hours and put the well-being of your students, teachers, and staff above your own. It’s important to remember that you need to take care of yourself during these critical times. Your school(s) need you to show up as the best version of yourself – physically, emotionally, and mentally!

SPED Updates

  • TEA continues to frequently update and add new SPED resources to their website. Here are the most recent additions and updates:

Special Programs Updates

Teaching & Learning Update

Reading Academies - Cohort Leader screener window number 2 is opening April 22nd - Pre-registration is required - UNIQUE ID required to pre-register - 2020 -2021 participant registration ends April 30th - Please ensure all participants, including local implementation districts register - Prospective Cohort Leaders who participated in the first screener window, were originally to be notified on their status by April 15th. This morning, April 16th, we received notification from TEA that there was a delay. We will communicate information when we receive it. - More updates are expected in the coming days. We will review any new information we receive between now and then at our next webinar on April 21st.

Mentorship Program Allotment - The TAA letter regarding Mentorship Programs was released this week. In a conversation with TEA last week, it was stated that more information will be provided on the application, to be released on April 20th.

Next Curriculum Leaders Meeting: Tuesday, April 21st at 9 a.m.

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Other Region 6 Newsletters and Websites

Please see updates from CCMR, CTE and Early Childhood at the following newsletter links

Monthly Checklist Reminders

April & May (Remotely)

  • Student Level End of Year Determination to provide documentation for next years teacher since STAAR and/or EOY testing will not be available
  • Staff evaluations...make sure you have completed all appraisals or document waiver
  • are your teachers providing to students thinking of all students at all levels
  • Communicate expectations for all staff positions (teachers, librarian, assistants, special positions)
  • Grading guidelines (communicate with all stakeholders)
  • Summer will summer intervention look like if we are still providing remote instruction
  • Kinder Round-Up
  • Budget...close out this years and plan for next
  • CIP
  • Start planning for end of year events...virtually. Which events can you still hold?
  • End of years procedures
  • Schedule and conduct all end of year ARDs and GPC meetings