Weekly Updates

Monday, 4/4/2016

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Q3 Ends Next Week!

Remember that the last day of Quarter 3 is Thursday, April 14! Continue all of your efforts with your content and homeroom students - send out catch up plans, meet kids in BbC, and call, call, call!! Please share any strategies, tips, or tricks you find successful with the rest of the team!

Testing Training

Please note the dates of the upcoming testing trainings, which are mandatory (if you cannot attend live, you must watch the recording):

When: Mondays

Time: 12:30 PM

Link: 15-16 Testing training room

o March 14 – Intro to CAASPP, TOMS accounts, CST testing

Link to live recording: Intro to CAASPP, TOMS accounts, CST testing

o March 28 – Proctor responsibilities, security affidavits

Link to Live recording: Proctor responsibilities, security affidavits

o April 4 – Testing walkthrough, TA interface, how-to set up a test session

o April 11 – Tech Training

o April 18 – Special Education - Testing Supports, Accommodations and Universal Tools

Department Meeting Tomorrow

"See" you at tomorrow's Department Meeting at 9am in the Staff Room!

Link: http://tinyurl.com/isca-staff-room

Core Values & Beliefs, Vision Statement, and ESLO’s

If you have not yet already, please provide your feedback on our school's mission and vision via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B9VLCQL

All survey responses are due by Wednesday, April 5th.

Please let Melissa know if you have any questions or concerns.

SBAC Boot Camp

CST Boot Camp begins today! It will run concurrently with the SBAC Boot Camp for the next three weeks, so please remind your 10th graders of the importance of attending.

Boot Camp Dates:

SBAC: February 22nd - April 18th

CST: April 4th - April 18th

Q4 Course Set Up

With the end of Q3 just around the corner, please ensure that you are pacing yourself on the setup of your Q4 courses. Remember to collaborate with your buddy teacher (if you have one) to share some of the work! Collaboration time will again be provided during tomorrow's meeting!

Q3 Work Records

Continue to work on your Q3 work records - remember that the quarter ends next Thursday (work records due by 4/22)!

WR Roster: https://sharepoint.k12west.com/sites/CMS/teams/IS-CALA/Teacher%20Manual%20Document%20Library/Content%20Responsibilities/Work%20Record%20Rosters/SY15-16/Quarter%203_Work%20Record%20Sample%20Roster.xlsx

Remember if you are part of the virtual work record pilot program to refer to those directions on uploading into Pathways. If you need those again, please let your HLT know.

Testing Window and RTO DATES

The testing window for this school year will be April 27th -May 31st. Based on these dates, the following documents the updated time off restrictions for the remainder of the year.

End of Quarter:
No consecutive days off April 13th – April 20th


No consecutive days off week prior to testing window open
No days off weeks of testing (April 27th-May 31st )
No consecutive days off week following testing window close

End of Year:
No consecutive days off June 17th – June 24th

Positivity/Suggestion Hats

Just a reminder that you can continue to contribute to the "Positivity Hat" and the "Suggestion Hat" by following the links on Symbaloo:
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Due Dates and Reminders

April 14th: End of Q3

April 15th: Q4- start

April 18th: Q3 Gradebooks Due

April 21st: LP-8 Ends

April 22nd: Q3 Work Records Due to HLT

April 29th: Teacher Calendars Due

May 9- 27: Q4 ILP Update Window

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