for the Week of Oct 15 Plus
Reminders from the Principal
Make sure you are reading the Panther Press each week and planning accordingly. Visit the Google Classroom to ensure you know when things are due.The next lesson plans are due Oct 19 by 3 PM. These due dates are non-negotiables. If you have not done so already, make sure you have noted the due dates. The full lesson planner calendar is on the Google Classroom.
Grades must be updated every week. A minimum of one grade a week is required by the district. If you have read the lesson plan template, one assignment per week is supposed to be designated in your lesson plans to be included in your gradebook. As we progress through the year, this will be something we begin looking for when we compare lesson plans to gradebooks. Something for you to consider.
The administrators will be checking lesson plans each time they are turned in. For the 1st Nine Weeks, the focus has been primarily on the standard and learning target. We will continue this focus through the end of October. However, if your lesson plans are not complete, they will be sent back to you to complete. After October, the focus will be on the standard(s), learning target(s) and formative assessment(s).
When completing your lessons plans, make sure you denote the assignments/assessments that will be entered into the gradebook. These assignments/assessments must be connected to standards. If it is not connected to a standard it should not be in the gradebook. This is a district requirement and at least one assignment must be entered each week. A copy of your lesson plans must be posted in your classroom. The Advisement Lesson Calendar will suffice for Social Development Skills.
The forms for submitting Parent Contacts is in the Google Classroom. Make sure these are up-to-date. It is the expectation that parent contacts are entered when they are made not at the end of the nine weeks or days/weeks/months later.
All teachers will be required to administer a minimum of four assessments every nine weeks: two before progress reports ans two after. The two Unit Assessments count towards the total minimum assessments required: One unit assessment must be before progress reports and one after. Plan accordingly so that required RTI activities can be completed prior progress reports and report cards going home.
I need to remind ALL staff members of a couple of things: 1) all staff members are required to remain on campus during the work day unless they have permission from an administrator to leave for school related business (teachers must sign out in Mr. Anders' Office and classified must clock out as well), 2) All staff are responsible for electronic communications and items shared through the google platform. We will be adding additional documents as the year progresses. "I did not read my email" or "I did not know how to access the google folders" is not an acceptable excuse.
Important Reminders for the Week of Oct 15 Plus
Oct 15 - Timecards Approved by 3 PM
Oct 15 - PTA Meeting in the Cafeteria at 5:30 PM
Oct 16 - Faculty Meeting in conference room
Oct 17 - 1st Nine Weeks Awards Day Ceremony: 6th Grade - 8:30 AM, 7th Grade - 9:00 AM, 8th Grade - 9:30 PM
Oct 17 - Fire Drill Only 7th Period
Oct 17 - 8th Grade Baby Pictures due by 3 PM to Moreno
Oct 18 - HMS Football @ Erwin
Oct 19 - Fall Pictures Make-Up Day.
Oct 19 - 8th Grade Assembly - Under Age, Under Arrest - 2nd Period - 8th Grade teachers will escort students to the gym and remain with them to supervise
Oct 19 - Lesson Plans due in the Google Classroom covering Oct 22 - Nov 2 by 3 PM
Oct 19 - Grades must be updated in Chalkable by 3 PM
Oct 22-26 - Red Ribbon Week - More info to follow
Oct 22 - Timecards Approved by 3 PM
Oct 22 - CARE/DOJ Community Meeting at HHS beginning at 6 PM
Oct 23 - Faculty Meetings in the Conference Room
Oct 23 - Newcomb Tournament @ HMS after school
Oct 23 - HMS Football @ Bragg
Oct 24 - Student Council Meeting after school in the FACS classroom
Oct 24 - HMS Baseball Tryouts at Bud Newell Field after school
Oct 25 - Grades Updated by 3 PM
Oct 26 - District Professional Development day - school closed to students