Patriot Points 9/14
Independence Elementary believes that nothing is more important than children. We are continually committed to the social, emotional, and academic development of every child. Our school is a safe, challenging, caring, and supportive environment where teachers, parents, students, and community members work together to ensure all Independence students have a solid foundation for life. We strive to make the learning experiences at Independence fun and engaging while holding everyone accountable for reaching his or her highest potential.
Quote of the Week
To Cash!! She earned funding through Donor's Choose for a project called "Listening to Increase Literacy"! Congratulations!!!
The records are now up to date and in your boxes. New records are placed on top of your box for you to review and file.Please do not remove these from the office area. If there is a need to do so, please see Anne for the sign out sheet.
The conference room (Jill's old office) now has a table for you to use.
The Educational Leadership Department at Winthrop University will host an open house for prospective educational leaders on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 - 7:00pm in Withers Building Room 401. This newly forming cohort is for teachers who desire to become school leaders and receive their master's degree from a nationally accredited educational leadership program. Classes will begin in January 2016 and will be held on the campus of Winthrop University. For additional information, please visit our website at www.winthrop.edu/coe/edleadership.
Winthrop Educational Leadership - "Inspiring Extraordinary Leaders"
Walter H. Hart
Administrative Assistant/ Budget Analyst
403 Withers/ WTS
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Personal Leave / Printing Check Stub
Employee Self Serve - Leave Inquiry
The date in ESS leave history is the date of the payroll when your absence was posted. Absences are posted a month behind so if you were absent in October, that day will be listed in ESS on the November check date.
Sick leave balance: Sick, Personal, and Family illness come off the sick balance.
Personal leave: Personal leave is counted in this balance and taken off of your sick balance.
Other: Professional, Inservice, Jury duty, Field Trip, and Death leave is counted in this balance.
Personal leave comes out of your sick leave balance.
Each school year, you can use 3 Personal days out of your sick leave. You do not lose them – if you don’t use them as Personal then the days remain in your balance as sick days. The personal leave balance is only a “counter” to keep track of the three days each year.
In Employee Self Serve when you use a Personal day, you will see it come out of your Sick leave balance and out of the Personal leave balance. The date in ESS is the payroll date it was posted, not the absent date. Ex. A day taken in November will be posted on the December check date.
The Personal leave balance is just a counter to keep track of how many Personal days you have taken for the school year.
Please check the District web site for policies on Personal leave, Death leave, and Family illness.
How to print your check stub:
Log in to Employee Self Serve.
Click on Check Inquiry
Click on the calendar beside START DATE and go back to the beginning date that you want. Once you click on that date, the checks will come up in the list.
Double click on the date of the check you want to see
Scroll the screen up or over until you see in the top right corner, on the same line as CHECK DETAIL, the small printer icon – click on it to print.
Click on the X beside the printer icon to go back to the home page.
The 2015-2016 ADEPT calendar (NTI/SAFE-T/FEAT/GBE) is in CANVAS and was released on Friday. If you did not receive the link, please let Gail or me know.
The 2015-16 GBE Orientation video is also housed in CANVAS. Please send the link below to all certified teachers on GBE status. They should view the video and complete the assurance form, which follows the video, by October 16, 2015. We appreciate your assistance in conveying this message.
Janet and Gail
The SLO link is below. Please view, take the quiz and give Lesley your printed sheet by 9/25.
Science Benchmarks are available for you to use. Grade level chairs for kindergarten, first, and second need to meet with Pene to get these and learn how these scores will be recorded. Grades three, four, and five have Benchmarks available on Canvas. These should be done as soon as your unit is completed. Direct any questions to Pene.
Math Notes of Importance
Palmetto Reading Council
Palmetto Reading Council
Please join us for our Fall Meeting
Monday, September 21st
Orchard Park Elementary
Focusing on Read to Succeed and the new SC College and Career Ready Standards
Join us for refreshments and conversations
Meeting will begin promptly at 4:30
Also learn about ways to become more involved in Palmetto Reading Council
Join the Palmetto Reading Council for only $15.00. A few of the upcoming events are Looking At The New ELA Standards, Christmasville Celebration and Discussing Literacy With Others. Please let Mary know if you would like to join and haven't done so already!
Patriots on the Move
- COMPLETE ALL SAFE SCHOOLS SAFETY VIDEOS & QUIZZES!
- Administer the first On-Demand writing assessment in your Calkins kit. Bring them to the meeting at 2:45 on the 15th.
- Please make sure first and last names are on all excuses sent to the office for students and send them the day you receive them.
Parent Expectation Guide
- Parents that want to bring in birthday treats can bring them in the morning and leave it to the teacher's discretion as to when to give them out. If parents want to be there, they can bring them and distribute them at lunch time.
- Parents eating lunch with students can wait on the benches until their child's class arrives. Parents are welcome to sit on the stage and talk quietly during the music. We respectfully request that parents choosing to sit at the lunch tables follow the rule of silence during lunch.
3:00 Advisory Team Meeting - Freeman's Room
Grade Level Meetings with Derek - Canvas2:45 - Faculty Meeting - Writing Focus *Bring On-Demand Assessments
4:00 - Pizza, Drinks and More in the Lounge
5:30 - Open House (Wear your IDES shirt)
Today is a Jean Day! Thank you for wearing your IDES shirt yesterday and hanging in there after a long day!
Lunch Duty Starts
AM - Principal's Meeting
Happy Birthday Pavone!!!
Jean Day - Wear the shirt of your choice!
8:30 - Finance Meeting
9:00 - Admin Meeting
10 - Jennifer Melton
17 - Rachel Pavone
20 - Annette Feemster
25 - Mary Freeman
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
- Canvas Training during PLC Planning
- 2:45 - Lucy Calkins @ FM *Bring On-Demand assessment
- Title I Open House 5:30 - 7:00pm - wear your IDES shirt
- iPad Parent Orientation
- Duty-Free Lunch for 1st-5th grade teachers begins
- Principal's meeting
- Grade Level R2S - Freeman
- EOC Meeting
- Grandparent Lunch
26th - Hospitality $ Due:
- $25 - full time certified
- $20 - full time non-certified
- Part-time certified - $5 x # of days/week @ IDES (3 days = $15)
- Part time non-certified - $4 x # of days/week @ IDES (3 days = $12)
- Faculty Meeting - John Hodge - Vison & Mission Data Indicators
- Fire Trucks - K5 - 12:20pm