C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 9.6.19

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

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Feedback on school calendar

Survey results from last spring regarding our school calendar.

Professional Learning

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Aeries Training

Newly launched Aeries Academy online training is available to teachers at no cost:

https://learn.aeries.com/?type=teacherCourses


The Aeries Secondary Gradebook module will take you through the basics of creating a gradebooks for each of your class sections, configuring options, building student rosters, adding assignments, and entering and managing student scores. Specific topics covered include: • How to create new Aeries Gradebooks • Linking gradebooks to streamline the management of similar gradebooks • Setting up Gradebook options including defining weighting and categories, and display options • Defining the final marks for your grading scale • Adding assignments into your gradebooks • Using the Scores by Class, Scores by Assignments, and Scores by Student pages to enter and manage student scores • Generating Aeries Gradebook reports to demonstrate information about individual students or about your class as a whole


The Aeries Elementary Gradebook module will take you through the basics of creating a gradebook, configuring options, building student rosters, adding assignments, and entering and managing student scores for elementary teachers. Specific topics covered include: • How to create new Aeries Gradebooks • Setting up Gradebook options including rubric grading, categories, and display options • Defining the final marks for your grading scale • Creating assignments and associating standards to assignments • Using the Scores by Class, Scores by Assignments, Scores by Student and Scores by Standard pages to enter and manage student scores • Generating Aeries Gradebook reports to demonstrate information about individual students or about your class as a whole

Adobe Spark

Have you heard of Adobe Spark?

From Janet Barnett of Tech Tuesday:

Today, I am super excited to bring you information about an extraordinary tech tool that is efficient, effective, and extremely engaging for your students. It doesn't matter what subject or grade level you teach...this is a tool you can use. It is awesome if a teacher wants to use it for instruction...perfect for student creation projects...and a wonderful tool for parent- school communication.

Check this out to learn more:

Assessment

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

  • Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments have been updated to more closely align with the summative assessments and are now available to educators with TOMS user roles that provide access for administration of interim assessments. Please see the Interim Assessment Overview document for information about new enhancements released this past summer, which includes the addition of focused Interim Assessment Blocks, Grade 9 and 10 Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) and the new educator Sandbox training tool.

  • Users can access the updated hand scoring materials through the CAASPP Portal and blueprints for all interim assessments on the CDE Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments webpage.

  • The 2019–20 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments are available as planned, with the exception of those listed below:

    • The focused IABs for “Write and Revise Narratives” in grades three through six and grade eight will be available on September 16, 2019.

    • The ICAs for grades nine and ten will be available, as planned, on September 16.

  • 2019–20 test results in the Interim Assessment Reporting System (California Educator Reporting System) will be delayed until September 6, 2019. The ability administer interim assessment test will not be impacted.

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PUSD/PCOE in the news!

Mileage Reimbursement Policy for District Meetings (including VT/CAIS)

In the interest of stretching limited budgets, please check if a vehicle at your site is available as a first choice. Alternatively, mileage will be reimbursed for one vehicle per 4 people traveling from each community.

Upcoming Dates

September 4- 13 Initial ELPAC window

September 10- Instructional Leadership Team, District Office B117 Conference Room

September 11- English Learner Reclassification forms due

September 10th-13th CES 6th grade FREd camp

September 16th- PE Vertical Team meeting, District Office B109 Board Room

September 17th- Math VT, District Office B117 Conference Room

September 17-20 IVES/PCS 6th grade FREd camp

September 25-TK/K Grade Level Collaboration-District Office, B117 Conference Room

September 26-Social Studies VT, District Office B117 Conference Room

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Useful information

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Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here to help!


Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Vertical and Grade Level Teams

School Calendars for 18-19 & 19-20

2019-2020 Grading Period Calendars

PUSD Employee Handbook 2019-2020

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form


Technology Help Ticket

1. Visit the link above: (This has been updated on our websites as well.)


2. Select "Submit a ticket"


3. Click on your site: Example PHS or CES, depending on which site you need us to assist you in.


4. Fill in ticket details and confirm the 5 digit code before submitting your work request.


Please Note: Previous work orders did not migrate over to the new system, so we ask that you please create new tickets moving forward so that our Team can assist you in a timely manner, as we revisit your sites in the coming weeks.


TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

@PlumasUSD on Twitter