LVCS Staff Memo
March 21st - 25th
3/21 Co-teaching Training
3/22 Collaboration Grade 3 (8:15 - 11:30) Grade 4 (11:30-2:55)
3/22 - 24 LVCS Art Stroll
3/23 Collaboration Grade 1 (8:15 - 11:30) Grade 2 (11:30 - 2:55)
3/24 Collaboration Grade 5 (12:00 - 2:45)
3/25 Perfect Attendance 8:30AM
3/25 Surprise Event for Staff at lunch (MS, 5th, TK - 11:05 - 11:49) (K - 4 12:05 - 12:50)
3/25 Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM
3/25 CAASPP Practice Test
MAC Testing Questions and Answers from David Foster, Head of SVMI
DF: That depends on the school giving the assessment. For sure the results should be used for formative assessment to inform and improve instruction for the students. In addition, schools may use the result to help inform parents of students mathematical understandings and power. The results will be helpful to teachers to understand what student know and are able to do, that they might focus on before the end of the year or state testing. In a few cases the results are used to help inform placement.
2) Will parents be able to see individual student results?
DF: Yes, definitely. We will produce individual student reports that may be sent home to parents. These reports give a more complete description of students’ achievement than most test reports. These will be ready to be sent home around the middle of May.
3) When do the results become available?
DF: As soon as the test are scored, the results will be available to districts. They can print out the scored tests near the end of April. We will distribute both the individual student reports and the overall test results by the middle of May. There will be a final report and toolkit available in the Fall after we merge the State’s CAASPP test results. We hand that out the first week in October.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR ATTENDANCE FIRST THING IN THE AM. BE ESPECIALLY VIGILANT ON HOLIDAY/PARTY DAYS!!!
PETS AT SCHOOL
Student and Staff Pets are only allowed at school with prior approval of the administrator. All pets must be caged when brought to school and the parent must remain in attendance with the pet. Poisonous animals or reptiles are not to be brought to school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact administration.
SPECIAL EVENT: FRIDAY LUNCH
IMPORTANT: Professionalism & Boundaries
Failure to understand professional boundaries can lead almost any staff member to make serious mistakes - career threatening ones - in the management of staff-student relationships.
All staff are responsible for recognizing in themselves whether they are "at risk" of crossing boundaries and, if they are, of addressing the issue. This makes the issue an important and dangerous one for teachers.
All staff has a responsibility to address this issue when they witness a colleague who may be crossing boundaries. They must report their concern to an administrator.
In general, activities which take a staff member beyond the expectations of TVLC could easily qualify as boundary violations. These include:
- "Friending" students on personal social media pages (Best practices suggest a 3- 5 year buffer after they promote from our school)
- "Texting" or "IMing" students from your personal phone.
- becoming too personally involved with students - friend, confident, surrogate parent;
- seeing students in private or non-school settings;
- writing or exchanging personal (non-academic) notes, letters or emails;
- serving as a confidant with regard to a student's decision about his/her personal issues;
- giving gifts or money to students;
- inviting students to one's home;
- having students stay overnight in one's home;
- driving individual students to or from school;
- giving one student undue attention;
- being alone with a student with the exception of an emergency situation; NEVER BE IN A ROOM ALONE WITH A STUDENT WITH THE DOORS CLOSED OR BLINDS CLOSED!
- sharing your personal problems with students;
- sharing personal information about a student with a third party; and
- initiating physical contact (Fist bumps and high fives are appropriate and safe)
TEXTING WITH PARENTS
At the next GLL we will discuss the option of staff members having access to a cloud based phone number that will allow teacher protection.
6 Weeks Until CAASPP Testing
Dustin and Martin - Getting the campus in tip top shape for the Japanese Delegates Visit
Everyone - Spring Conferences
Audrey - Covering yard duty
Alaina, Jennifer P, Vicki, Emily, Dorothy, Elizabeth and John - Attending the MAC Lead Scoring Training Sessions
Misty, Bryan, Dorothy, Heather, Jennifer W, Tess, Amanda, Shelly -Co-Teaching Training
Rimy, Tessa, Heather S, Jessica, Stephanie M, Asa, Kenn - Spring Musical
Jennifer, Anna, and Muriel - School Council
ARE YOUR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES INCLUDING EPI PEN DIRECTIONS, YARD DUTY & OTHER MEDICAL DIRECTIONS IN YOUR SUB PLANS? If not, please do not delay – do this immediately.
CLASSROOM EMERGENCY KITS: You should have a clip board with multiple copies of your roster for all of your classes and a pen/pencil. You should also have a large cylinder in your room that has emergency provisions, first aid and a bright colored vest. PLEASE MOVE THESE LARGE EMERGENCY KITS NEXT TO YOUR DOOR. In the case of an emergency, they need to be easily accessible.
Fire/Evacuation Drills: Please put multiple copies of your class roster and a pen in your emergency kit. In the event of a drill or emergency, please evacuate your class. PUT YOUR BRIGHT COLORED VEST ON WHILE EXITING (it is located inside your emergency kit) Students should evacuate silently LEAVING DOORS UNLOCKED and line up (see map).YOU DO NOT NEED TO CARRY YOUR LARGE EMERGENCY CYLINDER OUT DURING A DRILL! YOU DO NEED TO TAKE THE VEST OUT AND WEAR IT.
Teacher should then take attendance, Teacher will then hold up:
Fist: ALL HERE (if a child was marked absent that morning, and you have the other 19, you still hold up a fist)
1 Finger: A child is missing because they went to the restroom or speech etc.
2 Fingers: A child is missing and you do not know where they are.
Earthquake Drills: Lights off, blinds closed, doors closed, students under desk in kneeling position heads down. Hands over neck, face down. Teachers either under their desk or in doorway. Only evacuate if directed to by main office.
SHELTER IN PLACE: If inside:
1. Keep students in classrooms pending further instructions.
2. Secure and lock all doors
3. Close all windows and close shades
4. Account for all students – call the office if you have children from other classrooms in your room.
5. Do not allow anyone to leave the secure room until ALL CLEAR message is received.
6. Students should take their seats and lessons can continue.
7. Passing periods and lunch should be disregarded until SHELTER IN PLACE has concluded.
1. Move indoors
SHELTER IN PLACE DURING MORNING DROP OFF : The procedures will be the same as above AND WE WILL:
1. WE WILL LOCK THE TOP VALET GATE.
2. WE WILL DIRECT ALL CARS CURRENTLY IN THE VALET LANE TO CONTINUE DRIVING OFF CAMPUS AND WAIT FOR A NTI MESSAGE COMMUNICATING THE ALL CLEAR
Save the Dates
3/28 - Day off
3/30 MS Leadership Assembly 2PM
4/4-8 Spring Break
4/11 - 4/13 - School Wide Write Days
4/12 STEAM/PBL/Blended Committee 5 - 8 Teachers 1:30 - 2:30PM K - 4 Teachers 12:00 - 1:30
4/12 Dragon Assembly 8:30AM (TK - 5)
4/14 - School Wide Writing Committee Results/Reflection
4/15 Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM
4/15 Skate for your school fundraiser 6p.m.-9 p.m.
4/18-22 Malakoff Diggins Trip
4/22 Early Release & Scoring School Wide Write papers in the afternoon
4/30-5/3 Disneyland Music Trip
4/27 MS Leadership Assembly 2PM
5/3 STEAM/PBL/Blended Committee 5 - 8 Teachers 1:30 - 2:30PM K - 4 Teachers 12:00 - 1:30
Spring Music Concert
5/10 -5/20 - MS CAASPP Testing Window
5/13 Bocce tournament
Music concert for Elementary grades
5/13 Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM
Spirit Day -
5/17-18 Spring Musical
5/20 School Performance of the musical 8:15 (K, 5th - 8th) 12:45 (1 - 4)
5/22 Junior Olympics
5/24 Spring Music Concert
5/24 SHORT STAFF MEETING 3:15-4:15PM
5/25 Open House/Science Expo
5/25 Dragon Assembly 8:30AM (TK - 5)
5/31 LVCP Theatrical Presentation 1:15PM
6/2 Dragon Assembly 8;30AM (TK - 5)
6/2 Perfect Attendance ALL YEAR celebration
6/8 Volunteer Tea
6/10 June & July Student Birthday Celebration K 11:45AM, 1-8 2:30PM
6/14 – 8th Grade vs. Staff Dodge Ball Game
6/15 - Promotion 5pm
6/16 - Kinder Celebration 10AM
6/16 - Last Day of School – Early Release