End of the Year / Summer Updates

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A middle school that cultivates scholars to be catalysts of change, life-long learners, innovators, and competitors in a global society
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DAILY EVENTS

Wednesday, May 29

  • 2:00 p.m. EOY Luncheon at Pappadeoux


Thursday, May 30


June 4th - 6th, & 13th* (*June 13th is optional)

  • PD for CICs AND ILTs - Ms. Tucker, Ms. Wells, Ms. Perez, and Ms. Minter
  • Session topics: ■ Mission, Vision, & Values ■ Lesson Design ■ Leading PLCs ■ Model Classrooms ■ Blended Learning
  • Times and Locations coming soon!


June 10 - 20

  • Summer Readiness - Selected personnel has been notified. All other who applied will be notified if other opportunities come up.


June 10 - 26

  • SSI - Selected personnel has been notified. All other who applied will be notified if other opportunities come up.


August 7

  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 6th Grade Transition Camp: Team building activities, introduction to MS, explore the building, and Social Emotional Learning among others.
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Teaching & Learning Professional Development Video Link

The video below provides a preview of our Content Intensives and Learning Academies. Also, specifies the PD requirements for 2019-2020 school year

https://youtu.be/BMGOQI99fg4

AVID Brown Bag Series

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MTTS (Response to Intervention)

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Contract Dissemination 2019-2020

Contracts for eligible employees will be disseminated electronically via Oracle Employee Self Service in early May. An email notification from notifications@dallasisd.org will be sent out to inform employees that their 2019-2020 contract is available for acknowledgement. Your 2019/2020 contract is ready for acceptance via Oracle Self-Service. Please use the Contract Instructions for assistance on how to access your contract.

All employees will have two weeks to provide an electronic signature; according to section 21 of the Dallas ISD Educator Contracts, an offer of employment shall expire if the contract is not signed by the deadline.


Policy Guidelines:

According to Texas Education Code (TEC), contract-eligible educators are provided a penalty-free resignation deadline which is 45 days before the first day of instruction of the coming school year. The resignation deadline for this year is July 5, 2019. Any employee that has an expiring certification or license with an expiration date range of May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019 will receive a contract hold and will not be eligible to acknowledge their contract until their certification is renewed. To renew their certification, they must access their TEA TEAL account and follow the renewal process. Any employee who is found to have abandoned a contract without good cause is in violation of the Texas Education Code and could face suspension/sanction of their teaching credential by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). For more information, please consult Section 21.160, Section 21.210, and Section 21.105 in the Texas Education Code and 19 TAC 249.15(b)(5).


Last Day for Chapter 21 to Resign Penalty Free

Educators have a penalty-free resignation deadline that falls the 45th day before the 1st day of instruction of the coming school year. For the 2018-2019 school year, that resignation deadline is July 5, 2019. Resignations are generally accepted via the electronic submission process (S-54), using the Oracle log-in, and must be submitted by 11:59 pm, July 5, 2019. The resignation deadline will be enforced; resignations received after the July 5, 2019 deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the date of submission and the circumstances, and whether the campus has sufficient time to secure a suitable replacement.


For additional Information about how to submit a Notice of Separation, please visit the Retirements & Resignations page at http://dallasisd.org/Page/28102.

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As you know, every year we have the task to complete some mandatory compliance videos. Please, use the link above to access the compliance courses via Cornerstone in order to ensure you receive credit for the annual compliance training required by our district.


We all have an internal deadline of September 22, 2019 to get the compliance training completed. Ensure that you print a copy of the certificate upon completing for each session for yourself. I will provide an update on how to submit later in the summer. We will use a cover sheet with all of the required training to make sure each one of us has all the compliance videos completed.

You must LOG IN at the Cornerstone site with your credentials and go to the "Suggested" section as you scroll down.

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

The following staff members will have birthdays during the summer months. We hope you enjoy your special day.

June:
1- Mr. McCann

3- Ms. Turnbull and Ms. Trent
6- Ms. McGee
14- Ms. Miranda
17- Ms. Lewis

19 - Ms. Ingram
21-Ms. Martin

26 - Ms. Addison and Ms. Maloy


July:

1- Mr. Alarcon

5- Ms. Michael

13- Ms. Stripling

14- Mrs. Brown

18 - Mr. Geiger, Ms. Guerra, and Ms. Halowec

27- Mr. Smith

30- Mr. King


August:

4- Ms. Cooray
13- Mrs. Tucker

23 - Mr. Clark
24- Mrs. Shelby

27 - Ms. Zuniga and Ms. Carreras