Staff Weekly Bulletin

~December 8-12~Week 15~

~District Assessments~

District Assessments

December through February

-Grades K-5: Opinion Writing

EDL & DRA Scores

Dear Colleagues,

IF you are still in need of any of your data reports such as the SRI, EDL, DRA, or the Math EOU assessment (the reports were emailed to you last week), you are welcome to ask Ms. Tunney for an additional copy. You can also click on the following below link to access some of the reports.

Data Chats

Dear Colleagues,

Jennie will schedule the data chats; please keep in mind that these two documents will be used for both reading and math. Note that we will discuss with your grade level partner the trends of performance and needs during a 45 minute conference.

Please have these two documents pre-filled prior to your data chat conference.

Data chat schedule TBD-please expect that schedule via Jennie.

Thank you,

Positive & Welcoming Environment

Congratulations Julio!


Dear Julio,

"We are coordinating an Attendance Cohort and you have been selected to participate as one of the top five attendance clerks in OUSD. Your site has a low chronic absenteeism rate and we would love to have you share your best practices of how you successfully engage with families at your site that support average daily attendance and academic achievement for our students!"

~Social Emotional Learning~

Character Target:

I can persevere even when things are difficult for me.

FC CONCERN: Community Assembly Teacher Sign-ups

Dear Colleagues,

Ms. Hom will be supporting the community assembly with the coordinating and creation of the power points for our Monday Community Assemblies. She will reach out to you.

In addition, after meeting with the Faculty Council, I recommend that assembly committee meet with Linda Tapia, Jennie, and Mazy (FC) to discuss the details of the latest FC notes and the sign-ups of teachers to lead assemblies and presenting HQSW. Nancy will help in scheduling a meeting with the committee, FC, and Beatrice to discuss the adjustments.

I must emphasize that we will work together to create cohesive systems, but SEED CANNOT/WILL NOT move away from the founding principles such as authentic quality student work.

Relevant information on HQSW

Reminder: Most teachers from last school year accepted the 20 hours of summer work & received the requirements of this work. Accepting this work represented our refinement towards rigorous student work.

FC recommended that student work presentations can continue in classrooms, where they can be properly differentiated. Nevertheless, I added that this work must be displayed in the bulletin boards or in the classrooms and changed at least once a month.

Thanks in advance for your working together to create cohesive systems.

EL Summer Work Criteria


Community Assembly & Crew

Assembly - Group A

Assembly Pairings:

  • Pastrana & Parchia
  • Marx & Gudiol
  • Goodie & Nunez
  • Superfine & Reynoso
  • Cato & Zucker

Crew-Group B

Crew Pairings:

  • Udovic & Hudson
  • Saleski & Ferrus-Garcia
  • Tapia & Souto
  • Perrone & Zucker


UPDATE: Spotlight on Science in your Expeditions

Due to crazy schedule conflicts, I am asking that you support Duffy & me in adjusting your prep & collaboration for the below stated schedule to ensure that you have a designated date to collaborate with Duffy. This switch is ONLY for the date identified below. We are NOT asking you to give up your prep, simply to switch it with your collaboration day/date.

Your help & cooperation is greatly appreciated with such hectic coordination of calendars.

I thank you in advance for your flexibility & understanding.


Kinder: Met with Duffy!

1st: Wed Dec 3 3-4 pm (1st grade has not responded to Duffy)

2nd: Wed Dec 17 3-4 pm (working out scheduling)

3rd: Wed Jan 7 3-4 pm (is open to switching prep with collaboration to meet with Duffy)

4th: Wed Jan 21 3-4 pm (pending)

5th: Wed Feb 18 3-4 pm (pending)

Your grade-level team will need to decide which expedition to prioritize and then share the expedition with Duffy at least two weeks in advance of your meeting.

Student Work Displays & Bulletin Boards

Dear Colleagues,

Please ensure that you keep your classroom student work & bulletin boards updated (at least once a month) with the CCSS & learning target visible. Also, do not forget to update the office bulletin board with your grade-level newsletter. You can give us a copy and the office staff can post them for you.


Need translation services for your SLCs?

If you are in need of translation services, please notify Nancy and let he know that time and date that you will hold your SLC.

The following staff members are available to support you with this need:

  • Beatrice
  • Lauren
  • Marisol
  • Nancy
  • Wally

FC CONCERN: Personal Days

Dear Colleagues,

The holidays are coming up, please remember that ALL personal days must be pre-approved as stated in the staff handbook. You put me in a compromising position to have to address this with you directly. Please let me know with at least 2-3 days in advance.

Also keep in mind that personal days before or after a holiday are not allowed per district policy & it is stated in the OEA contract under Leave.

Days that cannot be approved for Personal Days:

December 19

January 5

Report Card Window

Report card window opens Monday, November 10th.

Timeline for submitting report cards

December 6-7: Teacher also have the weekend to work on report cards

December 8: All report cards completed on ABI, principal will review them

December 8-10: Nancy will communicate to teachers of any errors needed to correct

December 11: Report cards printed

December 12: Report cards placed in teachers' boxes

December 15-19: Student Led Conference (minimum days all week)

Please notify Nancy of any difficulties with ABI.

Report Cards - Translations

A class set of Spanish report cards will be placed in your box by no later than the end of this week by Ms. Nancy. Please reach out to her if you need another language (and the amount).


Monday, December 8th

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beatrice @ EL National Conference (Boston)

Admin Designee: Wally Scott

Report Cards Due!

3:00-4:00 PM

  • Gender Spectrum PD


I. Welcome & Announcements - 5 min.

II. Gender Spectrum PD - 55 min.

Tuesday, December 9th

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beatrice @ EL National Conference (Boston)

Admin Designee: Jennie Tunney

Visiting Teacher Monitoring Visit by CDE - schedule provided to teachers

5:30-6:30 PM

Parent meeting with District partners RE: Middle School Pathway

Principal's Wednesday Schedule

7:30-8:00 AM - Walk-through w/Head Custodian

8:00-8:30 AM - Yard & morning greeting

8:30-9:45 AM - Walk throughs

9:45-10:30 AM - Tours & Panel

10:30-11:30 AM - Classroom Walk throughs

11:30 - 12:30 - Science Focus Check-in Meeting
12:30-1:00 PM - YARD

1:00-1:30 PM - Paper Work

2:00-3:00 PM - PD on SLCs

3:00-4:00 PM - COST

4:00-5:00 PM - Kinder/4th grade Transition & Planning Meeting

Wednesday, December 10th

9:00-10:00 AM

Parent Tours

Visiting Teacher Monitoring Visit by CDE - schedule provided to teachers

2:00-3:00 PM
PD on SLC- share of resources

Principal's Thursday Schedule

8:45-10:00 AM Coffee with the Principal

10:00-10:30 AM - Yard

10:30 AM-12:00 PM - Parent Walk-In Meetings

12:00-1:00 PM - Yard

1:00-1:35 PM - Principal's Lunch

1:35-1:50 PM - Yard

1:50-2:45 PM - Office

2:45-3:00 PM - Yard

3:00-5:00 PM - ILT

Thursday, December 11th

3:00-5:00 PM - ILT


Assessment Data, Data Chats, & Whole-Staff Data Analysis

Decision-making process (revisit)

Review Extended visits report

Next COI

Data walls - new expectation from district

UPDATE: Extended Visit

Report was shared on Thursday, December 4th. We will initially discuss this report with the ILT and then as a grade-level.

Principal's Friday Schedule

7:30-8:00 AM - Walk-through w/Head Custodian

8:00-8:30 AM - Yard & morning greeting

8:30-9:00 AM - School Grounds-safety-attendance observe community meeting

9:00-10:00 AM - Classroom Walk throughs

10:00-10:30 AM - Yard

10:30-12:00 PM - Office Check in & Lunch

12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch Duty

1:00-2:00 PM - Classroom walk throughs

2:00-2:45 PM - Formal Observation

3:00-4:00 PM - Post Conference

Friday, December 12th

  • Report cards will be in teacher's box
  • Parent Sign in sheet will be place in your box