Admin News

Minidoka County School District

Week of May 9-May 15

Amy KR presents..."The Money Tree"

Upcoming Dates

May 9- K-3 Literacy Plan Work Session 1:00 PM (Elementary)

May 9-Elementary District Math Curriculum Review 4:00 DSC

May 10-Admin Meeting 8:00-1:00

May 10-RTI Training 10:30-1:00 Lunch provided-Admin Meeting

May 10-Negotiations

May 13-Technology Orders Due

May 16- Federal Programs Monitoring 8:00 AM (Elementary & Mt. Harrison)

May 16-School Board Meeting

May 17-Negotiations

May 18-PPAT

May 24-MHHS Graduation

May 25-Graduation

May 26-Last Day of School

Mileposts Summit

We are looking to take a team of 5-6 people to the Mileposts Summit. If you are interested, or have teachers who might be interested, please let Ashley know. There will be sessions for beginners as well as advanced. If you have teacher interested in using Gooru, for online textbooks, and resources, there will be sessions on that as well.


When: June 20-21

Where: Boise

Technology Funds

Please remember technology fund requests should be turned in no later than May 13 in bullet list form, by priority. Ashley will then gather the appropriate quotes and communicate with you what can be purchased based on your priority list.

Ex. 2 staff iPads, iPad minis with cart


If you have questions regarding this process, please call Ashley.

Elementary: K-3 Literacy Plan

For 2016-17, the State Board of Education is asking for a K-3 Literacy Plan for our District. After a district plan has been turned in, we will receive funding to help our K-3 students. We are predicting about $220,000. The State Board of Education will be visiting districts during the year to see what plans they can use as a model statewide. The intent of the literacy plan is to implement changes in literacy instruction rather than continue what is already in place.


Please mark your calendar for Monday, May 9th from 1:00-3:30p.m. at the DSC.

Assessment

  • Please make sure all your students complete the ISAT testing. If a student is not going to be taking the assessment and did not take an alternate assessment, please make sure Ashley is aware of the circumstances for not testing.
  • As the state releases the parent information letter, we will print those and provide them for schools to give parents with their student's test scores.
  • Scores should be able to be sent home with parents at the end of the year.

FYI

Announcement: Transcript Requirement

As of September 1, 2015 all renewals (online and paper) require official transcripts and/or in-service forms showing verification of the six credits earned during the validity period of the credential. We are no longer using an audit system for renewal credit.

Applications to renew credentials expiring in 2016 will be accepted through August 31, 2016. However, if you wish to ensure that you receive your renewed certificate by September 1, 2016, you will need to submit your application no later than June 15, 2016.

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