Weekly Update: April 11, 2016

Happy Monday! Here’s hoping that you are on the internet reading our blog and that you do not hear rain in the background J Thank you for your flexibility this past week. I hope that you (and your students) enjoyed the opportunity to go “old school”.

CAASPP/SBAC Testing Schedule:

Click here to view the schedule.

As a reminder to all, please avoid using the internet to allow our students or to use the teacher computer to stream any video content (brain pop, youtube etc) before lunch. Also, teachers of students who are testing, please communicate with your parents about the dates of testing and times of testing. Encourage regular, on time attendance.

LCAP Student Survey:

As a reminder to teachers of 3rd -6th graders, by April 22, please have your students complete the LCAP student survey.

Student Survey Link


LCAP Staff Survey:

This is the same survey that we took at the staff meeting this week. If you were absent from the staff meeting, please take a few (10) minutes to complete the survey before the end of the day on Wednesday (April 13). If you took the survey on Wednesday, please do not do it again J

Staff Survey Link:


Parent/Guardian LCAP input survey:

Many of you send home a digital newsletter or communicate electronically (dojo, google, etc). As we are in the process of collecting input from families (and the more responses the more valid the data), please share the links below which will take our families to the annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey.

English: http://goo.gl/forms/Gk94HEIAOU

Spanish: http://goo.gl/forms/UjYVj11bvc

Staff Meeting:

No staff meeting this week, though we have a School Site Council meeting at 1:30 in the staff lounge. If you have not placed your trimester two report cards in student cum files, please use the time this week to get that done.

Monitoring reclassified English learners:

Teachers of students in grades 3-6 may have received RFEP monitoring forms in your mailbox.  It is a legal requirement for us to monitor RFEPs for two years after reclassification. These forms are very similar to the initial reclassification forms. Please complete the forms, attach student work if necessary to show progress (if PTA criteria wasn’t met) answer criteria question (yes if the student is making adequate progress/ no if intervention is needed) and sign. If intervention is needed then Intervention Plan needs to be filled out.  Place completed forms in envelope to Chris’s mail box by Friday, April 22.  Please check with Chris if you have any questions.

ELD Awards:

We are going to schedule a VIP continental breakfast for our English Learners who have moved up at least one CELDT level and for students who have Re-classified as English Proficient. We will hold the continental breakfast during ELD time. Date TBD.

New Impact Rotation:

Friday, April 15th is the last day for our current Impact rotation, you will have a different Impact teacher for your students beginning on Tuesday, April 19th. click here to see the schedule.

SBUSD Ed Foundation Mini Grants:

Spring mini-grant applications are now available! Please click the link below for additional information, including instructions and deadlines.


School Calendar 2016-17:

At their meeting on March 10, the Board approved the 2016-2017 Student School-year Calendar.  You may access the calendar here.

Quote of the Week:

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

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