We DO meet as a staff this week. We will meet in room 23. Please bring your laptops as Brenda Robles will join us to present information about ST Math reports and intervention.
For students in grades 3-6, CAASPP testing begins next week (April 23- May 11). For these three weeks, Mayra’s LLI groups will be canceled as she will be helping with assessment and make ups. CAASPP Testing Schedule
DO NOT USE Your CELL PHONES DURING TESTING. Use your classroom phone to call the office to ask for help.
- Minimize the use of ‘streaming media’ sites, such as streaming video and audio content (Youtube, Brain Pop etc.) unless instructionally crucial.
- Where necessary, teachers should try to display this type of streaming media content via projector
- Avoid downloading or uploading large files or folders during regular ‘student attendance’ hours, where possible.
3rd – 8th Grade Teachers:
- Chromebooks Full Shutdown Reminder: When students are logged in, have them click the clock in the bottom right tray of the Chromebook screen, then click the Shut Down icon
For the past two weeks, the State’s Tier 2 Technical Support team has been investigating reports that their AirSecureTest app has demonstrated problems.
The State Technical Support team has recommended the following:Be prepared for a possibility of a certain proportion of student Apps to freeze or delay and let students know BEFOREHAND that restarting the device and re-logging-in is a possibility. The test will always allow them to continue where they left off.
It is a good idea to have a PLAN B in place. If a student has trouble with the browser:1. Watch the student re-attempt to login to ensure they’re following directions.2. Restart their device and re-login to continue where they left off.3. Try a different device when one becomes available (from your cart, Teacher Chromebook, as other students finish).4. If they’ve tried to login twice or more on 2 different devices without any success, consider putting them on a make-up list, and try again another day with assistance from Erin or Jenn.
We have set up the rosters for CAASPP small group testing. If your name is NOT listed below, you will be testing your homeroom roster in it’s entirety. If you see your name below, one or more of your students will be pulled from your room for testing or you are a small group tester (Monica, Tracy, Dave)- please see the link below for details.* Carson* Castellanos* Hueso* Pehrson* Kinnamon* Seubert* Benson* Rolfe
Thanks to K.C., Erika Pehrson, Angelica Goulding, Melinda Seubert, Shelly Molina, Erin Major, Dave Benson, Patty Valdivia, and Don Brizendine.
Second Lesson April 26 1:30-2:25
Math TOSAs visit First and Second Grade PLC:
Focus of PLC for 1st & 2nd Grade:
PD on Basic Math Facts (Addition/Subtraction) – An actual resource for teaching basic math facts (addition/subtraction) has been ordered for you and should be arriving soon. During PLC Susy Chavez will be going over the organization of each chapter, building content knowledge around the instructional process for teaching basic math facts beyond memorization.
Grade Level ILT meetings:
Our final ILT meetings are on the horizon. Please see the dates below. These are full day meetings which will be held at the Ed Center. With your grade level team, please select one to represent your grade. Please send me names by April 27.
May 1 ILT TK/K
May 3 1/2
May 8 3/4
May 10 5/6
Education Foundation Grants:
Need $MONEY$ for a special project? The SBUSD Education Foundation has grant money available for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available at sbusdef.org beginning April 2, 2018, with submissions due on or before April 27, 2018. These grants are for up to $500.00 for each person listed on the application. Certificated and classified employees of SBUSD are encouraged to apply. Grant applications will receive a blind read by a committee of community members, and an announcement of recipients will be made on May 15, 2018. Contact Karen Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
South Bay’s Got Talent Art Showcase:
RFEP Monitoring forms: Due May 4th (select teachers)
Q&A with Superintendent Dr. McNamara (optional): May 10th at 2:40 in room 23
Last Day of Imagine Learning: May 18
Last day of PLC is May 24
Apex Fun Run May 25
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