Weekly Update: October 8, 2018

I hope that you are enjoying an amazing fall break!

Staff PD:

We DO meet as a staff this week. Room 23 at 1:45. We will look at the Single Plan for Student Achievement, new school logos and a bunch of other fun stuff. We will end our meeting with guests from the Special Education team.

Report Card Window-Now Open:

Here are a few reminders:

·       Assessment and Report Card document which is designed to answer all of your questions

·         Remember all report cards this year will use 8.5 x 11 paper and are 2 sided with grades on BOTH sides.

·         Here is a video about ELD Grades. The previously mentioned Assessment and Report Card document has a lot of the same information. UPDATEAs we have not received any guidance yet from CDE, we will be keeping the process the same until further notice. 
·         TIP: Use a text editor (like Word or Google docs) to type your comments, then copy and paste into Illuminate.
·         Remember to SAVE often!
·         Chrome, Chrome, Chrome
·         You will have 750 characters (including spaces) to write your comments.
·         If you are using the Standards-based Gradebook, this document will help you connect the grades to the report card.
·         Attendance and other heading data will be populated by 5pm on Friday, October 12th.
Additional info about ELD grades from Lisa C

So Performance Level 1 = Emerging

Level 2 & 3 Expanding (for Level 3 there is a cut scale score)

Level 3 & 4 Bridging (again there is level 3 cut scale score)

Math Labsite:
Emory Math Labsite Schedule October 9 & 11
Time
Grade
Teachers
# of Subs Needed
Classroom lab
teacher/grade
Room #
Standard to teach
7:45-
9:30
Labsite
8:15-
9:15
TK/K/1
Leon, Martinez, Shultz
Carson
Lobato
Sanchez/Acosta
Hueso
7
Laura Acosta/Dene Sanchez
2
TBD
10:15-
12:00
Labsite
10:45-
11:45
4/5
Perkins, Pehrson, Kinnamon
Rolfe
Goulding
Brizendine
6
K.C. Kinnamon
22
TBD
Lunch
12:35-
2:25
Labsite
1:00-
2:00
2/3
Sherwood
Seubert
Hopkins
Hernandez
Castellanos
Ochoa
6
Leslie Ochoa
13
TBD

Field Trip Calendar:

By November 2nd, please enter, to the best of your ability, all your field trips for the 2018-19 school year. If you are unsure about the date, please enter a placeholder and update the calendar as appropriate. Use the calendar linked here Field Trip Calendar

After Nov 2, I will share the calendar with the District Office team. Linked here  Field Trip BP/AR is the SBUSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations governing our field trips. Thank you to those of you who have already begun entering trips!

October 12th Fountas and Pinnell Calibration Release:

Canceled- the District re-allocated the subs

TC Test Prep Unit/Smarter Balance Interim Assessments Grades 3-6:

I feel like we always get to March and think, I wish I began using the Smarter Balance Interim Assessments (or this past year) the TC Test Prep Unit much earlier in the year. Here is your reminder to think about how you might use these resources/ provide access to our students more strategically earlier this school year. Let me know if you have any questions/need support accessing these tools.

Grass Field Partial Closure:
The District partially re-sodded our lower grass field. This means that we must close a portion of the grass field for the next 6-8 weeks. The closed area will be fenced off. Please keep students off the closed portion of the field for as long as the fence remains up. 

Dreambox:

You should have received a welcome email from Dreambox. Dreambox is live and ready for your students to login to. Ideally, students access Dreambox for 60 minutes or 5 lessons per week. There is a login link on the School Links page. The District is not immediately providing professional development.

The Learning and Innovation team will host an OPTIONAL Dreambox training at 2:30 on October 9th in room 23.  

Upcoming Dates:
October 9     OPTIONAL DREAMBOX training at 2:30 in room 23

October 12th Cindy Wagner/Principals at Emory and will visit classrooms

October 31    Costume Parade

November 1  SBUSD Board of Trustees Visit Emory

November 1 PLNU student meet and greet

November 2 Fall Carnival

November 8 Jenn’s presentation about Emory at the Board Meeting

Quote of the Week:

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