Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 1st


Last Day of YLearning is Thursday, May 11.

Mandatory EOG Proctor Training for Teacher Assistants: Teacher Assistants with the exception of Special ed TA's and Diana Callaghan will choose from one of the following times to be trained as a Proctor:
Tuesday, May 2 - 7:45 - Admin AND proctor training
Wednesday, May 10 @ 12:00pm
Tuesday, May 16 @ 8:00am OR 12:00am

Mandatory EOG/Admin training/Proctor: If someone was not able to attend the April 27 training, there is another one on Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:45 in Media center.

Transportation information in Home Base Student Information System: 
We are excited to announce that student transportation information can now be found in one single location, Home Base, also known as Powerschool. In order to provide the highest level of customer service to our families we are asking those of you who do not yet have a Powerschool account to stop by the school office to complete the necessary form.  You can find more information at  

Leave Clarification:  Via Human Resources: This attachment is a one pager regarding leave communication that is shared with Lead Secretaries at the beginning of the year.  This is a reminder for you - read, review and refer.

Student Health Plan UpdateBeginning with the 2017-2018 school year, WCPSS Health Services and the School Nursing Program will begin using EASi to develop and store student health information. Documents will be available to teachers, teacher’s assistants, 504 Contacts and Related Services.

  •       July 1, 2017, staff (listed above) will access information by using the Health Services tab
  •         The EASi system will replace the current process.  Email and printed student health information will no longer be provided by your school nurse.  Instead, health care plans will be accessed by relevant staff from the EASi system
  •         Staff will receive periodic “alerts” from EASi of updates or changes to student medical information, thereby giving access to the most current health information at all times
    •    Health Services documents will not appear on the “Documents” page
    •    All health related processes and documents will be housed under the student's Health Services tab in the EASi system.

  • Volunteer Luncheon - Volunteer Luncheon to thank all of our wonderful volunteers is Friday May 5th. - Sign up sheet/reminder of items to bring 

Critical Thinking

Jump Rope for Heart - Timeline: Friday, April 28th- Friday, May 12th (due date)
There is no "Event Date" we celebrate during specials, electives & Field Day!

  • Please share info/links with parents on your Grade Level Website etc: It will be posted on our next Weekly Specialist Update in the Hub too.
  • Learn More: Information about Jump Rope for Heart Program
  • Donate Here: Donation Link for Underwood   (online donations only)
  • Help save lives! Last year, we raised $4,000. This year goal is $4,300.
  • Now, students can receive up to three Thank you Lanyard Zoo Crew Animals. All other Thank you gifts will be shipped from headquarters after the fundraiser period.

Class lists - By June 1st, grade levels will need to have created class lists that are balanced and would be a class that you would be willing to teach. During the week of June 5th we will have class configuration meetings (more info to come on specifics). Travis will send information to grade chairs on how to complete the process and next steps. During the summer, Travis will assign teachers to class lists. Also, reminder to inform parents that if they have have a type of teacher there child would benefit from to email me also, if they have concerns about their child with particular students to email Travis this concern. 

EVAAS EVAAS Roster Verification enables teachers, school administrators, and district administrators to verify that teachers are linked accurately to students. By enabling educators to specify proportions of instructional responsibility for each student, EVAAS ensures that students' academic growth is tied to individual teachers in the fairest and most accurate way possible. 

State Expectations: 
Principal Preview: April 10 - April 21 (completed) 
Teacher Verification: April 22 - May 19 
AIG, LEP, CCR, Interventionists need to have their % completed by May 12th so classroom teachers would be able to complete their portion. 
Classroom Teachers will need to have it completed by May 19th. 
Calculating Percentage Instruction - will provide examples for individual students. 

Beliefs Survey - Please share the Beliefs Survey Link with certified staff.
What:  Beliefs Survey Link:
  • Encourage staff to go with their initial responses and to not over-think the questions.
  • We will compare these results with the Beliefs survey that we completed last year. 


May 4 Business Meeting-Just a reminder that we will be reviewing the TIPS process.  Be sure to be completing your obligations within the process.

Kindergarten Orientation will be taking place on May 2 and May 4 from 10-11am.  There will be many parents touring the building.


Science Olympiads 3rd-5th grade Science Olympiads will be competing on Saturday May 6th at Leesville Middle School starting at 8:30. The event is free to watch and the students would love to see staff there. We will have an applause parade for the participating students on Monday the 8th at 9:30. 

Vocabulary Video created by Jennifer Williams

No comments:

Post a Comment