What’s Going On In Your School? Tell Us! – for All Staff
Update – Administrator Leave Balances in Aesop – for All Administrators
Family Advocacy Interpreter Request Form – for All Administrators
Importance of Attendance: Taking Advantage of Family Advocacy Days – for All Administrators
K-ELPA Testing Equipment – for Elementary Principals
What’s Going On In Your School? Tell Us!
From Grace Elmore
Do you have something interesting and fun going on in your school? Share it with your KCKPS community.
Please send story ideas to Grace Elmore, Communications Specialist, for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Staff eNotebook, or on Facebook or Twitter.
Update – Administrator Leave Balances in Aesop
From Amy Jo Troyer
The information in the notice yesterday was to advise you of the email message that would be going out to all staff. Please be aware that, as an employee, you may also access your regular employee account with your phone number to review your balances as the message shared. However, if you would like to use your ADMINISTRATOR account and avoid toggling between that and your end user account where the balances are maintained, you can do so with a few clicks! We’ve detailed those steps for you in the attached PDF so you have a clear direction going forward on how to see the information you need. Please reach out to your respective HR Advisor should you have any questions.
HR Leadership Team
Family Advocacy Interpreter Request Form
From Rosie Rodriguez
It???s time to begin gathering your building needs for interpreter requests. To facilitate this process, please fill out the following information and return to my attention, on or before Monday, January 30th.
Interpreter Request Form Word Document
Importance of Attendance: Taking Advantage of Family Advocacy Days
From Rosie Rodriguez
Parent-Teacher conferences offer an excellent opportunity to talk with parents about the importance of their child’s attendance. Use this time to recognize improved, good or excellent attendance as well as communicate concern about poor attendance. Many parents are unaware of the impact that chronic absence can have– particularly in the early grades. And even when parents do understand the importance of regular attendance, they can easily lose track of the number of days their child has missed.
Provide and update to parents on their child’s attendance to date.
Take a moment to congratulate them on good or improved attendance.
Provide parents with a school calendar. This can be an effective visual reminder of the number of days missed and the fact that absences add up.
Updating parents on absences is a great way to helping them track their child’s attendance and to start developing good attendance habits.
K-ELPA Testing Equipment
From Joe Fives
Since iPads cannot be used for the speaking portion of the assessment, you may utilize your building’s Chromebooks for that purpose.
While our intent is to have maximum availability of technology for instructional use, we did not mean to preclude you from using any of your building’s technology resources where needed, even outside of the grades they were deployed.
We continue to update computer labs, but realistically, we will not get to all those machines prior to the assessment window opening. Since we are now 1:1 at grade levels 3 – 12, and 2:1 at K – 3, there is plenty of equipment available to complete the assessments.