Tuesday, May 23, 3017


New Items

Checking for Completion of Elementary Grades – for Elementary Principals
Classified Lump Sum Option – for Principals

Previous Items

End of Year Evaluation Closeouts – for All Administrators
2017-18 On-Line Enrollment Training Dates – for All Principals, Counselors and Registers
Daffodil Bulbs from KCK Rotary – for All Principals and Teachers

New Items

Checking for Completion of Elementary Grades

From Alan King
In previous years, elementary buildings were instructed to check grades to ensure that all domains of the report card have been addressed at least once within the school year. With the change of the elementary grading scale, we lost the cumulative property of our grading system. The cumulative property meant that all of the previous grades were calculated into the current grade. This made it easy in the 4th quarter for buildings to identify any domains that had not been assessed in particular areas.

Unfortunately, when we switched to the new scale, we were forced to abandon cumulative grading, causing us to lose the ability to see those gaps. There is not a report that clearly identifies across the year whether or not a standard has been assessed. As a result, buildings will NOT be expected to check for this.

Classified Lump Sum Option

From Jody Mitchell
The District has extended classified employees, who are scheduled to receive payment in July, the option of receiving a lump sum payout in June. Please note, this option is not available to all employees and notification was sent via email specifically to those on this payment cycle. This option provides employees their regularly scheduled June 30, 2017 pay check, along with their July checks as one lump sum payout (three checks would be included: 6/30/17, 7/14/17, and 7/31/17).
The email provided specific instructions on how to submit the form along with a deadline of Thursday, June 1, 2017. Late forms cannot be accepted due to payroll deadlines.

Previous Items

End of Year Evaluation Closeouts

From Sherry Samples
It is very important that as we approach the end of the school year, that all evaluations showing as incomplete in Talent Ed Perform for your staff are completed and the process marked complete before the staff member leaves for the summer or leaves the district. For any that still remain incomplete, Kathryn or I will be contacting you for reasons that I can submit with my end-of-year report.

As a reminder, staff may sign and comment on any internet accessible device including a Smart phone 24/7. The employee does not need to be on a district computer.

Overall, I am pleased to say that the completion rate for evaluations has improved dramatically this year and I heard from several employees that they truly appreciated their evaluation as expected.

Thank you for your efforts!

2017-18 On-Line Enrollment Training Dates

From Valerie Anzicek
As we gear up for the 2017-18 on-line enrollment, the following training dates have been scheduled for the counselor and registrar to attend.
There are two sessions scheduled for each cluster, however only one session needs to be in attendance. The half-day training sessions will be facilitated by a consultant from Registar.
Listed below are the times and dates for the trainings:
Monday, May 22nd
9:00 to 11:00 am
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 23rd
9:00 to 11:00 am
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Training will be held at Central Office in the Computer Lab.

Thank you for your support in moving forward with the 2017-18 on-line enrollment.

Daffodil Bulbs from KCK Rotary

From Mary L. Viveros
The Rotary Club of Kansas City Kansas would like to partner with schools to beautify areas around school buildings. The club will provide daffodil bulbs and can occasionally assist with fall planting. Rotary would like gather contact information now to streamline communication and delivery in the fall when the bulbs are available. If you are interested, please contact Mary Viveros, Executive Director.