Curriculum & Instruction
Quarterly Midpoint Progress Reports
Per Board Policy IHA, report cards for all students shall be sent home and posted in the online grade book four times a year at the end of the quarter (please see district calendar for the end of quarter dates). In addition, progress reports for all students shall be issued at the midpoint of each quarter. Grades shall be updated in the online grade book each week (approximately 10 per quarter) to keep everyone informed of student progress.
The following weeks will be dedicated to sending home Quarterly Midpoint Progress Reports:
Quarter 1- Week of October 5-9, 2020 (Family Advocacy Day- October 9, 2020)
Quarter 2- Week of December 14-18, 2020
Quarter 3- Week of February 22-26, 2021
Quarter 4- Week of April 26-30, 2021
Re: Literacy Festival and Math Relays
With the suspension of events that require student groups to meet in person, the Curriculum and Instruction Department is cancelling the Literacy Festival and Math Relays for the 2020-21 school year.
Middle and High School Principals
Re: Signaling Shifts in ELA Instruction (Revised GVC and myPerspectives)
The purpose of this asynchronous learning opportunity will be to revisit shifts in Secondary ELA instruction through the revised GVC and the new resource, myPerspectives. This video (approx. 1 hour) will highlight program components in the new resource and reacquaint you with the Student-Centered Unit Structure. By participating in this learning opportunity, you will gain additional background information that your teachers received during the week of training (August 18-20). After viewing the video, take time to explore myPerspectives on your own and immerse yourself in the work alongside your ELA teachers. The demo log-in is available in the video. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kristi Chalk with questions or concerns, as teachers and PLCs continue to move forward in this work.
Middle and High School Principals
Re: Math Curriculum Access for Administrators
If you were unable to schedule a time to meet with Kurt Parker about the math curriculum and resources this week, please contact him via email to set up an appointment. The meeting will take less than an hour and is required before administrative access can be granted.
Middle School Principals
With the suspension of events that require student groups to meet in person, Middle School Robotics is cancelled for the 2020-21 school year.
High School Principals
High School Robotics is slated to begin in January of 2021. We will wait to determine whether teams will be allowed to meet in person, per local health official recommendations, to fulfil the requirements needed for competition.
Elementary School Principals
Re: Math Curriculum Resource (Eureka Math in Sync)
Update: Great Minds and our IT department have started the rostering process of Eureka Math in Sync. Teachers and students will access Eureka Math in Sync using Clever. Great Minds anticipates access to the platform will take approximately 5 business days. In the meantime, please work with your building representative to provide staff with the professional development session around utilizing Eureka Math in Sync. Building representatives have already received the training and have been provided with a PowerPoint to help guide their work. If questions arise please do not hesitate to reach out to Marica Rhone and she will be happy to assist your building.
Info from Student Services on Social Emotional Learning
As we enter this school year, know that the Student Services Department is here to support you and your community. Here you will find pertinent information and helpful resources related to Social Emotional Learning.