Reception for Outgoing Board of Education Members – for All Administrators
Give the Gift of Attendance This Year – for All Administrators
Winter MAP Testing Information – for All Administrators
December 2017 Safety Newsletter – for All Administrators
Bank of America Student Leaders Program – for High School Administrators
Coats for Kids – for High School Administrators
Reception for Outgoing Board of Education Members
From David A. Smith
You are cordially invited to a reception in honor of outgoing Board of Education members Dr. Evelyn Hill, Irene Caudillo and Rev. Rick Behrens, which will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the third floor conservatory. Brief remarks will be made at 4:30 pm, with their final Board of Education meeting beginning at 5:00 pm.
Hope to see you on the 12th.
David A. Smith
Chief of Public Affairs
Give the Gift of Attendance This Year
From Rosie Rodriguez
Principals and teachers have an opportunity to reduce holiday absences by ensuring that parents and students understand the toll that absenteeism takes on achievement.
Please send the attached letter to help remind our parents that absences can easily add up and CAN be prevented.
Attendance Letter (Word Document)
Winter MAP Testing Information
From David Rand
The winter MAP testing window is currently open and will remain open until January 19. All students in grades K-8 are required to test with the exception of ELL Newcomers (exempt from reading; should attempt math if appropriate) and SPED students that take DLM. SPED students that take the general state assessment should participate in MAP with appropriate accommodations that are listed in the IEP and used for the majority of classroom instruction. Please note that while a read-aloud accommodation is allowable for math if it is documented in the IEP and used for the majority of classroom instruction, no part of the reading assessment may be read aloud.
Please note that any test started prior to winter break must be completed before break or the student test will expire and they will have to start over. If you are testing on iPads, please note that Guided Access must be enabled in order for the application to function correctly.
If you experience any technical issues during testing, please e-mail a detailed description of the problem to TIS Support and copy myself, Samantha Bradshaw and Dr. Doug Hager. Please include a detailed description of the problem and include the device type, number of students affected and room number (i.e. I am testing in room 5 at Central Office on Chromebooks and 20 of 25 students are experiencing white screens that cannot be resolved by refreshing the page – internet in room is working and able to access Google home page from teacher laptop).
If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact myself (913-279-2298), Samantha Bradshaw (913-575-3261) or Dr. Doug Hager (913-832-6707). Thank you very much!!!!
December 2017 Safety Newsletter
From JaNia Motley
Click Here for the Newsletter PDF.
Bank of America Student Leaders Program
From David A. Smith
Please share the information below with your juniors and seniors. Thanks!
Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.
As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.
To learn more, or to apply, click here:??https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=1499&x_quiz_id=5082&x_order_by=1
Coats for Kids
From Tina Richardson
The New Coats for Kids distribution for all school sites will begin, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
The following steps outline the distribution process for staff when picking up coats.
1) Check in and have District ID.
2) First come, first serve basis (a reminder: there is a limited number of coats for youth/infant coat sizes).
3) Check out will be the number of coats per school.
Hours of Operation will be from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm.
Location: North Central Office: 2220 North 59th Street
Week of December 13th:
Week of December 18th:
For questions please contact Tina Richardson at 913-627-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org