February 3

Elementary Report- I have attached a copy of the powerpoint I shared at Tuesday’s horizontal. I hope I didn’t bore you too much with a bunch of data, but it is important from time to time to take a look at where we stand. We are trending in the right direction on SBAC, and the elementary Bright Bytes demonstrates a significant shift in what students perceive they are being asked to do, trending towards more integration of the 4 c’s. It will be interesting to watch the Gallup data over the next few years to see if all of our efforts around SEL and engaging students is reflected in that survey data. Ultimately, a big thank you to everyone for your efforts to give our students the academic, social and future ready skills they need to be successful in life. Your tireless efforts are making a difference.

More Report Card Info-  Here are report card guidelines for each grade:

Kindergarten

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Here is a link to additional options for K-2 report cards:

Please share with grade level teachers. Thank you.

Survey Results- Here are the elementary results from the admin survey that Jay, Jim and I sent out about school visits as of this morning.

19 elementary people responded.

Participants: 14 of 19 did all 3 visits. 2 did 2 visits. 3 people did 1 visit.

How valuable: 8 said extremely. 6 said very. 5 said so-so. 0 said wast of time.

Protocol: 17 said just right. 2 said too loose. 0 said too tight.

Some questions/comments that came up:

  • It is tough for both to be out of the building at once.
    • Response: I am available to cover when you leave for the meetings (and have for two schools). If this is still tough, please let me know. If I get 2 or more of you that say you and your vp/ss want separate meetings, I can do a switch. Also, if you want to meet outside of school hours, that is ok. You miss the opportunity to see the school in action, but you wouldn’t be out of your building when needed most.
  • A couple of you asked if it was ok if the topic moved from school design as it was valuable to be able to discuss urgent topics.
    • Response: Yes. While we want the focus of the school visits to be school design, by all means, you are welcome to address other topics that you want to discuss with your colleagues.
  • One person shared a desire for more communication about district/ state happenings.
    • Response: We’ll try to address that and provide more information. If there are specific things you do have questions about, please ask.

Thanks to all of you who completed the survey. We appreciate the input and I will always try to make things as valuable as possible for all (understanding as you do, how difficult it is to make all the people happy all of the time. 🙂

Core Effectiveness- Core Effectiveness meetings are just around the corner for most of us. Here is a link to core effectiveness meeting forms for your use.

Tip Line-The following was provided by Scott Bojanowski, regarding an email you may have received this week outlining a statewide tip line.

  • On January 31st, 2017, the state of Oregon in conjunction with the Oregon State Task Force on School Safety and the Oregon State Police sent out a press release for the SafeOregon tip line. The tip line has been mandated through the Oregon State Legislation for use in all public schools in Oregon, pre-school through 12th grade, though the official start date has not been established by the state.Bend-La Pine Schools was attempting to work with the project managers for the tip line as early adopters, but due to the events of the past few weeks, we were unable to get established in time for the early adopter program by the roll out date of January 31st. The project managers for the tip line would like to see all schools set up and ready to use the tip line no later than the start of next school year. We are working with the project managers to decide the best way to train our staff and roll out the tip line to all our schools within the district.Here is an information sheet overviewing the tip line. We plan on presenting more information on the tip line during the next leadership meeting. In the meantime, if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the tip line, please contact Scott Bojanowski @ 541-355-1011.

At this time, you don’t need to do anything. I would say you don’t need to worry/think about it again until we share more information with you. You are also welcome to give me a call to discuss.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend.

 

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