February 9

Evaluation-Here is principal Domain 2 for Evaluations.

SIW Clarification- First, my apologies for any confusion on the four SIW’s that teachers are to have for their own work. We need only provide the four (not four + conference/report card prep). As elementary schools we provide our teachers with these four SIW days.

  • The Wednesday the week before fall conferences
  • The Wednesday before the semester grading day
  • The Wednesday the week before spring conferences
  • The last SIW of the year (this is the second to last Wednesday of the year as the last Wednesday is a 3:30 dismissal).

Call me if you need further clarification.

Kindergarten Assessment Info- Here is some interesting information gathered from the state kindergarten assessment.

2017-18 preliminary kindergarten assessment results show correlation with 3rd grade skills

(Salem, Ore) – The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment. This year, for the first time, there is a cohort of students who have taken both the kindergarten assessment and the 3rd grade assessment – providing more information for the state and local communities to use to target resources for young children.

“Although we only have one year of comparison data, there is a clear correlation between kindergarten assessment and third-grade assessment results. This confirms what we have always known: if we can support children to be ready for success when they enter kindergarten, they are more likely to be on track in 3rd grade,” said Miriam Calderon, Oregon’s early learning system director.

Kindergarten assessment results, including district-specific data, are available here:http://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Pages/Kindergarten-Assessment.aspx.The initial analysis on the correlation between the kindergarten and third-grade assessments is available under “2017-18 Interpretive Guidance.”

Behavior Update- Thank you to all of the principals and VP’s who were able to attend our behavior meeting last Friday. I shared a summary with cabinet on Monday. Sean and I have met since to iron out a few more details. I need to meet with principals and/or VP’s one more time in order for us to make some decisions about $. I’d like to meet Wednesday at 4:00 at Silver Rail. Please do your best to be there. I don’t think it should take us too long, but we will be more than 5 minutes, so I think it would be best to not leave your car running in the parking lot the whole meeting.

PBIS Conference-PBIS conference will be on April 23 this year. Registration is now open.

Hiring Updates

  • Summit High School Principal- Monday, February 12
  • High Desert Middle School Principal- Tuesday, February 20
  • We will provide more info re: Juniper VP and Buckingham Principal when we know more

Hope you all have a great weekend.


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