KEEP Parents “In The Know”. Monica Garcia Edgewood ISD Director of Student Support Services. Session Overview. Graduation History overview past and present How we keep our parents informed...What they need to know Mail merge ideas to notify the parents in a timely manner Packets
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Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Mary Miller
HB 5 requirements become effective with 2014-2015 freshmen but students enrolled in high school prior to 2014-2015 will have the option of transitioning to this graduation program.
A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing:
o All students must indicate, in writing, during their 9th grade year, an endorsement they wish to pursue. At the end of their 10th grade year, students may move to the 22-credit Foundation Plan under certain circumstances.
o All LEAs must make at least one endorsement available; if only one is available, it must be Multidisciplinary Studies.
26 credit Foundation Plan with Distinguished Level of Achievement: Eligible for Top 10% Automatic Admission to an IHE
Requires same courses as Foundation Plan with Endorsements; however, one of the 4 mathematics credits must be Algebra II
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, a school district must ensure that each student, entering ninth grade, indicates in writing an endorsement that the student intends to earn.
A student may graduate under the foundation high school program without earning an endorsement if, after the student’s sophomore year:
Which are the following:
Under this plan, students must also complete the course work required to obtain at least one of the available endorsements (coursework TBD by SBOE):
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Business and Industry
Arts and Humanities
Sometimes it is too complicated
State Assessment Implications-School Districts and Campuses
NEW this year Parent Engagement Coordinator
Director of Student Support Services
After the ninth grade, students are classified according to the number of state credits earned toward graduation
We currently have three plans
Once you finish your letter you will go to the tool bar and click on
Select the document type you are working on. In this case it is LETTERS.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Step 1 of 6 NEXT: STARTING DOCUMENT
Select USE THE CURRENT DOCUMENT.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Step 2 of 6 NEXT: SELECT RECIPIENTS
Select USE AN EXISTING LIST.
Then click on BROWSE .
Look for the Pearson Data File that you will be using and select the file.
Click on the Name of the Sheet.
(Only one name will appear. )
Then click OK.
You will get a preview of the file you selected.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Step 3 of 6 NEXT: WRITE YOUR LETTER
Click and highlight the section that you want to mail merge.
To the Parents of: ___________
I would highlight the underline.
Then you go to the right of the screen and select MORE ITEMS.
On the Insert Merge Field selection, select the field you would like. Here, I would select Student Name.
Go through your letter inserting all the areas where you need a field.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Step 4 of 6 NEXT: PREVIEW YOUR LETTERS
Here you can make sure all the recipients (student names) are correct. You may edit the list of recipients if needed.
Go down to the bottom of the screen and click on Step 5 of 6 NEXT: COMPLETE THE MERGE.
Your Mail Merge is ready to print!
You may edit individual letters here, if needed.
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