Welcome to FCS 2011-2012
All things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://youtu.be/OF6a9gr_xDU
Avenues of Communication • Email • Group Texts • Phone Tree-Is there a need? • Teacher Mailbox
Website • www.fayettevillechristian.com • Announcements • Feed My Inbox • Facebook for Weather info & updates
Faculty Meetings • Elementary – Monday’s 3:10-4:00 in Stephanie Weldy’s room • Jr. High- Tuesday’s 3:15-4:00 in Gay Rose’s room
Open House • Monday, August 8th returning families • Tuesday, August 9th new families • 6:00-7:30pm
Open House • Room readiness • Curriculum displayed • Supply list for reference • Email confirmation list (from office) • Drop off/Pick up procedures
Open House • Letter/Brochure of introduction/Grade level handbook • Syllabus(Jr. High) • Explanation of classroom management • Volunteers/Needs • T Shirt Ordering for Elementary
Morning Meetings 7:30 am Wednesday Worship-music room Thursday Bible Study-room #6 main building upstairs Friday Prayer Groups-rotating quarterly
Admin Absentees • Friday, August 19th at Camp Dixie with Jr. High all day! • Friday, September 2nd Grandparents Day for Elementary school! • September 18th-20th in Morehead City with 8th grade mission trip!
Parent Communication • Get to know the communication style of your parents. Strive to have one day response time. • Email issues (interpretation is subject to the attitude of the reader/good for information not confrontation) • A phone call is more personal. Parents will have your contact #. • Conferencing happens more than 1 day a year!
Parent/Teacher Conference • Conference Day Wednesday, September 21st 11am-7pm (hours can be flexible but only with approval) • Administrative involvement needs to be planned and disclosed to parent. • Positive/Negative/Positive (Oreo) • Documentation
Faculty Attendance • Work hours 7:30am-3:30pm except faculty meeting day. • If the need arises to leave campus during the school day you must receive permission from me or designee prior to your departure -on campus emergencies happen.
Leave • Personal Leave Forms are available in the lounge. Please complete one and give to me in as much advance notice as possible! • Robbie Hockenberry will coordinate substitutes. Her contact number is 910.583.9175 call between 6am -10pm.
Sub folder • Class roster & seating chart • Daily plans & extra work • Time & schedule of all activities/classes • Powerschool Substitute icon on desktop
Sub folder • Notice of special situations & students w/needs • Copies of all textbooks, workbooks, or supplementary materials on teacher desk with plans • Emergency flipchart near door & instructions for sub
Emergency Sub plans • Create an emergency sub folder and keep in your desk. It takes time to come up with but is invaluable if ever used. • I will ask to see this emergency folder when I do your first announced observation.
BAC/ASSH & Your Children • Safety • Management • Fairness • Your elementary age children cannot remain in your room when you are not there! • Jr. High aged children need to know the boundaries!
Cell Phone Policy Audio needed
Lesson Plans • Why: accountability • How: individual teacher preference (mailbox or email) • When: due by 3pm Friday for following week • Essentials: Bloom’s Level & Biblical Integration
Discipline=Love • You are the main disciplinarian! • Do not give up your authority! • I am here to support you! • Our goal is growth and development that means it might take the entire year! • Consistent & Incremental. • Not out of anger or frustration. • Intercom the office or text me.
PreK-2nd Grading • Documentation • Work samples • No surprises -the report card should prove what you have already been communicating to parents.
3rd-8th grade Powerschool • Input grades weekly • 2 week max for major assignments/writing projects/tests • 5th-8th grade post assignments a week in advance (should match what you are posting in your room) • IT IS A GREAT TOOL IF USED CORRECTLY!
What Powerschool does not do • Explain why a student is doing poorly • Help parents know how to help their student • Update itself • Explain assignments
Student tardies/absences Special allowances for tardies happen. 8:00am tardy bell-must have pink admittance slip from the office All grades at 4th tardy-contact parent and cc me-I have to know to intervene. Jr. High-at 4th tardy assign d-hall
Recess Policy-Elementary FCS believes in RECESS! Heat Advisories matter! Recess (or really lack of) used as discipline
Homework Policy • Meaningful teacher • Accountable student
Office Phone Protocol • Emergencies only • Note required 411
Bloom’s Taxonomy http://www.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/Bloom/blooms_taxonomy.htm
Biblical Integration • Everything teaches a worldview • Intentional or Forgotten
Field Trips • Charter Busses • Aligns with instruction • Approval
Essential Forms • Permission Forms • D Hall • Incident Report Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens • Student Accident Report • Damage/Lost textbook
Essential Forms • Supply • Employee Leave • Field Trip Request • Maintenance Request • Student Referral
Personal Education Plan • Jr. High-must have current testing (within 3 years) • Elementary – more lenient, but only through administrative conference • Grade level lists provided
Dress Code • The purpose of a dress code • Differentiate between rebelliousness and mistakes (parental intervention needed) • Parents voices heard! • Cargo acceptable • Outerwear for elementary
TGIF What you are really thinking!