Calvin U. Smith Elementary School . Opening Day Faculty Meeting 3 September 2013. Meeting Agenda. Welcome New Faculty & Staff Faculty Website Parent & Teacher Communication District & Building Calendars Leadership Teams/Roles Summer Leadership Team
Calvin U. Smith Elementary School Opening Day Faculty Meeting 3 September 2013
Meeting Agenda • Welcome • New Faculty & Staff • Faculty Website • Parent & Teacher Communication • District & Building Calendars • Leadership Teams/Roles • Summer Leadership Team • School Improvement Plan – Brief Review • HQI • Policies & Procedures • Attendance • Board Policies • Policies & Procedures cont’d • Cafeteria • DASA • Mandated Reporting • Subfinder • Curriculum • AIS • Pacing Guides • Professional Development • Safety Assessment • In the Works & Final Thoughts • Cross Grade Level Meetings • K-1, 2-3, 4-5 – 20 minutes • 1-2, 3-4 – 20 minutes
Welcome New Staff • Doug Bronson Resource Room • Ashley Dobson Pre-K Teacher Support Staff • Colleen McLean Teaching Assistant • Jessica O’KonskyPre-K Teaching Assistant • Heather Pryslopski School Psychologist • Jane Schoonover 3rd Grade Teacher • Wendy Smith Kindergarten Teacher • Crystal VanzilePre-K Teacher • Fawn Vitale Teaching Assistant • Josh Yoder Librarian
Parent & Teacher Communication • Parent communication is vital to the successful achievement of our school mission. “To provide the best possible environment for learning and social development for Calvin U. Smith School students.” • Communication tools: • Direct personal contact (phone, e-mail) • Broadcasting • Building, class & PTA newsletters • E-News • School Messenger • School Website • Parent Portal
District & Building Calendars • Some dates are still waiting to be finalized (Assemblies, CSE’s, SST’s, etc.) Website will be updated as these dates are established. • Dates change….Faculty website will be consistently updated as changes are made. • Action Needed:Please review the Field Trips & Discovery Center dates and provide Teri with your proposed dates. (Be sure to cross reference with building calendar first) • Please review the calendars and notify Jeff if you spot any errors…
Leadership Teams • Review the roles of the • BLT • Inquiry Team • SEMT • Summer Leadership Team
School Improvement Plan Goals • By June 2014, 100% of teachers will plan and deliver ELA instruction using EngageNYmodules and resources aligned to CCSS. • By June 2014, 100% of teachers will plan and deliver Math instruction using EngageNYmodules and resources aligned to CCSS. • By June 2014, 100% of teachers and administrators will implement CCSS-aligned formative assessments, mid-module and end-of-module assessments/common • By June 2014, 100% of teachers and administrators will have opportunities for professional learning to implement norms for High Quality Instruction.
Include A Clear and Explicit Purpose For Instruction in Every Class – Jennifer & Stacy
Policies & Procedures • Attendance Policy – significant changes • Board Policies - It is your professional responsibility to read and understand the District policies found at http://calvinusmith.weebly.com/board-policies.html See Jeff if you have any questions. • DASA – Andrea • Mandated Reporter – Andrea • Subfinder to request classroom coverage • Phones – Dial 8 to call out (no room code)
Curriculum & Instruction • AIS • Professional Development • Professional Resources • Please let Jeff know if you would like to add anything to this website.
What is NOT on the website Any personal or privileged information. • Dates of emergency Drills • Master Calendar • Room phone numbers • Emergency phone tree • Etc…. This information will be placed on the building drive under Administrative Resources.
Safety Assessment • Recommendations at both district and school level. • Three areas that will be addressed district-wide: 1. Importance of all staff wearing their badges at all times while in the buildings or on district property 2. A commitment to fixing broken locks 3. A district plan for locksets in classrooms • CUS SEMT will review all of the findings and recommendations and address as appropriate and feasible. Report out to staff. • Anyone interested in seeing the full report – see Jeff.
In the works….. • Hire three teaching assistants • AIS • APPR • Arrival/Dismissal procedures • BLT – (Assemblies & Character Ed, etc.) • Duty Schedule • Building Safety Plan • Classroom visits • These are just the things I know about…….