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2011-2012 Parent Orientation

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  1. 2011-2012 Parent Orientation

  2. Agenda • Please SIGN IN!! • Introductions • Mission • TEA Rating & Teacher Qualifications • Website • Handbook • AfterCare • PTO • Q&A

  3. Introductions • Superintendent- Cinnamon Henley • Principal- Leigh Moss (Co-Founder) • 4th-6th Grade-Level Leader • 504 Coordinator • Administrator- Kelly McRee (Co-Founder) • Kinder-1st Grade-Level Leader • Literacy Specialist • Administrator- Claudia Pepper • 2nd-3rd Grade-Level Leader • ESL Coordinator

  4. Mission Austin Discovery School is a creative learning environment open to all students and their families to provide an individualized, hands‐on curriculum that develops confident, environmentally and socially aware, critical thinkers. Core Values: Respect Responsibility Creativity Continuous Learning

  5. TEA Rating ADS Received Academically Unacceptable rating due to taks test scores for 2010-11 All students tested results:

  6. Why UA? Each category of students with 30 or more must meet same achievement level Reading Disaggregated scores: * Groups kept confidential

  7. Why UA? Each category of students with 30 or more must meet same achievement level writing Disaggregated scores: * Groups kept confidential

  8. Why UA? Each category of students with 30 or more must meet same achievement level Mathematics Disaggregated scores: * Groups kept confidential

  9. Why UA? Each category of students with 30 or more must meet same achievement level science Disaggregated scores: Commended Performance: Exemplary in Reading Exemplary in Math english language learners- 100% passed telpass

  10. Implications? • Campus Improvement Team (TEA representative) • Campus Improvement Plan • (math program & program for underachieving group) • STAAR test and two year window • No charter amendment until 2014 • (End of September- 6th grade student/parent meeting, October 4th&5th grade) • More info as Board makes planning decisions

  11. Staff Qualificationswebsite: full faculty bios 100% Core Academic Teachers are Highly Qualified Average Year Experience: 8 31% Core Academic Teachers have Master’s Degrees or Higher 69% Core Academic Teachers hold Special Education Certification 52% Core Academic Teachers hold English as Second Language Certification

  12. Website www.austindiscoveryschool.org Parent Tab: Student Handbook Class Lists Immunization Requirements PTO website/Forum Link Announcements

  13. Handbook: Updates/ Reminders • School Supplies & Project Fund (Appendix I-III) • School supplies to classroom teachers • Money to Front Office or Drop Box • Calendar (last page) • Web site calendar • Thursday Folder (opt in/out option coming soon!) • Election for paper folder form

  14. Handbook: Updates/ Reminders • Dress Code (p 6) • Cell Phones (p 7) • Dogs on Campus (p 7) • Attendance & Tardies (pp 18-20) • Rainy day plan (drop off at classroom building) • Pick Up Procedures (pp 14-18) • Carpools, siblings, safety, etc.

  15. Parking Lot Field Parking Lot … No Parking, Stopping, Standing…Pick up only…must keep traffic moving…No parking, 2nd/ 3rd Kinder/1 6th ALL TRAFFIC PULL UP TO TREE #1 #3 #2 #4 4th & 5th grade pick up lane (stay right) … No Parking, Stopping, Standing…Pick up only…must keep traffic moving…No parking,

  16. Handbook: Updates/ Reminders • Nutrition Policy (pp 7-10) • Grievance Procedure (pp 23-26)

  17. Issue concerning your child: (i.e. child’s teacher/s or your child’s classroom, homework, academic or social/emotional progress, etc.) Issue concerning school program: (curriculum, procedures, policies.) Teacher/s: (not during drop off, recess or pick-up) Formal meeting with Grade-Level Administrator Teacher/s and Grade-level Administrator/Mediator Principal Formal meeting with Grade-Level Administrator Principal Superintendent Superintendent Board of Directors: All requests must be submitted to Superintendent, in writing, after all steps of the grievance process are followed and the issue needs further intervention.

  18. Misc. • LABEL EVERYTHING • Extra clothes, shoes, etc • WATER BOTTLES • Forms needed today: • Free & Reduced Lunch • Update contact info

  19. AfterCare Handbook and Enrollment Forms available (Neon green paper) Director: Jamie Lewis Available for questions today in Building 1 or email: aftercare@austindiscoveryschool.org All located in Building 1 this year! You must enroll in AfterCare or pick up your child at by 3:45. (refer to handbook pp.16-17)

  20. PTO Visit website: www.adspto.org PTO Forum- sign up today! ~Volunteering, Car pools, community~ PTO meetings and coffee chats on calendar in handbook For PTO questions: officers@adspto.org

  21. Questions? To contact any ADS staff, you can use the following forumula for email: First initial last name @ austindiscoveryschool.org Ex. Leigh Moss is LMOSS@AUSTINDISCOVERYSCHOOL.ORG (not case sensitive) All teacher bios and names are available on faculty bio page