Nov. 16, 2016 Department Meeting

Nov. 16, 2016 Department Meeting

WHERE: CTE Staff Room
WHEN: 7:15 AM
PRESENT: Amanda Beers, Steve Bellande, Angel Elam, Brenda Grabski, Scott Le Duc, Allison McFadden, William Murray, Kevin Wright, Kathy Watts

NOT PRESENT, BUT PRESENT IN SPIRIT: Kristina Cummins, Andres Lopez


1. Department Notebook

  • Updated emergency phone tree. Please give any updates/changes to Suzanne.

2. Interventions

  • a. Wednesday Morning Interventions
    • Retakes, make-ups available with various teachers
    • Publish teacher support schedules so students/parents are aware what teachers are available for support.
    • Jane will be in charge of creating a schedule to publish and share using a variety of platforms.
    • McFadden stated that the commons is very loud and disruptive for her club
  • b. Classroom Systems Currently Used
    • Phone calls/emails to parents
    • Skyward - Access during school day for student use
    • Teacher webpages listing homework assignments and current activities
    • School management systems linked to Skyward
    • Digital immersion
    • Homework tracking system available for students who are absent
    • Need more uniformity among teachers so students are able to access homework/classroom information the same way for every class
    • Department leads should discuss with teachers within their department to obtain feedback about classroom systems
  • c. RTI
    • Intervention document listed on shared google drive

3. Club Time Discussion

  • Staff survey - Distributed to club leaders and teachers
  • Obtain accurate information using the survey so that teachers feel comfortable answering honestly
  • Make decision and enforce by semester, was recommended
  • Club time is club time - not test make up, counselor class meeting, coaches having meetings, etc.
  • Discussed Olympia's Bear Time example

4. Student/Staff Recognition

  • Create a system to honor students/staff throughout the year
  • PBIS committee will operate recognition program
  • Program will build community

5. 2017-18 Course Catalog

  • Please give revisions/additions to Joel by December 1st
  • Timeline will be distributed to department heads and admin

6. Staff Meeting - December 14th

  • Discussion of holiday staff gathering for breakfast in the morning
  • Lakefair nomination will most likely be conducted by volunteers within the department not during staff meeting

7. Civil Rights Legacy Tour

  • Revisit schedule