UAI Staff News
Birthdays This Week
Staff Circles Committee (Members: Annie, Jennifer, Juelle, Marsha, & Nakita) No updates this week.
School Restructuring Committee (Members: Annie, Courtney, Jen, Kiri, Laura, Marsha, Nadine, Nina, and SarahM). The SRC met to review reopening plans for in-person learning in the middle school, and plans to do targeted intervention for students with 3 or more NXes from MP2. This week will be the first full week of MS in-person learning, and it looks increasingly likely that High School will return in the upcoming weeks. Middle School staff met on Tuesday to review plans for both reopening and working to better support students who are not successful in remote learning. We will be reviewing those plans with high grade teams in phases in the upcoming weeks.
The Equity Team (Suzannah, Nina, Elana, Kelly, Phillan, Annie, Nakita, Rebecca C, Damon, Ms. King (Kianna’s mom), Ms. Barnes (Alyssa’s mom), Ms. Martuscello (Veronica’s mom), Kianna King, Emily Payamps, Jerlai Tyner, Jamilah Alshawish, Salia Naschel). This past week the equity team meeting to review teacher and student questionnaire responses and review readings from Fair Isn't Always Equal. Both teacher and student questionnaires
revealed that there is still some confusion around the current UAI grading policy. The reading this week was focused on grading for effort and participation. Next week we are meeting with the Mastery Collaborative to learn more about what mastery based grading actually means.
- Open Peer Mentorship Teacher Recommendations and enter the names of students who would benefit from this program.
- Please talk o the student you are recommending. We don't want to cold call them and have them be upset about being contacted to be supported. A quick mention in advisory or email would be sufficient.
First Full Week of MS In-Person Learning. We are still refining the in-person return to learning program, so teachers, please continue to check the program as it is not yet final as in-person changes are still occurring. For example, for students who are already in-person, we are opening the option to them to join us four days a week. Many of Amy's advisory already said yes, and we'll hear from Sarah & Phillan's advisories tomorrow! In addition, we're bringing our 6/7 graders who had three or more NXes in MP2 for four days a week to better support them in their academic growth and success. So, as these changes occur, we will need to accommodate students needs.
Post Grades Weekly. Please review the UAI grading policy and make time in your week to grade and provide feedback to students each week. Grades should be posted weekly, as a reminder.
Per Session Postings
Hiring Committee. Posting closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!
Applied: Cherry, Damon, Doris, Judy, Kelly, Marsha, Nadine, Nakita, Nina, Phillan, Rebecca C, Sarah R, Suzanna
Staffed: Still TBD