Sunday, June 23, 2024

Week of Jun 24th

UAI Staff News

Volume XI
Issue 38
June 24th,  2024

Final Post of the School Year! Today is the last blogpost of the school year!!  I'm still underwater with finalizing all the report cards and transcripts and whatnot - so short post again.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • MON 24JUN - High School Graduation
  • TUE 25JUN - 8th Grade Stepping Up
  • WED 26JUN - Last Day of School

  • MON 01JUL - Summer School Staff Set Up Day
  • TUE 02JUL - First day of Summer Splash and Summer Rising Summer School

    Announcements & To Dos

    Monday & Tuesday.  MOST folks have graduation assignments on both days, but there are some folks with Regents assignments.  Please make sure you are CHECKING your June Regents Schedule OFTEN!   If you have any questions about graduation assignments, please see Annie.  For Regents questions, please see Liza.

    Final Grades Check.  Thank you all for getting your grades in.  There were some issues in getting them uploaded.  But I figured them out!  There were a lot of machinations and moving pieces to shoehorn them into STARS.  This was my first time using interdisciplinary codes (ZJ codes). Never stop learning!  Anyhoo - please take a look at your final grades.  Please reach out to JJR or me if you need to make any changes.  Any changes MUST be submitted no later than 1PM (via email) on Monday 24JUN.  We're going to run the report cards and transcripts after HS graduation.

    Last Day of School.  The last day of school is Wednesday, 26JUN24.
    • For Grades 6 & 7 - students report to their regular 1st and 2nd period classes.  They can collect report cards, clean out lockers and help pack up materials for the summer.  Students will be released to lunch as per usual at 10:15, but ALL students are welcome to leave at this point.  All students will be formally released at 10:30AM.  

    • For Grades 8-12 - Wednesday is a Regents Day (so students are not officially in attendance).  However, students should be coming in to pick up final report cards, transcripts, and diplomas.  This is also the last chance students will have to clean out lockers.  Anything left in lockers this summer will be thrown out.  Please notify your students of this by posting a notice in your google classrooms.  Students can come pick up anytime between 8:30-10:30.  Here are the assigned rooms
      • 8th Graders (Jelissa) - room 303
      • 9th Graders (Noelle & Thomas) - together in Room 205C
      • 10th Graders (Martine & Tom M) - together in Room 507
      • 11th Graders (Elena & Tiffany) - together in Room 411
      • 12th Graders (Freida, Patti, Jake, Patricia) - in Room 305

    • Students can also pick up transcripts/diplomas any time from July 8th-July 31st from 8AM-12PM.  Lockers MUST be cleaned out by June 26th.  We begin clipping in the afternoon of the 26th, because we're going to do a full clean out of all the lockers this summer.

    • Final staff meeting will be at 11AM in the farm.  Please try to complete your list (see EOY Checklist) by 11AM.  MS folks - if you need extra help, please reach out and we'll send some folks down to help you!

    Year End To Dos.    
    1. UAI Pacing Guides.   All courses will need to be linked into THIS DOC using THIS TEMPLATE.  The goal of cataloging your lessons for the year is to streamline capture the work that you've done for your classes this year in one place and to make the planning process for you (or whoever takes over the course next year) much more smooth.  To maximize our collective improvement, we have to stop reinventing wheels.  This is the first step!  You do NOT need to rewrite anything.  I'm just looking to take stock of what you did this year and put it all in one place.  Your lessons do not need to be perfect.  This is an organizational tool to help us expedite our improvement for next year!

      PLEASE Make sure you link in your docs before the last day of school.  You WILL be able to leave as soon as your checklist is signed off on and complete AND this is ON the checklist!

    2. EOY Checklist.  Make a Copy of the EOY Checklist for yourself.  This is a comprehensive list of things you need to do prior to leaving on June 26th.

      • As a reminder, students will be told to come to school at 8:30 and collect their report cards/transcripts no later than 10:30.  

      • We'll meet in the farm for our final staff meeting at 10:45AM.  If your EOY checklist is complete and has signatures from everyrone, then it will be collected and you will be released for summer at 11AM.  If not, you'll have to stay until you complete the list.

    Per Session Postings

    For ALL per session activities, please complete Per Session Application Form

    NO New Activities at present

    After School Clubs.   If you are interested in running an after school club, please complete THIS form by EOD TUESDAY 26SEP23  AND submit the Per Session Application Form.  Clubs are slated to start next week.  Clubs must have a steady roster of at least 8-10 students per week in order to NOT be cancelled.  Rosters & Attendance lists MUST be submitted with per session time cards.  If your club goes three consecutive weeks with less than 8 students, your club will need to be cancelled (so that we can optimize funds for other uses - so sorry...wish we could fund everything all the time, but unfortunately, we don't have endless sums of funds).  After school sessions can be 3-4PM or 3-4:30PM or 3-5:30PM (teacher's choice)up to three days per week.  So per session hours can range from 1-7.5hrs per week).  Posting Expires 10OCT23.

    Please continue to help promote your after school clubs.  Please make sure you are getting a reliable group of at least 10 students.  Help our after school classes get off the ground! - I will be collecting final rosters on 30NOV - you have additional time to recruit!!
    Black Student Union - Joanna & Pauline (Rm 411) - Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4:30
    Arts & Crafts Club - Tiffany & Jennifer (Rm 311) - Mon/Tue/Weds - 3-4:15PM
    Theater Production Club - Noelle (Rm 315) - Tues/Thurs/Fri - 3-5:30PM
    Student Government - Sue, Marsha, Phillan, and Girls' Inc's Kassi (Rm 309) - Tuesdays - 3-4PM
    Youth Leadership Council - Kelly  (Rm 307) - Tuesdays 3-4PM
    Photo Club - Tom(Rm 205F) - Wednesdays 3-4:30
    Cheer - Mary & Lia - Various days depending on Game Days
    Anime & Art Club - Adelle & Francis (Rm 409) - Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5PM
    Running Club with Camryn (starts after the marathon is over)
    Dance Club - Girls Inc - Room 503
    Students Against Racism & Bias Club - Jelissa (Rm 305) Tuesdays & Thursday 3-4PM
    Muslim Student Association - Laura (Rm 404) TBD
    GSA Club - Amanda - Rm 407

    PSAL Supervision.   Posting Expires 10OCT23. PSAL Games are starting up soon. Please submit the Per Session Application Form if you are interested in supervising student spectators.  Hours vary depending on games.  Each game (basketball or volleyball) is usually 4-6pm (is) so each supervision session is about 2hours.  Staff are welcome to sign up for as many games as they'd like.  Please see UAI calendar or PSAL website for game dates. Duties include making sure
    students remain safe and orderly during games
    only eligible students are admitted to games
    all students fully dismiss from the building at the conclusion of the games

    CSI Planning & Supervision.   Posting Expires 10OCT23. This posting if for supervision per session to plan, supervise, monitor and coordinate extra improvement efforts to address UAI achievement gaps and improve student performance in target metrics.  Activities include analyzing and reviewing data, planning and executing professional development experiences to improve staff performance, analyzing and editing video footage to improve teacher lesson execution and lesson implementation, and supervising out of school activities - including recruitment, staff planning, and after school activities.  Hours vary per week depending on task and work completed.  Hours range 1-7.5 hours per week.

    Classroom SetUp.  All classroom staff are invited to come in to set up and plan for up to 10 hours all together any day this week Monday-Friday 9AM-2PM.  Staff must clock in AND out each day, and cannot be in the building after 2PM.  Please adhere to guidelines set out in the blog post above.  All Staff MUST also apply to this position by completing the "Per Session Application From" - see link above.  [Posted 27AUG23] - Posting CLOSED and JOB is over.

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