ESY Guidelines, ESY Allocation Requests - Action Required
The ESY Guidelines and ESY MOU are in draft form and will be submitted for Board approval in May 2019. The draft forms of these documents will be shared with schools soon. NOTE – neither the Board nor USEP has approved these documents, so everything is still in draft. Allocation requests are being collected through a web-based application and directions for ESY allocations are attached. Please submit the allocation requests no later than April 10, 2019. Contact information for assistance is included in the attached instructions.
TEDxPascoCountySchools - Action Required
The TEDxPascoCountySchools event is on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Please submit your school representative’s name and information to OLL by clicking on this link. Names are due to OLL by Friday, April 5, 2019. School representatives need to be sure to submit the speaker release form and email PowerPoint presentations to Laurie Butler by Friday, April 26th. A schedule for the day of the event is below. Additiona information has been shared with your building’s TEDx Contact Representative. If you have any questions, please email Rachel Hatten.
Please note that there are three different timeframes for presentations on May 4th depending on your school. Students need only attend the session for which their school is assigned.
Session 1: Select Elementary Schools –
Achieve Center at Richey, Anclote Elementary, Bexley, Calusa, Chasco Elementary, Cotee River, Cypress, Deer Park, Dr. Mary Giella, Fox Hollow, Gulf Highlands, Gulf Trace, Gulfside, Hudson Elementary, James M. Marlowe, Longleaf, Mittye P. Locke, Moon Lake, Northwest, Odessa, Richey, Schrader, Seven Springs, Shady Hills, Sunray, Trinity, Trinity Oaks
Session 2: Select Elementary Schools –
Centennial Elementary, Chester W. Taylor, Connerton, Denham Oaks, Double Branch, Lacoochee, Lake Myrtle, New River, Oakstead, Pasco Elementary, Pine View Elementary, Quail Hollow, Rodney B. Cox, San Antonio, Sand Pine, Sanders Memorial, Seven Oaks, Veterans, Watergrass, Wesley Chapel Elementary, West Zephyrhills, Wiregrass Elementary, Woodland
Session 3: All Middle and High Schools –
8:15 am: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge
8:45 am – 9:00 am: General audience seating
9:00 am: Event begins
11:00 am: Event ends*
11:15 am: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge
11:45 am – 12:00 pm: General audience seating
12:00 pm: Event begins
2:00 pm: Event ends*
2:15 pm: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: General audience seating
3:00 pm: Event begins
5:30 pm: Event ends*
* Conclusion times for the TEDx events are tentative and subject to change due to the length of the presentations.
Center for the Arts at River Ridge
11646 Town Center Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Priority Professional Development Days - Leaders review and take action - Action Required
During the CNA visits, priority schools will receive a very brief overview of the processes for submitting requests for priority professional development support for the 3 days of PD chosen by the school during July 8-18th. In addition, each school will be provided a Professional Development Menu of support with companion Description document. These documents share specific offerings that OLL and SSPS can provide with descriptions of these offerings to give schools insight on opportunities based on upcoming school goals and needs. These documents can also be found here. Professional Development
The timeline for submitting needs is included on the PD menu and below:
- PD choices including dates/times due by May 1st via Mach form
- Complete Mach form, https://professionaldevelopment.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform_mtss/view.php?id=201407
- Confirmation of dates/times, staff support to schools by May 15th
*Notes: Feel free to submit needs when ready and confirmations will be shared accordingly
IRLA Levels Accuracy Window - Action Required
Eureka Math Module Release Dates– Share with teachers
Eureka Math Grade Specific Module Studies:
Grade 5 Module 4: April 1, 2019
Grade 2 Module 8: April 16, 2019
Summer Reading Endorsement Schedule– Share with teachers
Summer 2019 Reading Endorsement Course Offerings: Registration opens in myPGS on May 1, 2019.
Pasco County Schools offers five reading endorsement courses throughout the school year and summer to provide our teachers an opportunity to add the endorsement to their teaching certificate. In order to receive the endorsement, teachers complete courses that develop their understanding of the foundations of language, research of best practices, assessment, and differentiation in reading, as well as a semester practicum. Once all five courses are successfully completed, teachers can add the endorsement to their certificate.
This document lists the courses offered this summer, their myPGS course number, and details about the dates that the courses run for the summer session. Please share this with anyone who may be interested in your buildings.
We are anticipating high enrollment in these courses; please encourage teachers to register quickly. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hatten.
Writing Benchmark #3: Opinion Writing – Share with teachers
Students in kindergarten through grade five will be given the focus question, “Which kind of pet is best, a cat or a dog?”
The window for our Spring District Writing Benchmark will be open April 22nd-May 3rd. The prompts and text for this benchmark window are linked in this communication. The opinion rubric to score the writing is located on the Elementary Learning Network under the writing tab. K-3 should use the District Opinion Rubric and 4-5 will use the FSA Opinion Rubric. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Courtney Lough or Danielle Varcardipone.
Preparing New Principal Program – FYI
The application window for the 2019-20 PNPP Program is from March 13th 2019 through April 5th, 2019. The Preparing New Principals Program (PNPP) provides future principal candidates with learning experiences that align with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards as well as Pasco’s Vision for Leadership Excellence.
All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.
PNPP Program Application Requirements:
- Three years of successful experience serving as an assistant principal (and currently be in this role)
- Certification in Educational Leadership
- Complete a general instructional application including current resume and three references
- Submit the required written leadership experiences and digital presentation by the application deadline- April 3rd, 2019 (email required documents to Vaughnette Chandler.
- Final PNPP Proposed Application Preparing New Principal Program (PNPP) 19-20.docx
Camp Invention® – FYI
Camp Invention® is coming to Trinity Oaks Elementary School from June 17th-20th and to Wesley Chapel Elementary School from July 22nd-25th! Through activities focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), entering K-6th grade campers learn a variety of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, technology literacy, creativity and persistence.
We also have *limited* space available for Leaders-in-Training and Leadership Interns.
For entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, our Leader-in-Training program is a unique opportunity for middle school students to gain mentoring skills and leadership experience while helping guide campers throughout the week (and they get to play with the science, as well!).
For high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and college students, our Leadership Intern program is the ultimate college or resume builder. Leadership Interns also earn 40 volunteer hours for graduation, college and scholarship requirements and they will receive a letter of recognition from the USPTO.
Find out more at invent.org/camp! Pasco employees get $30 off with code “HOST” when they register through the Program Team Member tab. Please see the attached flyer for more information and contact Brittany Barker or Elizabeth Hamilton for questions.
Elementary Virtual Instruction – FYI
We appreciate the feedback that all elementary school principals provided regarding Elementary Virtual Instruction. Along with the Technical Assistance Document we have created a list of FAQs to answer the questions that were received through the feedback survey from principals. As virtual options increase for elementary school students we wanted to ensure you have these documents as references to assist in your guidance for students and families. If a situation arises and you would like to talk through how to move forward, feel free to contact Joanne Glenn, Samantha Del Valle or Lisa Luker as we would be glad to assist you.
Financial Literacy Expo– FYI
Thank you all for putting out the flyers and posters at your schools to promote the Financial Literacy Expo Events. Below is a reminder of the purpose of the events and associated materials.
Pasco County Schools in partnership with our valued community partners is excited to host two Financial Literacy Expo Events on April 1st at Marchman Technical College and April 4th at Wesley Chapel High School from 5-8 p.m. These events are a way for parents/guardians, employees, community members and students to learn about financial planning. There will be an expo style event in the dining room/cafeteria showcasing our valued financial experts. There will also be brief informational sessions that we encourage you to attend.
Please use this flyer to advertise these events to all stakeholders. Printed flyers will be sent to schools for advertisement. We are asking that schools distribute this FAQ document to their support staff and other staff members as needed so that schools are able to answer questions parents may have about the events and how to register. The district will be sending phone calls home as well as posting information on social media. Please share/retweet all social media posts you see about the Expos. If you have any questions about the Expo events, please contact Tina Stavrou.
Instructional Materials Purchasing Procedures- FYI and Share with LDC, Coaches, RMA, etc.– FYI
Some revisions have been made to the instructional materials purchasing procedures that we want to make you aware of for the 19-20 school year. Your school bookkeepers are receiving this information at the bookkeeper meeting, but we also wanted to make sure you have it as well.
Moving forward, the process outlined in the Instructional Materials Approval Process Chart.docx (which also lives in the digital bookkeeper handbook and on OLL sharepoint site) will be in place for all print and digital instructional material purchases. We have expanded the “pre-approved lists” in an effort to create efficiencies and have developed a mach form in order to seek approval for resources that you are hoping to purchase that aren’t on the approved lists.
|April 2||Report Cards: Print and Distribute|
|April 3||Title I Parent Engagement Liaison Meeting|
Time and Effort – A-87 certifications for March due to Finance Services
|April 9||Priority School Meeting|
FSA ELA 4-10 Writing, FSA Grade 3 Reading Administration Window
IRLA Levels Accuracy Window 3