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Calendar Requirement for Graduation Information- Action Required

This a reminder that per the Student Progression Plan, schools should include the deadline for make-up work, and the deadline date to inform students and parents of students who will not graduate in their calendars as communication is sent to students and parents. Please contact Samantha Del Valle with any questions.

Progress Monitoring Plans - Action Required

These PMP Guidelines and Matrices are available on the Secondary Learning Network in CANVAS under Resources to Support All Content Areas at 
Please reference the timeline within the guidelines for decision-making and be sure to enter the status for new students within 30 days of enrollment. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Waselewski

Here are the instructions for running a useful PMP Report in Mystudent:

The report is:  >District Reports >Edit Reports  >PMP Reading missing – used to calculate FTE Survey Reading Intervention.  

2019 AVID Summer Institute - Action Required


Registration for AVID Summer Institute opened Tuesday, February 12th @ 9am and information was communicated with AVID coordinators about registration. Again this year the institute will be offered at the Tampa Convention Center and will take place June 25th-27th

Eight members of your staff will need to be selected by your AVID Site Team to attend the Summer Institute.  When selecting people to attend, please keep in mind who has not been trained and also the most crucial roles for building capacity in your school.  Your coordinator will be responsible for entering into MyAVID the people who will be attending by April 1stalthough please be aware that spots fill up quickly. If you are unsure of who can commit, please enter TBA to hold the spot at the early bird price. Your coordinator will also need to designate the strand each person will attend and has received this information as well. For TBAs please select your best guess as to which strand this person would attend.  There is more information on this process in MyAVID for the coordinator. Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions.

January Coaching Conference - SHOUT OUT – Share with Coaches

A BIG THANK YOU to instructional coaches who facilitated sessions at the conference!

Kristina Kassabaum (PMS)

Darlene Wagner (TOES)

Carolyn Erickson (Wendell Krinn)

Jennifer Fernandez (GTES)

Alex Forte (GTES)

Sarah Svendsen (GTES)

Lauren Pantoja (CHMS)

Cory Sommers (CHMS)

Steve Loveless (CRES)

Vanessa Fox (ODES)

Ariel Manning (CCMHS)

Raymond Diaz (FHS)

Candace Suarez (DOES)

Scotty Carroll (CENMS)

Denise Crabtree (JWMHS)

Kathleen Muir (HMS)

Deborah Pickett (RBSMS)

Steven Causey (BPMS)

Jackie Crofford (ESOL)

Nikki Sundsmo (Title I)

Patrice Bradarich (DBES)

Jackie Cannarella (SSES)

Kelsi Karkosh (QHES)

Tracey Gillies (AES)

Erin Senior (HES)

Amy Day (JMMES)

We are PROUD of instructional coaches who serve our schools as integral supports to teachers and students.  

Upcoming Science Academies Reminder – Share with teachers

This is a reminder about the Q3 science academies that will be happening next week.  We have changed the time of all HS Science Academies to 3:30 to provide more time for travel to the pd.  In these academies we model a complete lesson for upcoming curriculum that you can take and implement immediately in your classes.  A stipend is also provided!  We had a great turn out for the Biology Academy this week, please join us.

 Physical Science:

The Phy Sci Academy will be covering: SC.912.P.10.18 – Explore the theory of electromagnetism by comparing and contrasting the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of wavelength, frequency, and energy, and relate them to phenomena and applications. (This standard is covered in the Earth & Space Science Course, Chemistry 1 Course, & Physics 1 Course so respective teachers are more than welcome to sign up)

Physical Science – Quarter 3 Science Academy Night:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at CCMHS (Register Here)



AP Review Day : Share with teachers

The district will be hosting an optional AP Review day for students on March 30th from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the district complex.

 Before information is sent to students, we would like to solidify teacher facilitators for the different courses offered. If you are interested in running an AP review day session, please sign up using the attached sheet under the school and subject you teach, by Wednesday, February 27th.

Compensation is available if you are selected to facilitate a session. Student interest will determine how many teachers will be needed per course so the final list of facilitators will be sent at a later date. If the number of teachers interested exceeds the number of sessions needed, seniority in the specific AP subject will be used for selection.  Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions.

Upcoming Principal Meeting – FYI

Below you will find the link for the agenda for upcoming Principal meeting. Please note the time and location for your sessions over the two days and thank you in advance for all your work to prepare an informative and engaging learning experience for our leaders.

If you have any questions related to the times on the agenda or other requests, please contact Lea Mitchell.

HS Principal Meeting February 2019.docx 

Instructional materials update- FYI

At this time, the state has suspended the adoption process for mathematics, and changed the timeline for future content areas to allow for the standards review process. Districts can continue to purchase math materials that are currently on the state approved list. 

You may know that we are able to use 50% of our instructional materials allocations for materials that are not on the state approved list, so our recommendation will be to continue to move forward with the procurement of Eureka math for our elementary schools (or they will have nothing), as well as the procurement of Open Up for middle school (already in use in ½ our middle schools).

Additionally, we will continue to move forward with the adoption of the World History materials for 8th grade and the MS and HS Fine Arts curriculum materials, which were off cycle anyway.

What does this mean for ELA? This means that we will be delayed in acquiring new ELA materials as we anticipated implementation for 20-21 and will now have to wait a bit longer. However, it offers us substantially more time to be thoughtful in collecting input, feedback and ideas related to ELA materials from teachers, students, families and school leaders in order to ensure that our review and purchasing in the future truly meets the needs of each member of our organization. As you have or hear questions, get or want to offer suggestions or anything else comes to mind, please do not hesitate to reach out to me (Lea Mitchell) and share. Your voices and thoughts are critical as we navigate the interesting waters ahead. Included is the state’s new adoption timeline which details the years we will review materials moving forward. 


Important Dates
Feb- 15
Last day for student to drop a semester course and enroll into a semester course (5 days after 3rd quarter progress reports)
Week of Feb. 18
Local Assessment Coordinator Training (District Finals)
Feb. 19-22
Priority School Walkthroughs
Feb 19 Elementary AP Meeting (pm); Secondary AP Meeting (am)
Feb 20 Secondary AP Meeting (am)
Feb 20-Mar 1
Elementary Notification and Acceptance Window for School Choice/Magnet
Feb. 22 – March
Quarterly Check 3 Window for High Schools
Feb. 25 – March
FSA Grade 10 ELA Reading & Writing Retake Window, Algebra 1 EOC Retake
Feb 26 Elementary Principal Meeting
Feb 27 Secondary Principal Meeting
Feb. 1 – 28
Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Window

Instruction at a Glance

Click the links below to access the Instruction at a Glance document for each content area.

Language Arts Courses

Mathematics Courses

Reading Courses

Science Courses

Social Studies Courses

Teacher Newsletters

Content Area myPGS Section # Date & Time Location Target Audience Focus/Learning Goal
Classroom Management: Understanding and Managing Behavior #13573



District Office, Building 2, Palm Room All Secondary Teachers Participants will work collaboratively in exploring key intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental variables that impact student behavior and will identify specific strategies and systems for use in their classroom to manage student behavior.  Participants will understand and apply basic behavior principals to improve student behavior in class, and develop and implement a classroom reinforcement system to improve student behavior in class.


Training Title

Teachers who attended

Information/Training Received

What to expect in the Classroom

Questions to ask

Engaging Economics

High School – Economics teachers

Data aligned to Semester 1 check and final -teachers received strategies to help improve on standards that did not perform well.

Implementation of different texts and strategies to engage students with content application and key vocabulary.

Which resource are you planning to implement right away with students?

How will you structure notes to have students get the essential learning?

How have you revised your lessons for this semester to improve the data?

Pearson: High School Social Studies – How to Use New Core Resources to Increase Student Achievement & Engagement


High School –

World History, U.S. History, and U.S Government teachers

Teachers received strategies and instruction on how to better embed the Pearson instructional print and digital resources to increase student engagement and application.

Implementation of different texts and strategies to engage students with content application and key vocabulary. An increase in the Pearson Realize resources.

Which strategy are you planning to implement right away with students?

How will you structure notes to have students get the essential learning?

How have you revised your lessons for this semester to allow for students to use core instructional resources?