OLL Middle School Communication
Medal of Honor National Convention Letter Writing Campaign – Action Needed
As shared in the March and April SMORE newsletter communications, the Medal of Honor National Convention will be hosted in Tampa next Fall and we would love each Medal of Honor recipient to be welcomed with letters written by our students. Please find here directions for a letter writing campaign that your teachers received in March and April. The original date that was shared to submit student letters to Tina Stavrou was by May 1st 2019, but we understand that this activity may work better during the month of May with testing and activity schedules and would be able to accept packages through May 31st. We would love to have every school represented in welcoming these honorable Veterans, and thank the schools who have already submitted their letters to us.
ESY Student Letters - Action Needed
It is time to identify students who are in need of ESY and send home the letters with a return due date of no later than May 10th. Here you can find the information you need for Summer ESY Setup in myStudent.
As a reminder, the ESY Guidelines for 2019 are in draft form and can be found here. They will be submitted for Board approval on May 7, 2019. The signed MOU can also be accessed in this folder.
Priority Professional Development Days - REMINDER- Action Needed by May 1st
We are so excited to see the amazing plans and ideas for Priority School PD days rolling in, thanks to those who have submitted. Below is a reminder of the timeline for submitting needs as well as the support documents previously provided.
- PD choices including dates/times due by May 1st via Mach form
- Confirmation of dates/times, staff support to schools after May 1st and no later then May 15th
- Complete Mach form, https://professionaldevelopment.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform_mtss/view.php?id=201407
- Documents detailing options and offerings can be found here. Professional Development
If you do not intend to use any days during July 8-18th for priority PD, please indicate by emailing Leah Zufall at firstname.lastname@example.org so a machform is not expected.
Instructional Materials Recycling Request- Summer 2019: Action Needed
We are once again reaching out to aid in the removal of out of date, out of adoption, obsolete and other materials not used or further supported in your schools.
Please work with you plant manager to complete the “Recycling Request” and to determine the process for removal that best meets the current needs of your school. We realize that some schools are in desperate need of removal and others may not be able to prioritize this project right now-either of those and everything in between can be supported with this work.
Note: Please feel free to reach out to the Office for Leading and Learning to inquire about any materials in question. They are up to date on current adoption cycles as well as primary and supplementary materials.
Email group: OLL_supportstaff@pasco.k12.fl.us
Recycle Request: https://ryu.pasco.k12.fl.us/do-mform/view.php?id=138772
Assistant Principal Candidate - Application Open – FYI
We are excited to announce that the process to become an Approved Assistant Principal Candidate is now open. Applicants must be approved as candidates in Pasco County Schools to be considered for assistant principal vacancies.
To learn more about our Internal Candidate Selection Process, visit the following link.
The application window will be from Wednesday, April 17, 2019th to Wednesday, April 24th, 2019. All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.
Advancing Leaders Academy 2019-2020 – FYI
Advancing Leaders Academy provides aspiring school and district leaders with professional learning and personalize growth opportunities related to Leadership Excellence.
Do you have interest in the following:
- Aligning yourself with Pasco County Schools’ Vision of Leadership Excellence
- Polishing and refining your personal leadership skills
- Discovering the interconnectedness of our district
- Networking and building relationships with leaders from across our county
If so, Advancing Leaders Academyis for you!
Participants will engage in seven full-day sessions:
Session 1: Developing a Strong Core and Growth Mindset
Session 2: Leading and Learning Together
Session 3: Shaping a Vision of Excellence
Session 4: Systems Thinking (Focus on Schools)
Session 5: Systems Thinking (Focus on District Departments)
Session 6: Managing and Leading
Session 7: Cultivating Leadership in Everyone
Hear from our 2018-2019 Advancing Leader Academy Graduates!
Apply Today! The application is open from 4/25/19 to 5/5/19.
Contact Vaughnette Chandler, Coordinator for Leadership Development at email@example.com 813-794-2710 for more information.
Middle School Math Procurement – FYI
Recently Illustrative Mathematics (the curriculum Open Up prints and distributes for middle school mathematics) announced three certified partners. Unfortunately, Open Up was not one of the certified partners. Due to this announcement Pasco County will no longer be moving forward with the procurement of Open Up resources. Instead we will be partnering McGraw Hill, a certified partner of Illustrative Mathematics that offers the same curriculum provided by Open Up.
The core curriculum will include consumables (units 1 through 9 of Illustrative Mathematics curriculum), McGraw Hill’s digital platform, and approximately 16,600 ALEKS seats. The additional ALEKS seats will allow schools to develop creative solutions for providing tier II and III interventions and extensions. Schools will be sent a Microsoft form requesting information about ALEKS seat usage and number of seat request for the 2019-2020 school year on the week of May 6th .
|April 24||Secondary Principal Meeting|
|April 24||Progress Reports: Grades entered in myStudent by 9:00 a.m.|
|April 25||Secondary Design Team Meeting|
|April 25||Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day|
|April 26||Progress Reports|
|April 30||High School Athletic Directors Meeting|
|April 30 – May 24||VPK Assessments – AP3 (4 Year Olds ONLY) Administration Window|
May 1 – 14
FSA 4 – 6 Reading, 3 – 6 Math, 5 & 8 Science (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
|May 1 – 14||
FSA 7 – 10 Reading, 7 – 8 Math (see Daily Admin Schedule for specific dates) Administration Window
Summer Computer Lease Window Closes (9:00 AM) for 19 – 20 Start of School Computers
TEDx Pasco County Schools (Grades 4 – 12) Event
Teacher Appreciation Week
AP Exam Window