Sunday, March 24, 2019

iACT Announcements - Week of 3/25



Upcoming Dates
*March 25th - L2L Meeting @ CO at 4:00 p.m.
*March 26th - K-4 Bilingual Adoption Materials Mtg. @ Central Office (K-2 @ 2:30, 3-4 @ 3:15), IDC Mtg @ Central Office at 4:00 p.m.
*March 27th - Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) @ CO (4:00 p.m.)
*March 28th - District TELPAS Validity & Reliability Meeting @ Admin (ESL) 8:30-3:30,
*April 1 - STAAR Alt 2 Window Opens,
*April 2 - TELPAS Submission Day for Holistic Ratings @ RCHS (ESL) 8:30-3:30, Deadline for TELPAS Alt. ratings to be submitted (CTC/Test Admins)
*April 3 - Relay Cohort Meeting in Dallas
*April 4 -
*April 5 - Go Blue for Child Awareness Day, Statewide TELPAS Window Closes

Student STAAR Scores on texasassessment.com
Every student who takes the STAAR test receives a Confidential Student Report that helps parents see where their child is doing well and where he or she may need extra help.

Instructions for parents on how to look up a student’s test scores can be found here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nxcfGFNjrQ8XZgQ-NUU2glKvS6tfyEO4/view. There are many good resources on https://texasassessment.com/ that will assist parents with how understand STAAR and to help their student at home.


26 Must-Watch TED Talks to Spark Student Discussions
TED Talks can engage students and spark meaningful conversations. At 18 minutes or less, these TED Talks can be a phenomenal classroom resource. Here are some of the best TED Talks students (and you) will find informative, funny, and uplifting. - http://bit.ly/2JwJM1j 


Be Internet Awesome - New Family Resources

Now families can Be Internet Awesome, too, with the launch of new resources for parents. Check out Google’s new Family Guide and Tips available in English or Spanish to help families talk about online safety and digital citizenship at home. This would be a GREAT resource to share with your parents!
https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/families


Education Galaxy for PARENTS
Parents can now connect with their child's Education Galaxy account to improve the home/school connection. Parents are able to pull 6 different reports, send one-way sticker messages to their child and control notifications about their child's scores.

It allows teachers and school administrators to quickly and easily connect with their online Education Galaxy accounts. Now, you can pull reports from your phone, message your students and live monitor your students in a cinch!

To communicate this to parents, use THIS LETTER - http://bit.ly/2JybaMi