ISY Elementary School Faculty Blog
Are we there yet?
June 11, 2021
With next Wednesday firmly in mind, this week’s metaphor for the year that we have had comes via Shrek 2 via Franco.
FACULTY MEETINGS NEXT WEEK
We will meet as an Elementary Faculty on Monday before school. The calendar invitation has been updated with the Zoom link that we will meet on.
We will have a Whole Faculty Meeting on Wednesday before school. A calendar invite has also been sent for this.
Wednesday, June 16
8:30am – Whole School Faculty Meeting
10:00am – Elementary School Farewell Assembly. You can find the Zoom link in the calendar invite.
*Zoom links will follow closer to the day.
There will be no classes after the assembly. Students (and teachers!) will be dismissed for the year from the assembly.
The hour before the assembly can be spent in homerooms closing the year and saying goodbye.
We will get reports to parents on Tuesday, June 15 just so parents are able to contact us with any queries before we are off for the summer.
QUARTER 4 SCHEDULE
Here is the Quarter 4 Specialist Schedule from May 17 to June 16.
There will be no specialist classes on our last day, Wednesday, June 16. Next week, we will confirm the time of our end of year assembly.
QUARTER 4 REPORTS
Thank you for your hard work on your comments and your flexibility in reporting on students in this challenging year. They read very well.
Please have the comments and grades on Powerschool by 8am on Monday MMT so we can do one last check before they go live on Tuesday. I will let you know if there are any last minute things to do before they can go live.
Please feel free to contact me over the weekend if you have any questions or need any help.
Extra Notes on Report Writing…
We have confirmed the students on the ES Reports: Quarter 2 & 4 2020-2021 Spreadsheet who we do not need to report or (name is highlighted in green and crossed out) and who we need to report on but have not attended regularly in Q4 (highlighted in green with notes next to name).
Please let Mike know if you are having problems reporting on any student. If you have any students that you are unable to assess (UA) please let Mike know and we will decide what to do.
As always, if you have students that you might be giving a ‘1’ or a lower grade that might surprise a student or parent, please reach out to the family this week if you have not already.
If you assessed something in Q2 that you have not assessed again (e.g. a writing genre or science domain), please carry forward the grade from Q2 to this Q4 report card.
If you haven’t already, please fill out this quarter’s common subject comments ASAP using the documents below:
Common Grade Level Subject Comments:
The instructions are kind of wordy but they are basically the same as for Quarter 2 so if you do what you did for Quarter 2 all will be good.
This has been a real up and down year and the students have gone up and down too. This report is intended to give a final indication on what a student has shown themselves to be capable of – they might have shown themselves capable earlier in the year and then stopped producing as they lost motivation online. If we use the data that we think is most reliable to be reflective of what they are capable of (whenever that was in the year…) then we will be giving the fairest and most accurate report that we can.
Summary of the report writing timeline:
- Wednesday, June 16: Quarter 4 Ends
- Thursday, June 10 @ 8am MMT: All comments to be completed on ES Reports: Quarter 2 & 4 2020-2021 Spreadsheet
- Monday, June 14 @ 8am: All comments copied into Powerschool and all grades entered.
- June 15: Reports go out to families
Previous Elementary School Posts
Please keep the focus on the ISY Learner Attributes as we finish out the school year.
Thank you for the time and effort you put into Spirit Week to help our students focus on what makes ISY special.
Next week is Spirit Week. This comes at a perfect time and we want to make the most of it to re-establish an ISY identity in our students.
Olympiad is an ISY tradition that has been a part of ISY for 32 years . It is often referred to by staff and students as the Greatest Day of the school year.
It has been a good week. Even sitting here in New Zealand I can feel what makes ISY special returning.
Our Mission is our purpose and it is very important that we reconnect with that purpose in Quarter 4.