- Can’t find IEP info? Teachers should have access to IEPs on infinite campus. Psychs should inform you of 504’s and also give you copies of the 504’s. Nurses also should give teachers care plans, at least info that you need to have as their classroom teacher. Remember HIPA laws prohibit us from getting some information. When you look at your rosters in infinite campus, the students have blue stars next to their name with special information and a “document” icon that might indicate an IEP or other paperwork. Checking with the CST coordinator at your building is a good resource as well. It is your responsibility to “know” your kids.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Share resources with others in your PLC and your department all across the district. Contact someone who teaches the same course or book at another building and share ideas with each other. District 54 is FULL of resources of all kinds including people – talk to your coaches, mentors and tech coaches. The item you need is out there. We are all in this together.
- Care to confront – if you have an issue with a colleague, go to them FIRST before heading into the building admin’s office. It is better to talk it out and come to some kind of mutual agreement (even to agree to disagree) then one or both of you ending up with a reprimand in your file. Be professional and talk to that person and not behind their back. Nervous? Have your building rep help you, or your building mentor or even another staff member.
That’s it for this week. Here’s hoping the week finishes strong for you. IF you get a chance – answer the question below either by sending the info to me here in district or with the email address after the question.
Have a wonderful day!!
PS – Record’s Day – the Friday before the last day of school or the day after the students are done? Don’t know what records day is? Ask a colleague.
No rationale, yet, just your vote – “Friday before” or “day after” – choose one and send it to me if you want. Send to my home email