CCS Staff In the Know
Research to Classroom Practice Foundations Training (Formerly Reading Foundations) will be held for 608 ELA Teachers from 8:30-4:00 at the Tech Center (unless otherwise noted) according to the schedule below. Sub Codes will be sent to the bookkeepers. After successful completion of the course, participants will receive 4 Literacy CEUs.
DISTRICT INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATORS AND COACHES
The Curriculum and Instruction Division is proud to introduce a team of instructional support personnel that will be serving schools this year: 

o    Marlena Bleau, 6-8 Science
o    Kim Butts, K-5 ELA/SS
o    Beverly Curlings, K-5 ELA/SS
o    Sarah Emmerich, K-5 Math/Sci
o    Betsy Gatchel, K-12 Literacy Coordinator
o    Kelly Leonhardt, 6-8 ELA/SS
o    Jessica Manning, 6-8 Math
o    Allison Morris, Math 1
o    Lara Nobles, K-5 ELA/SS
o    Grey Tipton, K-5 ELA/SS
o    Kelly Williamson, K-12 STEM Coordinator

Their responsibilities are to facilitate the implementation of adopted curriculum, lead district content area PLCs, develop pacing guides collaboratively with content area teachers, develop/plan/facilitate content and pedagogy professional development that is personalized for teachers and school leaders, assist schools/teachers in the development of common formative assessments and benchmark assessments, support teachers in the process of making course content available through Canvas, model effective instructional delivery and strategies, and provide support to school leaders on curriculum implementation

Welcome our new District College Advising and Scholarships Coordinator, Mrs. Toni Blount ! Mrs. Blount will work with our students, parents, and school counselors to increase awareness about post-secondary options and enrichment programs, as well as implement processes that will help students and parents learn about and apply for scholarships and grants. She will work with all schools K-12 through the counseling departments and AVID programs to continue enhancing the college-going culture in our schools. She has office space at Havelock High, New Bern High, and West Craven High. Please do not hesitate to contact her to discuss ideas and plans for your school! ( toni.blount@cravenk12.org )

Flu Shots for Staff
Realo will begin our staff flu clinics on 9-16 and ending on 9-20. Realo will also vaccinate adult family members of staff, 14 and up. The parent will need to sign for a minor child 14-18. Each school nurse is aware and has the required forms.
Free Internet Scholarship for High School Students through the 1Million Project Foundation
Great news! Our school district is partnering with the 1Million Project Foundation to provide high-speed internet access to high school students who don’t have reliable Internet access at home.

This means that students can receive a hotspot (hotspots provide free Wi-Fi connection to school-issued laptops or tablets) along with 10GB of free high-speed wireless data each month for up to four years while in high school.

Many of our students’ families don’t have access to reliable internet access in their household. By participating in the 1Million Project, a free hotspot will hopefully eliminate connectivity challenges for some of our students so that they can keep up with their homework assignments and be better positioned to succeed in school.

With their school issued connected device, students will be able to complete homework assignments from home, communicate with teachers, study online for college prep exams, download educational apps, and more. 

This a completely free program for both our school district and high school students to participate in. You can also go to http://www.1millionproject.org / to learn more.

If you are aware of a student who is in need of internet access at home please encourage them to complete the student interest survey link which has been sent out to all iPads in grades 9-12. The link to the survey is an icon on their device that looks like the 1MillionProject logo. The survey closes at 4pm on Sept 6 .  This short survey (questions are in English and Spanish) will give us a list of student names who are interested and eligible for this “Internet Scholarship”. Please encourage students to take this quick survey:
Remind
CCS has purchased a subscription to Remind.com for all of our middle and high schools. Classes and students will be created automatically through PowerSchool and Clever. More information about how teachers can set up Remind.com will be coming out very soon. 
SURVEYS
The 2019 Belief Survey should be completed by ALL Staff members by Friday, September 20.        
CRAVEN SUMMIT FOLLOW-UP
o     A BIG THANK YOU to all of the participants at Craven Summit 2019 and special kudos to the staff and administration of New Bern High School for being such gracious hosts. The Curriculum and Instruction Team appreciates the engagement of each of you and hopes that the messages from our keynote speakers and presenters have provided you with a great start for the 2019-2020 school year.
o     WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! PLEASE complete the Summit Evaluation that can be found on at the following link and share with your teachers!    
o     Dr. Donyall Dickey has sent the resources from his presentation for schools and teachers to use. Click  here  to access. These resources are for our use and should not be shared on social media or outside of the Craven County School district. Thank you for adhering to this request
STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

As we start the new school year, please remember to update your contact information so you will receive alerts from your school and the district through the call notification system.
The link to enter the information can be found at:
https://techrequest.cravenk12.org/workOrders/login/?next=/contactinfo/

Updates from Human Resources
 Effective Monday, August 19, employees who are retiring or resigning from the district must complete the Tender of Resignation Form.  Links to the documents are below and they are posted on the HR Forms page. A written letter of resignation is not required, but will be accepted.
 
 
 
Employees who are leaving the district should also complete the Exit Survey at the link below.
FEDERAL IMPACT AID SURVEY –
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

During this time of continuing economic uncertainty, Craven County Schools must pursue every potential source of funding to support our important work of preparing students for success. A Federal funding opportunity called     Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost tax revenue due to their enrollment of students  from families who live on tax-exempt Federal properties. Impact Aid funds become part of the school system’s  general operating budget and support instructional activities for all students. To qualify for Impact Aid funding, we  must collect information about federally connected children enrolled in our schools. Therefore, we ask all parents to complete the survey form being sent home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 , with students, to help us qualify.

The training for the school contacts is scheduled from 9:30-11:20am on September 18, 2019 in the Central Services Board Room
Professional Development Opportunity Offered By Craven Community College

Please take advantage of this opportunity if you are interested in learning Intro to American Sign Language. Go to the link below to get information on a class offered by Craven Community College:
https://cravencc.edu/aep/music/#asl
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