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January 6, 2021
Educator feedback is critical to developing our District Budget. Please complete this survey by Jan. 22 to assist Board members in shaping budget priorities for the 2021-22 school year.
IMPORTANT updates regarding the Portfolio process can be accessed here. Please reach out to Content advisors or the EPS team if you require further support before the Jan. 15 deadline.
New Year = New School Grant Opportunities! This is your chance to bring new resources into your classroom or school community. Visit here for upcoming grant opportunities.
The Winter i-Ready Diagnostic will be administered remotely Jan. 11-29. Use these 3 key practices to ensure you obtain reliable data to support students.
Check out the updated library of demo lessons from the Professional Learning & Support team to see examples of quality core content instruction in Microsoft Teams.
Jan. 7: ACT Family Night (NEW)
Jan. 11-29: i-Ready Winter Diagnostic
Jan. 15: Portfolio Point A Submissions Due
Jan. 30: Virtual School Choice Showcase (NEW)
Are you a highly impactful CERTIFIED teacher?
Homework Hotline has an opportunity for you! (NEW)

Are you a highly impactful certified teacher? If so, your talents are needed to provide after-school tutoring and homework help via phone and internet for elementary, middle and high school students Monday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. If you are interested in serving as a Homework Hotline tutor, please review the job description. The application deadline is Friday, January 15.

If you are contacted for an interview, please be prepared to take and pass an ELA and Math skills test. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Erin Luster at lusterey@scsk12.org.
Wonders Updates for ELA Teachers & Support Staff

The login information for the Wonders District demo account is changing starting January 2021. Please use the username and password information below:

Username: TNELA2019
Password: TNReview2019

*Note: If you are a teacher with your own single sign-on access through Clever and Canvas, please continue to use your login information. The new credentials above are for those who do not have single sign-on access (i.e. ESL, SPED, Coaches, etc.).
ACT Family Night is THIS THURSDAY @ 6 p.m. (NEW)

Teachers, please remind your students and their families that Virtual ACT Family Night is Thursday, January 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Families will learn about the structure of the test, resources available to prepare for the test, test dates and information about how to register for the test. We will also share information about how test scores are used in college admission and obtaining scholarships. This event will provide SCS families an opportunity to learn more about ACT preparation strategies to meet or exceeded the test readiness benchmarks.
Dive in DEEP with RTI2: Spring Academy Zone Level Workshop Series (NEW)

The RTI2 Team is hosting a 3-part Academy Series focused on planning and executing high-quality intervention instruction. Come dive in and DEEPen your practices for providing differentiated instruction to address the needs of all learners. Check out the flyer for more information and be sure to share with any staff member responsible for providing intervention instruction. You can view the session times here.
Read To Achieve with the Memphis Grizzlies! (NEW)

The Memphis Grizzlies Read to Achieve Program (RTA) is in its 20th year and is an excellent way to encourage elementary school students grades 3-5 to read and develop a love for reading. Students must read a minimum of six books in six weeks. Books should be at or above reading level of each student and must align with the book theme of the week. The Grizzlies, along with the support of sponsors International Paper and KPMG, are excited to provide this program for students throughout the Mid-South. Register your school today!
It’s time for the annual ACT-SO competition!

ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. It is sponsored by the NAACP to encourage African-American and minority youth to aspire toward excellence. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, Humanities, Business and Performing, Visual and Culinary Arts. For over 40 years, the mission of ACT-SO has been to prepare, recognize and reward youth of color who exemplify scholastic and artistic excellence. Encourage your students to apply here by January 15.
Seeking more professional development? Join the Orpheum's virtual workshop January 26! (NEW)

The Orpheum will host a virtual workshop via Zoom on Theater in the Social Justice Curriculum Tuesday, January 26. This workshop explores ways in which a class or community can use theatrical works, traditional and devised, to facilitate a more in-depth and impactful conversation on issues of social justice. Zoom information will be sent out 24 hours before the workshop begins. For more information, please visit here.
SCS student health clinics are now offering flu shots.

In addition to a wide range of minor medical services, our student health clinics now offer flu shots. SCS operates three school-based health clinics with trained medical staff from Christ Community Health Services. Our clinics provide services mostly during school hour, but also offer after-hours service and weekend options. The clinics work with students' personal insurance providers for billing of services; however, fees may apply if a student is not insured. No student are denied treatment due to lack of insurance or inability to pay. Visits are available by appointment
only. Parents and students can call (901) 842-2379 or Text:
"SCS901" to 91999 for an appointment. 
 Connect with SCS on social media! #SCSis901