AMS teachers need to know:
1. Emergency procedures: fire drill, tornado & lockdown
Go over red emergency book and explain procedures
2. Evaluation process, walk-throughs
Show district-wide evaluation instrument and also APL walk through form
3. Assign mentor teacher
4. NESA, NEWA, Dibels & C4L importance, procedures and scheduling
Describe each test, when they are to be given and the role of the teacher in proctoring them
5. AMS communication; ie: email, school website calendar, calendar in teacher’s lounge, & intercom.
6. Teachers’ responsibilities as it relates to finding sub teachers
If sick call VT, otherwise, all other sub needs are to be found by the teacher
7. Teacher attire, cell phone and leaving building expectations
Jeans only allowed on Friday. Cell phones should be put away during teaching time, hallway/lunch supervision unless cleared by building administration. Leaving the building should only take place during lunch unless approved by building administrator.
8. Social media; ie: facebook, twitter, etc.
The public has access to all of the above. Avoid making friends with students and be careful with the pictures that you post as your professionalism could be called into question since you have a moral turpitude clause in your contract.
9. Input of grades weekly into Power School
AMS requires its teaches to submit grades into Power School three times a week per student. Grades should not be submitted once-a-month, at the end of a quarter or ever two weeks. Once a week!
10. New coaches must knows
11. Parent-teacher conference procedures
AMS conducts two parent-teacher conferences each school year. You will initially meet with your advisee students. Additional conferences will be scheduled as needed with your students.
12. Copy machines, laminator & cutting board
To be conducted by Jane
13. Assembly procedures
Discuss hallway procedures, where to set and how to behave while in an assembly.
14. Before and after school supervision procedures
Go over door duty schedule, overall responsibilities of supervision.
15. Discipline, In-School Suspension usage and procedures
Teachers do NOT place students in ISS. Teachers are expected to fill out a Student Discipline Report for ALL referred discipline issues.
16. How to properly use a para educator in the classroom
Para educators are to assist students with work and overall organization. They are not to set around and play with cell phones.
17. Review school mission, vision and values
18. Review job description
19. Review extra duty responsibilities
20. Starting & ending of daily work time
Teachers can show up at 7:30 and leave at 3:30 or can opt for showing up at 7:45 and leaving at 3:45.
21. Warehouse orders & pick up
Explain how to use portal to order and where to delivery of items will take place.
22. Report cards
Explain when final grades for each quarter will be expected.
23. Lesson plans
Explain when lesson plans are due and where to turn them in at.
24. APL training and its building expectations
Discuss and train the following: bell ringer, posting/going over agenda, objectives, 5:1 & 10:2, checking for understanding, closure and proper use of hand signals.
25. Professional confidentiality
26. Parent contact & meetings
Research clearly shows that high achieving schools and their teachers build quality relationships with parents. If teachers are struggling with student behavior or the work of a student, they are expected to contact the home asap and set up a meeting for the best interest of the student.
27. MDT, SAT, IEP & 504 meetings
These meetings are NOT optional and must be attended if you are requested to attend.