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Update May 2012

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Instructional Support Services Update May 2012

DISTRICT 4 WEBSITE: www.lausd.net/District_4 The District 4 website may be accessed directly by using the address above. DISTRICT 4 MOODLE SITE: http://ol2.lausd.net The District 4 moodle site may be accessed directly by using the address above.

Dale W. Vigil, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Elaine H. Kinoshita
Administrator of Instruction

Third Annual Parent Conference, Gifted/Talented Programs:
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Virgil MS Participants: Parents of Gifted/Talented students Registration is on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m. Flyers in English and Spanish: MEM-5712 (dated April 9, 2012)

May 12, 2012

Ninth Annual Dual Language Institute:

June 9, 2012

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Cahuenga ES Participants: Teams from current dual language schools and schools starting the program in 2012- 2013 Registration Required: Attachment B/MEM-5734 (dated March 29, 2012) Registration Due: May 18, 2012

ELEMENTARY LITERACY
Katherine Stehr (213) 241 - 0148 Literacy Periodic Assessment (LPA) Windows: Please note the changes in the dates for administering the periodic assessments:  LPA #3 multiple choice scores were to be submitted by April 20, 2012  Should be completed by May 4, 2012 LPA #3 Constructed Response (Writing) Teachers will input writing scores online when writing assessments have been completed. o Grade K: Draw & Write o Grade 1: Drawing and Narrative o Grade 2: Expository Description o Grade 3: Description o Grade 4: Summary o Grade 5: Persuasive Letter o Grade 6: Response to Literature * *Please note – Grade 6 only administers the extended constructed response (no multiple choice) Correction for Grade 3 DIBELS EOY: There is a mistake in the Student Materials books for DIBELS Next Benchmark EOY for grade 3. Please make sure all third grade teachers are aware of the mistake and give them the following information:  sites.google.com/site/lausddibels <http://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels>  Under Benchmark Assessments (link to left side), there will be a subpage for "student materials."

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o Direct link: ttps://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels/benchmark-assessments/student-materials <https://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels/benchmark-assessments/student-materials> Treasures Materials: If you have extra materials (Teacher Editions, Wonders Readers, Student Anthologies, Skill based practice readers, K-1 Big Books), please e-mail Kathy Stehr as soon as possible. There are schools that are still in need of materials. The plan is to keep track of the extra materials in case there is an unforeseen need at a school site next year. Important links for DIBELS/MClass: www.mclasshome.com/wgen/lausd General Information: www.wirelessgeneration Assessment Reports: www.mclasshome.com/assessment IDEL: The benchmark assessment in Spanish is available for students in Waiver to Basic and Dual Language Classes. Assessment Resources:  MEM-5518.2 2011-2012 Comprehensive Assessment Program assessment schedule. Elementary Schools K - 5/6  REF-5515 Procedural Guidelines for Administering Periodic Assessments and DIBELS for Elementary Schools (K-5/6) in Literacy, Mathematics and Science Both of these resources contain valuable information on procedures for administering assessments and calendars of when each assessment is to be administered. Treasures Online Resources: CA TREASURES PUBLIC WEBSITE http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/teachers <http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/teachers> CA Treasures implementation modules (listed on the left side of the screen) http://macmillanmh.com/CA/treasures_econsultant/ ConnectED WEBSITE – Includes all print resources purchased for LAUSD http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do <http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do>

SECONDARY LITERACY
Janet Saito Furukawa (213) 241 – 0142 Periodic Assessment Level Grade Instructional Window Assessment End Date High 9-10 March 26 - June 15 June 15, 2012 Middle 6-8 April 23 – June 15 Optional

Genre Literary Analysis Persuasion

CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
Lupe Inabu (213) 241 – 1924 Mandatory Professional Development for Special Education Teachers: As part of an agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, the District must ensure that all special day program teachers are trained in the core ELD program and that materials are provided to support this instruction. For background

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information and information on the two-day professional development sessions, please review MEM5739 (dated April 6, 2012). Four sessions have already taken place in April. If you have any questions regarding this mandatory professional development, please contact Meredith Adams at (213) 241 – 8051. Elementary Transfer Data to Middle Schools: The Office of Data & Accountability will automatically transfer student data from the elementary schools (grades 5/6) to the receiving resident middle schools. The data for matriculating students must be entered into SIS at the elementary school for the electronic transfers on:  May 4, 2012 Please review REF-3490.7 (dated February 13, 2012) for specific directions and assistance. Reminder: first day of school on the early start calendar is tentatively scheduled on August 14, 2012. Spring Master Plan Program Differentials: LAUSD and the UTLA Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for differential payments to qualified employees assigned in Waiver to Basic or Dual Language Programs for English Learners. All rosters and certification forms are due to the Master Plan Verification Office on May 4, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. For instructions, please review the following:  MEM-5727 (dated April 4, 2012) / Elementary  MEM-5728 (dated April 4, 2012 / Secondary Annual Dual Language Institute: June 9, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cahuenga ES Participants: Teams from current dual language schools and schools starting the program in 2012- 2013 Registration Required: Attachment B/MEM-5734 (dated March 29, 2012) Registration Due: May 18, 2012 Placement Guidelines for Strategic and Intensive Programs in Grades 6 – 10: For the guidelines regarding the placement of strategic and intensive English Language Arts intervention services for students in grades 6 – 9 (including English Learners), please review MEM-5737 (dated April 2, 2012). Multiple data points will be used to determine student placement for intervention services. For assistance or further information, please call the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School support at (213) 241 – 6444 or contact:  Dharma Hernandez dth3022@lausd.et  Jaimi Krielaart jaimi.krielaart@lausd.net Equipment Inventory: Federal and state guidelines require an inventory for equipment purchased with categorical funds. Equipment and inventories are subject to review and examination at any time by Auditors. For specific guidelines, please review BUL-3508.3 (dated March 8, 2011). The following two documents are due to Federal and State Education Programs by June 15, 2012 (new date not reflected in the bulletin): 1. Principal Letter of Certification (original) if school did not purchase any equipment in the current school year (Attachment D/BUL-3508.3) -or- Equipment Inventory for newly purchased equipment (Attachment B/BUL-3508.3) -and2. Categorical Equipment Inventory Physical Check (Attachment E/BUL-3508.3) If the physical check was conducted during the 2010 - 2011 school year and the school submitted the Categorical Equipment Inventory Physical Check (BUL 3508.3, Attachment E) for that fiscal year, a physical check is not required until the 2012 - 2013 school year. Schools that did not complete the document for the 2010 - 2011 school year must conduct the physical check and submit no later than Friday, June 15, 2012, to Federal and State Education Programs, Beaudry Building, 16th Floor or an electronic copy to FSEP@lausd.net. If you have any questions, please contact Alice Turner at (213) 241 - 6990.

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Documentation for Employees Paid from Federal and State Categorical Programs: Federal and State regulations require documentation for all employees who receive compensation from federal or state categorical program funds. This documentation should be retained by the time-reporter at the site along with other payroll time-reporting documentation for a period of five years. At the end of May or beginning of June, the Accounting and Disbursements Division will provide each Principal with a listing of their employees who must complete the required documentation. By the end of the school year, the documentation must be collected at the school site and kept on file. For guidelines, resources and assistance, please review BUL-2643.5 (dated June 17, 2010). The Administrator Assurances form (Attachment I/BUL-2643.5) is due to the Educational Service Center by July 31, 2012. Parent Training Sessions (not mandatory meetings):  May 11, 2012 Harbor Building Scheduled by ELAC Officers  May 23, 2012 Harbor Building Scheduled by CEAC Officers If you have any questions, please call one of our Parent Community Facilitators:  Angie Cardenas, ELAC (213) 241 – 0110  Frida Samayoa, CEAC (213) 241 – 0143 Third Annual Parent Conference, Gifted/Talented Programs: May 12, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Virgil MS Participants: Parents of Gifted/Talented students Registration is on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m. Flyers in English and Spanish: MEM-5712 (dated April 9, 2012)

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