Christine Lafferty

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Dec 11

Congrats Reading Teachers of the Year!

Congratulations to the following Reading Teachers of the Year! Elementary Buildings Secondary Buildings School Teacher JFKMS James Carpenter BTWES Michael Watson FGMS Barbara Espinosa CES Leticia Rouse JYMS Ginnie German DES Jamey Brown KFMS Shameka Bellamy EFES Venus Usanga HES Amy Espinosa KFHS Kimblyn Moore KSES Renee Russell LHS Erin Badran MBJES Brittany Chavis NRHS …

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Dec 08

Ditch the Textbook Digital Summit – There’s Still Time to Register!

You still have time to join Matt Miller’s Digital Summit, a nine day, FREE virtual profession development event. This PD event encompasses a series of videos featuring discussions on technology, pedagogy, and more. Learn more and register today at http://ditchsummit.com/. Matt Miller has also reopened the videos from the 2016 Digital Summit. If you missed that …

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Dec 04

Google Certification

Have you been contemplating Google Certification? Now is your chance to take either the Level 1 or Level 2 assessment for FREE. Complete this form to get your FREE voucher for the test you need. Get Your FREE Google Certification Voucher The voucher will allow you to register to test with Google for Education. Learn …

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Nov 20

Ditch that Textbook Digital Summit

It’s BACK! This year’s Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit  (DTTDS) offers nine professional development activities over nine days. A different speaker will present with Matt Miller each day from December 15-23. Videos of the interviews will be available until December 31. Like any other conference, when it’s over, it’s over and the videos will disappear. …

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Nov 03

2017-2018 Report Card Directions

Updated report card directions for the 2017-2018 school year are posted below. Elementary School Directions Report Card – Elementary Resource Report Card – Elementary Grade K Report Card – Elementary Grades 1-5 ONLY Middle School Directions Report Card – Middle School Report Card – Middle School Reading Foundations High School Directions Report Card – High …

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Nov 03

TAC Drop Lowest Grade Function

Teachers wanting to utilize the drop lowest grade feature of TAC must set up this feature before loading the MP1 report card grades. Please read and follow these directions carefully to apply this feature properly. Drop Lowest Grade

Nov 02

Suffolk Reading Council Presents

“Suffolk Roots for Literacy” Fall Mini Conference When: November 18th , 9:00-12:00 Where: Hillpoint Elementary School Why: “Literacy is the Root of all Learning!” 3 STAR/Recertification Points  *Keynote Speaker* – Mrs. Cathy Collier (Former VSRA President) $5 for SRC Members $10 for Non Members Breakfast will be provided. Registration begins Oct. 31st Contact valeriesmith@spsk12.net to RSVP. …

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Oct 09

SRC Fall Mini Conference – Looking for Presenters

Suffolk Reading Council is searching for presenters for the fall mini conference at Hillpoint Elementary on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 to 12:00. Presenter perk – FREE conference registration. Breakfast will be provided. Presenters will run 4 -30 minute sessions. If interested in presenting at the SRC Mini-Confernece complete this FORM.

Sep 28

Interim Progress Report Directions

Directions for the Interim Progress Reports (IPRs) are posted below. New this year and inlcuded in the directions is the load date for IPRs. The load date is two schools days before the IPR distribution. Here is a summary of these deadlines. Interim Progress Report Dates for 2017 – 2018   Marking Period Progress Report …

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Sep 28

Join the Suffolk Reading Council

When you join the Suffolk Reading Council you are doing so much and helping so many: Professional Organization Automatic membership in the Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) Option to join the International Literacy Association (ILA) Professional development opportunities Work with others who share your passion for promoting literacy Access to a network of resources Opportunity …

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Sep 11

Getting Assistance for PowerSchool Issues

For issues in PowerSchool, please use LiveAssist after logging into PowerSchool. To access LiveAssist it may be necessary to turn off the pop-up blocker.   Launch LiveAssist from PowerSchool. In the address bar, click Pop-up blocked . Click the link for the pop-up window you’d like to see. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always allow pop-ups …

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Sep 07

Student Computer and Email Credentials

Please see the following documents for information on getting students logged into the computer and into the GSuite account. These documents should NOT be printed and displayed publicly. This information is provided to support teachers and staff with the credentialing processes for students. Returning students have the same computer and email password they used last …

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Aug 30

HelpDesk Coverage and Division Issues

During this time of year there is a high volume of calls and HelpDesk staff are responsible for tasks other than answering the HelpDesk. If you are not able to reach someone on the HelpDesk, submit a TSR or email helpdesk@spsk12.net. Please be detailed with the information in the ticket or email.   There are …

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Aug 29

Connecting Your Computers

Computer 1: Hey, I hear people! Computer 2: Woo hoo, that must mean school is about to start! Computer 1: And it means someone is going to turn us around, brush the dust off us, and plug us in! Computer 2: Amen, because I am sick of looking at this wall.   Are your computers …

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