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Staff Absences & Information for the day:

Friday, July 23rd

Staff Absences:

Meetings and Activities: 

**We are still working on the logistics of when the students will eat their pizza**

Staff Listing: Draft

Updates from the District:

Payroll Information

We know that the use of the WebClock for signing in and out is a new process for teachers as this is the first time teachers have had to do this.

A lot has been learned so far!  

From Ms. Sharon:

Next Level Learning teachers that you will have a "hourly" pay date which begins on June 11, 2021 and every other Friday.  The pay dates are as follows: June 11th, 25th, July 9th, July 23rd and August 6th.  Teachers will have their regular monthly pay date on the 15th as usual. 

For anyone that had any missed punches for an entire day or missed in or out punched, please review your time and submit a Time Edit form to Sharon. 

The payroll office corrected the punches that were made under the WRONG CODE. 

The time edit form received will be payable on the next pay period.

**Please make sure you are checking your emails for corrections on timesheets from the OPS Payroll department**

Staff Hours:


Summer Dress Code:

For those that wish to, all Next Level Learning Staff will be able to wear jeans each day for NLL! My only ask is that you participate in the theme for the day with your top/shirt. Instead of a different theme each day for the month, we will have a set theme for each day of the week: 

**Additional Dress Code FYI's:**

-Jeans should not have large rips/tears in them 

-Jean Capri's and regular Capri's are okay to wear, but need to be below the knee

-Dresses and skirts must be fingertip or longer

-Workout shorts may be worn on Wellness Wednesday's but MUST be to the fingertip length or longer. 

**If you question if something is okay to wear to work, I would recommend not wearing it and or talking to me (Mrs. Cox-Jones) first**

**It is also helpful to have a change of clothes at school or in your car...just in case...

I can share some stories of why staff have had to change...and they aren't because of dress code :) 


FAQ's for Next Level Learning:

If parents have questions about summer school and/or transportation, who at Skinner should they reach out to?

Sharon Haynie @ 531-299-2080 

(Skinner Secretary & Next Level Learning Secretary)

Who should be contacted about parents wishing to enroll their child in NLL? Is there a waitlist?

We are currently on a wait list. If parents/guardians would like to enroll their child/children into NLL, they can call Skinner and have their name added to our waitlist.

Is there any other information our NLL students or parents need to know right now? 

Homeroom Teachers and Room Numbers that are listed on the letters coming home next week are SUBJECT to CHANGE!

(FYI for Teachers: we will be going through the lists next week to determine which scholars will be in which classes. It was easiest to go down the enrollment list by grade level and assign a certain number to each class rather than skip around to even out by building numbers. We will have classlists finalized by June 1st)


Curriculum Information:

Below is a list of ELA and Math materials that will be made available at each of our Next Level Learning sites for teachers to use this summer.  

NLL Schedules:

Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)

Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) 

I received an email with assessment results that I will forward to grade levels later this morning.

 As part of the district’s Academic Acceleration and Recovery Plan, all students attending Next Level Learning will have a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).  The PLP should be completed by the classroom teacher.   

The PLP will include the following: 

  • Student information (name, school, grade, NLL attendance option) 

  • Reading and Math Pre- and Post-test data (see pacing guides for pre- and post-test administration dates) 

    • Students will complete an electronic assessment through Microsoft Forms 

    • The district will collect the data and share it with the NLL principal 

    • The NLL principal will share the data with teachers so they can record it on the PLPs 

  • Identified strategies for English Language Arts and Math that include the strategy, frequency, and duration 

    • Teacher led (fluency practice, building words with letter tiles, manipulative use, etc.) 

    • Additional supports (iRead, Amira, Lexia, Zearn, etc.) 

  • Any additional comments the teacher would like to add regarding the student’s progress throughout Next Level Learning 

  • A sample PLP has been provided 

At the end of Next Level Learning, the PLPs will be placed in the student’s Cumulative folders.  For students attending a Next Level Learning school other than their home school, the NLL principal will be responsible for sending the completed PLP forms to the student’s home school.   

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).

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