Always Remember That Attitude Is Everything! SAC Make It A Great Day, The Choice Is Yours
Components to an Effective AEP from Jim Walsh Legal Digest Expert Components to an Effective AEP First, the teachers and staff want to be there First, the teachers and staff want to be there Second, big emphasis on home visits getting to know what dynamics are going on away from school. Both teachers and counselors at the Harlingen SAC placed high value on home visits. Second, big emphasis on home visits getting to know what dynamics are going on away from school. Both teachers and counselors at the Harlingen SAC placed high value on home visits. Third, there was real instruction from real teachers and real counseling from real counselors. He saw teachers teaching and counselors counseling. Third, there was real instruction from real teachers and real counseling from real counselors. He saw teachers teaching and counselors counseling. Fourth, there is a strong disciplinary component to the program; it is clearly discipline, not punishment. Fourth, there is a strong disciplinary component to the program; it is clearly discipline, not punishment.
Notice positive behavior when it happens We certainly notice negative behavior Acknowledge & look for Positive Behavior much more often then negative behavior 3,4,5 times more Positive Proactive Discipline
Night School – Parent Shadow Rules Level-4 Parent Shadow Evening Program (Mon. – Fri. from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Night School is designed for those students which are unable to comply with SAC rules and expectations during the day. Once all means of redirecting a student to a more positive attitude/behavior has failed, a student will receive written document and will be assigned to the evening program. The evening program will consist of four hours of academic work. The program is not designed for physical training.
Night School – Parent Shadow Rules The student shall be escorted by a parent or guardian as per registration (drivers license or form of identification is required). NOTE: Under no circumstances will siblings, extended family or friends under the age of 30 be allowed to attend with student without prior consent of SAC principal. The student will be in attendance between 5:30 and 9:30 with a parent. The length of student placement in Level 4 will be 3-, 5-, or 10-day placement depending on the students violation from the day program (Level 1-3). Total assigned days will be at the discretion of the principal.
Type of infractions that will warrant level-4 Night School – Parent shadow placement will be Fighting or assault (verbal or physical) Possession of drugs or under the influence (as determined by SAC staff) Walking off campus without permission Cursing at Staff Persistent Misbehavior / failure to comply with SAC rules. Excessive absence / tardiness Threat of another student or staff member Lack of academic performance (refusing to complete coursework) in Level 2 or 3 Any other SAC violation that the campus administrator deems necessary to assign student to Level 4 – Night School
All students need to follow the rules when they register at SAC. Violating these rules may cause the student to go home and may be counted as an absence. 1. Level 4 begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Door will close at 5:40. 2.Parent has to accompany student to level 4. Any other person aside from parent requires prior authorization from principal. 3.Drill instructor will let the student know when assigned break is scheduled. Restroom emergencies will be taken into consideration. 4.Classroom disturbance, no productivity and failure to follow rules will result in having the student go home and his day here at SAC will be counted as an absence. 5.Counseling is offered to student on a as needed basis and amount of time is determined by counselor or social worker.
All students need to follow the rules when they register at SAC. Violating these rules may cause the student to go home and may be counted as an absence. 1.Students are required to dress in the school assigned uniform. Night time rules are the same as day time rules. Lack of uniform will require the student to go home and his day at SAC will not count. 2.No cell phones or pagers are permitted in classroom for both parent and student. No food or drinks are allowed. 3.Parent will assist the student with his/her classroom assignments and assist their student maintaining proper behavior. 4.Parent will sit with student for the entire duration of instruction in classroom. No younger siblings will be allowed. 5.Parents are responsible for picking up the student at 9:30 and they must be on time. Those parents that cant make it on time must pick up the student at Shipley Donuts. 6.Student must complete all assigned Level 4 evenings before he/she returns to Level 1, 2, or 3. The return level is at the discretion of the campus principal. Students not attending Level 4 will receive a Truancy notice.
SAC Program Evaluations 5 main components of evaluation Student Achievement What are the school completion rates? How many students are making a smooth transition (How many repeaters?) Curriculum and Instruction Ensure teaching methods are up-to-date Novanet updates Utilitze Cscope and DMAC as a guide Professional Development Increase opportunities for Professional Learning Allow time for Eduphoria in-service Family and Community Involvement How are parents and community involved in school decisions? Can parents develop their parenting skills? School Context and Organization How large are the classes? Max 15:1 ratio Do teachers and staff have a voice in the decision making process?
KNOW THE over-the-fence STUDENTS KNOW your students – HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE OVERAGE; HOW MANY DO NOT LIVE WITH THEIR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS; GREET THEM. ETC…….. KNOW and identify resources (Discuss with each student the number of academic credits he/she has, Credit Recovery Program, Safe/Drug Free schools; Character Education….) KNOW THE PARENTS: The only reason we always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps us to forgive their children. Parents are more likely to become involved when they: Understand they should be involved Feel capable of making a contribution Feel invited by the school and their children
Short term student placement expectations (Presented by 1 st sgt Barrios) High School students are expected to complete assigned work from their home campus. Imperative to receive work from the home campus. Middle School students are expected to complete their instructional packet. SAC teachers and support staff attend at least one hour per week to assist students with their coursework Students have the following resources available: laptop, webcam (in process), NovaNET, Compass Learning (in process for middle school) Counselors meet and present character ed topics
Strategies for Success Individualized Instruction (API curriculum and NovaNET) Best Practices Counseling Conflict Resolution Character Education Celebrate Success Physical training (PT)– to instill control, discipline, and structure Attitude + Academics + Attendance = SUCCESS Student Enrollment at DAEP SAC Long-Term90 SAC 5 day placement17 SpEd23 Total students at SAC 107 SW Keys34 Tamayo House13 Total students at RFs 47 JJAEP36