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Important Information for Everyone
  • New Graduation Requirements are coming: Per state statute, the Englewood Board of Education will be adopting new graduation requirements. Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, students will need to demonstrate proficiency in English and math as well as earn 23 credits in specific academic content areas. The new requirements will go into effect next school year with the 2017-18 ninth-grade students. We are seeking feedback on the proposed requirements.  Read more...
  • Technical and Maintenance Support Requests UpdateRead more for an update on how to submit technical and maintenance requests...
  • CDE Seeks Public Opinions of the Colorado Academic Standards: The Colorado Department of Education invites educators, educational leaders, parents, students and the general public to share their perceptions of the Colorado Academic Standards through an online survey available through Nov. 13.  Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • Power Teacher Pro Software Updates and Improvements: With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, tens of thousands of educators began using PowerTeacher Pro for the first time. Based on user feedback, PowerSchool is implementing some new features. Read more....
  • StoryMakers Writing Contest Deadline is Nov. 23: Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade can enter the Rocky Mountain PBS StoryMakers contest. Submission deadline for stories is Nov. 23. Read more....

 
Important Information for Everyone
 
 

New Graduation Requirements are Coming 

Per state statute, the Englewood Board of Education will be adopting new graduation requirements. Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, students will need to demonstrate proficiency in English and math as well as earn 23 credits in specific academic content areas. The new requirements will go into effect next school year with the 2017-18 ninth-grade students.

Your feedback on the proposed requirements is important to us and will help inform the Board's decision-making process. You can provide feedback by joining us on November 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at The Englewood Campus (TEC) in the Venue for a Graduation Requirements Community Forum, or by emailing us. At the Nov. 9 meeting, we will discuss the Colorado menu of proficiency demonstration options as well as proposed revisions to the credits required to graduate from Englewood High School.

If you are unable to join us on November 9, please review the proposed requirements, and provide your feedback and comments to belongandthrive@engschools.net by November 10:
 

Technical and Maintenance Requests Update

The Technology Department and Operations and Maintenance Department use the same system (https://login.schooldude.com) to process support requests. We have changed the final submittal password to be the same password for all (Welcome1). But your account password is still up to you. When you are putting in a request, make sure you are in the right SchoolDude system. For a Technology Support Request, you should be in the "Incident" system (IT Request Tab). For OMT Support Requests, you should be in the MaintenanceDirect system (Maint Request Tab).

To submit a support request:
1. Click on this link, https://login.myschoolbuilding.com/msb?acctNum=421745339&productID=ITD

2. If you have previously submitted a request this year, enter your email and username. If you have not used the system this school year, click the Forgot Password? link and enter your email address. We’ll send you instructions for setting up your password for this school year. We suggest you set it to be the same log in that you use to log into your computer or Gmail. If you are a new user, scroll to the bottom of the window and choose Never Submitted a Request? Register Here!
3. Once you have registered or gotten the reset password link in your email and set up your password, go back to the login page to enter your email and password. Choose the IT Request or Maint Request tab at the top depending on the type of support you need.
 

CDE Seeks Public Opinions of Colorado Academic Standards

CDE invites educators, educational leaders, parents, students and the general public to share their perceptions of the Colorado Academic Standards through an online survey available through Nov. 13. To participate, click here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3050456/Colorado-Department-of-Education-Academic-Standards-Survey
 
The results of the survey will inform the department’s planning for the upcoming review and revision of the standards, required by Senate Bill 08-212, known as Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K). The law requires a review and revision of the CAS on or before July 1, 2018 and every six years thereafter.
 
In addition to the survey on general perceptions of the standards, CDE will launch an online feedback system in November which will enable all Coloradoans to provide specific feedback on every expectation within the 10 content areas included in the Colorado Academic Standards.
 
In early 2017, CDE will provide comprehensive information about the timeline and phases of the standards review and revision process as well as information about how to become involved.
 
The survey and online standards feedback system can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/casreview. General questions and comments about the review and revision process can be sent to standardsreview2018@cde.state.co.us.
 

PowerTeacher Pro Software Updates and Improvements

With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, tens of thousands of teachers began using PowerTeacher Pro for the first time. ​Based on teacher feedback, ​PowerSchool​​ has many of the most commonly requested features and fixes in development.​ ​In the PowerSchool 10.0.4 release, available later this month, you will see the following new features:
  • Compact View: Smaller text size and row spacing in order for teachers to see a more complete student roster without having to magnify the screen.
  • Improved Responsiveness: Smoother scrolling and score entry, making it easier to enter scores quickly.
The December PowerSchool update is expected to include the following highly requested features:
  • Copy Assignments: Copy assignments between different scheduling terms and school years.
  • Scoresheet Report: A new report that includes the ability to export assignments and scores.
  • Summary Metrics: Show metrics for assignments (mean, median, and mode).
  • Citizenship Scores: Record citizenship scores for each reporting term.
  • New Category Option: Define default settings for assignment publishing per category.
 
StoryMakers Writing Contest Deadline is Nov. 23 
 
Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade can enter the Rocky Mountain PBS StoryMakers contest. Submission deadline for stories is Nov. 23. 
 
  • Entries are judged on originality, creative expression and storytelling
  • StoryMakers is in its tenth year and each year we receive over 700 entries
  • Finalists (8 for each grade) will be named in December/January 2016/2017 and invited to an all day workshop (and station tour) with an instructor from Lighthouse Writers Workshop and a journalist at the Rocky Mountain PBS station in Denver on Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Awards Luncheon held in Denver on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and attended by all finalists and their families. Winners are announced and prizes awarded.
  • Winners’ stories published on Rocky Mountain PBS website
  • StoryMakers is generously supported by Douglas County Libraries!
For questions, email susanbarber@rmpbs.org.
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