• Inside FWISD-- June 13, 2019

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/13/2019

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    Colleagues,

    In our latest edition of Inside FWISD, you will find information about:

    • Final Report Cards in the Mail with Grades and a Special Code
    • KRONOS Live Updates, Continued Success Opportunities
    • Hearing Aid Donation Supports 13 FWISD Students
    • Ask Elsie
    • Fort Worth ISD Snapshot

    And more stories and information about and for FWISD employees 

    Don’t forget to view stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD blog

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  • School's Out -- Look Out !!!

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/11/2019

    The following information is from MedStar: 

    Last year, MedStar crews responded to 507 auto-pedestrian crashes.

    281 of these occurred between June 1st and August 31st, and 41 of those were for victims 15 years old or under.  

    Now that school is out, drivers need to be aware that children will be ‘out and about’ at all times of the day and night. Nationally, the worst time of day for child pedestrian injury is between 3 and 7 pm, during which time 36% of fatalities occur.

    Pedestrian injury is more common when children are outside playing in the summer and the vast majority of pedestrian crashes actually occur under optimal driving conditions in full daylight, when the road is dry, and in the absence of precipitation.

    MedStar offers these simple recommendations to reduce the incidence of pedestrian accidents in the Fort Worth area:

    For Drivers:

    1. Pay attention!  Put down the phone, turn down the stereo and be constantly aware of your surroundings.
    2. Expect the unexpected!  Kids do not follow the expected behaviors – they cross mid-block, between cars and when chasing toys such as balls or Frisbees.
    3. Slow Down!  Especially in residential areas or areas with limited visibility, either due to blind corners and driveways, parked cars, blinding sun or darkness.
    4. Don’t drive impaired!  Alcohol, drugs and even sleep deprivation effect your reaction time. 

    For Parents:

    1. Teach your kids about the dangers of cars!  Teach them to only cross at intersections and to be constantly aware of traffic, including bicycles and motorcycles.  And, while you’re at it, teach them that hide and seek around cars is a bad idea!
    2. WALK around your car before moving it!  Every year MedStar responds to the tragic consequence of the parent thinking their kid is in the car, when they are actually in front of it, or behind it.
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  • Inside FWISD -- June 6, 2019

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/6/2019

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    Colleagues,

    In our latest edition of Inside FWISD, you will find information about:

    • Overton Park Elementary Groundbreaking
    • FWISD Celebrates 2019 Graduates
    • Benefits Open Enrollment
    • New Grading Scale Changes
    • New Elementary School Hours

    And more stories and information about and for FWISD employees 

    Don’t forget to view stories throughout the week on the Inside FWISD blog

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  • FWISD Announces 2019-2020 Safe Schools Training Requirements

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/5/2019

    All Fort Worth ISD employees are required to complete 13 Safe Schools online courses for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Employees have until Thursday, October 31, to complete the mandatory courses. New hires must complete the courses within two months of their hire date.

    All District supervisors will receive a monthly report of employees’ training progress.

    The Safe Schools courses for the upcoming school year include:

    • Bullying: Recognition and Response
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Child Abuse Mandatory Texas Course
    • CIPA: Compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act
    • Email and Messaging Safety
    • FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
    • FWISD Avoid Deny Defend Active Shooter Custom Course
    • Health Emergencies: Overview
    • Password Security Basics
    • Protection Against Malware
    • Sexual Harassment: Student Issues and Response
    • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Youth Suicide: Awareness and Prevention

    Each employee was sent an email by Tuesday, May 28 with a link to fwisd.tx.safeschools.com.

    Employees will be required to use their active directory and password to access the system. Google Chrome is the preferred browser for using Safe Schools.

    In addition to the mandatory training courses, multiple other online courses are available to staff.

    Contact the Help Desk at 817-814-4357 if you encounter any problems with your active directory or password.

    For more details on the courses, contact Aracely Chavez, executive director of classified learning, at Aracely.chavez@fwisd.org or visit the Classified Learning webpage at www.fwisd.org/Page/2807.

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  • 2 Paschal Students Among National Merit Scholars

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/5/2019

    Ryon Fulton and Attie Marshall, students at Fort Worth ISD’s Paschal High School, are National Merit Scholars. The two students are among 3,500 winners that will receive National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced Wednesday, June 5. 

    Texas A&M University is awarding a scholarship to Ryon, who aspires to study biomedical engineering. Attie, the recipient of a University of Oklahoma scholarship, intends to study environmental science.

    The scholarships awarded range  between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate studies.    Click here for more details.

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  • Biliteracy Symposium Highlights Key Role of Dual Language Education

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/5/2019

    Fort Worth ISD’s Teaching for Biliteracy Symposium for dual language bilingual pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade educators gets underway, today, June 5.

    The two-day event, hosted by Bilingual/ ESL, an extension of the Multilingual Programs Department at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, 1411 Maydell St., highlights bilingual education’s key role in the school system. Participants may choose to attend sessions on June 5 or June 6. 

    Registration opens at 8 a.m. Participants will receive the book “Teaching for Biliteracy” and be compensated for the six-hour symposium. 

    “Teaching for biliteracy is more than just activating prior knowledge, using cooperative learning, process writing and graphic organizers or hands-on activities. It involves so much more,” said Airam Ruiz Aurelia Arita, FWISD dual language specialists, in a joint statement. “It requires understanding of second language development and the relationships that exist between L1 and L2 learning. To understand biliteracy is to know that it encompasses all uses of language to think, speak, read and write in multiple linguistic systems while taking into account the various cultural factors and experiences of the bilingual learner.”

    For more details, call Bilingual/ESL Department at 817-814-2411 or click here.

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  • Network Upgrades Slated This Week for Administration Building

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/3/2019

    The following message is from District Operations: 

    Beginning MondayJune 3, 2019 through Thursday, June 6, 2019, the technology teamtyping scheduled a network upgrade for the administration building.  The upgrade will impact District network users for the 2nd floor between the hours of 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.  There is a possibility that some first floor network users may experience brief outages. 

    For any questions regarding this scheduled upgrade, please contact Mark Cox at Mark.Cox@fwisd.org

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  • Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff For Victims of the Virginia Beach Tragedy

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 6/3/2019

    As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on May 31, 2019, the president of the United States has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, June 4, 2019. halfstaff  

    The Fort Worth ISD will comply with this order.

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  • Four-Day Summer Workweek Begins Monday

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 5/31/2019 5:00:00 PM

    Beginning June 3 and through August 2, the District will operate on a four-day summer workweek schedule. FWISD administrative offices will open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are closed each Friday, beginning June 7 and ending August 2. District offices are closed Thursday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

     

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    Online student registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins July 1. Parents are encouraged to look for instructions on how to register in their child’s final report card or in the coming weeks on www.fwisd.org.

    Most teachers will return to work for the 2019-2020 year on Monday, August 12. View reporting and ending dates here

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  • Waverly Park Elementary fourth graders travel to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 5/31/2019

    The following content is from nonprofit Education in Action:

    Fourth graders from Fort Worth ISD’s Waverly Park Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip May 24, 2019 to experience what they are learning in fourth-grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.waverlyprk1

    During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their visit. In Austin, the students visited the Texas Capitol where their legislators, District 12 Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and District 97 Rep. Craig Goldman, State, R-Fort Worth, have their offices. Students saw firsthand where Texas laws are made as they toured the state capitol including the  Texas Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bullock Texas State History Museum, students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw and experienced the history of our great state including a gusher exploding from an East Texas oil derrick and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

    “Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Lacey Phillips, Discover Texas Field Trips Director. “Student activities during the Discover Texas Field Trip to Austin reinforce and supplement fourth-grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”

    Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips make it easy for teachers to take their third-, fourth-, or fifth-grade classrooms on organized, fun, and educational site-based learning experiences. Discover Texas Field Trip staff members handle all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, reservations, and TEKS-based program curriculum, so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom. waverlyprk2

    In addition to Discover Texas Field Trips to Abilene, Austin, San Antonio, Waco/Georgetown, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Education in Action also offers summer Lone Star Leadership Academy camps for outstanding fourth through eighth graders. During the weeklong, overnight camps, participants experience significant Texas sites in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston with Texas educators and a focus on leadership.

    Discover Texas Field Trips are presented by Education in Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educated and involved young people. For more information about Education in Action visit www.educationinaction.org andwww.facebook.com/educationinaction.

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