Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – September 30, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

9/30/14

 

Lisa called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

Leadership Team

 

I.          QuestBridge

–Doug wondered how many departments were filling out these applications.  He mentioned that 10 students get selected every year but we fill out so many applications.

–Doug said this started about 4-5 years ago.  He mentioned that we should focus on the obvious students who will qualify.  This is a full ride scholarship.

–Bai said this program is for low-income students and really qualified students.  He said he does not tell the students not to apply, but when he talks about grade points, test scores, etc., it becomes clear who should apply.

II.         Office Depot Ordering Policy

–Mat said he was not clear about the policy.  He asked for the procedure.  Everyone told him what to do.  Get the requisition number from Linda after you have loaded your cart.  Then it will go for approval.

III.       Social Students Designation for Distributions

–Mat said that Social Studies is becoming burdened with many distributions—financial aide, PSAT, college prep workshop, course registration, pictures, recruiting for poll workers for the election, etc.  Lisa said they would try to distribute this evenly.

IV.        CAHSEE

–October 7th and 8th will be the days, in the Van Ness Gym.  Mr. Emmi will send out an email to all staff. 200 students will take the English on Tuesday and 120 will take the Math test on Wednesday.  Lisa said we are being audited by the state on Wednesday.

V.         Back to School Night

–Thursday, October 9th is the time.  Stephen Emmi would like to follow the time schedule that was used last year.

–Joseph asked about those parents who go rogue and do not follow their children’s schedule.  Ask them to come at the proper period was the answer.

–Lisa said the administration will move the parents on at the end of the evening.

–Report card distribution will be at the end.

–Registration starts at 5:00pm.  Teachers will be in their classrooms from 5:45pm – 7:15pm.

–Joseph asked about music in the courtyard before hand and the dance students in the auditorium.  The dance class does want to perform and they are an academic class.  They will perform.

–Mat mentioned signs to direct parents to out of the way spaces.  We will ask Yuyang Zhong to do the signs.

–Doug mentioned pull off signs to announce the periods.  Lisa said that is hard, but they can use the intercom.  Signs could be made by the ASB.  10 minute classes, 5 minute passing periods.

–Student schedules will be given at registration.

–Email Mr. Blacksher and Mr. Emmi if any of your teachers cannot attend the event.

–Joseph asked about comp time for attending the event.  Lisa will work on this.

VI.        Admin. Informal Observations/Norming

–Admin will do the informal walk thrus on Thursday to show Stephen Emmi the process.  This will be second period on Thursday.

–Let Lisa know if this is a problem.

VII.      Structuring CPT and Cluster Time

–Lisa distributed some information from Leading Adult Learning by Eleanor Drago-Severeson.  This involves teaming which many of the members are doing now.  This information is helpful for structuring time.
–Identify goals for cluster time or products.

–Lisa distributed some information from Michelle Moffett about how she structured her cluster time.

VIII.     Data Page

–Lisa mentioned our ranking of 196 out of 500 top public high schools in the US who serve under income students by Newsweek magazine,.  Washington is 461on the list.  College readiness, SATs, AP scores, attrition, counselor-to-student ratio are criteria.

–The SF 49ers select a teacher of the year and present an award and they will present this award at the Song and Yell on Friday. Lisa asked that we encourage all the staff to attend.  The award winner is nominated.

–Lisa distributed a Data Page which is a new way that the district is looking at data for schools.  She referred to the All Students area with our students and he “match” areas.  The back page has information to help interpret the data.  She mentioned Special Ed and the fact that it was not split up into categories.  She mentioned discrepancies in scores between different ways of collecting data.  She talked about statistically negative vs statistically positive.

IX.        Principal’s Expectations

–Lisa and Stephen will present this area.

–Please remind your departments about the expectations regarding School Loop updates, signing in at the MO by 7:45am.

–Doug asked if someone has a 1st period prep, can they go to a coffee shop to grade papers.  He asked why everyone has to be here at 7:45am if they have 1st period prep.

–David Barrios said UBC says you must get the OK of an administrator to be off campus during a prep.

–Joseph says the contract says the day starts 15 minutes prior to the first bell and 20 minutes after the last bill.

–It is also a safety issue.  Lisa pointed this out.  Doug said we should have something for after the end of school for teachers who stay late.

–Lisa said this holds teachers accountable who are late to their first period; everyone should be accountable.

–Ethan mentioned the Futurama and After School Programs where kids are all over the place without adult supervision.  This could cause problems.  Lisa asked everyone to remind teachers to not leave students unattended in classrooms.

–CPT Attendance—please make sure your department members are present.  Email Mr. Emmi, Lisa and Marcus.  Coaches should be attending CPT, but perhaps not during their sport’ season.

–Lisa needs sign-in sheets and agenda at times, so please continue to do this.  We will need this for activities like WASC.  Please keep informing Lisa and keep a binder.

–David asked if it is only administrators who can give permission for teachers to miss CPT.  It is only administrators.

X.         Miscellaneous

–Department Heads who attend the district meetings will be paid extended hours.  Documentation must be sent to Lisa.

–Joseph said his teachers are asking about the 7 hours and the 11 hours through Prop A could be explained.  Lisa will discuss this at the Faculty Meeting.

–Please encourage all staff to attend the faculty meeting on October 8th.  There will be online attendance training.  On October 14th, we begin the online attendance reporting; there will be support staff from IT to help.  

–Stephen said the plan is to send out 2 auto-dialers per day—after 3rd period and after 6th period.  Attendance should be reported every period and it will be easy to report.  Synergy will be used for the reporting.

–Stephen said teachers will have a separate section for TA attendance reporting.

–Lisa said we can get more laptops for attendance reporting.

The PTSA will have a surprise.

Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.

WEEKLY BULLETIN – SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 3, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 3, 2014

CONJECTURE

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. CONJECTURE:an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation; the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof; to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.

 

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARDSTICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

70th HOMECOMING SONG & YELL CONTEST; is Friday, Oct. 3. You get points if you purchase ASB card stickers and homecoming dance tickets. Deadline is Oct. 2 by 4:00 PM.

HOMECOMING DANCE: is Friday, October 3 in the cafeteria from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. DJ is from SOS Entertainment. Free photo booth pictures and neon necklaces. Raffle tickets will be given out for a chance to win two tickets to the Winter Ball.  Doors close at 8:30 PM. Must show ID photo at door. Ticket prices are $8 with current ASB card stickers from Sept. 22 – 26 sold at ASB store. Price will go up to $10. Tickets are $15 without ASB sticker. Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s office. Cost is $15. There is no refund.

 

MAKE-UP PICTURE DAY: Monday, October 6 in the Auditorium from 9am – 4pm.  If you did not get your picture taken, please go the the Auditorium.  Having your picture taken is the way to get your Galileo ID card.

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 17 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

 

Yearbooks are available for purchase!

 

Purchase your yearbook by September 30th and you will get an additional 15% off $50.  What a steal, buy it now!

 

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email.

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”.

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account.

 

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453 or Ms.Ly in Rm.414.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:   Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

Tue. 9/30 @ 7-8pm @ Urban School of SF        Dartmouth College

Fri. 10/3 @ Lunch time RM 154    Dominican University

Fri. 10/3 @ 3:15pm Library             San Francisco State University

Wed. 10/1 @ lunch time Court Yard  College Fair for every grade level students & parents.  Students can meet different college admission counselor in person to learn more about their college and win a raffle prize.

If you want to create a short clip on how tech can transform the world, send your entry to the TeenTech Global Film Festival.  Deadline is on 10/13.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

Sat. 10/18 @ 8:30amTeenTech Global Youth Summit: a FREE and fun tech event for teens.  Must RSVP.  Get the link from the College & Career Center Calendar.

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th & 12th:         

If you’re interested in interning for Supervisor David Chiu, please talk to Mrs. S. Chan.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

10/1 @ 2:30pm  RM 154     CSU Application Essay Workshop

10/2 @ 2:30pm RM 104      Come and work on your UC application with us!

If you want to be part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies at CCSF, the application deadline is 11/10.  For more details, visitwww.ccsf.edu/cahs

Please be sure to visit Galileo’s website for the College & Career Center calendar for more updates.              

70th Annual Song & Yell Bell Schedule

Song and Yell Bell Schedule

       October 3, 2014

 

SONG & YELL BELL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

1°                       8:00am     –    8:35am

 

2°                       8:40am    –     9:15am

 

3°                       9:20am    –     9:55am

 

4°                     10:00am   –    11:00am  (dismissal to Field 10:40am – 11:00am by floors)

 

Song &Yell    11:00am   –     12:35pm

 

Lunch              12:35pm  –      1:20pm

 

5°                         1:25pm  –     2:10pm    

 

6°                          2:15pm  –     3:10pm

 

 

Weekly Bulletin – September 22 – 26, 1914

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 22 – 26, 2014

BENEVOLENT

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. BENEVOLENT:  Characterized by or expressing kindly feelings or good will; desiring to help others; charitable.

               

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARDSTICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

HOMECOMING COURT: Do you wish to run for homecoming court? Pick up petitions at ASB office in  room 150. Deadline to turn in petition is Sept. 22. Voting is at Homecoming Dance.

70th HOMECOMING SONG & YELL CONTEST; is Friday, Oct. 3. You get points if you purchase ASB card stickers and homecoming dance tickets. Deadline is Oct. 2 by 4:00 PM.

HOMECOMING DANCE: is Friday, October 3 in the cafeteria from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. DJ is from SOS Entertainment. Free photo booth pictures and neon necklaces. Raffle tickets will be given out for a chance to win two tickets to the Winter Ball.  Doors close at 8:30 PM. Must show ID photo at door. Ticket prices are $8 with current ASB card stickers from Sept. 22 – 26 sold at ASB store. Price will go up to $10. Tickets are $15 without ASB sticker. Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s office. Cost is $15. There is no refund.

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 17 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Yearbooks are available for purchase!

Purchase your yearbook by September 30th and you will get an additional 15% off $50.  What a steal, buy it now!

All you have to do to get your yearbook is to:

Step1-Sign in to your galileoweb email

Step 2-Go to search and type in “Tree ring”

Step 3-Open up the most recent  “Tree ring” email and click the link to create an account

If you’re having trouble logging into your galileoweb email, see Ms. Field in Rm.453

or Ms.Ly in Rm.414

 

The Counseling Center will host our first on campus College Fair on Wednesday, October 1st in the courtyard during lunch.  Please wear your favorite college gear to support this event.  Thank you for encouraging students to participate…perhaps offering them extra points for stopping by the tables to talk to admission reps. will motivate them to utilize this resource.  Thank you for your support!

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:   Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

Tue. 9/23 @ 12:20pm RM 154       Wellesley College

Tues. 9/23 @ 3:15pm Library         Trinity College

Tues. 9/23 @ 7:30pm Holiday Inn MIT (for details see the college & career calendar)

Wed. 9/24 @ 11:45pm RM 154      UCSD

Thur. 9/25 @ 2:30pm RM 104        CSU East Bay

Wed. 10/1 @ lunch time Court Yard  College Fair for every grade level students & parents.  Students can meet different college admission counselor in person to learn more about their college.  It will be in English only.

 

For 10th  11th & 12th:

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 11th & 12th:         

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the College & Career website or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you’re interested in visiting a college campus for free, please check out the Fly-In Program posting on the College & Career website or on the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th:

If you plan to apply to UCB, have a weighted UC GPA of 3.7 and demonstrate strong leadership or commitment to community service, please consider applying for the UCB Incentive Awards Program for

$32,000 scholarship.  The application deadline is 9/25.  For questions, please ask Michael or Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center.

9/24 @ 2:30pm  RM 154     UC Application Essay Workshop

9/25 @ 2:30pm RM 104      Come and work on your UC application with us!

Thur. 9/25 @ 5:30pm CafeteriaThe College Application Process Workshop for senior parents & students.  This workshop covers everything about the different college applications.  It will be in Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Sat. 9/27 @ 8am UCSF      Maps for College (for details see the college & career calendar)

Please be sure to visit the College & Career Center calendar for a more updated calendar.                                         

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – September 16, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

9/16/14

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

Leadership Team Agenda

 

 

 

I.          Department Head Responsibilities

 

–Michelle said that many of the group are going to district wide department head meetings.  Michelle asked how they were getting compensated for this time.  She said she knows they get 5 extra days, but we do not have compensation specified for this.  These meetings are once a month for 2 hours.  That is the equivalent for 2 days.

 

–Michelle asked if the time could come off of the 5 days or compensation.

 

–Marcus will check into extended hours.

 

 

II.         Absence Notes/Permits to Leave

 

–Michelle asked for a follow up on this.  She mentioned calling for a permit to leave and she was told to “just let the student go.”

 

–Marcus said there will be a para in the Deans’ Office starting Friday at 7:30am.  The para will do this before school and Mrs. Robinson will do lunch and after school.

 

–G-House TV will publicize.

 

 

III.       Wi-Fi Issues

 

–Mat asked if anyone was having trouble on the 4th floor Polk Building.

 

–All of the 4th floor has issues.

 

–Nurse Kitchell has problems.

 

–Ethan has problems.

 

–Lisa will check into this as we have district Wi-Fi now.

 

 

IV.        Copy Machine in 206

 

–Rizo is broken there.  Folks have used the copy machine and now we have a huge bill.  It was $2400 for one month.  Ask teachers to use Rizos in 307.

 

 

V.         Budget

 

–Marcus distributed 2 budgets—the preliminary and the fall final.

 

–Increases include $17,476, largely through WSF.

 

–We are budgeted at 1988.  With additional students it is 2009.

 

–We should get $80,000 – $100,000 more.

 

–We need 3 sections to take care of the newcomers.

 

–PE gave $7,000 back to the budget as they have the P funds.

 

–It looks like we will not have to do any cuts.

 

–Way hire a .6 teacher for English/Social Studies.

 

–Mention was made of SPROUT funding for a 7th period class.

 

 

VI.        Miscellaneous

 

–Alicia described a big clog of people during the evacuation drill.

 

–Nurse Kitchell mentioned that some teachers did not read their evacuation directions correctly.

 

–David said we need a master list of where everyone goes.

 

–Kathleen said someone was in her space on the football field.

 

–457, 451, 458, 301, 462 are all missing evacuation directions.

 

–Michelle asked how department heads are accounted for.  This is by eyesight.  All of those who are free during a drill should go to the command center.  TA’s should go as well.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:40am.

 

Weekly Bulletin – September 15 – 19, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 15 – 19, 2014

ARDUOUS

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place.  ARDUOUS: Requiring much energy and vigor; strenuous; difficult.

                               

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARDSTICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

 

​Wild 94.9will play your favorite music on Friday, Sept. 19 during lunch time in the courtyard.

HOMECOMING COURT: Do you wish to run for homecoming court? Pick up petitions at ASB office in  room 150. Deadline to turn in petition is Sept. 22. Voting is at Homecoming Dance.

70th HOMECOMING SONG & YELL CONTEST; is Friday, Oct. 3. You get points if you purchase ASB card stickers and homecoming dance tickets. Deadline is Oct. 2 by 4:00 PM.

HOMECOMING DANCE: is Friday, October 3 in the cafeteria from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. DJ is from SOS Entertainment. Free photo booth pictures and neon necklaces. Raffle tickets will be given out for a chance to win two tickets to the Winter Ball.  Doors close at 8:30 PM. Must show ID photo at door. Ticket prices are $8 with current ASB card stickers from Sept. 22 – 26 sold at ASB store. Price will go up to $10. Tickets are $15 without ASB sticker. Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s office. Cost is $15. There is no refund.

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 10 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The Counseling Center will host our first on campus College Fair on Wednesday, October 1st in the courtyard during lunch.  Please wear your favorite college gear to support this event.  Thank you for encouraging students to participate…perhaps offering them extra points for stopping by the tables to talk to admission reps. will motivate them to utilize this resource.  Thank you for your support!

For 10th, 11th & 12th Grades:

If you’re interested in getting paid for gardening & learning job skills, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 11th & 12th:         

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college or visit colleges for free, check out the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

9/15 @ 3:30pm  U CAN go to college (HBCU Fair) at Mission High School.  Bus will depart from Galileo at 3:30pm.  If you’re interested, please sign up with Mr. Harper in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th:

If you plan to apply to UCB, have a weighted UC GPA of 3.7 and demonstrate strong

leadership or commitment to community service, please consider applying for the UBC Incentive Awards Program for a $32,000 scholarship.  The application deadline is 9/25.

For questions, please ask Michael or Ms. S. Chan in the College & Career Center.

9/17 @ 2:30pm  RM 154     Common Application Essay Workshop by Smith College

9/18 @ 2:30pm RM 104      Come and work on your UC application with us!

Thur. 9/25 @ 5:30pm CafeteriaThe College Application Process Workshop for senior parents & students.  This workshop covers everything about the different college applications.  It will be in Chinese, English, and Spanish.

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:        Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

9/16 6-8pm                            Christian College Fair in San Jose.  For details, check the College & Career Center calendar.

Thur. 9/18 @ 5:30pm CafeteriaHow to Choose the Most Ideal Workshop for all grade level parents & students.  This is an in depth workshop regarding college choices.  It will be in Chinese, Spanish, and English.

Fri. 9/19 @ 12:20pm RM 154         UC Riverside

Wed. 10/1 @ lunch time Court Yard  College Fair for every grade level students & parents.  Students can meet different college admission counselor in person to learn more about their college.  It will be in English only.

Please be sure to visit the College & Career Center calendar for a more updated

Calendar.                                         

Serena Chan

chans@galileoweb.org

 

 

 

 

Leadership Team-Department Heads Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting

 

 

 

9/9/14

 

 

 

 

Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:20am.

 

 

I.          Newcomer Pathway

 

–Kathleen displayed a chart about the Newcomers from last Spring Semester.  This details the amount of time the students have been in our country.  The chart also shows their improvement in learning English.

 

 

II.         Newcomer Meeting

 

–Mr. Bill Sanderson, Jennifer Fong, Christina Wong and Darlene Lim came for the meeting.  The major topic involved defining the term “Newcomer.”  The conclusion was that newcomer is a student who has been in the country 2 years or less—2013, 2014 and 2015 are the entry years.  It is the calendar year, not the school year.

 

–Marcus mentioned how many we take affects our budget.  Lincoln and Washington do not have as many courses for their students to take.  Their classes are averaging at 34.

 

–Our live count was 1899 students.  We were budgeted at 1977, with 37 on our wait list.  We are budgeted for 150 newcomers and we did not have that full count. If we take 44, we will get a plus of $40,000 for the budget.

 

–1977 with no newcomers, we lose $220,000.

 

–Status quo with 1977 gives us a net of $40,000.

 

–Rise to 2002 students and get $20,000 and 1.0 FTE—that would be with 175 newcomers.  Now we have 106 newcomers.

 

–Decision was to stay at 1977, which gives us an additional $40,000.  We are looking at or AP numbers from last year.

 

–With the addition of 8 additional newcomer students we have 1985 students.

 

 

–With the additional 44 students, the effect on our master schedule involves keeping all our ELD sections, even though some of them are low now.  We will have the space for these students and the ELD class sizes will be between 20-25.  We may need another section of some support classes. 

 

–Marcus said we could take them now or in January.  Lisa explained the options on how to move the students.

 

–Kathleen discussed the reclassification process.  She said those students who are reclassified would be moved at the semester.

 

–David mentioned those regular ed. students coming in for regular classes.  Lisa said we purposely took wait list students in the 9th and 10th grades to avoid the larger classes for the upper grades.

 

 

–Alicia asked if a newcomer student enters at age 17, do they get the full 4 years and the answer is yes.  The Board of Ed has a new ruling allowing these students the full 4 years.

 

–Kathleen pointed out if we wait until January to take them, their first year in the country is 2015.

 

–Michelle pointed out the disadvantages of waiting to make changes until January and then changing students’ classes.

 

–Alicia said it would be better to set up the structure and then start them in January.

 

–Lisa said they did not get proposals from all departments.  Those who have not submitted their proposals should do so.

 

 

III.       ELD & Sp. Ed. Placements

 

–Mat mentioned that some of the students who need to be in co-taught classes are being moved to non-co-taught classes.

 

–Stephen Emmi said some of the case managers have reviewed where the students are and made adjustments based on their assessments.

 

–Stephen Jackson asked Mat to send him a list of those students.

 

 

IV.        Accommodations & Planning for Sp. Ed. Students

 

–Stephen Jackson hoped that everyone has received the IEPs at a glance documents.  Stephen said he would like to visit each department and present these accommodations.  One suggestion would be at a faculty meeting.  He also suggested this coming Thursday his department branch out and go to each department.

 

Most members liked the Thursday time, not this week, but the following week, September 18th.

 

 

–Lisa mentioned she was surprised at how many people she saw during CPT time that were not engaged in the required CPT activity.  All teachers should attend their department’s CPT activities.

 

–Joseph said his department was involved independent work last week.

 

–Lisa needs all of the department BSC’s and their CPT calendar to start working.

 

 

V.         Disaster Awareness Lockdown Drill

 

–Mat asked what time during the period would the drill be?  Marcus said we should try to have it 15 minutes into the period.

 

 

VI.        Readmit Slips Feedback

 

–Michelle said her department wants the slips.  This puts the accountability on the students and also puts the responsibility on the students to present the slip and get the homework.  Teachers need to know how to verify these absences.  Many emails now go back and forth to the counselors.

 

–Doug said it is a good idea for retests, etc.

 

–Alicia said several teachers in her department use the slips for make-up work.

 

–Stephen Jackson—said with all things sped, it follows the regular teachers lead.  He will take a note from the parent, but will follow the school’s expectations.

 

 

–Ethan said PE likes them.

 

–Mat says Social Studies likes them.

 

–ELD—They allow100% make-up with the readmit slips, 50% without.

 

–David said his department likes the slips.  He asked about Synergy and online attendance.

 

–Lisa said the district will do a Synergy attendance training during the October faculty meeting.

 

–Joseph said his department wants the readmit slips to keep accountability and the lines of communication open.

 

 

–Marcus said we will hold students accountable for the readmit slips.

 

–Marcus said we need to figure out the way to issue the re-admit slips when the student presents the note.

 

–Lisa said we need to keep those notes and students should not be using them as a pass to get into class.

 

 

VII.      Emergency Preparedness Week

 

–Friday of this week is Lockdown 2nd period,.  Next Monday is Fire 4th period and Wednesday is 3rd period Earthquake and Evacuation.

 

–Please ask your teachers to turn on G-House TV to review the information about these drills and review evacuation procedures and routes.

 

 

VIII.     Miscellaneous

 

–Michelle asked about lunch forms.

 

–Michelle said her department will notify the counselor after 3 or more consecutive absences.

 

–Kathleen said her department calls home after 3 absences.

 

–Suggestion was made to also notify Bai Zhen.

 

–Stephen Jackson asked about the SARB process.  Marcus said Stephen Emmi is working on the process.

 

 

–Susan asked about the gate on Polk Street and the accessibility issue.  Marcus will check it.

 

–David asked if anyone had followed up on instructional minutes.  Jonathan did a spreadsheet and we will forward it to the district.

 

–Doug asked about paper and Marcus said the school pays for paper and water.

 

 

–David said his department has a huge need for paper towels and gloves.  He asked if the school would cover these expenses as they did in the past.  This was $500-$800 and their consumables are around $8,000.

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:10pm.

 

Weekly Bulletin – September 8 – 12, 2014

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 8 – 12, 2014

ANIMOSITY

 

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: ABOUND.  All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. ANIMOSITY: A feeling of strong dislike, ill will or enmity that tends to display itself in action.

                               

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARDSTICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

 

​Wild 94.9will play your favorite music on Friday, Sept. 19 during lunch time in the courtyard.

HOMECOMING COURT: Do you wish to run for homecoming court? Pick up petitions at ASB office in  room 150. Deadline to turn in petition is Sept. 22. Voting is at Homecoming Dance.

70th HOMECOMING SONG & YELL CONTEST; is Friday, Oct. 3. You get points if you purchase ASB card stickers and homecoming dance tickets. Deadline is Oct. 2 by 4:00 PM.

HOMECOMING DANCE: is Friday, October 3 in the cafeteria from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. DJ is from SOS Entertainment. Free photo booth pictures and neon necklaces. Raffle tickets will be given out for a chance to win two tickets to the Winter Ball.  Doors close at 8:30 PM. Must show ID photo at door. Ticket prices are $8 with current ASB card stickers from Sept. 22 – 26 sold at ASB store. Price will go up to $10. Tickets are $15 without ASB sticker. Guest tickets are sold at Dean’s office. Cost is $15. There is no refund.

 

OKTOBERFEST FOOD FESTIVAL: is Oct. 10 during lunch time in the courtyard. Clubs need to submit their food proposals at Executive Student Council meetings held every Monday in room 153 at 3:15 PM.

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The Counseling Center will host our first on campus College Fair on Wednesday, October 1st in the courtyard during lunch.  Please wear your favorite college gear to support this event.  Thank you for encouraging students to participate…perhaps offering them extra points for stopping by the tables to talk to admission reps. will motivate them to utilize this resource.  Thank you for your support!

For 10th & 11th Grades:

 

9/8 @ 11:45am RM 154      A FREE multi-year mentorship for Asian Pacific Islander students who are either in 10th or 11th grade and have a GPA between 2.0-3.0.  This program includes support for the college application process, college campus tours, career advising, an opportunity to earn a stipend, etc.  Please see Ms. Chan, for an application.  Deadline is 9/12/14.

 

For 10th, 11th and 12th Grades:

 

If you’re interested in getting paid for gardening and learning job skills, check out the Employment & Volunteer Bulletin on the College & Career website or the bulletin Board in the Counseling Office.

 

For 11th & 12th Grades:

 

Steps to College by SFSU: earn up to 6 college units just by taking one class every Fri. from 3:30-5:30pm at Galileo.  If you’re interested in signing up, please see Mr. Harper in the Counseling Center.  Must sign up by 9/12.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college or visit colleges for free, check out the College & Career website or the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you want to get credit for taking a class in Architectural Design Software, 3D Animation, and intern as at an Architecture, engineering and construction firms, please see the posting on the Current Event board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th :

9/10 @11:45am RM 154     If you plan to apply to UCB, has a weighted UC GPA of 3.7 and demonstrate strong leadership or commitment to community service, please consider applying for the UCB Incentive Awards Program for a $32,000 scholarship.  For more details, please come to the information session.

9/10 @ 2:30pm  RM 104   Come and start your Common Application with us!

9/11 @ 2:30pm RM 104      Come and work on your UC application with us!

Calendar.

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th :       Many college admission counselors are visiting Galileo, please come meet them:

9/8 @ 3:15pm Library          Johns Hopkins University

9/10 @ 2:15pm RM 104      Wesleyan University

9/11 @ 2:15pm RM 104      Davidson College

Please be sure to visit the College & Career Center calendar for a more updated

calendar.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUMMER SCHOOL:  June 10 – July 15, 2015.
WE WELCOME GALILEO’S NEW PRINICIPAL, DR. MICHAEL REIMER. He begins at Galileo officially on August 3, 2015.  We will announce events where the Galileo Family can meet and welcome Princial Reimer.  More information to follow.
FRESHMEN ORIENTATION:  Friday, August 14, 2015, at 8:30am.
FALL SEMESTER 2015: Classes begin Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:00am.
SEE UPCOMING COLLEGE INFORMATION BELOW
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