Rockin’ into 2018 ROCKSTAR PIRATES 2017 – 2018 SUPER ROCK STARS AT Chilton ISD

Shine Into a Brighter Tomorrow!


Morning Routine

Student drop-off                7:30 am         Behind elementary building

Breakfast drop-off             7:00 am         Chilton Cafeteria entrance

Students cannot enter building prior to 7:30 except for scheduled intervention

Teachers in classrooms 7:30 am  except for STAAR/Study Island Schedule

STAAR/STUDY ISLAND Schedule (all students in classroom with teacher)

3rd grade –Tuesday & Thursday --7:00 am (alternate teachers)

4th grade—Tuesday & Wednesday – 7:00 am (alternate)

5th grade –Tuesday & Thursday -- 7:00 am (alternate)

7:30- 7:45 -- Teachers will provide morning routine activities for students in the classroom. 

7:50 am -- Champion Creed and Pledges 

8:00 –Instruction begins for all grade levels

No interruptions!  No restroom, water, announcements, parent conferences, nor other break allowed!  All phones are off including cell phones!

Lunch 30 minutes, includes restroom and water time

PE/Teacher conference – 45 minutes

3:45 End of day – One teacher takes pick-ups to the back door/other teacher take bus riders to the designated bus and stay until bus drivers arrive!

3:20 pm -- Recess 20 minutes

Instruction Blocks should be full 90, 75, or scheduled minutes!  There is no such thing as free time for students or teachers!  Instructional time is continuous instruction presented systematically to meet the needs of all learners.

Office Visits – reserved for major incidents of behavior/conduct

            Parent contact on every repeated incident or behavior issue!

Classroom management – communicate your system to your class the first day!  It is easier to begin strict and stay consistent and give rewards of lesser rules when the behavior warrants praise; than to be too lenient and try to get order at a later date or after turmoil has corrupted your classroom!  Say what you mean and mean what you say!  (Grandma’s rule)  Communication is the key to successful classroom behavior.

Parent Contact:  twice a six week is required; more often is preferred.  A phone call is considered a parent contact.  A written notice documents your phone communication.  A calendar helps the parent participate in your activities.  Emails/texts etc are great back-ups!  Always be positive!

Parent/Student contact list is a necessity for every classroom!


Curriculum/Instruction Information

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. 3 weeks due August 28th ;
    2. 1st six weeks due by September 15, 2017.
    3. The 2nd six weeks due by September 30th.
    4. 3rd six weeks due by October 30th .
    5. 4th six weeks due by December 8th.
    6. 5th six weeks due by February 9th.
    7. 6th six weeks due by April 6st.

T-TESS training will begin September 15th, bi-weekly, 3:00 -4:30

See attached resources for information prior to our training sessions.

Evaluations will begin at the conclusion of our training period.  Informal walkthroughs and classroom visits will begin August 28, 2017.


Brande Burns and Candice Ross will conduct grade level teams, LPAC, TIER Data and 504 meetings on the third week of each six weeks period (following progress/report card).  Parents will be invited per necessity.  They will send out a calendar of meeting dates to each teacher. 

Professional development will be planned with IPSI support team.

Miss Ross will create Professional Learning Communities.  She will provide more information as she develops this task.  Her emphasis is strengthening our district by raising our expectations for our students learning experience.  This mean we must improve instruction through a more unified, vertical, and aligned process.

Lunchroom Procedures for a more controlled environment

  • Designated grade levels per aide
    • Phelps – Kinder and First
    • Moreno – PreK3 & 2nd
    • Haynes – PreK4 & 3rd
    • Morales – 4th& 5th

Teachers will alternate taking the grade levels to cafeteria/picking them up so there is no lag time between groups.  (one teacher take them the other pick them up).  The students will go to the restroom and get a drink within the 30 minutes lunch period.

The designated aide per grade level will ensure all students have had an opportunity to get a drink and go to the restroom prior to leaving the cafeteria.

Students will remain at their tables until all students have completed their lunch.  The will take their plates to the window at the aides command only.  Allow only six at a time to go to window with their plates.  Allow only three at a time to get a drink and or go to the restroom.  Use a list to check who has gone so they are not playing or repeating just to be out of their seat.  START the routine the first day!  Stay consistent with the process!  Do not allow one person to do something you don’t want all students to do!  Be FIRM, CONSISTENT, and FOLLOW Through with any problems.



STAAR BURSTS – all grades!

Incorporate all standards in your daily lessons and create STAAR Bursts within your daily schedule!

STAAR Bursts can be anything;

  • 5 minutes terminology conversations
  • 10 minutes of an individual skill/standard drill
  • 5 minutes to keep their minds focused on the expectation of advanced
  • How many questions they need to answer to get a Yes on both met and advanced!
  • Challenge them to know the standards!
  • Be creative in making them feel confident about what they know!
  • Create CHAMPIONS!!
  • You are their OFFICIAL ROCK STAAR Coach!

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

-William A. Ward

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada


 " If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

~ John Quincy Adams ~


Great leaders harness personal courage, capture the hearts and minds of others and empower new leaders to make the world a better place.

Maxine Driscoll, Founder

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela, former President South Africa


You are the single most important factor in the life of your students!

Gladys Graves, Educator

Please go online to our website and read or download the Chilton Handbook for your leisure reading.  It is your responsibility to know and follow all Chilton ISD policies and procedures.  If you have questions or concerns I will be available to help you or refer you to someone who can answer your questions. 

Please read the leave of absence section thoroughly.  If you need clarity on any issues concerning request for leave of absence please contact me immediately.  It is our desire to have a substitute available as often as needed; however substitutes are extremely limited in our area.  Please be sure to submit all requests two weeks or earlier to ensure time to schedule a substitute. A copy of the request form is attached.


Again, please log into the website; chiltonisd.org

Download or print any section of the handbook at your convenience.



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