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May 22, 2018
  • Parent Outreach May 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

    30JAN18 - Make Promotion In Doubt Phone Calls.  Call all advisees who

    • Failed two or more core classes in MP3
    • AND/OR Currently has <90% Attendance 

    They are officially promotion in doubt (meaning they may not promote to the next grade).  It is imperative that you make contact with the home. If you have problems contacting home, pull the student and have them call home with you.  Please note in Skedula when successful contact is made. Successful contact is when you actually talk to a parent/guardian.  This information is not for email/text.  Parents need to hear this in person.  If students fail, they will end up in summer school.  If they fail more than two classes, they will end up repeating the grade.  There is still a lot of time, but they have to make real changes now!


    06FEB18 - Make Positive Calls Home.  Call all advisees who

    • Passed all their classes
    • AND/OR has >90% Attendance
    • AND/OR did something particularly awesome in class this week.

    Positive calls are just as essential as corrective ones.  They help us build the bonds we need to build partnerships with our students' families and create a strong network of support.  Please note the contact in Skedula.

    13FEB18 - Remind Families to come to our Annual Black History Month Event
    School messenger and other announcements will have already gone out.  This outreach effort is to provide our families with a reminder on the day of the event and is an additional personal touch that makes UAI special.   Also remind parents that we will be having a rapid dismissal on Thursday, 15FEB18 and no after-school programs.  Midwinter Recess begins on the 16th and students return to school on 26FEB.  Don't forget to note contact in Skedula.

    27FEB18 and 06MAR18 - Schedule SLCs with your Advisees. 

    SLCs will be on March 8th from 5-8PM and on March 9th from 11:50-2:50PM.   All Advisees MUST be scheduled no later than Tuesday, 06MAR18.  Look for the Appointment Sheet to log your appointments.


    13MAR18 - Make Promotion In Doubt Phone Calls.  Call All Advisees Who

    • Didn't make it to SLCs
    • AND/OR Are Failing any Classes
    • AND/OR Did poorly on the Benchmarks (<40 for Predicted Regents Score, LVL 1 for MS test)
    • AND/OR Have <90% Attendance

    These calls are critical interventions for students who didn't make it to the SLCs.  In addition, you'll need to ask the parent to complete the survey (you can send home with student).  They will be entered into a raffle when they successfully turn in the survey.  Teachers who have 100% submission of their surveys will also be entered into a raffle (still TBD at present). 

    This information is not for email/text.  Parents need to hear this in person.  If students fail, they will end up in summer school.  If they fail more than two classes, they will end up repeating the grade.  Time is running out they have to make real changes now!

    20MAR18 - Make Positive Calls Home.  Call all advisees who

    • Passed all their classes
    • AND/OR has >90% Attendance
    • AND/OR did something particularly awesome in class this week.

    Positive calls are just as essential as corrective ones.  They help us build the bonds we need to build partnerships with our students' families and create a strong network of support.  Please note the contact in Skedula.

    27MAR18 - Remind Families 
    We will have a rapid dismissal on Thursday, 29MAR and there will be no after-school.  Spring Break begins on Friday 30MAR and students return to school on Monday, 09APR.
     


    10APR18 - Check Anecdotals, Grades and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are failing any class
    • AND/OR has <90% Attendance
    • AND/OR has been removed from class more than three times this month

    MP2 ends on 27APR18 and the timing of this call is to intervene and help students prevent failing.  This needs to be an in-person call so that parents and students have a chance to ask questions and discuss options with you. Please note successful contact and gist of the conversation in Skedula.

    17APR18 - Check Anecdotales, Grades, and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are passing all classes
    • AND/or has >90% attendance
    • AND/OR has done something particularly awesome this month

    Positive calls are just as essential as corrective ones.  They help us build the bonds we need to build partnerships with our students' families and create a strong network of support.  Please note the contact in Skedula.

    24APR18 and 01MAY18 - Remind families to prepare for upcoming Benchmarks & MS Math
    Students should have already begun studying for upcoming Regents Benchmarks and MS Math exams.  Call home to remind families to support the student studying at home.

    08MAY18 - Check Anecdotals, Grades and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are failing any class
    • AND/OR has <90% Attendance
    • AND/OR has been removed from class more than three times this month

    MP2 ends on 27APR18 and the timing of this call is to intervene and help students prevent failing.  This needs to be an in-person call so that parents and students have a chance to ask questions and discuss options with you. Please note successful contact and gist of the conversation in Skedula.

    15MAY18 - Check Anecdotales, Grades, and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are passing all classes
    • AND/or has >90% attendance
    • AND/OR has done something particularly awesome this month

    22MAY18 - Check Anecdotals, Grades and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are failing any class
    • AND/OR has <90% Attendance
    • AND/OR has been removed from class more than three times this month

    MP2 ends on 27APR18 and the timing of this call is to intervene and help students prevent failing.  This needs to be an in-person call so that parents and students have a chance to ask questions and discuss options with you. Please note successful contact and gist of the conversation in Skedula.

    29MAY18 - Check Anecdotales, Grades, and Attendance and Call All Advisees Who

    • Are passing all classes
    • AND/or has >90% attendance
    • AND/OR has done something particularly awesome this month

    Positive calls are just as essential as corrective ones.  They help us build the bonds we need to build partnerships with our students' families and create a strong network of support.  Please note the contact in Skedula.

    05JUN18 - Last Calls home on Tuesdays!  
    Call home to let families know all the important dates remaining in June. This will be your final call on Tuesdays for Parent Outreach time.  Please prioritize any students who are still failing classes.  They will definitely be going to summer school (or repeating, depending on how many classes they fail).  Parents will need to know so they can plan accordingly. 

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May 24, 2018
  • MS ELA MOSL May 24, 2018

    Test will be 90 min in length. All MS students will remain in their first period rooms until MS Lunch

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May 25, 2018

We are always looking to recruit potential teachers to our family of educators.  Please send your resume to kiris@uainstitute.org.

As of 10OCT16, we are recruiting for a High School Chemistry teacher.  Please call 718-260-2300 or email Kiri Soares (the principal) at kiris@uainstitute.org to apply.

We are a very dedicated and hardworking staff with a multitude of talents!  We believe that students learn best when they are the ones to pose the interesting questions and when they find ways to come together to resolve complex tasks.

We also believe that teaching is an art, and that only through time and collaborative work with peers will individuals reach the pinnacle of their practice.  Frequent peer and supervisor observation is a critical component to staff development.  We are dedicated professionals who are determined to continually reflect on, refine, and improve our practice.

UAI classrooms have shared instructional formats.  Through these formats, teachers develop student agency, social emotional capacity, and academic achievement to best prepare them for success through college and beyond.  The core formats are:

  • Collaborative Reasoning Groups – These groups use social-emotional learning strategies like Accountable Talk to build collaborative skills, consider other perspectives, pose high level questions, and work in unison to resolve a shared task.
  • Student Conferences – All teachers schedule individual conferences with students to provide tailored support and instructional coaching.  Students make achievable and measurable goals, and teachers use conferences to build goal-directed behaviors with students.
  • Shares – In small groups or in whole class, students are expected to present their work, engage their peers for feedback, and demonstrate competency of the subject matter.