AUGUST CHECKLIST

Mentor/Mentee Discussions

  • Review needs assessment and the goal set for the school year (Mentor Program Goal)

  • Review difference between evaluation and mentoring

  • Review due dates for the program

  • Review questions from building tour

    • Examples: Office personnel introductions, office supplies and procedures, printer/Copy Center procedures, building traditions, procedures, and protocols, and dress code expectations

  • Review the Building/District Calendar – discuss expectations for back-to-school nights or student/parent orientation events

  • K-5: Collaborate around each of the content areas and reach out to grade-level chairs as needed to gather information about the order chapters/topics are typically taught for the mentee’s grade level

  • 6-12: Collaborate around each of the mentee’s assigned preps and reach out to department chairs/colleagues who teach the same classes about the order chapters/topics are typically taught for the mentee’s grade level

  • Review CHAMPS training including setting classroom routines and procedures

  • Review classroom schedule, bell schedule, alternatives schedules, lunch schedule, etc.

  • Consider how to first communicate with families and/or prepare for open house/back-to-school nights

  • Create and communicate syllabus/grading policies in line with district and building policies/student handbooks – consider how late work will be handled

  • Review substitute procedures, calling in sick, securing a sub, etc.

  • Review emergency phone numbers for your building

  • Review student accounts handout

  • Review BSEL curriculum/instruction expectations for your building (K-8 with selected curriculum, 9-12 pilot situation)

District-Level Mentee Meetings

August 5 & 6 – CHAMPS/Foundations Training

August 10 – Mentor/Mentee Training

  • Mentee/Mentor work to set goal for the school year based on needs assessment (Mentor Program Goal)

  • Highlight main ideas from the Beginning Educator (Mentee) Guide and the Mentor Guide 

  • Discuss difference between evaluation and mentoring

  • Mark all mentor program due dates on calendar

August 11 – New Teacher Orientation

  • Login to KEEP2 system and discuss KEEP2 goals

  • RAC tour and procedures

  • Review the District Calendar – locate calendars on the websites

  • Locate important links on the district website (Staff Resources, Teaching and Learning, Copy Center, Community Resources)

  • Login to Frontline – confirm credentials to create first absence when needed

  • Work through all student accounts with logins and basic use

  • Learn about Technology/maintenance helpdesk tickets

  • Discuss KESA goals for district and buildings

Building-Level New Certified Staff Meetings

  • Review KEEP2 login and goal setting

  • Building tour including office personnel introductions, office supplies and procedures, printer/Copy Center procedures, building traditions, procedures, and protocols, and dress code expectations

  • Review the Building Calendar – discuss expectations for back-to-school nights or student/parent orientation events

  • Locate important links on the building website

  • Clarify CHAMPS/Foundations expectations

  • Discuss classroom schedule, bell schedule, alternatives schedules, lunch schedule, etc.

  • Discuss building handbooks including syllabus/grading/late work policies

  • Discuss substitute procedures, calling in sick, securing a sub, etc.

  • Share emergency phone numbers for your building

  • Review building-level KESA goals and introduce BLT

  • Share BSEL curriculum/instruction expectations for your building (Second Step, 7 Mindsets, HHS-pilot/curriculum considerations)