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Monday, July 29
 

7:30am

Opening 'Back to School' Keynote
Dr. Moody will welcome administrators back and set the vision and context for the updomcing 2019-2020 school year.

Speakers

Monday July 29, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
Boardroom

8:00am

Core Values
We will explore the core values, training resources, and expectations for implementing the core values at each school.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is Chief Strategy Officer for Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. In his role, Andrew assists the superintendent in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining district strategic initiatives, as well as, fostering collaborative efforts with internal and... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Boardroom

8:30am

Safety Scenarios and Updates
RSS Safety Concerns,  Being Compliance with OSHA & Fire Code Standards. Are You Ready? Scenario base Exercises. What is going in the Safety Department. A review of injuries and incidents from 2018/2019.

Speakers
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Rick Towell

Risk Manager / Safety Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Rick Towell - Risk Manager / Safety Officer. My area of responsibility is everything safety related (Lockdowns, Active Shooters, OSHA compliance, Fire Code Compliance, Safety Reviews of Events on RSS property, Workers Comp, Injury & Accident Investigations, Safety Training & Poli... Read More →


PRI INST pptx

Monday July 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am
Boardroom

9:15am

Break
Monday July 29, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
Boardroom

9:30am

504 Training
Speakers
avatar for Judy McLaughlin

Judy McLaughlin

Director of Counseling, Rowan Salisbury Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Boardroom

10:15am

EC Updates
Overview of the EC Audit findings and corrective actions



Speakers
avatar for Eisa Cox

Eisa Cox

Executive Director of Programs, Rowan Salisbury School System



Monday July 29, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Boardroom

10:30am

Fundamental Standards Update
Participants will explore new resources that have been created by a team of teachers that will support the implementation of the Fundamental Standards.

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Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
Boardroom

10:50am

Beginning of Year Updates
Graduate Profile
District Calendar
Renewal Design Guide Introduction 


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is Chief Strategy Officer for Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. In his role, Andrew assists the superintendent in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining district strategic initiatives, as well as, fostering collaborative efforts with internal and... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 10:50am - 11:10am
Boardroom

11:10am

12:30pm

AIG Updates
During this session, attendees will learn the details of the NEW AIG plan, the grouping expectations and best practices for grades 4-8, support structure for schools, overview of AIG Screening and Identification, and upcoming professional development opportunities for teachers of AIG students.

Speakers
avatar for Eisa Cox

Eisa Cox

Executive Director of Programs, Rowan Salisbury School System



Monday July 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Cabinet (2nd Floor)

12:30pm

Canvas 101
In this session we will be exploring the basic features of our new LMS, Canvas. Topics to be covered: Creating Courses, Building Modules, Assessments, Announcements, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Corey McNeill

Corey McNeill

Lead Teacher of Instructional Technology, Rowan Salisbury School System
Corey has been with Rowan-Salisbury School for the past 4 years. While in RSS he has served as an Instructional Technology Facilitator at two schools and in his current role as Lead Teacher of Instructional Technology. Prior to working in Rowan-Salisbury, he was a high school science... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Center for Innovation (3rd Floor)

12:30pm

HR- Takin’ Care of Business
Attendees in this session will gain a better understanding of the HR workflow process and the types of paperwork needed to expedite the hiring process. An overview of Teacher Match will be given.



Monday July 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Inspiration (3rd Floor - Rotunda)

12:30pm

Legal - Hot Topics
This session will provide information and resources on frequent or emerging legal issues that school administrators should know.

Speakers
avatar for April Kuhn

April Kuhn

Chief Legal Officer



Monday July 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boardroom

12:30pm

Marketing
What does your website, social media, school marquee, etc. tell folks about your school? About your brand? Looking through the lens of a prospective parent, learn some strategies to easily showcase your school as the best choice for kids!

Speakers
avatar for Rita Foil

Rita Foil

Communications & Public Information, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Communications and Public Information for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Working with media, social media, marketing, internal & external communications both verbal and written, press releases, community engagement, press conferences, organizing special events and award recognitio... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Collaboration Room (3rd Floor)

1:30pm

Conducting Needs Assessments
As part of the Renewal School System plan, each school must conduct a needs assessment to determine their three priority needs. In this session, we will examine the needs assessment process and all participants will leave with a plan for planning and conducting their needs assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
Andrew Smith is Chief Strategy Officer for Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. In his role, Andrew assists the superintendent in developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining district strategic initiatives, as well as, fostering collaborative efforts with internal and... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cabinet (2nd Floor)

1:30pm

Finance - Reminders and Update
Review of school administrator responsibilities for school finances (including relationship with Financial Secretary), and an overview of funding/key processes. Update of 2019-2020 budget process, school-level budget autonomy and repurposing process.

Speakers


Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

HR- Observations and Evaluations
The session will provide guidance on observations and evaluations. Administrators and supervisors will receive a copy of the observation schedule and a copy of the RSS assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Heaggans

Susan Heaggans

Director of Initial Licensure and Support Services, Rowan-Salisbury Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Center for Innovation (3rd Floor)

1:30pm

MTSS
This session will focus on the Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework and district expectations.

Speakers
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Kristi Miracco

MTSS Coordinator, Rowan Salisbury Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Collaboration Room (3rd Floor)

1:30pm

Threat Assessments and Other Crisis Situations
This session will focus on the administrator’s role with threat assessments and other crisis situations such as suicide assessments and death of student or staff.

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Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Inspiration (3rd Floor - Rotunda)

1:30pm

Transportation & Facilities Q&A Forum
During this time attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Transportation and Facilities. It will also be a time for ideas and suggestions to be made to staff.

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Tim Beck

Transportation Director, Rowan Salisbury Schools


Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
E3

2:30pm

Digital Badging
What is a Digital Badge? Learn about digital badging for students, how to create a meaningful digital badge, and get a sneak peak of three digital badges designed by RSS teachers this summer.

Speakers
avatar for Eisa Cox

Eisa Cox

Executive Director of Programs, Rowan Salisbury School System



Monday July 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Inspiration (3rd Floor - Rotunda)

2:30pm

Experiences for All!
Our teachers and community have spoken and we have worked with experience-based partners in and around our system to create the RSS The Experience Guide. Get the first peek at PreK-12+ offerings.

Horizons Experiences 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pruitt

Amy Pruitt

Director, Horizons Unlimited
Lifelong learner and curriculum guru, who enjoys a challenge and is always looking for ways to engage learners of all ages!


Monday July 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cabinet (2nd Floor)

2:30pm

HR- To write, or not to write, that is the question
This session will provide guidance on best practices when writing letters. The session will be more interactive if you bring a few writing samples.

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Warning docx

Monday July 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Center for Innovation (3rd Floor)

2:30pm

School Nutrition Competitive Foods & SMART Snack Regulations
In this session we will talk about USDA rules on outside food, food fundraisers and snacks. There is a WIN, WIN for all!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Altmann

Lisa Altmann

School Nutrition Director, Rowan-Salisbury Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Collaboration Room (3rd Floor)

2:30pm

Title 1 Overview
This session will look specifically at the use of the Title1 Crate to house the required documentation. We will also look at federal compliance and how to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Speakers

Monday July 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boardroom