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Anchor Advisory Announcements Sample Broadcast from Spring '18

Advisory Submission Form

Please be aware of the process and deadlines explained on the submission form. Advisory period normally happens at Southwest on Thursdays between 2nd and 3rd hour when there's no late start day. To be included in the Video Announcements the item must be pertinent to all 4 grade levels. Class specific announcements can and should also be submitted but they will be announced in the appropriate advisory by the teacher. If you submit a video announcement you can expect a visit from a video crew Tuesday 5th hour to try to get supplemental footage of you and perhaps your room if pertinent. If you can't deal with that you could a) submit relevant pictures and videos with your announcement or b) send them away empty handed. If you know in advance that you can't be interrupted the Tuesday 5th hour before your announcement airs you could also send David West an email and he'll try to head them off.

Staff needs to be logged into their google docs to submit announcements. to use the Advisory submission form.

During Advisory:

We recommend playing the announcements as soon as possible, especially during travel advisory days so that students hear the announcements before they leave.

We also highly recommend that teachers download the video announcements ahead of time to avoid undue stress on SW intranet which has demonstrated repeatedly it cannot handle lots of people streaming video at the same time. The video link is nearly always available by 7am Thursday and is always included in Camille Erickson's google presentation shared with staff on Wednesdays before advisories

Students should be encouraged to use advisory time wisely to keep up with homework, get information about upcoming events and happenings in the academic calendar and take responsibility for their own education. Occassionally there's time to make up quizzes, talk with teachers and travel to meetings and study sessions around campus. An important component of the Advisory are the announcements. We do video announcements for items of school wide interest, teacher announcements for items of interest to one or two grades and administration will occassionally do verbal announcements over the PA system.