September 19-23, 2016
from the Mayor-
In regards to J’s message about professional dress last week and the brief discussion at Ele Leadership Team this week, professional dress is addressed on page 14 of the Employee Handbook found in Employee Self Service.
Reminder – Please have a community table on which various flyers and community events can be displayed for patrons. The guidelines for the distribution of materials from community partners is found here.
Reminder – Should you have a parent or student come forward and divulge a student gender transition, notify me ASAP for guidance on next steps found here.
One thing I’ve learned from Dr. Jungmann is creativity is a skill that can be learned. Creativity is not a strength for me and it’s important to learn from others who can push my thinking to be more innovative. As a result, I find myself reading articles like this, which is NOT an article I would have read 5 years ago.
I’ll be visiting Gray, Harrison, Jeffries, Mann, and McBride next week.
Monday, Sep. 19th, 4:30pm
2727 South Ingram Mill Road
AppyHour at 4:30pm
Please come join in the reindeer games-
Explore Information – The Explore Team met this past week to begin work to prepare for Explore 2017! The Team discussed Explore 2016 customer feedback data, developed meeting norms and strategies for communication. We will keep you informed as the work progresses.
Thank you for being an amazing group of leaders - our communities and schools are better and blessed because of your influence! This week I''m looking forward to visiting Boyd, Fremont, Robberson, Truman, Weller, Bingham and Rountree.
How do we equip our young people to live fulfilled lives, whether modest or remarkable, that have personal meaning?
Regular Board Meeting
Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 5:30pm
1359 East Saint Louis Street
Attendance Data Audits - Coming Soon
During the back to school Attendance Training sessions, Dr. Courtney Martin and Amy St. John shared the 2016-17 SPS Attendance Manual (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4D16XSCKoUJMlc5YWQwei1TdG8). In effort to best support buildings and remain in compliance with DESE financial reporting, the department of Assessment, Accountability & Analytics (AAA) will monitor attendance code usage, absentee daily report, teachers not taking attendance report, physical Time In/Time Out log sheets at the building. The overall Average Daily Attendance (ADA) by student and building must be accurate in a timely manner. This includes ensuring all teachers are taking attendance. This data is utilized for budgeting and accountability purposes. In the coming weeks, members of the AAA team will visit buildings to review above stated and on the job training as needed.
As we examine what's good for kids, this might me something to think on. Play is good for kiddos. (It's also good for adults...)
Help Give Hope
Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am
2000 North Lyon Avenue
Families can apply for holiday support. Interested adults must attend and apply in person during a special event Sept. 24. Visit http://www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org/pages/SPSMO/News/Families_can_apply_for_Christm for more information