Muraski Tribune: Issue 24
YOUR WEEKLY COMMUNICATION ABOUT ALL THINGS MURASKI
A Message From the Principals
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend. It looks like we should have another day of warmer temperatures which is always nice.
Our staff had a wonderful day of professional development on Friday where they learned some new instructional strategies to use in their classroom to help students develop ways to think about their learning. We are excited to try some of these strategies in our classroom as a way to help ALL students learn and grow. Hopefully your child was able to spend some time on Friday working on their asynchronous activities. Teachers will be reviewing those activities on Tuesday and working through some reflections with the students.
We appreciate all the feedback you had to offer on our Family Climate Survey. We take your feedback very seriously and plan on using it to continue growing and reaching all of our students academic, social, and emotional needs. Please take some time to review the newsletter as there is a lot of information regarding PBIS this week.
We did not pull PRIDE ticket winners this week due to a short week so we will be pulling extra winners next week!
Have a great week!
Mike Griffen & Katie Hawk
Overview of PBIS At Muraski
February PRIDE Data
We are thrilled to share our February PRIDE data with you. The number or PRIDE reminders continues to go down each month, which is terrific. As we look at the data, we also noticed that most of the students only received 1 PRIDE reminder. Being Prepared and Respectful are the areas of PRIDE that we need to continue reinforcing.
As we take a closer look at Respect, we have noticed that most of our PRIDE reminders are being given during lunch and recess. Students are struggling to keep their hands and feet to themselves when playing with others. Students also struggle using positive language when talking with adults and peers. As a result, we have introduced a fun lunch/recess challenge for our entire building. Each day, the lunch and recess monitors can hand out a total of 2 points to each grade level. One point can be given at lunch and one point at recess. Points are given out if ALL students in the grade level work together to show respect. Whichever grade level earns the MOST points at the end of the month earns a pizza party during lunch!
Please take a look at our current standings. So far, fourth grade is leading the competition with third grade closely behind. We are hopeful this fun and competitive activity will be a great way to bring more awareness to the students.
Muraski MVP of the Week: Austin Pope
Muraski Artist of the Week: Jonah Johnson
Muraski Rockstar of the Week: Amelia Pasko
Birthday Book Club
If you are looking for a way to help out, or if you want to commemorate your child’s birthday, or really for any reason at all . . . please consider joining the Muraski Birthday Book Club!
Click the link below for additional details and to donate $15 toward the purchase of a new book for the Muraski Media Center. All funds will go towards books/supplies!
Interested in a Ladies Night Out?
NEW COVID REPORTING
ODH Discontinues COVID-19 Universal Contact Tracing for Schools
On Wednesday (1/26), the ODH shared a memo (CLICK HERE) detailing that schools may discontinue COVID-19 universal contact tracing effective immediately. Based on this ODH guidance and the consensus of the Board last night, Strongsville City Schools will no longer be contact tracing for COVID-19 after today. You can CLICK HERE to access the slides and/or CLICK HERE to watch my presentation to the Board on this topic that (1) provides local data to support this move away from universal contact tracing and (2) details a two-phase approach to reduce COVID restrictions as we move into our long-term response to COVID.
Based on Phase I, these COVID-related items will continue.
- Staff / Students must continue to report all COVID+ cases to SCS
- Continue to communicate active isolations on the COVID data dashboard Monday - Friday
- Continue to follow the reduced isolation and the Mask to Stay / Test to Play (if known) protocols for staff / students exhibiting no symptoms
- Continue with classroom-based COVID parent notifications for students in Grs. PreK-5
- Continue with current social distancing in classrooms
Based on Phase I, these COVID-related items will be discontinued Monday, January 31st.
- Discontinue all contact tracing unless there is a cluster / outbreak as determined by the CCBH [see Slide 7 of presentation]
- Discontinue communicating active quarantines on the COVID data dashboard
- Discontinue building and individual COVID parent notifications for students in Grs. PreK-5
- Discontinue all parent COVID notifications for students in Grs. 6-12