Mark's Monday Morning Memo
September 7, 2015
Morning and Afternoon Responsibilities
Duty Free Lunch Time and Prep Time
Other New Practices
Please lock your door when you are not in your classroom. This will help us maintain a safe building and act as a deterrent for students who want to be in unoccupied classrooms.
The CUM files have been moved into the main office area by Jeanne so files can be secured. Please use, sign, and date a placeholder for files that need to be reviewed and removed from the office area.
We are trying to make sure we are using furniture (computer carts, rolling carts, tables, etc.) for their intended purpose. That means that computer carts, rolling carts, tables, and other specific furniture are not intended to be used for storage. Some of these items have been moved this summer and we are in the process of making sure they are being used for their intended purpose. If you need to give up excess furniture or have additional needs, you may talk with Laurie about that.
#CelebrateMonday and #RLRoadrunners
Our Favorite Topic - Parking!
Do you leave work before dismissal starts at the end of the day?
-Yes, park in the front so your spot opens up for parents.
-No, please park in the east or south lots in a designated space.
What if the east and south lots are full when I arrive in the morning?
-It is okay to park in the front if all spaces in the east and south parking lots are full. It is not okay to park in a non-designated parking spot. This interferes with buses, delivery trucks, and garbage trucks.
Hopefully, with fewer students this year, parent parking at the end of the day will be easier. It's amazing to see parents fill the parking lot, wait along the curb, and queue up along 89th Avenue at the end of the day. It's always a good day when things go smoothly at dismissal! Thank you for your help in making that happen.
How You Can Help Ensure Substitute Support
2. Leave clear, explicit plans. Provide directions on how to start up and use the technology.
3. Complete your preferred substitutes list in the Aesop system.
4. Prearrange with guest teachers as much as possible.
5. Enter absences as soon as possible into the Aesop system. This may be easier to do with personal leave rather than sick leave.
6. Help ensure that guest teachers have a great experience at Rice Lake so they want to return!
District Appliance Guidelines
- Small personal refrigerators are allowed in employee work spaces; however, a permit is required to be purchased and attached to each refrigerator to cover the cost of the additional energy used to run them. For those who would like to have a refrigerator, please complete the district form (available through Mark) and pay $20 for the year (permits will be good through August 31 each year). Send the form and payment to Bergen Grams in Business Services, at the ESC. These requests will be processed as quickly as possible and permits will be sent directly to the individuals. Classroom refrigerators are not encouraged. Please remember that a paid permit is required for all personal refrigerators.
- Microwaves, coffee makers, full size refrigerators, and other kitchen appliances are allowed only in the designated break areas. All appliances must be UL listed with a grounded plug.
- No humidifiers, air cleaners or scented air fresheners are allowed in compliance with the district’s Indoor Air Quality Management Plan.