Staff Update

Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 9th:

  • Report Writing Day

Tuesday, March 10th:

  • Kirsten, Lorna, and Anna at VTS training

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: New York City Charter Center Special Education Collaborative Job Fair at Harlem Children's Zone

Wednesday, March 11th:

Visitor: Sara Briggs, A teacher from Phoenix who wrote to us and and has heard about our work. She will observe in classrooms and come to community gathering.

7:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Hiring Day for K teacher candidates and learning specialists

1:15 PM - 5:15 PM: Wednesday Planning and Professional Development

Thursday, March 12th:

11:00 AM: Send out Doodle conference scheduling poll to families with more than one Compass student

Friday, March 13th:

4:00 PM: Send out Doodle conference scheduling poll to all families

This Week's Events

Tuesday's Prep Schedule

Because Kirsten will be out at VTS training on Tuesday, we will have a modified prep schedule. Sara will be teaching hour long classes and will teach within the home classroom. Please see the schedule below for your preps:

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM: Pine

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM: Maple

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Elm

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Oak

Hiring Day

We will have several candidates visiting the school on Wednesday, March 11th. Here is the agenda for hiring day:

7:45-8:00: Arrival and Light Breakfast

8:00-8:15: Welcome and Introductions

8:15-8:50: Compass Community Gathering

8:50-9:15: School Tour and Classroom Observation Protocol

9:15-10:15: Classroom Observations and 1:1 Meetings with Compass Staff

10:15-11:00: Small Group Work Based on Scenarios from our First Year

11:00-11:30: Whole Group Discussion Based on Article Below

11:30-12:00 Q and A

A few notes:

  • Candidates will visit your rooms from 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM. Please prep the kids for visitors. The candidates will be observing and taking down some notes about their general impressions, wonderings, and suggestions for the school environment. If you would like, you can talk to the candidates briefly, but don't fee like you have to.
  • We would love to have two or three staff members sit in on the Whole Group Discussion from 11:00 - 11:30. Let us know if your'e interested and we will send you the article.

New Interviews scheduled

There are a few new interviews scheduled for this week! Sign up to participate here.


Family Dance Success

Thanks to all of you who came and volunteered/participated in the family dance. It was a huge success! We hope that all of you had as much fun as we did.
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