A. We were made to be with people! Especially if we are teachers.
B. We are resilient. Not just kids, but adults too.
C. We are in this business to change lives and help direct the future.
D. We MUST stop and take time for ourselves or we will become overwhelmed and crash.
E. WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER! (our theme for the year)
COLD HARD FACTS
*Masks are a must! All staff should have on a mask at all times unless eating lunch. Exception - If you are alone in your room with your classroom door shut, you may take your mask off.
*Social distancing in a must - when in the same room with another adult, you must have on a mask and remain 6 feet apart
*Staff development will be virtual or the option to participate virtual from your classroom.
*In an order to help keep us all well, during breaks and lunch, you must remain socially distant. (Don't all pile in one car and go to lunch)
*Staff is expected to work from school daily and your hours will be the normal 7:30 - 3:30.
*Jeans are acceptable while we do virtual teaching. School appropriate shirt is expected.
These guidelines are in place to keep us all safe and keep the school open. It would be horrible to start school with all teachers from one grade quarantined at home because of potential exposure. :)
*When in meetings, your camera needs to be on unless otherwise stated.
*Cell phones need to be silenced and turned upside down so they are not a distraction.
*Focus must be on the meeting, training, or discussion
*Texting between participants should be limited to emergency conversations only.
*Questions and/or discussions can be in the chat and will be monitored during the trainings by an assigned person.
*Participation is required.
Welcome new staff/staff changes
COUNSELOR - Kai Henderson
COACH - Kelly Moore - math instructional coach
PK - Monica Jones, (Lisa Lara)
KINDERGARTEN - Makenzie Roy, Alyssa Dishong, Claudia Garcia (Bilingual)
SECOND - Jordan Rogatchev, Reagan Wiley, (Dena Green, Shelby Harvey)
THIRD - (Chelsea Taylor)
FOURTH - Sarah Fitzgerald, Carly Clifford
SPED - April Gottlick, Kevin Howland
PARAS - (Michelle Anthony - RtI Full time, Michele Arrieta - PK, Lisa Jones - SCSE), Becky Sinquefield - 1/2 clinic, 1/2 instructional; Beira Fox - PK Bilingual
RETURNING TO WORK - STAFF DEVELOPMENT
August 4 - Staff Development Exchange Day - Must have all safe schools completed for this day or report to school. Otherwise you will lose be charged a day.
August 5 - Staff Development on Campus
August 6 - AM district, PM campus
August 7 - Campus staff development - Paras return
August 10 - Celebrate our Schools Virtual, campus staff development
August 11 - Work day
August 12 - First day with students
*Most of our time will be spent with technology training and/or PLC planning and preparing for the first three weeks of school with everyone going virtual. There will be some other learning opportunities during the week, but the majority of our time will be prep work for virtual learning. We will take time in the first three weeks of school to do any mandatory staff development updates that are needed.
STAFF ORDERING OPPORTUNITIES
The school will gift you with one ORE face mask, but if you would like to purchase additional ones, you can do that, too. These are $6 each and you pay Kathie.
Order and money for staff shirts and masks are due on Thursday, August 7 so that we can get the orders placed and returned in a timely manner.
DATES TO KNOW
5 - First day for teachers to return
12 - First day of school
7 - Labor Day Holiday
8 - Anticipated return date with students
8 - End of first nine weeks
9 - Staff Development day
12 - School holiday
23 - 27 - Thanksgiving holiday
18 - Early release for students
21 - Jan 1 - Winter Break
4 - Staff work day
5 - Staff development day
6 - Students return to school
18 - School holiday
12 - Inclement weather day
15 - School holiday
11 - End of third nine weeks
12 - Staff development day
15 - 19 - Spring Break Week
2 - School holiday
21 - Administrative Professional Day
26 - Early Release end of school
27 - Work day for staff