Owl Notes

BETTER TOGETHER

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BETTER TOGETHER...

Lessons I've learned from the last 18 weeks -


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

As we return to work there are several things that we need to make sure we are clear about - no matter what you do outside the walls of our school, no matter what your thoughts or beliefs, here at ORE we will agree to abide by the expectations set forth by the district. Here are some expectations:


*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. :)

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ZOOM ETIQUETTE

As we move forward in the world where Zoom will be the platform for most of our large group meetings, planning time and PLC meetings, we need to establish some Zoom Etiquette that we will abide by as a staff. Please see the expectations below:


*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.

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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

REMIND 101

If you have not joined Remind 101 for text message updates, please take a minute to do that. I have created a new class for the 20-21 school year so everyone will need to join again. Simply text


@gcdg4g


To 81010

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RETURNING TO WORK - STAFF DEVELOPMENT

August 3 - New Teacher campus orientation/work day

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

Below is a picture of the staff shirts for the 20 - 21 school year. We encourage all to purchase one as when we return to face to face, this will become our Wednesday shirt with jeans. Short sleeve shirts start at $10 and long sleeve starts at $13. You can order the shirts online at www.kellystees.com or at school with a check/cash.


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.

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DATES TO KNOW


AUGUST

5 - First day for teachers to return

12 - First day of school


SEPTEMBER -

7 - Labor Day Holiday

8 - Anticipated return date with students


OCTOBER

8 - End of first nine weeks

9 - Staff Development day

12 - School holiday



NOVEMBER -

23 - 27 - Thanksgiving holiday


DECEMBER -

18 - Early release for students

21 - Jan 1 - Winter Break


JANUARY

4 - Staff work day

5 - Staff development day

6 - Students return to school

18 - School holiday


FEBRUARY

12 - Inclement weather day

15 - School holiday


MARCH -

11 - End of third nine weeks

12 - Staff development day

15 - 19 - Spring Break Week


APRIL -

2 - School holiday

21 - Administrative Professional Day



MAY

26 - Early Release end of school

27 - Work day for staff