What's happening at SPS: December

Weather reminders, MLK Contest + Humans of SPS

Winter weather and how to stay updated

With the official start of winter on the horizon, SPS wanted to share a few helpful tips (provided below) about how and where staff, parents and community members can access information about school closures, delays or other changes that take place due to inclement weather. For additional information about how the district deals with inclement weather, visit: bit.ly/SPSsnow.

SPS Inclement Weather Team

Board workshop: Basic Roles and Responsibilities

At their recent fall planning meeting, Springfield School Board members completed a workshop to better understand their roles and responsibilities. The current 2019-20 board is made up of a number of newer members, so much of the training focused on the basics such as school board best practices, details of their roles and what is expected of them as a policy board. To learn more about the training, follow this link. bit.ly/2XzrkIQ

Humans of SPS

We recently launched a new social media project called Humans of SPS! The weekly Instagram posts aim to capture Springfield Public Schools staff and showcase some of the hard work, passion and heart that they bring to SPS buildings and our community every single day. We want to celebrate the unsung heroes of our school district -- our Humans of SPS. We hope you enjoy learning about the wonderful people who make our district thrive.

If you have a person in mind that you'd like to nominate, send an email to the SPS Communications Department at pr@springfield.k12.or.us

MLK contest information and event

Monday, Jan. 20th 2020 at 1pm

875 7th Street

Springfield, OR

Students across the district are invited to participate in the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and student contest beginning at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20.

This year’s celebration, which will honor Dr. King and contest participants will be held at Springfield High School.

In an effort to get students thinking about ideas for their MLK Day project, or get a jump start on crafting it, contest information is already available. To learn more about the contest and the potential ways in which students can enter their pieces for it, click on the PDF below.