October 13, 2016
- Our goal is always to have two face-to-face conferences each year. Due to numbers, some of you might have a hard time fitting in a conference for all of your students. If you have some families that would be most likely to respond to a phone conference, you can do that too. Phone communication is better than no communication.
- Our 15-minute conference time goes by very quickly! While you will no doubt have a lot of data to share by early November, it's OK to spend time at conferences simply listening to parents. It's all about relationships with parents too! Consider asking parents what is going well so far this school year, and if there are any struggles. Great things happen when we listen and work together!
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Lock Down Drill Information
We will have our first lockdown drill on Tuesday, October 18, at 2:00. We do five practice lockdowns every year, as required by MDE. This first drill is announced so that you can prepare your students. Please share the attached Lockdown powerpoint so you can talk this through with your class. An announcement will be make over the loudspeaker that we are doing a practice lockdown. We will announce a scenario for why we are going into a lockdown. We will practice barricading during this first lockdown drill.
Sometimes we will stay in the room and continue instruction, sometimes we will stay in the room but barricade and hide, and other times we will leave the building. What you have your students do depends on what the threat is and where the threat is. See the Lockdown Talking Points attachment for more information.