St. John-Emmanuel Lutheran School

Staff Newsletter

Week of February 11, 2019

"Sharing Christ Through Academic Excellence"

18-19 Theme Verse: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" Psalm 46:1

My Schedule

Monday- St John

Tuesday- Soest, Flatrock Active Shooter drill

Wednesday- St John, fire drill @ Soest

Thursday- Soest, Active shooter drill @ Soest

Friday- TLSP PD Day (also E-learning Day)

Saturday- Bridge Design competition @ CLHS 9am

Calendar Items of Note

Feb 15- makeup day for Nov 15th via e-learning

Feb 18- Presidents Day- Parent Drive Day (make up for Jan 23)

Feb 27- ILEARN meeting @ Flatrock

Feb 28- teacher evals due

End of School Year Information

The school board has passed a motion that the last day of school will be no later than May 31, 2019.

Due to the extreme winter weather we have had this year, the school board has approved a motion to implement unplanned e-learning (no back to back days though) to be used to make up school closure days that may occur between now and the end of the school year if the makeup days would put us past May 31st.

As of today, we have four school days to make up, which will make our last day of school on May 30th. That being said, if we have a school closure between now and the end of the school year, we will make up the day on May 31st. If we have more than one closure day, we will then implement an unplanned e-learning day.

1) Soest will have their Active Shooter drill Thursday, Feb. 14th

2) Flatrock will have their Active shooter drill Tuesday, Feb 12th

3) The 3rd quarter end date has been approved and moved to Friday, March 15th. In parent newsletter this week and updated in Renweb as well.

Kindness Week

The week of February 18th through 22nd is SJE Kindness Week. We will be pulling lesson plans, resources etc from the RandomActsofKindness website that is linked here. There is a tab for each grade with lessons etc specific for that grade. I assume we'll be pulling in faith lessons in here as well as appropriate. I look forward to doing this. I've informed families this week is coming.

Maybe during that week, a class or classes could have a kindness project to do as a whole class as well to reinforce the lessons? I'll do a check in to see how planning is progressing at Wednesday staff meeting.

ECE Open House

We will also be doing an ECE Open House on May 1st from 4:30-6:30pm.

Folks it is key that we do all we can to get behind these events and support them. At a minimum, we need to maintain current enrollment numbers and at best we need to grow. If not, cuts will need to happen. We are at the break even point with enrollment and needed faculty and staff. Please do all you can to help.