Monday Memo

January 4, 2016

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

Happy New Year Unami,


As many of us do, I start the new year with a long lists of resolutions. My personal resolutions always revolve around living "healthier" and my professional resolutions focus on how I can better serve my school community.


I recognize that teaching is very personal vocation. One that requires risk-taking and trust. As you begin the new year, please trust that John and I are here to support you and appreciate your dedication to your profession and your care for your students. I would agree with the advice given by Stephen Rutherford (teaching channel), "teach from the heart".


Have a great 2016!


Christina

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jeff Pagano - Tuesday, January 5

Electronic Device Policy Refresher

Based on feedback from teachers, our students' understanding of when and how they should be using their electronic devices in school needs to be reinforced. Students MAY use their devices ONLY when teachers ask them to do so for instructional purposes. Here is the link to Unami's current policy (located on our website).

Please take a few minutes during your resource periods (9th grade may use SSR time) to review Unami's policy. Please reinforce to students that if their phones are "ON, OUT OR AUDIBLE" without a teacher's direct permission, that they are in violation of the policy and will be sent to the office with their devices.

It is our understanding from feedback that completing a behavior referral for cell phone violations presents a critical time burden for teachers. Therefore, teachers may simply send the student in violation to the office with their device. Administration will follow the policy from that point.

Changing this culture will require consistency from everyone. We will reevaluate at the end of the school year and determine if our policy should be revisited for the 2016-17 school year.

UNAMI HAPPENINGS

Monday:

  • Leadership Meeting @ 3pm in Library


Tuesday:

  • SSR

Wednesday:
  • 9th Grade Program Planning Assembly during 5/6 Period Specials


Thursday:
  • Student Council Meeting

Friday:


Saturday:

  • Link 2 Unity Leadership Workshop (8:30 to 11:30)

UNAMI SPORTS

Monday 1/4:

No games


Tuesday 1/5:

8th grade girls basketball away at Newtown (3:30 game)


Wednesday 1/6:

No games


Thursday 1/7:

wrestling away at Klinger (3:30 match)

8th grade girls bball home v. New Hope (3:15)


Friday 1/8:

No games

CB SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES