SG R-II Family Connection
Parents & Guardians
Hello, SG R-II Family!
Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re like me, you might be wondering how it could possibly be the end of November already. While schools are typically full of energy, this school year seems to be flying by. With Thanksgiving Break coming up, I have been trying to slow down and savor memories from our fall semester so far. From reading with kindergarten students, to learning with middle school students, to cheering on our high school athletes throughout their successful seasons, to strengthening lasting relationships with coworkers, there is so much to look back on and be thankful for this time of year. I want to thank all of you for your part in those experiences, and I look forward to building upon these memories throughout the rest of the school year!
Throughout the past few weeks, we’ve wrapped up Red Ribbon Week festivities and held our Veteran’s Day assemblies and recognition events, so be sure to check out some of our photos below! Each year, our faculty and staff and students host these thoughtful and respectful observances. Please know that we beam with pride, just like you do, when watching your children engage and participate in these events.
I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break sharing laughter, enjoying traditions, and making memories!
Always a dragon,
Dr. Julie Flieg
Board of Education Regular Meeting
Check out the Board Briefs from the Nov. 15, 2022 Board of Education Regular Meeting here! This unofficial document includes more context and details than our official Board News. All Board documents, such as the Board News, the presentation and these Board Briefs, are located on the “Board of Education” page of our district's website.
Filing for Board of Education Election
Please see the following announcement regarding filing to run for the SG R-II Board of Education in April 2023. There will be three positions available, each with a three-year term. Filing begins on Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. and will end on Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. Candidates may file during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Filing will not occur on Dec. 23 and Dec. 26, or on days where school is closed for inclement weather. See more here.
Prop SG Updates
Over the past few months, the district’s architectural firm, KRJ Architects, and the district’s Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR), Brockmiller, Inc., have been working with district administrators to design and refine the various building projects encompassed within Prop SG. Depending upon the project area, building administrators and secretaries, as well as coaches, have been consulted regarding layout and details.
Originally, it was our hope to break ground on some of these projects in January; however, as design work has taken longer than anticipated, this timeline will be moved back a few months. We know there are many questions regarding the various plans, and we are hoping to be able to share solid drafts of the plans in December or January. Of course, these plans are subject to change as we approach construction or as we need to make adjustments mid-project.
The new secure vestibule and reconfigured offices at Bloomsdale Elementary should go out for bid in January. District and building administration and office staff will be creating a plan for the office relocation during construction, and these plans will then be shared with building employees.
Design plans and timelines will begin to be shared on the Prop SG webpage once plans become more solidified. We will share an update once these plans have been added to our website.
It’s that time of year again, where we start to see snowflakes! Check out the district’s inclement weather flyer here. Just like last year, our district will have at least 5 traditional snow days before implementing an AMI virtual instruction day. See our flyer for snow days here!
We Need Substitutes — Requirement Updates
Did you know that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has implemented changes to substitute certification requirements to address the statewide shortage of substitute teachers?
- Rather than the previously-required 60 credit hours, a candidate can instead enroll in a 20-hour online course to receive their certification.
- The Board of Education approved raising the daily substitute pay from $90 to $95 a day!
- Check out more information about the alternative pathways to obtaining a substitute certification here!