BETTER TOGETHER - WEEK OF AUGUST 3
Wednesday - TEAM day - wear anything that represents your favorite team - shirt, helmet, mask, baseball cap, (make sure it is school appropriate)
Thursday - Dress for Success! Wear a dress shirt with jeans for District Zoom and Meet the Teacher.
Friday - Our team is better than yours! Wear a grade level tshirt or all the same color!
Monday - Better together - twin or triplet with people on your team. Wear the same shirt and we will see if we match you on Zoom! ;)
Tuesday - Super hero day - wear your favorite super hero shirt.
Wednesday - First day of school - School spirit - Wear an ORE shirt OR a red, white, or black shirt (or one with an Owl on it)
COLD HARD FACTS - Updated
*Masks are a must! All staff should have on a mask at all times unless eating lunch. Exception - If you are alone in your room with your classroom door shut, you may take your mask off.
*Social distancing in a must - when in the same room with another adult, you must have on a mask and remain 6 feet apart
*Staff development will be virtual. If you currently don't have a document camera that can be used in your classroom, a maximum of 2 people can be in one room as long as you maintain your social distancing and you wear a mask.
*In an order to help keep us all well, during breaks and lunch, you must remain socially distant. (Don't all pile in one car and go to lunch)
*Staff is expected to work from school daily and your hours will be the normal 7:30 - 3:30.
*Jeans are acceptable while we do virtual teaching. School appropriate shirt is expected.
These guidelines are in place to keep us all safe and keep the school open. It would be horrible to start school with all teachers from one grade quarantined at home because of potential exposure. :)
A. They must be eligible to come based on your Covid check in and you will need to include them on your check in.
B. They must remain in your room, unless other opportunities are organized by administration. While in your room, you need to ensure that
*you are not having confidential conversations in front of your child
*your child does not intervene or interrupt when you are on the phone or a Zoom conference
C. Ensure that your child being at school with you will not interfere with you being able to do your professional job.
This starts on August 12 and runs until September 4.
If you specific questions, please email, text or call Tami.
VIDEOS TO HELP
*When in meetings, your camera needs to be on unless otherwise stated.
*Cell phones need to be silenced and turned upside down so they are not a distraction.
*Focus must be on the meeting, training, or discussion
*Texting between participants should be limited to emergency conversations only.
*Questions and/or discussions can be in the chat and will be monitored during the trainings by an assigned person.
*Participation is required.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE
*YES, jeans are acceptable all week.
*YES, school appropriate shorts are acceptable all week.
*YES, attire must follow district and school guidelines found in our handbook.
Below is the link to the tentative schedule:
*District approved hand sanitizer - it is in your classroom already. Don't throw it away. When you need a refill, let Marina know and she can refill it for you.
*Quat 256 - We are all getting bottles of spray cleaner for each classroom. Again, don't throw these away. When you need a refill, please ask Marina.
*More will be coming but this will be in your room currently or next week.
*One white cloth face mask.
STAFF ORDERING OPPORTUNITIES
The school will gift you with one ORE face mask, but if you would like to purchase additional ones, you can do that, too. These are $6 each and you pay Kathie.
Order and money for staff shirts and masks are due on Friday, August 7 so that we can get the orders placed and returned in a timely manner.
DATES TO KNOW
5 - First day for teachers to return
12 - First day of school
7 - Labor Day Holiday
8 - Anticipated return date with students
8 - End of first nine weeks
9 - Staff Development day
12 - School holiday
23 - 27 - Thanksgiving holiday
18 - Early release for students
21 - Jan 1 - Winter Break
4 - Staff work day
5 - Staff development day
6 - Students return to school
18 - School holiday
12 - Inclement weather day
15 - School holiday
11 - End of third nine weeks
12 - Staff development day
15 - 19 - Spring Break Week
2 - School holiday
21 - Administrative Professional Day
26 - Early Release end of school
27 - Work day for staff