The Bear Necessities
April 5, 2019
ESY Student List
We will also be adding two additional special programs paraprofessionals for the 2019-2020 school year. Our population has grown, our staff has not. These positions will post soon.
Title paraprofessional (MLE location)
ECSE paraprofessional (STARS)
ECSE paraprofessional (Blended)(WLE and GBEEC)
Head Start positions are still under discussion.
Special Education Team Reminders
April 8th is the beginning of Sped Team Mtgs. These meetings cost us therapy time and sub costs, but we hope the pay off is high. Make sure to pack a lunch and plan to work through lunch. You need to assign a time keeper for your group. We have added one more day, but anything not finished will be finished on your own time. Please be respectful to the teacher going last on your day and keep on time. This is not the time to discuss major behavior, etc...this is the time to mark progress and determine if further discussion is needed on a student (to take place at another time).
The link to the document: THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Early Learning Expansion
Conscious Discipline, next Thursday
Staff Meeting next Friday
Middle School Team working on possible 6th to middle school, see talking points from the team
Sixth Grade to Middle School Study Team
Talking Points as of 3/17/2019
The Sixth Grade to Middle School Study Team has been working and has met on the following dates: February 22, March 6, March 27, and are scheduled to meet throughout April and May.
To date there are no decisions or pre-conceived approaches regarding the following:
Philosophical stance on the topic
Plan to build a fourth middle school
Plan to move sixth grade to current middle schools
Plan to remain status quo
The team is:
Establishing and meeting with commitment to team norms
Exploring current facilities needs, realities, and implementation needs
Looking at research and professional literature on the topic
Touring current middle schools and being present during team meetings surrounded by middle school students so the team remains mindful of the focus of the work
Considering facilities and middle school program plans from other school districts
Considering the needs of the adolescent learner and seeking to allow these needs to drive any recommendation to the CFMP Team and Board of Education
Actively gathering questions and concerns on the topic (within the team and with additional stakeholders over the course of the team’s work)
Beginning to review programming needs of the middle school for adolescent learners
Future ready learning opportunities for facilities relative to CFMP have been discussed (physical plan needs / redesign opportunities)
Team is looking at what is best for this age group of students relative to their social/emotional needs of students and how programming can support these needs
Considering staffing implications and understanding staffing needs at both elementary and middle school
Seeking to understand certification details associated with the Human Resource potential impact of a recommendation
Planning for feedback gathering of various stakeholder groups (sample sizes and potentially larger scale)
A Thought Exchange has been planned and will be conducted in early April with appropriate elementary and middle school staff