Syring Staff Week Ahead

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dear Syring Staff:

Last week I saw lots of staff working to reteach, model, provide practice and positively reinforce our CREEK expectations across all settings. Please continue to do so as needed.

This week we begin MSTEP testing fifth grade in the mornings and STAR reading / STAR early literacy testing in the afternoons. Please see the testing schedules (links below). Second and fifth grade will be trading specials times AND there will be ART instead of TECH. Please make sure your students are honoring the ZERO VOICE expectation in the hall.

Thursday we start our transition EVACUATION drill window. Please make sure students understand the difference between evacuation and lockdown and that they don't confuse the two! Remember also our ALICE training, just because the fire alarm starts ringing, take a minute to assess the situation and make sure that evacuation is the right thing to do.

There is NO meeting before school this week.

Friday is our Me and My Guy Dance which is a big fundraiser for Syring. If any staff are available to volunteer to work the dance, please join us. Set up will be after school at Swartz Creek Middle School, the dance is from 6:30-8:00 (help is appreciated starting at 6:00 so that we are in place).

Have a blessed week!

Michelle Wildey

Jon Gordon Resources - The No Complaining Rule:

R.O.S.E. - by RKT.


THANK YOU to homeroom teachers who filled in the student risk assessment scale that I shared with you last week. Your input is very important. If you have not yet completed this for your class, please do so this week.

Mission, Vision & Belief Statements

MISSION: Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society.

VISION: Swartz Creek Community Schools provides a world class education through innovative experiences while developing the unique talents of our learners.

- We believe in a culture of learning.
- We believe that student learning should be the primary goal for all decisions made affecting the school district.
- We believe the climate and culture of the school is engaging, nurturing, challenging, and inspires students to express their personal ideas.
- We believe curriculum is integrated, differentiated, meaningful, and pertinent to life.
- We believe in culturally relevant education that provides the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
- We believe in continuous improvement informed by critical evaluation and reflection.
- We believe expanding technologies enrich how teachers teach and students learn.
- We believe in building relationships and sharing resources with our community, parents, and staff members.

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