Superintendents' Newsletter

December 2019

Superintendents' Task Force on Student Success

Today you will receive a (close to final version) brochure that includes the initiatives, supports and services aligning to the 5 focus areas from the Superintendents' Task Force:

1. Birth to Five

2. Effective Instructional Practices

3. Parenting and Wellness

4. Social and Emotional Needs

5. Strengthening Skills and Knowledge of Building Leaders

These 5 focus areas help to support a Whole Child framework with a countywide collaboration to increase student success for all students.

Dr. Tammy Pawloski Update and Debrief

We had a great day #2! Teams have received information on:

Strategy #1: Building Relationships

Strategy #2: Reducing Stress

Strategy #3: Increasing Status

along with a good background on poverty, neuroscience, action research and foundations.

Your team received:

Resources including video, slides and resources by email to assist their efforts as they plan to share with their staff

Your team should be working on:

What and how will they share/continue to share with staff?

How they will implement Strategy #1: Building Relationships

What and how will they implement Strategy #2: Reducing Stress

What and how they will implement Strategy #3: Increasing Status

Literacy Conference 2020

Over 20 years of providing high quality professional learning from teachers to teachers

in Genesee County!

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Read by Third Grade District Guide


Designed especially for you! A Districts' Guide to Read by Third Grade.

This Guide is printed for you and is also available electronically at: .

Sections include:

1. District Responsibilities and Resources

2. Parent Resources

3. Legislation

Spelling Bee

Principals, Curriculum Directors, Teachers and Spelling Bee Coordinators,

Below you will find links to the 2020 Genesee County Regional County Bee documents.

Spelling Bee Schedule:

Social Studies Revised Standards Update

Michigan Social Studies Standards: A Bird's Eye View Presentation

If you have staff that needs access to my resources stored in Google Drive, have them send me an email ( with the request.

MTSS/31a Notebook Project:

Over the next few months, we are going to work together (along with district teams) to finish capturing and creating essential MTSS processes and procedures that will provide the necessary supports to all students in each of the tiers.

Tuesday, November 26 from 10:00-11:00

  • Resources
  • Intervention Inventory
  • Planning Proposal and Dates


Program Review Companion Guide:

Suggested Dates for Collaborative Planning Sessions:

Plan to invite MDE to January Curriculum Directors' Meeting to present on suggested components for the processes and procedures.

  • January 29 from 12:00-3:00 Academics
  • February 26 from 8:30-11:30 Academics
  • March 25 from 12:00-3:00 Behaviors
  • April 29 from 8:30-11:30 Behaviors
  • May 27 from 12:00-3:00 Review and Sharing


Each week, Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability provides you with time sensitive, important information on student assessments and accountability. Don’t miss critical information -- Please click the following link for the December 12, 2019 edition of Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability.

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