ASD Staff Insider

Important info for ASD staff - 4/22/22

Welcome to our bi-monthly staff newsletter! This goes out every other Friday to all staff, with a preview of the Education Insider - our newsletter for families.

You'll find links to the Education Insider and Community Bulletin Board below.

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  • April 27: Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28: K-12 Half Day/ 6-12 Afternoon & Evening Conferences
  • April 28: School Board Meeting
  • May 2: National Principals Day
  • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4: National School Nurse Day

2022- 23 Staff Calendar

We are still finalizing the 2022-23 professional development calendar for next school year. A current version of the calendar is posted here:

Specific dates/ times for summer PD are still being planned, but certificated staff should plan to be available the week of August 22. More details will be coming this spring as we work together with our bargaining teams. Our kick off for all staff will be on Monday, August 29.

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Updating Staff Contact Info

Please make sure that we have your correct contact information. This is key for HR, Payroll, and for emergency notification purposes.

Check out Skyward, Employee Access, to ensure that everything is accurate. If you need to make any changes, contact Human Resources: Shelby VanderKooy ( or Laura Dennis (

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Summer Impact - Save the Date

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 through Friday, July 29, 2022 (Monday through Friday)

Times: 8:30AM-11:30AM

Location: Mount Erie Elementary

Who: Students entering K through 5th grade who meet the eligibility requirements

School teams will make recommendations and families will be invited in early May 2022. In the next newsletter, families who are interested but haven’t been invited will have an opportunity to communicate interest and be on a waitlist.

Becky Clifford will be working with the MTSS teachers in collaboration with the principal and classroom teachers to recommend students for Summer Impact.

If you have questions call 360-503-1212

Inclusive Services Community Engagement Update

The Inclusive Services department will be conducting Community Engagement Groups beginning in April. The goal of this committee is to share experiences, review current programs, identify hopes of stakeholders, and examine state results indicators. The outcome of these meetings will identify areas of growth and develop partnerships to help all students find successful learning opportunities.

Questions? Contact Director of Inclusive Services, Shannon Gilbert, or (360) 503-1216

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We are still actively recruiting new substitutes for a variety of positions. Please apply online at For questions, please reach out to Shelby Vander Kooy in Human Resources -

Interested in volunteering, please connect with Laura Dennis in Human Resources at

And, as a reminder for current staff, please feel free to continue to use our ASD intranet site for current forms, procedures, and general information. It can be found by visiting:

Connie Sheridan-Director of Human Resources -

Education Insider Newsletter

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