June 16

I’m going to try to make this week’s notes short for you. I know we all have a lot of work to get done, and you don’t want to spend your time reading my notes.

Title- I spent most of Wednesday afternoon with Michael Linblad, a rep from ODE. He shared that there are a lot of moving pieces and they still don’t know when they will be sending our allocations. That obviously makes it difficult to move forward, yet we need to take a few steps. I would like to meet with all Title principals after our admin breakfast next Friday. The meeting will be brief as I know you have to get back to your buildings. We will share any decisions we’ve made on budget (without knowing our budget…) and tell you what actions you can and can’t take. I’ll then try to answer any questions you may have. I am sorry that I don’t have better news right now, but it is out of our control. In the meantime, will try to do the best with what we can control.

Visit- On a positive note, Michael from ODE was visiting so that he could spend some time in our focus and priority schools Rosland, LPE and Marshall. Michael and I spent the afternoon celebrating with the staffs of Rosland and LPE. Michael then spent time at Marshall on Thursday morning. Those three schools are completing this round of focus and priority and moving out. As ODE determines guidelines for the next round of F and P, they may or may not enter back into it, but for the time being they have completed five years of very hard work. Rochelle has led the work at Rosland for all five years. Two years ago, Patrick took the reigns at LPE and continued the hard work and efforts that Tammy led for three years. Michael shared with me during our drive and with both staffs during his visits, that ODE and ‘his boss’ are very pleased with the progress at Rosland, LPE and Marshall and are very impressed with the work that is going on at all three sites. So, kudos to Rochelle, Patrick, Tammy, Julie and the staffs at Rosland, LPE and Marshall. It is challenging work, but the efforts of the people at those schools are paying dividends.

Attendance Intervention- For the past several months, Tracy Reynolds has led a group focused on interventions for attendance. The result is a manual filled with attendance intervention ideas. These are focused on things you can do to help support and improve attendance for students. One manual each for principal and PBIS coordinator will be arriving via district mail very soon if it hasn’t already. This will be a great resource for you. Thanks to Tracy for all of her leadership on this.

School Climate- Shay recently shared this abstract with cabinet and the board about the importance of school climate. I suggest waiting until the year end rush is past and taking a few minutes later this summer to read it. Lots of implications for how we spend our energy every day.

Upcoming Events

6/21     NOT an SIW                  3:30 Dismissal

6/22     Last day of school        2:00 Dismissal

6/23     Admin Breakfast          7:30 Ed Center

8/9      Safety Training              8:00-3:30  Summit High School

8/10    Leadership Academy   8:00-4:00  Sunriver

2017-2018 District SIW Dates: 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/20, 1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16

I’m done for this set of notes. One more week until summertime. Take five from all your hard work this weekend to watch and listen to below…with special attention to the first line. It sure put a smile on my face. Almost there.  Have a great weekend.

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