October 6

SLGG’s- You may move forward given the information that Jon shared at leadership on Monday and via email. Feel free to call Jon or me if you have questions.

DACA- I’m linking a copy of the DACA letter (Spanish) that Lora shared with you so that you can share it via your school newsletter if you like.

Hattie Research- I’m linking Hattie’s updated list of influences on student achievement. Generally speaking, blue is good, red is not. Lots of ways to look at this, but good food for thought if you care to dig in a bit deeper.

October Visits- One of my three areas of emphasis this year (shared at our August horizontal) was improving our school design plans. In my effort to keep that at the forefront, I wanted to remind you that my October visits will be focusing on our school design plans. It is very helpful and allows our visit to be more productive if you have your SDP updated with the latest in google docs (or another form) before I get there. If it is not saved in the google doc (or another you can share) please have a hard copy ready.
In addition, Lora, Skip or Sean from TLC will be attempting to visit with me to find out what they can do to help you moving forward.

PD opportunities from Scott Bojanowski- Please have any interested parties register in for these opportunities in PD place.

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) – Emergency Response Procedures (Lock Down, Lock Out, Evacuation, Shelter-in-Place.

Since its introduction in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol has been adopted by districts, departments and agencies across the US and Canada. The conformance to FEMA guidance about plain language and the simplicity of implementation has resulted in thousands of schools and law enforcement agencies implementing the program. The roots of the protocol were sourced from the work of Broomfield Police Department and Adams 12 Five Star Schools in developing the “Response Action Matrix.” The department and district created classroom materials, including a video, to train students and staff about what to do in a school emergency. These core concepts became the foundation of the Standard Response Protocol. Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter-in-Place.

Bend-La Pine Schools has adopted the Standard Response Protocol as our district’s emergency response procedures. During the 2016/17 school year we trained district staff in the SRP protocol. We would like to continue to offer this training to all new employees (to include HDESD employees) and to any staff that were not able to attend the training last year, or would like a refresher course.

Time Requirements: 1 Hour – Lecture and PowerPoint presentation

Dates/Times:

–              October 25, 2017 2:00-3:00 pm

–              November 16, 2017 3:00-4:00 pm

–              December 13, 2017 3:00-4:00 pm

–              January 24, 2018 3:00-4:00 pm

–              February 14, 2018 2:30-3:30 pm

–              April 25, 2018 3:00-4:00 pm

–              May 23, 2018 3:00-4:00 pm

Location: All training will take place at the Education Center, Board Conference Room (314) – room is already reserved for these dates.

De-Escalation Class (Taught by Officer Chris Stoaks of the Bend Police Department).

Over 90% of all crisis situations are emotionally driven. In this class we will examine the mechanics of a crisis. By understanding the contributing components of a crisis, and the variables that influence them, it is more easily possible to manipulate those components to bring subjects in crisis to a more rational state of mind. We will discuss obstacles to communication and how to deal with them. We will examine Composite Emotions and how to deflate them. Emotional Prediction will be presented as a rapport building tool.

If time and technology allow, the lecture will be followed by an interactive training DVD focused on active listening skills.

Time Requirements – Lecture = 1.5 to 2 hours Active Listening Video = 30 minutes

Dates:

–              November 1, 2018 2:00-5:00 pm

–              February 7, 2018 2:00-5:00 pm

–              April 11, 2018 2:00-5:00 pm

Location: All training will take place at the Education Center, Board Conference Room (314) – room is already reserved for these dates.

Raptor Update (from Julianne)- Raptor Visitor and Volunteer Management System Update

Thank you for your support of the roll out of Raptor in our elementary schools. The process has been well received and we appreciate all of your support.

A quick update today to let you know that the construction of the kiosk cabinets has just begun, so we are pushing back the total implementation date to January 1, 2018 (school resumes on January 8). We are also expecting a great upgrade to the system around Thanksgiving that will give our kiosks even better capabilities… good stuff all around.

 

It’s been a bit of a rough week for many. Hope you get some extra special time this weekend with your loved ones. I’ll leave you with this.

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