September 7

Thank you all for such a great start to the school year. I was fortunate enough to make it to all of your schools on Wednesday or Thursday and what I saw was inspiring! Happy students, happy parents and happy staff. Very few people know how much work you all do to prepare for that day. Thank you for all of the dedication and commitment that went into such a fantastic start to the new school year.

Enrollment- Thank you all for doing such a great job of keeping up with new enrollments and no shows. Please do everything in your power to get this completely up to date by end of the day Monday. We are still about 70-75 under projection at elementary level, so the two FTE will not be distributed at this time. Thank you all for your understanding, patience and creativity in addressing some of your large class sizes.

September/October Site Visits- Most of you have signed up for a September/October site visit. If you haven’t already, please sign up here. The focus of this visit will be: 1) Anything you need to discuss, (2) Reviewing School Design Plans, and (3) I’d like to be introduced to any new teachers.

Skills Trainers- Here is a note from Hayley E. regarding our behavior skills trainers.

Unfortunately, we learned today, that one of our Skills Trainers will be out on medical leave with a broken leg for the start up of our Skills Training Sessions! Amanda, Cristina, Jen, and Lorna have worked to arrange the schedules to provide Skills Trainers for students that had spring plans in this first session. We are optimistic for our Skills Trainers return and appreciate you understanding with this situation!

SIW Proposals- Please be sure to forward to your teachers the email Skip sent you yesterday asking for SIW proposals. Please do this asap as there is not a lot of time.

From Kevin G-

New School ICCL’s – Recommendation Form Change – We made a change to recommendation letter that is required for the ICCL application. The recommendation form now needs to be completed by the applicant’s supervisor and sent directly to HR, not back given back to the applicant. Also, just a reminder that we have an internal posting that closes on September 21. If you have not already done so, please email the note below to your certified staff. Thank you for help and please let me know if you have any questions.

Hello Bend LaPine Teachers,

I wanted to let you know about an internal posting on our district’s website or at the following link – I will be hiring three curriculum leaders to assist in the planning and preparation of the the new elementary school that will open in the fall of 2019-2020. The posting closes on September 21 and we will be conducting interviews soon after that date. The teachers hired for these postings will receive an ICCL stipend for their work during the the 2018-2019 school year and then teach at the new elementary school beginning in 2019-2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 541.355.1177

Thank you and I hope you had a great first week.

Upcoming Events-

9/24- Horizontal Meeting- 4:00- Site TBD

10/1- Leadership Meeting- 3:15- Board Room

That’s all for now. Great first week. Have a restful, relaxing, rejuvenating weekend. Thanks for all you do. It is appreciated.

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