For a number of years now, PCMS has sent out communication around Halloween dress-up to students and families in the weeks prior. Here is their flyer for this year. Other schools actively promote coming to school not wearing a costume at all. Whatever is decided at your building, thank you for communicating those expectations in advance!

As you know, on Monday we’ll be meeting as a Horizontal group at LPMS starting at 3:00. In the first half of our meeting, we’ll be discussing the beginning of Jim Knight’s book High-Impact Instruction. To provide a quick glance behind the curtain of who Jim Knight is, I wanted to provide you this video where he speaks about courage and confronting racist language of all kinds. If this is a topic that resonates with you (and possibly one to discuss with your staff), I suggest you look at the two “Looking Ahead” documents found on the bottom of this page for ways to continue or deepen the conversation. [Note: this video does not relate to the discussion we’ll be having on Monday.]

This is a document that I hope you will never need to think about or use. Here are our district’s protocols around student death. I’ll save it to the BLS docs in the Tribe folder.

As you are fully aware, two evenings of conferences make for very long days. I hope you plan on spending some time away from your building next Friday or are able to get a lot done if you come in to work. Either way, take advantage of your time on Friday to accomplish what you need most!

I hope to communicate your conference interpreter schedule (interpreter name and times) early next week.


MS Horizontal on Monday at LPMS, starting at 3:00pm. (Note the earlier start time!)

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