January 21, 2022

To Do:

Thank you for continuing to ensure that all students and staff take our YouthTruth Survey! We have scheduled an all admin training on Friday, February 4 9-12 to review our YouthTruth data together.

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Thank you for ensuring your teachers have completed the required Canvas/Synergy Synch requirements prior to the end of the semester.

Information:

Here is the email from Dr. Steve to teachers regarding the February 4, Certified Work Day Expectations: In light of the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in our community, we are looking for ways to limit spread that do not have a negative impact on instructional time for students. Based on this, we are offering some flexibility on Feb. 4, a non-student contact day, for you to complete grading. You (teachers) may complete your full workday at school or from home. 

Schools and offices will remain open and staffed for calls or walk-ins on Feb. 4 and there will be no change for extracurricular and club activities. The only change to this contracted work day is the flexibility for teacher grading to take place from school or home. 

Thank you all for your continued professionalism and care for our students during this challenging time. 

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From Kinsey – Just a reminder about some upcoming months and some resources for each.    Look for more resources from Christie Boen.

1. Black History Month: February. Resources here.

2. Women’s History Month: March. Resources here.

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From Julianne re: masks – A quick reminder that our nursing and office manager teams may order PPE from Distribution, as needed. Here is the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccLCgyWa4kvGvT6sJGzdMbJnfUTCkD-gMnOJBmRFxhzXjjXg/viewform Please have your school nurse place the weekly PPE order to avoid any confusion. 

You are encouraged to make 3-ply and KN95 masks available to students and staff via self serve. The KN95s with black printing on the outside of the mask are smaller than the newer all white masks. Those with black imprints may be better suited for youth faces.  When you order additional KN95s you will receive the new, larger version. 

And remember, in an effort to extend the life of PPE during the pandemic, staff are reminded that KN95 masks can be reused when appropriate handling and storage is followed by following some simple storage and handling rules. Click here.

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Secondary Blog post from TLC: This week’s post comes from guest writer Tara Butler, Cascade Middle School Math Teacher and winner of the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  She has some great advice for teaching students executive functioning skills such as self-control and flexible thinking, something most students can use during these difficult times.  Fostering Executive Function Skills

Calendar:

HERE is the calendar for meetings for the year

Here is a sample Learning Walk schedule you can use as a guide to plan that visit.

SIW schedule

Canvas/Synergy Clean up and Synch: Ongoing until Feb 2!

YouthTruth Survey: Ongoing until January 28!

January 25 – work session rescheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at

January 27 – LW [email protected] rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29

February 1 – HS Admin BRYT leads – work session with BRYT – Ed Center

February 4 Required all district and building leadership training 9-12. Location TBD

February 5 – SLGG’s and your Self Reflection due (moved both back to account for the Canvas/Synergy clean up).

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