The first week has flown by (as has the weekend!) I don’t know about you but I was ready for bed when I got home on Friday! However, I feel that we accomplished a lot last week. Students have all been placed in classes. This is always a marathon feat but especially this year since we were approaching the task from scratch. Thank you to everyone for your thoughtful input and decisions. I know how difficult it is to decide the fate of the students for whom we care so deeply – particularly when I am there “rushing” you along. Our plan is to move to classes first thing Monday morning. Class lists will be in your boxes so you know where to direct your students. We appreciate any assistance that unassigned staff can provide in moving kids along to their new placements – particularly our primary students. If there are glitches (and there might be) please refer to the office and we will deal with them. If parents express concern about placements, please send them my way.
The Resource team has already met a couple of times and we are well on our way to figuring out assignments. Our next big project once students are in classes is confirming all of our ELL students. Resource teachers will be heavily involved in this task as it determines district funding for this school year. We understand the importance of starting up resource service asap and will continue to strive for the earliest date possible. A big thank to our Resource team for their testing of new students during the first week. The results were very helpful in placing new students.
I know that Karl has been working hard to assist everyone with their supply and furniture needs (thank you Karl!) Please continue to let him know if you are missing essential items and we’ll do our best to supply them.
EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Meeting for Resource team with DRPC staff re: 1701 record keeping at 1:00 on Monday in Jen’s room.
- Meeting for Gr. 2/3 teachers in Paula’s room at lunch on Tuesday.
- Staff committee meeting at lunch on Thursday. Please post your agenda items to the clipboard in the staffroom by Wednesday at noon. Agendas will be in your boxes by 3 on Wednesday.
- SSSA meeting at 8:00 on Friday morning. Location TBA
Have a great week everyone!