Welcome back! I hope you had a restful holiday break and that you’re ready for a strong finish of the 2018-2019 school year. Our staff jumped into the new spring semester with a robust day of various Professional Development trainings that centered on the common vision of quality instruction.
Other noteworthy developments consist of the launching of two new task forces. The first one, the District Self-Assessment Leadership Team, is focused on strengthening the student experience for our most at-risk students. We are taking a deep examination of school climate and evaluating current practices with absenteeism and suspensions. The goal is to ensure that we are adequately supporting and serving our diverse student population.
We also launched the Technology Task Force in order to develop a new District Technology Masterplan. Our intention is to find better means of integrating our technological tools into classrooms in order to train our students for employment opportunities that do not yet exist.
Our overarching goal is to fully equip students and help develop well rounded human beings. We are confident that, through task forces, we will identify elements that will guide us on how to better serve students who may be in need of additional support.
Regardless of where a student stands academically, we are determined to further support each student with programs and tools that allow them to thrive and be prepared for the future.