January 7, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
I wanted to include a personal note in this week’s Newsletter and quickly touch base with all of our teachers, and employees.
First and foremost, to our staff who are currently coping with COVID-19, either personally or in their family: Our thoughts are with you, and we greatly look forward to seeing you when you and/or your loved ones are fully recovered.
To those of you who have been in school and class this week: This is one of the many instances when even the most sincere “Thank You” is woefully off the mark. This was arguably the most logistically challenging week we have endured during the pandemic. We returned from holiday vacation to a situation that was
frenetic and emotional draining.
You covered for each other and went way beyond the already great lengths you go to every day. You made decisions in the moment, and then adjusted them … and then adjusted them again. You were endlessly persistent. You were a model for each other, our students, and our community. It was an awesome display of professionalism and commitment.
As always, please reach out if there is anything you want to share, say, suggest, etc. Certainly, I want to hear about anything and everything that can help you continue the incredible work you do every day.
In the meantime, have a great weekend!
'P' STANDS FOR PREP — AND PDPs!
Do you want to spend your PDP hours doing work that directly relates to the students in your class and addresses their challenges? The Everett Public Schools is now offering 15 PDPs for teachers partnering with an SEI Instructional Coach to implement strategies that target their classroom's specific needs. Click HERE for details.
LEADING THE WAY
Are you working on your PAL (Performance Assessment for Leaders)? The Everett Public Schools is putting together a team of administrators to help support staff members currently working on their PAL tasks one through four, or staff who are looking to begin their PAL.
Participants will receive help collecting relevant district and school data for Task 1, and also help with generating project ideas for Tasks 2, 3, and 4. We will also have administrators who have successfully completed the PAL review participants' drafts using the state's rubric and providing feedback.
If you would like to participate in this supportive learning network, please email Director of Remote Learning and Instruction Anne Auger.
READ ALL ABOUT IT
The Department of English Learners has multiple opportunities for teachers interested in joining a paid book study. The work revolves around the strategies and methods presented in Co-Teaching for English Learners by M. Dove and A. Honigsfeld which provides professional insight into best practices for heterogeneous elementary classrooms with English Learners.
Click HERE for complete details.