• Superintendent's Newsletter, January 14, 2020

    To:      Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa, Matt West


    From:  Scott Sattler


    CC:     Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Mario Martinez, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

                Hanna Coffman, all staff. 


    Date:  01/14/20


    Re:      Supt. Report

    Strategic Plan Improvement Goals


    1. Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged.
    2. Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
    3. Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions.
    4. Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community.
    5. Ensure district resources support the strategic plan.


    District items of interest:


    The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is January 27, 2020    6:00 pm, Middle School Commons.


    Enrollment:  775


    Our yearly financial audit will begin on Jan. 21st


    Bridgeport will host the Okanogan County Excellence in Education Banquet again this year.  The event will be held in our new Middle School Gym and commons on April 22nd, 2020. 


    Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged:

    We have received notice that three students from Shelly Stine’s class have been selected for publication in Spooky Sagas 2019 – Into the Shadows.  These students submitted their mini sagas and out of over 10,000 entries, they were selected.


    Rigorous and relevant learning opportunities: 

    Wenatchee River Institute (WRI), an outdoor learning center in Leavenworth, will share the wonders of the night sky with our Traveling Planetarium at Bridgeport Elementary.  Each planetarium show lasts 30 minutes with one full class. On average, 10 classes can experience the planetarium in a school day. We are able to visit your school for multiple days in a row.  This will be scheduled toward the end of February.


    Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:

    Career Fair’s will begin in February.  If you plan to retire or move on to another district in the upcoming school year, please let your principal know as soon as possible. 



    Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:

    Family Leadership Institute #3 is Thursday, Jan. 16 6:00 pm in the elementary cafeteria. 


    The elementary building is almost there.  I have asked custodians to begin a final cleaning of the building.  The contractors and architect will perform what is called final commissioning on Monday the 20th.  Final commissioning is a testing of all systems to make sure everything is working as they should.  If there are no issues then we will have the green light to move in. 


    The Middle School and High school will remain in a holding pattern until all the work on the kitchen’s are complete.  Again, hopeful we can get into the new space by the end of the month.


    Ensure district resources support the strategic plan

    Baseball and Softball have each received this grant!  Great job coaches.

    Thank you for applying to the 2020 Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant. After reviewing dozens of highly qualified candidates, our selection committee has chosen your high school as one of the 10 winners of the $5,000 Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant. From all of us at the Seattle Mariners, congratulations on this incredible achievement!  Another valued piece of the Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant is the opportunity to attend a Mariners game on a mutually agreeable date in April, May, or June. We invite each winning team to T-Mobile Park to join us on field pre-game for batting practice, the opportunity to take a photo with a Mariners player, and a check presentation on field pre-game with Seattle Mariners executives.


    The Bridgeport School District has placed on the ballot a four year Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy (used to be called the Maintenance and Operations Levy), to be decided on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Ballots should be in the mail approximately January 21st.  The proposed levy for approximately $280,000 will be collected in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024. This is a replacement levy – collection will not begin until the current levy ends in 2020.  The levy amount collected is different each year as it is based on $1.60 per assessed value and remains at $1.60 throughout the 4 years of collection, so in 2021 the levy amount is $280,674 and in 2022 the levy amount is $297,515.  This means a home valued at $100,000 will be taxed $160.00 per year throughout the 4 year levy. 


    Upcoming Events

    Jan. 16             6:00 pm           Family Leadership Institute                Elem. Cafeteria

    Jan. 17             12:00pm          Early Release  End of Semester

    Jan. 20                                     NO School Martin Luther King Day

    Jan. 27             6:00 pm           School Board Meeting                        MS Commons




    Jan 17              Friday              3:30                 Basketball vs. LR                                 Bridgeport

    Jan 18              Saturday          9:00 am           Basketball @ Manson C tourney        Manson

    Jan 21              Tuesday           4:30                 Basketball @ Manson                         Manson

    Jan 22              Wednesday     5:00                 MS Basketball vs. Liberty Bell            Bridgeport

    Jan 23              Thursday         4:30                 Basketball vs. Manson (Girls only)     Bridgeport

    Jan 23              Thursday         4:00                 MS Basketball @ Brewster                 Brewster

    Jan 24              Friday              3:30                 Basketball vs. Tonasket                       Bridgeport