Superintendent's Newsletter, August 7, 2019
To: Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Matt West, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa
From: Scott Sattler
CC: Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Randy Hurley, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding
Hanna Coffman, all staff.
Re: Supt. Report
Strategic Plan Improvement Goals
- Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged.
- Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
- Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions.
- Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community.
- Ensure district resources support the strategic plan.
District items of interest:
The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is August 26, 2018 6:00 pm, Superintendent’s Office.
Safe Schools is up and running. New this year you can test out prior to watching the course. If you pass with and 80% or above you do not have to watch the entire course.
OSPI will conduct a food review of our summer food program on August 8th.
Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged:
The buildings are cleaned and almost ready to go. The most obvious change is the construction at all three schools. The custodians have been working hard to ensure a clean school and classrooms ready for the start of the school year.
Other building and grounds work has been completed or near completion such as: furniture was gleaned from Brewster schools to be placed in some of our new classrooms; between C & D building the blue spruce was removed along with the sidewalk being replaced and the area grassed in; the elementary multi-purpose room has been repainted and the ceiling tiles replaced, the baseball field had upgrades including a bull pen, pitching mounds, and a safety fence; the HS office tile was replaced; etc.
Next on the list of projects include fencing on the dug outs and backstop, the old MS flagpole will be installed on the HS football field, and the final prep for the start of school will be completed.
Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities:
Right Response training for some staff is August 21st from 8:00-3:30.
Imagine Learning training for some staff is August 21st from 8:00-11:30.
Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:
Currently, all but elementary special education and bus driver positions have been filled. Interviews are scheduled to fill elementary paraprofessionals (2) and the librarian positions.
Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:
Monday August 19th there is an athletic enrollment night for athletes, parents, and coaches. This is a clearing house to assist families in paperwork, fall sport expectations, fees, concussion and heat related illness training, etc.
August 22nd, 8:30-11:30 am, HS gym, there is a MS Orientation meeting for parents and students.
Breakfast After the Bell is a new food program that will be in effect at the start of the new year. Students that do not eat prior to the school day will have the opportunity to eat after the bell. More details will be forthcoming.
Ensure district resources support the strategic plan
Construction update: The construction at Bridgeport School District is in full operation. The MS has all the HVAC, fire suppression, electrical, plumbing, etc. completed. Sheet rock is near completion along with the installation of windows and door frames. The gym ceiling is currently being installed and plans are underway to install flooring throughout the building. The elementary has been framed and the infrastructure is being installed. The HS kitchen is currently being remodeled and expanded along with a new music room and two additional classrooms. The HS building has been framed and is ready for the infrastructure work. The plan is to be finished and ready late this fall or early winter.
The start of the year will be challenging but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to brighten. Please continue to be flexible and patient while the contractors finish and turn over amazing facilities. It will be here before we know it.
August 13-15 STEM Summit ESD
August 14 Building offices open 7:30-4:00
August 15 MS PBIS Meeting
August 16 6th grade planning day for orientation
August 19 Imagine Learning Training
Fall Sports Clearinghouse 6:00 pm HS
August 20 & 21 Literacy in the Content Area
August 21 Right Response Recertification 8:00-3:30 HS Library
August 22 6th grade orientation 8:30-11:30
August 23 MS Leadership team mtg.
August 26 All staff training day 7:30-3:15
August 27 All staff training day 7:30-3:15
August 28 1st day of school 7:30-3:15