Bridgeport School District

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  • Superintendent's Newsletter, February 7th 2017

     

    To:      Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Janie Jenkins, Tracy Zahn

    From:  Scott Sattler

    CC:     Debby Sharp, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Randy Hurley, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

                Hanna Coffman, all staff.

    Date:  2/07/17

    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 February 27, 2017    6:00 pm, Superintendent’s Office.

    TOTAL Average Enrollment  840  (not counting pre-school in these totals)

    This Saturday Bridgeport High School will be the site for Basketball Playoffs. Two boys games and two girls games will decide seeding into District playoffs next week.   Games begin at 2 pm.      

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

    The large amount of snowfall has created limited parking in all of our parking lots.  City crews will begin removing the large snow piles over the next 3 days to recapture those parking areas.  Large snow piles will appear at the end of the high school lot by the soccer field, between the portables and the high school, and along the street at the elementary school.

    Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities:

    • Congratulate our 6th grade “Math is Cool” students for getting 1st place in divisional competition!
    •  Lorena has offered a beginning Spanish class to staff on Monday and Wednesdays right after school.  Currently there are ten staff members attending. 
    •  Lorena and Jessica teach an ESL adult class through Wenatchee Valley College and an Early Childhood Education course.  These classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. 
    •  Wednesday Feb. 15th is an early release for professional development.  High School staff will engage in data planning around the interim assessment, Middle School staff will work around discipline data, and the elementary will focus on English Language standards in the classroom.  There will also be some work with the BEST grant mentors. 
    •  Bridgeport Middle School will host the AWSP Middle Level Regional Conference on March 7th.  Up to 150 students from other schools will be in Bridgeport to take part.

    Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:

    • We continue to search for bus drivers.  We are in need of a regular bus driver and substitutes. 
    •  Career Fairs start in March.  Teachers, if you will be retiring or looking for a new position, let your principal know as soon as possible.  Currently we are recruiting HS Spanish and elementary ed.

    Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:

    At the last All School All Parent meeting we had an immigration expert address the concerns around immigration and the impact it could have on families in our area.  A follow up meeting is scheduled for February 27th.    Jessie Rehms, staff attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project,  will present.

    Ensure district resources support the strategic plan

    Please remind everyone to vote!

    School Bond Informational facts:

    • A new addition to the elementary school of 12,000 square ft. That is approximately eight to ten new classrooms, a music room, computer lab, and additional restroom space. Adding the additional classrooms at the elementary school will provide some classroom relief throughout the district.  This will be accomplished by sending the 5th grade back to the elementary school, thus freeing up three classrooms at the middle school.  This will allow the portables next to the high school parking lot to be used for high school classrooms. 
    • Construct 4 additional classrooms and restrooms at Bridgeport High School. 
    • Renovate the entire Middle School. 

     

    The capital levy is $1.39 and the Vocational Shop is $.33 per thousand assessed value; due to payoff.  The new project is expected to cost  $2.31 per thousand assessed value; that is 59 cents more than we currently pay for capital projects.  Under this proposal, a property owner with a home valued at $100,000 would pay an additional $59 per year.

    Upcoming Events     

    2/15/17            Wednesday     Early Release                          12:00

    2/20/17            Monday           President’s Day                       No School

    2/27/17            Monday           School Board Meeting            6:00 pm

                                                    All School All Parent mtg.      5:00 pm

    Athletics:

    Date/Time

    Day

    Event

    Level

    Site

    2-7-17 4:30pm

    Tuesday

    Basketball vs. Omak

    Middle School

    Bridgeport

    2-8-17 6:00pm

    Wednesday

    Basketball at Tonasket

    High School

    Tonasket

    2-8-17 4:30pm

    Wednesday

    Basketball vs. Oroville

    Middle School

    Bridgeport

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