I am privileged to have the opportunity to return this school year as your principal and I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of the supportive parents. The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful!
No School September 30th
Greetings Parents and Guardians, As you know, we are about a month into the school year we are well underway! Each site has held Back to School Nights, committee meetings are initiating, and school events are happening! This notice is to remind you that Friday, September 30th, is a non-student day. (School calendar is located on the front page of the district website.www.scottsvalleyusd.org ) The theme of our first professional development day on September 30th is "We Teach ALL of our Children Well", with an emphasis on social-emotional learning, including connectivity and relationships. (Research is clear that connectedness and relationships increase access to instruction and student performance significantly.) Staff will participate in a variety of presentations to include: a panel of learners; colleagues; counselors, psychologists and health professionals. In addition, district's legal counsel has tailored a presentation for SVUSD regarding compliance-related matters for both general education and special education practitioners. In the afternoon sessions, participants will break into three groups: Middle and High Schools will participate in a presentation from Steve Ventura, of Advanced Collaborative Solutions regarding effective instructional leadership, focusing specifically on inspired and passionate teaching; Elementary Schools will be trained for the implementation of elementary social-emotional curriculum, supporting PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems) by Sanford Harmony; and Special Education staff will be receiving training in the area of current and effective case management. September 30th is the first of two staff professional development days for SVUSD certificated staff. March 17th will be our next district-wide PD day, and our second annual district-wide Technology Symposium. These events are robust days in which staff participate in training, discussions, presentations, and provided supports that will progress our practice and delivery of services to our community. Each day is developed with stakeholder input received throughout the course of previous and current years, including strategic and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) planning events. Thank you for your ongoing participation and involvement in the education of your children!
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