NEXT Staff News

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Submissions for staff news are due the Wednesday before Sunday's publication.

 

Gratitude and Preparing for the Return to Fall
05/31/2021
We have reached the finish line for the 2020-21 school year. We have done some incredible work together. I could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication that has been demonstrated. As we prepare for fall, our district improvement planning process will focus on responding, recovering and reimagining how education and the teaching and learning process looks for our students.
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Refreshing the Image of South Washington County Schools
05/31/2021
As the sixth-largest school district with more than 18,000 students, we have a responsibility to represent our students and staff and to tell the stories of what makes SoWashCo Schools great. We will have a renewed focus on marketing to prospective families, emphasizing student voice and telling our own stories of success.
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Operating Within our Budget
05/02/2021
The cost of education has continued to outpace the funding available to fully support our operations and programming. In addition, the pandemic has created additional unexpected costs, declining enrollment and uncertainty for state funding. Our challenges are not over.
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Educators: Take the Social and Emotional Learning Survey
05/16/2021
SoWashCo Schools educators are asked to complete a survey regarding the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) in our district. This is a follow-up survey to one sent to staff earlier this school year and the data will be used for planning and improving SEL implementation in the coming years.
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Take the Annual Employee Climate and Culture Survey
04/25/2021
The survey helps the district get a consistent, systemic view of the climate and culture among SoWashCo Schools employees. The survey also gives staff an opportunity to give feedback on their overall thoughts of the district, support and training that staff is given in their role.
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Nominate a District 833 All-Star
03/21/2021
Nominations are now being accepted for CAPE’s 2021 District 833 All-Star Awards through Thursday, April 1.
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Summer Professional Development Opportunities
06/06/2021
We are offering opportunities to learn and collaborate this summer, some with Board Credit options.
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Face Masks Optional for Certain Situations Starting June 7
05/31/2021
With the end of the school year on June 4, the state’s Safe Learning Plan will expire for South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools), including the requirements for face masks.
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Video Conference Tools for the 2021-22 School Year
05/31/2021
For the upcoming 2021-22 school year, Zoom will be the preferred video conferencing tool for SoWashCo Schools. SoWashCo Schools will discontinue the use of Cisco WebEx at the end of July.
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