So, here we are........... my 39th first day of school eve in my life. You'd think that by now, I wouldn't be nervous in the least. But, you'd be wrong. I'm very nervous! We are opening a brand new facility where I'm welcoming approximately 140 additional students and 20 or so additional staff. So, my focus at this point are three main issues:
1. Student Safety Procedures - mainly arrival and dismissal at this point of the year.
2. Creating a Positive Continuous Learning Culture for staff and students - we're focusing on PBIS at the beginning of the year.
3. Creating and sustaining high levels of rigor and engagement aligned with KCAS.
Only 3 things, should be manageable! These however are three HUGE things!!!! So I have to prioritize. I will be sharing my adventures in these three areas with you here. Wish me luck and please offer me some advice. I'll be touching base again soon!