Sunday, August 4, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

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!