From the Superintendent: Rights, Responsibilities and Keeping Students at the Center

Our entire staff -- all 7,200 full and part time employees -- do incredible work every day. The incidents of last week do not change the fact that together we offer exceptional opportunities for our children to grow and flourish. 

Video: Hmong Youth Leadership Summit held in SPPS for first time

Students from across SPPS participated in the first Hmong Youth Leadership Summit, a one-day event on Oct. 15 where students engaged in equity and social justice work.

Action items
  • Staff: Remind families to access Nutrition Services menus
  • Staff: Review employee reimbursement update
  • Staff: Free bicycles available for SPPS students in need, request bikes now
  • Staff: Submit items for 2016 SPPS legislative agenda by Oct. 30
  • Staff: Check School View website to access new student enrollment information
  • Teachers: Submit Individualized Growth and Development Plan
  • Principals: SAT team member must attend Refferal Process meeting
Kudos
  • Winners of Walk/Bike to School Day competition announced
  • Kudos on a great week for Farnsworth Marching Band
  • Highland Park IB Dance class performs with Indian Dance Group
  • SPPS staff featured last week in 'I Am SPPS'
Teacher grants
  • Upcoming grant deadlines
  • Money available for teacher PD with Fund for Teachers, apply by Jan. 28
  • Grants Facebook group offers advice, grant opportunities
  • Teachers: Apply for scholarships from Saint Paul Retired Teachers, Inc.
Department news
  • MinnPost highlights race, equity work at Como Park Elementary
  • 2016 Online Open Enrollment system now available
  • New Vision Plan offered through EyeMed for SPPS staff
  • Updates from the Transportation Department
  • Enter student referral forms in Campus
  • Attend pre-retirement seminars in October
  • Free yoga classes at Battle Creek Elementary and Washington Tech
  • Bounce back! Learn how to cultivate personal resilience