From the Superintendent: Effects of Ebola on Immigrant Families, Recognize Native American Heritage Month in November

Time and time again, I find that what I’ve learned about racial equity here at SPPS has practical applications in many parts of my life.

Video: We Read Saint Paul focuses on literature that represents SPPS students

On October 21, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) district leaders read to elementary students at several schools as part of the new We Read Saint Paul program.

Action items
  • Principals and assistant principals: Enter first quarter discipline reporting in Campus by Nov. 2
  • Principals: Stay up to date with Specialized Services Monthly Newsletter
  • Title I principals and parent liaisons: Hold Title I annual meetings by Nov. 21
  • Teachers: Put Culturally Responsive Teaching into practice
  • Teachers: Register for We Act today
  • Teachers: Need extra funding? Apply for grants now
  • Personalized Learning: New Resources Available Online for Teachers
  • School staff: Next phase of teacher development, evaluation plan will be announced soon
  • School staff: 7th annual Shop, Ship and Share event is Nov. 21-22
  • School staff: EDL canceled on parent-teacher conference days
  • School staff: Promote our Attendance Matters Awareness Campaign
  • All staff: Attend a retirement insurance session
  • All staff: Update your school or PTO/PTA page on GiveMN by THIS FRIDAY, Oct. 31
Department news
  • Ebola information available on Student Wellness website
  • Schedule American Indian Education classes and activities at your school
  • SPPS, Arc Greater Twin Cities offer support groups for Hmong families who have children with disabilities
  • Open enrollment brochure coming soon
  • Peer Assistance and Review available for tenured preK-12 teachers
  • Learn about Personal Learning Network during Monday's Tweet Chat
  • Applications now open for 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • Host a flu shot clinic at your school's event
Employee wellness
  • Back by popular demand: Yoga-based stress reduction classes for staff
  • Firefighters outfit 2,000 Saint Paul, Minneapolis students with winter coats
  • Two SPPS psychologists earn national certification