From the superintendent

In Chile, students have to pay for the high-quality teachers and schools that Saint Paul Public Schools offers each and every day. That helped me remember again why I chose to become and remain an educator in St. Paul.

Action items
  • All staff: Take medical benefits survey
  • All staff: Learn more about the new strategic plan at information sessions
  • All staff: Register for Thinking College Early Fair
  • School staff: Attend Personalized Learning training
  • School staff: Raise money for your school year-round
  • School staff: Review new substitute teacher request procedures
  • School staff: Raise money for your school year-round
  • School staff: Register events for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
  • Teachers: Review information on Interview and Selection and the Placement Process
  • Teachers: February grant opportunities
  • Teachers: Plan now for spring grant submissions
  • Tenured K-12 classroom teachers: Get support from Peer Assistance and Review (PAR)
  • Teachers: Register for Valentines for Vets
  • Principals and site coordinators: Administer 5Essentials survey
  • Elementary principals: Update SCIPs for progress monitoring
Department news and announcements
  • State of the District video available
  • Focus Beyond offers employment and career evaluation to special education high school students
  • National School Counseling Week is February 3-7
Employee wellness: Yoga-based stress-reduction classes available

HealthPartners is excited to offer a yoga-based stress reduction class to all staff at no cost. There will be several opportunities to take this class from February through May.

  • John A. Johnson wellness committee rewards students with perfect attendance
  • Central High Science Bowl Team places third in Minnesota