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From the Superintendent: It's a critical time for school districts, including SPPS

We have a lot to do in the next 10 weeks, starting with some difficult decision-making.

Video: Now is the time for SPPS students to plan for summer

SPPS and the City of Saint Paul are proud to offer a variety of programs during summer.

Action items
  • Teachers: Process to 'push out' approved apps for SPPS iPads has started
  • Year 2 iPad teachers: Sign up for iPads for Educators event
  • All staff: Participate in statewide tornado drill on April 16
  • Teachers: Save the date for Tech HOOPLA
  • All staff: What to do during lockdown
  • Principals, assistant principals: Preparing to write your 2015-16 School Continuous Improvement Plans
  • All staff: Allina Health's annual New Shoes, Healthy Kids event in April 18
  • Teachers: Schedule a visit to the Como Planetarium
  • All staff: Share CDF Freedom Schools flier and registration with families
  • All staff: Review summer professional development offerings
  • Teachers: Schedule a Minnesota History Center field trip for 'We Are Hmong' exhibit
  • Elementary principals and teachers: Free field trip to plant flower beds at State Capitol
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • All staff: Apply for S-Term positions by April 15
  • All staff: Student engagement surveys will be conducted in March and April
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
Department news
  • New start date for ECSE, Pre-K and kindergarten for Fall 2015
  • New School Bus Discipline Referral Form available week of April 13
  • School lunch price increasing for 2015-16
  • Discuss the 'Changing Role of Teachers' during Monday's Tweet Chat
  • Resources to help homeless youth is focus of April 22 discussion
  • MRC to hold training for fifth-grade teachers prior to Bdote Field Trip
  • Support SPPS teaching, learning at A Toast to Student Success benefit on April 30
Employee wellness
  • Start or join a walking club at your site
  • Race to put SPPS in the lead
Kudos
  • 2 SPPS teachers named finalists for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
  • Washington Tech students qualify for state science fair
  • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus first grade team will receive two agriculture grants
  • Washington Tech students research artifacts for the Multicultural Resource Center
  • Chelsea Heights Wellness Champion nets $40K for American Heart Association
  • Youth Leadership Team student spotlight: Grace James