From the Superintendent: Welcome Back to School!

 
Watch a video from Superintendent Valeria Silva as she welcomes staff back for the 2015-16 school year.

Action Items
  • Staff: At school open houses, help families complete applications for education benefits, free and reduced-price meals
  • Staff: Update student enrollment data in Campus
  • Staff: Name/gender change form available at Student Placement
  • Staff: Update your phone contact information
  • Staff: Review CIPA mandatory reporting requirements and recommended iPad behavior expectations
  • Staff: Promote MySPPS App to families, community
  • Principals: Plan for NWEA MAP district-wide test administration for 2015-16 school year
  • Principals: Send Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act notification to students, staff
  • Principals: Video footage request form now required
  • Principals and Teacher: Create a culture of attendance at your school
  • Principals: Promote your school on Twitter and Facebook through MySPPS app
  • Clerks: Give Project Reach/Fostering Connections enrollment forms to families
  • Administrators: Assign a site Wellness Champion
  • Teachers: Participate in Personalized Learning Professional Development
  • Teachers: Apply for transportation grants to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Teachers: Encourage your students to enter the Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest
Kudos
  • Johnson Senior High School teacher travels to South Korea for summer conference, field study
  • Photos: Eight SPPS students visit Silicon Valley to learn about technology careers
  • National History Day winners at OWL, SPPS schools
  • Obama teacher reappointed to Minnesota Board of Teaching
  • Highland Park student retraces life of Minnesota soldier who died in Normandy
Department News
  • Personalized Learning updates: iPads and MacBooks for staff, Moodle Upgrade and More
  • New school bus discipline referral form
  • Human Resources rolls out extended payroll information, including schedule and deadlines
  • PLC building contact's quarterly meeting dates announced
  • All staff: 'I Am SPPS' campaign launches on social media, SPPS website
  • Staff meal account information now available at any school
  • Use the School Marketing Toolkit to promote your school
  • For 2nd Year, Nutrition Services highlights local food with 'Minnesota Thursdays'
  • Meal prices for 2015-16 school year
  • Deadline approaching: Save money on healthcare in 2016
  • What did you do to Live Well this summer?