From the Superintendent: Welcome back to the 2015-16 School Year

Here we go – another school year officially begins! We are back with kids this week, doing what we love and what we do best.

Video: Through diligence and determination, more than 100 students receive diplomas this summer

SPPS leaders and families celebrated student success on Aug. 29 at St. Catherine University. The 2015 Summer Graduation Ceremony recognized SPPS students who had worked hard in summer school to finish high school and receive their diplomas.

Action items
  • Staff: Update student enrollment data in Campus
  • Staff: Name/gender change form available at Student Placement
  • Staff: Update your phone contact information
  • Staff: Read the Office of Specialized Services monthly newsletter
  • Staff: Review CIPA mandatory reporting requirements and recommended iPad behavior expectations
  • Staff: Promote MySPPS app to families, community
  • Teachers: Encourage your students to enter the Saint Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest
  • Teachers: Participate in Personalized Learning Professional Development
  • Teachers: Apply for fall grants now
  • Principals and teachers: Create a culture of attendance at your school
  • Principals: Important information about Title I and school improvement
  • K-8 principals: Identify school coordinator for Cognitive Abilties Test
  • Principals: NWEA MAP district-wide test administration for 2015-16 school year
  • Principals: Send Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act notification to students, staff
  • Principals: Promote your school on Twitter and Facebook through MySPPS app
Kudos
  • Three SPPS students receive Larry Lucio Scholarship
  • 'I Am SPPS' campaign launches on social media, SPPS website
  • Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation awards musical instruments to Washington Tech
  • Board of Education recognizes outstanding work by SPPS employees
Department news
  • Extended Day Learning begins Oct. 12
  • Use the School Marketing Toolkit to promote your school
  • For second year, Nutrition Services highlights local food with 'Minnesota Thursdays'
  • PLC building contacts: quarterly meeting dates announced
  • New school bus discipline referral form
  • New meal prices for 2015-16 school year
  • Submit your summer programs activity tracker
  • September health observance: Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • What did you do to Live Well this summer?