Greetings fellow calendar working group members!
It was very nice to see all of your smiling faces tonight at the meeting. We were able to accomplish a lot and WE GOT OUT EARLY! Here is a summary of our work tonight…
First we revisited our Road Map and identified we are still in the process of interviewing stakeholders. As soon as our group feels they have gathered enough insight and perspective from these interviews we will move forward with a round table discussion to lead us to the creation of a survey.
Members in their sub-groups continued to share feedback from the interviews. Then each sub-group created tasks to seek out voices that are missing. (See Padlet for list of stakeholders to interview: http://padlet.com/jill_rollie/8t1hy2etz0fd)
We concluded the meeting utilizing PollEverywhere to ask working group members if they needed additional time to complete interviews. The majority said they would like one more meeting to continue interviewing, at which point we will check in again to see if we need additional time.
If you would like to review all documents, you may find them on the google link listed below.
Our feedback from the group tonight was primarily centered around the need for more team members in attendance. In addition, if you know of individuals that would like to join a dynamic, fun, and witty group (with treats) please invite them to our next meeting on October 19th. All are welcome!
We look forward to seeing you again in October (with friends)!
Gus and Jill
We hope you have enjoyed your summer! Gus and I are very excited to pick up where we left off in June with the calendar working group. We have been working very hard to create an efficient and meaningful plan to successfully accomplish our mission statements, which are…
School Start Times
Inform the stakeholders, gather information, and draw conclusions regarding the feasibility of an 8:30 or later start time (for grades 5-12) to be shared with the school board.
Inform the stakeholders, gather information, and draw conclusions regarding the feasibility of a district-wide balanced calendar to be shared with the school board.
In addition, here are a couple of articles (for your reading pleasure) of recent news with balanced calendar and school day.
As always we appreciate all of your time and hard work that you contribute to the mission of this group. Listed below are the dates to all of our very engaging and wonderfully fun meetings! I will send out calendar requests.
We look forward to seeing you in September and continuing to work with YOU!
Jill and Gus