I observed a high school psychology class and the teacher led an excellent discussion on the effects of certain drugs and food additives on both their bodies and their brains. It was well done, interesting and full of relevant facts. The teacher was able to relate this to experiences that students might have had and gave some real life information on the effects of alcohol. Very interesting and informative class. The students were all engaged and taking part even though it was the end of the day. – Ellen
REA Contracts Due April 21st
REA contracts are due to be returned to the SAU by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 21. Please sign and return both copies of your contract to your school principal.
Join the Strategic Planning Committee
The School Board is accepting letters of interest from employees, parents, and community members to join the Raymond School District Strategic Planning Committee for their annual review of the plan. This annual review is scheduled for the full day on Thursday, May 18th, beginning at 8:00 AM. Please submit a letter of interest by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd to Jennifer Heywood at the SAU Office.
Health Insurance Open Enrollment Info Sessions – Updated!
SchoolCare is hosting several information sessions as we head into the open enrollment season. No pre-registration is necessary.
Please Note: Benefits Strategies will be discussing the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) during the last part of the session on April 10th and April 12th. They will not be there on April 11th. You may want to consider attending on the 10th or the 12th if you’d like the FSA presentation.
Monday, April 10, LRES Media Center, 3:30-4:30 (Benefits Strategies 4:30-5:00)
Tuesday, April 11, IHGMS Media Center, 3:00 – 4:00
Wednesday, April 12, RHS Media Center, 2:45 – 3:45 (Benefits Strategies 3:45-4:15)
Please Note: Benefits Strategies will be discussing the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) during the last part of the session on April 20th. They will not be there on April 18th. You may want to consider attending on the 20th if you’d like the FSA presentation.
Tuesday, April 18, LRES Media Center, 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday, April 20, IHGMS Media Center, 3:00 – 4:00 (Benefits Strategies
HealthTrust has also scheduled an information session for our non-union, wagepool employees on Monday, May 22 at 3:45 PM, IHGMS Room 192
School Board Update
At last week’s meeting, each school’s music department presented an aspect of their music program to the Board. Elementary school students performed several pieces of music as examples of how their skill has improved over the school year. The middle school performed a wonderful piece with varying instruments. And a high school student used a computer program to show the School Board how her music practice at home can be assessed and improved within the program before submitting her assignment electronically for class.
The School Board reviewed the proposed revisions to the Professional Development Master Plan, which they then approved. The plan will now be submitted to the State. You can see the proposed plan and a summary of changes on our website.
There was a brief discussion about food service outsourcing. As you know, the voters in March had voted against advising the School Board to outsource our food service program. Last week, the School Board took action to keep the food service program in-house.
The School Board discussed possible dates to meet with incoming Superintendent Dr. Tina McCoy, as well as agenda items for that meeting. (The meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 8th at 7:00 PM.)
Finally, the School Board read proposed revised policies EEA Student Transportation Services and EEAA Video and Audio Surveillance on School Property for the first of two readings.
The School Board’s next regular meeting is Wednesday, April 19th.
My Learning Plan Training
A short refresher class for those who would like to attend on how to use My Learning Plan. No need to pre-register. Questions – contact Jennifer Heywood.
Tuesday, April 11, 2:15 PM, RHS Media Center
Monday, April 17, 3:30 PM, LRES Computer Room
Tuesday, May 2, 3:00 PM, IHGMS Room 192
SchoolCare Good For You Quarter 4 Newsletter
SchoolCare Sugar Smasher Challenge