Superintendent's Newsletter, February 12, 2021

 To:     Bennie Polvos, Wayne van Zwoll, Matt West, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa

From:  Scott Sattler

CC:     Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Mario Martinez, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

            Hanna Coffman, all staff. 

Date:  02/12/2021

Re:      Supt. Report

Strategic Plan Improvement Goals

Cultivate data-driven decision making as the seed for future student growth.

Offer and cultivate rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.

Ripen strong community partnerships

Employ a school culture where every student is respected, safe and academically challenged.

 

District items of interest:

The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is February 22, 2021    6:00 pm, MS Cafeteria.

February Enrollment = 741           Average Enrollment = 749       Our budget this year was set for 750

 

Cultivate data-driven decision making as the seed for future student growth.

  • High school grades will go out Tuesday, February 16th for the first three weeks of 2nd

  • The elementary finished the Winter Diagnostic for reading and math… there are improvements across all grade levels. 

  • Check out the Tree of Colleges at the elementary entryway. Also next to the elementary library college and career is promoted by job listings and steps for goal setting. 

  • The High School office will begin the remodel this Spring. Demolition took place this week and the reconstruction will start later this Spring. 

 

Offer and cultivate rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.

  • Bridgeport High School has earned the 2020 College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.

     

Ripen strong community partnerships

  • The Hat Project out of Quincy has donated hundreds of hats for our students.  Students have been very thankful for these hats during this cold weather.

  • Once the COVID vaccine is available for school staff, we will solidify our plans to make this available at school for staff that have indicated they want it.

  • The Bridgeport Fire department burned a few of the debris piles on the new school property and plan to do the rest when weather allows.

  • Our custodial crew has been doing the fire clean up on the school farm and have made good progress. The new school farm will be placed on the new property over the upcoming year. 

  • The auditor will start the financial audit the week of March 8th.

  • Over the past few months Bridgeport, Brewster, and Pateros have been trying to figure out how to offer a Health Sciences Program using either the Wenatchee or Moses Lake Skills Center.  Our current focus is the CNA program.  Moses Lake seems to be the best resource at this time.  Our goal is to help students earn the CNA through the skills center, but maintain the districts full FTE.  We believe we have the solution and are moving forward.  Currently the class would be for seniors and would be located at Brewster.  It would be an afternoon session 12-3ish for one year, plus practicums.  More to come on this one.

 

Employ a school culture where every student is respected, safe and academically challenged.

  • As we move to Phase 2, high school football, volleyball, cheer, and cross country begin within the next week. With a small turnout for cross county we will co-op with Brewster for that sport at HS level. 

  • Middle School Sports starts this next week as well. FB Feb 16th, VB and Cross County Feb. 22nd.

  • High school breakfast and lunch counts are up! We are now offering more choices for breakfast and lunch and ensuring hot meals for both breakfast and lunch.

  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.

  • High school students are now lining up in the high school gym for temperature checks.

 

Upcoming Events     

Feb. 15                        NO School  President’s Day

Feb. 22            6 pm    School Board meeting           MS Cafeteria