Graduation is complete, awards for the year have been given, and the hallways are no longer filled with the hustle and bustle of students. Summer Break is here! While our students welcome this (usually just the first week until they get bored) it’s a very busy time for many staff members in the school.
Custodians are already hard at work preparing for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. They will have everything looking shiny and new when students return. The summer is also a very busy time for our secretarial staff and finance officer as they are busy getting everything ready for the annual audit and closing out the fiscal year and beginning another. Principals and administrative staff are completing end of year reports, hiring staff, and getting materials ready for the new school year.
Also during summer break, we will see many of our teachers collaborating on lesson plans, teaching summer school, and organizing classrooms. They are also involved in many of our transition events and summer activities taking place this summer. These include:
- Me and My School for applicable students will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks throughout the year.
- Lil’ Demon Days for incoming Kindergarten students will be held on June 21st from 9-11, July 19th from 9-11, and August 8th from 9-2.
- Boot Camp for incoming 6th graders on August 10th from 9-2.
- Freshman Orientation on August 14th from 9-12.
As you can see, summer is a busy time in a school district. Many staff work hard to ensure students have a positive experience when they return.
I’ll end this blog by admitting summer isn’t ALL work. We do enjoy SOME time off. In fact, I am looking forward to my annual beach vacation with my family. However, after that, it is back to the grind!
I wish everyone a great summer!