I need to brag a moment about your son and daughter’s teachers. This school year has seen a number of changes. We all know that when things change, it isn’t easy. Your teachers have embraced each enhancement and are committed to providing the best school experience for our students. They are highly professional and committed to all students learning.
Our leadership team (made up of teachers, principals, and instructional coaches) outlined a common lesson plan template. It isn't news that every teacher plans lessons. With over 90 teachers at North, we knew that every teacher planned differently based on how they were trained. That's not good enough. We want to guarantee to parents that, no matter who their son or daughter is educated by, they will receive the same, high quality, education. Every day, your student has a teacher organized and planned for success. Here are our planning non-negotiables for this year:
A high quality education is one part of student success. The other is a high quality intervention system. We will discuss our PBIS Intervention System in another newsletter.
Ryan Dumkrieger is the principal of Sioux City North High School.