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Professional Development will take place during Back to School Week, August 28-September 3.
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At the Aug 1 school board meeting, the board approved additional time for staff development in the 2017-2018 school year.
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"Together we must foster safe spaces to move towards justice in education" - NEA.org
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This is a fast, easy, and convenient way to keep our children, our schools, and our community healthy throughout the year!

Rochester Public Schools has partnered with Olmsted County Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center to provide a collaborative School-Located Influenza Immunization Clinic. This is a fast, easy, and convenient way to keep our children, our schools, and our community healthy throughout the year! Visit www.semnic.org/schoolfluclinics.aspx to register.

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Professional Development will take place during Back to School Week, August 28-September 3.

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK


STAFF DEVELOPMENT

AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1


WHO: 
Required for All Certified Staff; Optional for Paraprofessionals

WHAT:
During BTS week, there will be two teacher workdays, one site planned Professional Development (PD) day, and two district PD days. The two district PD days will be Tuesday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 30th. 

During the district PD days, REA staff, paraprofessionals, MHPs, early childhood, and ABE staff will have their choice of learning sessions that will be taught by district staff or external presenters. All district staff will receive professional development at different times during the 2017-2018 school year.

Based on job assignments, some staff will be required to attend a certain PD session. For example, math training will be required for all teachers of mathematics. If you are required to attend a specific PD session, you will automatically be registered for the course in PDExpress. You will receive an email indicating that you have been registered for those classes so you can plan accordingly. Other sessions will be self-selected based on staff choice. This guide features elective courses for all REA members, paraprofessionals, MHPs, early childhood, and ABE staff.

Certified staff are required to attend both August 29th and 30th. Paraprofessionals are invited to select one day full or two half-day sessions.


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At the Aug 1 school board meeting, the board approved additional time for staff development in the 2017-2018 school year.
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At the August 1, 2017 school board meeting, the board approved additional time for staff development in the 2017-2018 school year calendar with the purpose of continuing our focus on equity training. This change will convert the current half-day early dismissals to full days of staff development and students will not report to school. The following dates will be affected:

 

October 5, 2017

November 16, 2017

February 1, 2018

April 12, 2018

 

The updated district calendars, including special area (ABC) calendars, can be found on our website (www.rochester.k12.mn.us/calendars)

SACC (School Age Child Care) will be available from 6:30 am-6 pm on these dates at Bamber Valley, Jefferson, and Northrop, for families registered for the SACC program: http://www.rochesterce.org/sacc

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"Together we must foster safe spaces to move towards justice in education" - NEA.org
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RPS friends and families, we're sharing a link from the National Education Association (NEA Today), which provides resources for students, educators, and families to address and engage in the national dialogue about racism, hate, and bias in the wake of recent events in Charlottesville. "Together we must foster safe spaces to move towards justice in education" - NEA.org

http://www.nea.org/charlottesville

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