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Community Conversations

Written by on November 14, 2017 Filed in District, District Announcements

In an effort to engage families and community partners and increase transparency, we have developed a series of meetings called Community Conversations with Superintendent Dr. Harper. We want to make it clear that we are listening, and we care what our families and community has to say. The feedback we receive will help to guide our long term strategic planning for the district. 

 

Community Conversations with Superintendent Dr. Stanley Harper

2017-18

 

November 15, 2017:

SRCS Main Campus – Board Room

6:30-8:00PM

Topic: Enhancing Student Achievement through a Holistic Approach to Learning

 

How do school attendance, social and emotional awareness and mental wellness contribute to student achievement? What community resources can families turn to for support? What programs and services are available in the District for struggling students? What policies are procedures around mental health, school attendance, and social and emotional wellness are new this year?

 

 

January 17, 2018:

St. Regis Mohawk Elementary School – Multi-Purpose Room

6:30-8:00PM

Topic: Testing: What, Why, How?

 

Why do schools test students? Why is this required by the state? What do educators glean from test scores? How does testing affect individualized learning? How much time is spent on tests and how were the questions developed? How have these tests changed in the past few years, and why?

 

 

March 14, 2018:

SRCS Main Campus – Board Room

6:30-8:00PM

Topic: Strengthening Relationships: How the School, Families, and Community Partners Work Together

 

Who are important community stakeholders? How do the school, families, and community partners form a triangular partnership? How can these groups work better together? Are any sides of the triangle weaker than others? How can we strengthen these relationships?

 

May 16, 2018:

SRCS Main Campus – Board Room

6:30-8:00PM

Topic: Preventing Summer Slide: Keeping the Educational Process Going Throughout the Summer

 

How can we prevent “summer slide” in students? How do we engage students throughout the summer with educational opportunities? What types of programs would you like to see offered in the summer months? Which community partners can work with us to develop and implement these programs? How can parents encourage students to stay engaged with education throughout the summer?

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