Principal’s Report: May 16, 2012
Action Plan Progress
The Action Plan Committee has completed the 2012-13 draft. The next step is to share this plan with the Calais staff. I will have the plan ready for review and adoption at the June meeting of the Calais School Board.
During my three years at Calais I have seen an increased need for guidance and counseling services at CES. I have considered increasing the current .4 FTE guidance position; however our counselor, Cat Fair, works at another school the other 3 days of the workweek. As the relationship between a counselor and student is built on trust and over time I could not see hiring an additional counselor for one day a week.
I have learned that Cat Fair has severed her employment at her other school. Due to her recent decision to leave Waitsfield Elementary I recommend that the Calais School Board contemplates increasing her employment at Calais from .4 FTE to .6 FTE.
Calais Webpage and E-mail
To correspond with the School Board there is now a link on the CES website. The SB provided the explanation of how to communicate to them. If anyone uses the link to contact the SB, their email goes to the CES Administrative Assistant “inbox.” If it is received more than 5 days prior to the SB meeting, the email communication will go to the SB in their packet.
This information and procedure was included in the past newsletter, May 4th, and it was posted on Front Porch Forum.
We had an exceptionally good turnout at the spring parent/teacher conference, with a 98% parent contact. Families that were unable to attend were contacted by phone.
Custodial/Maintenance Supervisor, Jason Rowell, has begun the installation of new access points in the new section of the building. There is a built-in power indicator LED on the controller that lights when the power is applied as well as the LED on the router itself. The classroom teacher will have the flexibility of turning the internet on and off and using it only when it is needed for instruction.
The library carpet and the kitchen floor will be replaced before the end of the fiscal year.