January 3, 2012 > Planning meetings scheduled for New Haven School District
Planning meetings scheduled for New Haven School District
Submitted By Rick La Plante
New Haven School District's Chief Academic Officer, Wendy Gudalewicz, has announced a series of planning meetings to gather input from parents and community members concerning the essential elements of the District's strategy for teaching and learning. The "Seven Essentials for Continuous Growth and Improvement" are designed to ensure that the District:
Provides district-wide instructional foci;
Uses data to inform instructional and professional development decisions;
Implements a targeted professional development plan to grow and strengthen instruction;
Learns and uses research-based best instructional practices;
Creates and maintains effective and safe learning environments;
Aligns resources (human, time, money) toward instructional focus and student learning;
Involves parents and community in student learning, assessments and learning supports.
Ms. Gudalewicz will review prior and current actions, present data and ask participants to identify questions or concerns based on the data and the Seven Essentials. She also will ask participants to help identify and prioritize potential action steps.
Parents and community members can attend the meeting at their neighborhood school or select another meeting that fits their schedule. The meeting schedule:
Thursday, January 12: Conley-Caraballo High, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18: Searles Elementary, 8 a.m.; Pioneer Elementary, 6 p.m.
Thursday, January 26: Alvarado Middle, 3 p.m.; James Logan High, 6 p.m.
Friday, January 27: Eastin Elementary, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 1: Alvarado Elementary, 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 9: Emanuele Elementary, 6 p.m. (This also is the designated meeting for Cesar Chavez Middle School).
Wednesday, February 15: Hillview Crest Elementary, 4 p.m.; Kitayama Elementary, 5:30 p.m.