As some of you know already, I am in the second year of a Masters program at Western Washington University. By June 2018, I will have earned my administrative credentials which allow me to serve as an elementary school principal. One of the major components of this program is a year-long internship with Mrs. Reisner. As part of this experience, I will be acting as a "principal designee" some days when Mrs. Reisner is out of building.
My first two days in this role are Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Mrs. Ducken will be my substitute for both days. While I will be out of the classroom at times, I should be able to check in regularly with students. Please know I greatly appreciate your encouragement and support, as does Mrs. Reisner. On Monday, September 25th, I will return to my regular role as a classroom teacher.
If you are planning to volunteer in the classroom, please make sure your volunteer paperwork is up to date. Paperwork that was submitted when your child was enrolled in third grade will expire this year. Volunteer packets are available at the PTA kiosk in the school lobby. Or, you can download the form by clicking on the link below.
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS>>
The Burlington-Edison School Board of Directors acknowledges conduct and behavior is closely associated with learning. An effective instructional program requires a wholesome and orderly school environment. The board requires that each student adhere to the rules of conduct and submit to corrective action taken as a result of conduct violations. The rules of conduct are applicable during the school day as well as during any school activity conducted on or off campus; and off school grounds if a student’s actions materially or substantially affect or interfere with the educational process or District operations. Special rules are also applicable while riding on a school bus.
Students are expected to:
A. Respect the rights, person and property of others;
B. Pursue the required course of study;
C. Preserve the degree of order necessary for a positive climate for learning; and
D. Comply with district rules and regulations;
E. Submit to the authority of staff and reasonable discipline imposed by school employees
and respond accordingly.
The Board also recognizes that schools must take reasonable steps so that students who fail to adhere to the district’s rules and regulations and who receive discipline for such misconduct remain engaged or are effectively reengaged in their educational program.
Burlington-Edison School District Discipline Policy>>
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