Opening of School Information
Dear Englewood Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I am thrilled that we soon will be welcoming the classes of 2017 through 2029 (and beyond at the ECE!) into our buildings. Each and every person who works in our school district is instrumental to the success of our students, and I am excited to engage in our work this year with a renewed focus on our Englewood kids and all that they can achieve.
Our new tagline – Belong and Thrive - applies to students and adults in Englewood Schools. Being part of an organization that values high expectations, accountability, integrity, respect and community allows members of the organization to know that they are part of a greater promise and purpose. Our mission - Preparing all students for future success through learning, leading, engagement and action – speaks to the work we do every day, in every school, with every child, in Englewood. Our vision – Graduating the leaders, thinkers and explorers of tomorrow – compels us to stay future-focused while we strive each day to ensure that students have left our classrooms having learned something completely new. Our new Strategic Plan captures the essence of where we need to direct our time and energy so that our tagline, core values, vision and mission come alive through collective focus and effort. It is an honor and a privilege for me to be a part of such vital and important work that has grown from a year-long collaborative process involving staff, students and community.
This year, our annual staff kickoff event will be held on Friday, August 5 at Fisher Auditorium on the TEC campus. I am looking forward to sharing more information about how the Strategic Plan will be shaping our work now and into the future. Every one of us has a significant role in ensuring our kids and our colleagues Belong and Thrive in Englewood Schools.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Englewood Schools Staff Kickoff: Friday, August 5, 2016 - All current district employees attend this event
Breakfast provided at 7:30 a.m. in the Englewood Campus commons
8:15 am: Welcome Back and General Session in Fisher Auditorium
The complete schedule of events for the first two weeks of the 2016-2017 school year can be found here
. I am overjoyed that we will all be working together intentionally and deliberately to ensure that Englewood Schools is a place where students, staff and community Belong and Thrive!
Wendy Rubin, Ed.D.