Thursday, December 11, 2014

Getting Ready for the Winter Break!

It's beginning to feel a lot like…  Yes, it is that time of the year. We are so busy trying to teach children while they have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads that we can hardly take a breath! There are things that we need to be prepared for as we close out this calendar year of 2014.

1:  DESKTOP COMPUTERS:  If you are in a portable, you may want to bring your teacher computer in to the library or computer lab.  You will need to secure the cables out of the way for the janitor to clean your room. If you are in an indoor classroom, move your desktop computer to the back cabinet or next to the TV so that it will be out of the way for the janitors to clean.

2: SAFES should be unplugged from the wall, locked up and the key taken with you.

3: LAPTOPS should be fully charged, shut down, unplugged and locked securely in the safe or the cart. The laptop cart should be locked up in the computer lab or library (or other designated storage room that has the deadbolt lock.)

4: iPADS should be fully charged, turned off, unplugged and securely locked in the safe or the iPad cart. If you are in a portable and you have a rolling iPad cart, please move it into the building and store it in the library, lab or the designated storage room. It is not to be plugged in.

5: TEACHER iPADS: If you do NOT plan on taking yours home over the holidays, please make sure that it is fully charged, turned off, unplugged and locked securely in the safe, cabinet, or turned in to the office where it can be securely locked for the duration of the break.

6: Please follow any specific rules that your campus issues.  Please do not take these electronic rules for granted. There are many devices stolen in the district annually.  We do not want to increase this number  by being careless with these items.

Most of all, RELAX and ENJOY your holiday break! I look forward to working with you after the break.