Tonight I decided to take the plunge and staple my Back to School Night packet. Yes, it's been approved - I take care of that business back in May before we even leave for summer. It's even been copied before school even got out. Anyway, while I was doing the tedious task (all this paperwork isn't really fun), I posted a picture of it over on Instagram and some teachers posted that they would like to see it.
So here it is. The formatting is off since I had to take it from a PDF and copy/paste it into a powerpoint to be able to turn it into an image... and I had to take out the specific contact information... but there was no way I was going to retype it all. :) I love you all, but seriously not going to retype all of this...
In the packet it turns out to be 4 pages long - but to make it large enough for you to read, on here it's 6 pages. :) Please know that in my parent/student copy I have things in bold, underlined, and italicized. They can't miss the big things!
Basically everything is the same as it normally is... though I did decide this next year to give the kids the opportunity to "move up" with their behavior. Coming from last year I also decided to make up an understanding page. Usually I have a little note that parents and students sign that says they went over the packet at home... this year I want it all spelled out. I want something on file that shows me that parents know about the online grading system - that they know they can see their child's grades at any moment of the day/night/weekend... etc.
This next year I'm all about working smarter NOT harder - not going to be doing a separate behavior log in their folders - not having a separate Friday folder at all - simplifying and recording right where the kids take home the work. All this because this year I'm in charge of their supplies... I am giving them exactly what they need in the format that gives me the least amount of headaches.
Anyway - that's it for my BTSN packet. :) I just need to update my powerpoint and I'll get that out to share too!