World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day
Posted on 10/08/2021
EMS Teacher

The global observance of World Teachers’ Day was this week on Tuesday, October 5th. This day was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to “recognize the essential role of teachers in educational advancement and the importance of their contribution to the development of man and modern society” (en.unesco.org). The Wyckoff School District has more than 350 teachers and staff members who educate and support our students daily. We thank them for their dedication to the profession and to the children of Wyckoff.

COVID-19 Documentation for Parent Volunteers

Parents who plan to volunteer at the schools are asked to submit relevant COVID-19 documents by October 18th. To securely upload your proof of vaccination or recent negative test result (dated within one week of volunteer date), visit https://parents.wyckoffps.org to log in to your Genesis Parent Portal Account and complete the Volunteer Parent Documentation Form. If volunteering in multiple schools, please complete the form for each of your children. On-site weekly testing will be offered at no cost for non-vaccinated employees and volunteers. The first testing event will be held at Eisenhower Middle School on Thursday, October 14th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. District employees will be given preference in line during the first hour (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). No registration is required; bring valid ID and insurance card.

Data Team Meetings

Elementary teachers participated in data team meetings this week to review the assessment data of students in Grades 1 to 5 from the district’s academic screening tool, AIMSweb Plus. Teachers reviewed student-level and class-level data, and came together to review trends across grades and subject areas. These collaborative sessions help to inform instruction, allowing teachers to differentiate lessons to meet each student where they are and move them forward. Middle school English Language Arts teachers recently met in teams with literacy consultant Brianne Annitti for professional development on balanced literacy and how to address learners' needs within the reading and writing classroom.

Student Character Awards

Eisenhower Middle School issued awards to twelve students last week, as part of a new monthly Character Recognition initiative at the school. Students are nominated by their teachers for behavior that exemplifies honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, and a willingness to include all peers. Congratulations to the distinguished students who received this award last month. Their names and accomplishments can be found on the Eisenhower Middle School website.

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