The First day with students is a late start Monday for middle and high school and an early release for elementary. There will probably not be PLC on the first day but time for you to prepare for teaching.
Thursday, August 14th is a paid per diem extra day if you choose to come. It is not mandatory. The pay will show on your September pay warrant.
The days are passing quickly now and I wanted to get a message out to help with some logistics for the beginning of the school year.
The first day for teachers is Wednesday, August 13th and this is now called a staff development day, formerly a Buy Back Day. This day is mandatory and you must sign in and sign out. If you miss this day there will be a make-up day in the Spring. Information for this day will be coming out from the District.
On Thursday, August 14th there will be a Common Core Staff development day that is not mandatory but if you come you will sign in and receive a time sheet. When you submit the time sheet at the end of the day you will be paid per diem for attending the training. The pay will come in your September pay warrant.
Friday, August 15th is the staff development day, this includes only a 90 minute meeting with your administrator at your site and then the rest of the day is yours to prepare your room and curriculum.
Monday, August 18th is the first student day of school. This first day of school will be a late start Monday for middle and high schools and an early release Monday for elementary schools.
VTA will be holding our first annual bowling social on Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 4:00 PM at the Vista Entertainment Center. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have members attend and get to know each other from different school sites. We could even have a little competition between school sites. This year the District is hiring over 100 new teachers and this would be a great way to welcome them to Vista Unified and VTA.
In other news I have to share, I married Don Dawson on July 23rd. I will be changing over to my new name so if you see correspondence from Barbara Dawson that will be me.
I hope your summer has been restful and refreshing. See you on August 13th.
Barbara Dawson (Franklin)
Vista Teachers Association