Dear Tubman Students and Families,
It is hard to believe that it is almost time to start another school year! The 2018-19 school year gets underway Wednesday, August 22nd. I hope everyone is well-rested after an enjoyable summer and ready to engage in learning. I am confident that we will continue to pave the way in innovative educational efforts and prepare all of our students to be truly college and career ready.
Joining us this year are some new faces. As of the date of this letter, these new hires include:
- Jordan Adams - 7th & 8th Grade Middle School Science Teacher
- Ifrah Aydid - 4th Grade Teacher
- Christina Espiritu - 3rd Grade Teacher
Our summer crew has been hard at work to make our school look fabulous. We have been busy working on painting and cleaning in preparation for the first day of school on August 22nd. Students now have one-to-one computer technology in every classroom. Because of this, we have reconfigured the computer lab into a full gym for our students to enjoy this school year and beyond. Finally, we have spruced up the Auditorium to hold proper presentations and theatre performances for our Tubman community.
Looking ahead, we have made some positive changes that will help steer our students in the right direction and make better choices. To help facilitate our student learning, we have provided more time for our middle school students to take a deeper dive into our curriculum and instruction. This will include advisory periods and block scheduling. We have also purchased iReady for the entire school. iReady is an individualized program which pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring that shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.
You will be able to meet all of our staff at our Back to School BBQ on Thursday, August 16th at 4:00 at our outdoor area. This year’s Back to School BBQ will be free to families. Class lists will posted during that time and we will have games for all families to enjoy.
We look forward to seeing you at the Back to School BBQ and on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 22nd.
Ryan Woodard, M.Ed.
CEO & Principal