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Tips for maintaining structure in the home

How can families support children who are home for an extended period of time? Download Resources Now 11 Tips For Families Institute a regular schedule Monday-Friday with an agreed-on wakeup time and designated hours for instructional time (e.g., work sent home, online modules suggested by the school, reading books, etc.). First 30 minutes: Complete silent reading (could be a chapter book, iReady, assignment sent from school). Second 30 minutes: Complete math activity (could be assignment sent from school, online module, or around- the-house project, e.g., measuring the dimensions of a room or figuring out cost of [...]

Tips for maintaining structure in the home2020-04-13T17:47:52+00:00

Nathan Is A Great Friend To All

Nathan helps all of his classmates all of the time, he is the classroom tech help, he always helps clean up without being asked, He completes his work and works well with all of his peers. He is also very considerate of others' feelings. Nathan is just willing to be where ever he is needed. He participates in all school activities and is a great friend to all. After being part of the welding trip with room 16, Nathan has been asked back to be part of an apprentice welding class! Learn more about our school today. [...]

Nathan Is A Great Friend To All2020-03-10T19:56:58+00:00

Thank You, Mr. R!

This month, we're shining the spotlight on Mr. R! We are so proud of him and all he has done this school year. Mr. R goes out of his way to help students and staff when needed. All of our students love taking VTO’s with Mr. R and his colleagues are impressed by his hard work and dedication each and every day. Learn more about our school today.

Thank You, Mr. R!2020-07-08T13:22:04+00:00

Frida’s Positive Impact

Frida has caught on to the TA position quickly. She goes beyond her duties frequently. Frida has made a positive impact on her students and is an asset to her peers. Frida volunteers to help out in any way possible in and outside of the classroom. She translates for our Spanish speaking parents in all of our classrooms and is always in good spirits! Frida has shown to be a great addition to our wonderful school! Her love of her job and the students is evident every day. Learn more about our school today. [...]

Frida’s Positive Impact2020-03-10T19:45:58+00:00

Ms. Dee Sparks Joy

Ms. Darienne Martin-Baker, lovingly referred to as “Ms. Dee” by staff and students, sparks joy. As a High School Assistant Teacher, she’s an all-time favorite for VTO’s, frequently full of infectious energy, and honestly great hugs. She’s a bit like a school mascot here at Sierra School at Barrett in a uniform of overalls and Birkenstocks. When we asked students, “What makes Ms.Dee great?” Most said she’s welcoming, friendly, and patient. Sierra School at Barrett staff shares similar sentiments. Tommy our program coordinator for the middle and high school says, “She’s the bright spot of all my days. I’m so [...]

Ms. Dee Sparks Joy2020-03-10T19:41:54+00:00

Ms. Denise Is A Natural Leader

Denise has encouraged and supported staff. Denise is a go-to when navigating complicated student scenarios. Denise models healthy boundaries for staff and students. Denise is the first to volunteer when help is needed. Staff always look for Ms. Denise for guidance and support. She always is there with a smile on her face no matter the situation. We depend on her and she never lets us down. She's a natural leader among staff. She is an authentic motivator with the students. Denise is highly regarded by staff and students alike. Denise is highly valued on our team. Learn [...]

Ms. Denise Is A Natural Leader2020-03-10T19:31:25+00:00

Thank You Mike Brooke!

Mike Brooks is a leader and coach to all staff. He creates a professional demeanor that is welcoming to the team. We are lucky to have him on our team! Mike Brooks has gone above and beyond to collaborate with the team to help create a successful program for the students we serve. We are all lucky to work alongside Mike Brooks! Learn more about our school today.

Thank You Mike Brooke!2020-03-10T19:21:31+00:00

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Williams

Ms. Williams has continued to get more students than ever involved in our Workability program. Ms. Williams has taken initiative in organizing campus-wide events this month and ensuring everything is planned in advance down to the very last detail. Ms. Williams is a positive role model for both staff and students and continues to show leadership in many different areas around the campus. We are so lucky to have such amazing staff who not only comes with a smile every day but makes us smile every day. Learn more about our school today.

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Williams2020-03-10T19:12:40+00:00

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Koen

Ms. Koen has been with Sierra School for 2 years now and moved from a TA position into a teaching position very quickly. Her dedication, patient nature, and hard work make it apparent that she is a star on campus. Over the past month, Ms. Koen has dealt with lots of crisis situations and lots of really tough IEP’s. Through it, all she has continued to hold herself to the highest standards kept a positive attitude and continued to make all her students feel valued and important. We are so lucky to have a teacher like Ms. Koen on our [...]

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Koen2020-03-10T19:15:17+00:00

Ms. Facio Is A Great Role Model

Ms. Facio is a staff in one of our BEST model classrooms and is a great example of how the model should be implemented. Ms. Facio is a great role model for her coworkers and students. She has a great attitude that other staff look up to and strive to learn from. “Ms. Facio shows up every day with a smile and a positive attitude greeting her students warmly and is always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the success of her classroom” - Dustin Hefner, Associate Director Learn more about our school today. [...]

Ms. Facio Is A Great Role Model2020-03-10T19:15:45+00:00