July 1, 2020
Dear Families and Staff,
It is an honor to lead and serve the Franklin Lakes Public Schools. I look forward to meeting everyone and collaborating for the benefit of the whole community. Together, we are stronger and will achieve great things.
In the coming weeks, I look forward to working closely with the Reopening Plan Committee to start our road back to school. Thank you to all who are serving on this committee and dedicating your time to this important work. I am grateful to Dr. Strauss for selecting the committee and look forward to collaborating with her during our process. The community and staff will be receiving surveys that will help us gather pivotal data as we begin our week. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey. The first meeting of our committee will be next week.
As we embark on this journey, please remember that what’s within us is stronger than what’s in our way.
Stay safe and be well,
2020-2021 District Goals
Engage students in the development of the Social Emotional Learning core competencies, which enhance students' capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Attend to the development of Self-Management (including health/wellness) and Social-Awareness and Relationship Skills as especially valued competencies.
Engage students in robust NJSLS-aligned K-8 Mathematics programming that supports deeper levels of learning and understanding, via continued implementation of 5-8 curriculum (enVision Mathematics) implementation and initial implementation of the K-4 curriculum (enVision Mathematics).
2019-2020 District Goals
Review Social Emotional Learning (SEL) opportunities and practices district wide. Update Student Code of Conduct and evaluate Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. See Culture and Climate presentation
to Board on June 23, 2020.
Continue implementation of LinkIt Data Platform. Extend application in data analysis to make informed decisions for the purposes of improving and differentiating/personalizing instruction.
Revise Curriculum and Implementation with enVision Math Resource for grades 5-8. Prepare for implementation in grades K-4 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Explore district efficiencies regarding cost savings and building utilization.
2018-2019 District Goals
Train and Implement LinkIt in all schools.
Evaluate K-8 math programming and materials. Recommendations to be presented to Board of Education in Spring, 2019
Investigate/explore Self-Directed Growth Plan Evaluation Model (SDGP).