Welcome Back 2021-2022
We are back and excited to be in-person with students for the 2021-2022 school year! I hope you are each doing well. As we enter another year that may prove to bring its own challenges, we want you to know that your commitment to the success of ALL children is noticed and appreciated. It is amazing to be able to work with and support your district, schools and staff members in their journey to continue to assist children in all areas of achieving success. As children return, it seems the word of the moment may be intentionality. It is a priority for staff members to supervise, connect and create both community and significance for children that may be experiencing higher levels of worry and stress. Know that your efforts do make a difference and children will grow due to those efforts. As you enter this school year, remember that what you personally do on a daily basis may very well be the reason a student can relax and be a learner.

Also know that our job is to support you personally and as a building to ensure that you experience success as well. If you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. Remember to support each other, as we have greater impact when we are able to work as a cohesive community with like-minded thinking.

Remember this, you may very well be the reason that a child feels worthy and puts forth effort. What you do matters!

Wishing you only the best this school year,
Marty Huitt
BIST Director
New Teacher Sessions

In addition to our one-day New Teacher Workshop, we are excited to offer a series of sessions to support our new educators throughout this school year. The focus areas have been specifically chosen to match the unique needs for each time of the school year.

Each session will be presented from 4–5:30 p.m. using the same Zoom link each time. Cost for the series is $85 for member schools and $135 for non-member schools.
Dates and Topics:
September 20, 2021
How to create presence in the
classroom, establish credibility
with your students and the importance of consistency and

October 11, 2021
Preparing for parent-teacher conferences and partnering with parents.

January 10, 2022
Re-establishing boundaries and resetting/adjusting procedures.

February 28, 2022
Importance of early intervention and staying the course.

March 14, 2022
How to finish strong and planning for next year.
Administrator BIST Networking Sessions

The BIST Administrator Support and Networking series will focus on components of BIST that can positively impact your students, staff and school families. In this six part series, you will have the opportunity to connect with other administrators and learn more about having the courage to create a compassionate community.

Our conversations will focus on how to increase collaboration, communication, and consistency through grace and accountability.

Series Dates:
  • September 20, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • November 29, 2021
  • February 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • May 16, 2022

Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Series Cost: $150
Upcoming BIST Trainings

  • September 20, October 11 (2021), January 10, February 28, March 14 (2022) from 4–5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom

  • September 22 from 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom

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