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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Mark your calendar! Back to School In-service week is August 5-7.

The moment you've all been waiting for is almost here -- the end of summer break! 😬 School is officially back in session for teachers and staff beginning Monday, August 5, for start of In-Service Week.

School staff will have half days on August 5 and 7 (full day on August 7 for Trauma-Informed Schools), and DLD will be August 8.

Check out this overview for details on where staff should report for DLD on August 8. Click here to view the full In-Service Week schedule.
We're bringing info on the Third Grade Commitment to the community.

By now, you've probably heard the buzz around our commitment to ensuring SCS students are third grade-ready and meeting grade-level milestones for literacy. Our District's Third Grade Commitment is serious business, and we need all stakeholders - including educators, parents, school and District leaders and the entire 901 community - on board. That's why we're bringing vital information about this new initiative to the community in a series of upcoming meetings over the next couple of weeks. View the Third Grade Commitment community meeting schedule ( Spanish ), and please share it with your peers, family, friends and SCS parents to help spread the word about this important work.
Tell us about your first week festivities to welcome students back to school!

Does your school have any cool or unique first week plans to welcome students back and get them excited for an awesome 2019-20 school year? Send us your plans here for a chance to be featured in our week 1 promotions, including highlights on the Voice of SCS, our social media pages or even in the local news. Let us know by August 9 for your chance to be recognized.
Speaking of celebrations, check out these upcoming back to school block parties!

Before students make their way back to classrooms in a couple of weeks, schools and community partners are hosting block parties around town to help get students and families ready for a successful new school year. Check out these upcoming back to school block parties and events, and share them with SCS families as they prepare for the big day on August 12!
Nike discount days are back just in time for back to school!

Students aren't the only ones who get to sport their new gear on the first day of school- SCS employees can, too! Our friends at Nike are opening the Nike Company Store to SCS employees once again to take advantage of great deals on shoes, apparel, sporting equipment and more to make sure we're all "first day fresh!" Shopping days are August 4-11 . No need to RSVP in advance. Simply show your SCS employee ID to get access.

Please note that only current SCS employees, dependents and spouses will be allowed access. Dependents and spouses must be accompanied by an SCS employee. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in an employee's permanent exclusion from future Nike discount events.
Ladies of SCS, this one is for you! Check our the Women's Health Fair tomorrow.

Nike gear isn't the only thing you need to prepare for the new school year. Make sure your health is in order, too! The ladies of SCS are invited to the Love Yourself Women's Health, Wellness & Pampering Welcome Back Expo . Join us tomorrow, August 2, at the BOE auditorium from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. to hear from health experts about women's health matters, including early breast cancer detection, HPV, emotional health and more. There will also be live exercise and pampering demos (yes, that means FREE massages!) and more. We hope to see you there!
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