Electrifying News – Random Acts of Kindness Week
On Saturday, February 18th, we will be testing our emergency notification speakers and alarms on campus starting as early as 8 am and continuing throughout the day until testing is complete. Given Comprehensive Program students travel home on Thursday the 16th and return Monday the 20th, we hope this will not interfere much with staff or students. As a reminder, Monday February 20th is Presidents’ Day and a state holiday.
This week we’re celebrating Random Acts of Kindness. There will be kindness cards placed in public areas for inspiration. Join in to #MakeKindnessTheNorm and #ExploreTheGood. What can you do for yourself, your students, or your coworkers to make their day?
The blind and low vision subgroup of the DEI committee is working on a project to help spread awareness to staff on campus by creating short videos containing blind and visually impaired staff demonstrating skills, techniques, and tools that they use to accomplish every-day tasks. Their goal is to support staff by educating and providing strategies to use when teaching skills to students. They are looking for many blind and visually impaired staff to volunteer to be in the videos demonstrating skills like cooking, cutting, spreading, etc. They are hoping to start filming soon, so please contact Sarai Hernandez if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the holiday there will be no Electrifying News next week, so I want to remind everyone that Deafblind Symposium is February 23 – 25 and many of our staff will likely be in attendance. Best of luck to Outreach for another large event!
We will also be celebrating Black History Month with our annual luncheon on Wednesday, February 22nd, in the cafeteria from 11:45 am – 1 pm. Be sure to get your brisket, sausage, chicken, mashed potatoes, mustard greens, cornbread, and peach cobbler with ice cream! Thanks to the cafeteria staff for pulling this exceptional meal together.
Happy Valentines’ Day!
Emily Coleman, Superintendent