It’s August 1st and the countdown to the first day of the new school year begins!!! We can’t wait to share with you what goes on around here in the days leading up to the big day but first, the summer staff gets asked quite often…What do you do all summer? Well…a lot, really. In a nutshell we close out the old year and prepare for the new and doing so requires a lot of behind the scenes work that you don’t see. We work tirelessly, so that we can start the school year on the right foot. We enjoy our quiet work environment during the summer because it allows us to finally take care of those tasks that get shoved to the way-side while the students are here. Our hours are shortened but we pack a big punch in a short amount of time. We’ve put together a list that encompasses what we take care of during an average summer around here. We invite you to take a peek!
*Close out student files from the previous year, prep them for the new year and send student files over to other schools for the students that have moved on or away. Sort, organize and file student paperwork from enrollment into files.
*Perform the end of year Powerschool rollover and enter new students/families into the program. Attend a training in Salina about Powerschool updates and how-tos.
*Send off state reports.
.*Pray about, discuss, create, review and finalize class lists. (This is a big important task!)
*Rework master schedule and plan out various daily schedules and duties.
*Sort, purge, organize, prepare and host the summer uniform sale.
*Purge, clean and organize all storage areas.
*Organize & distribute student school supplies list and facilitate the First Day School Supply box orders and delivery.
*Order school supplies for faculty & staff. Sort, organize and distribute when it arrives.
*Set-up interviews, hire and onboard faculty & staff. Handle contracts and work agreements for all faculty & staff. Start files for new faculty & staff. Purge old files. Upkeep current files.
*Organize staff committees. Organize parent committees based on the Stewardship forms.
*Update all parent/student and faculty & staff databases.
*Input activities and events into google calendar. Attend a calendar meeting with IHM.
*Review and update faculty & staff and student handbooks.
*Finalize the yearbook and send it to the printers.
*Review and update our website. Attend training on updates and how to’s.
*Generate ideas for social media and create a calendar of what to post and when.
*Take photos of summer projects going on around the building.
*Discuss and plan events and activities happening at the beginning of the year. Plan gathering for faculty & staff.
*Pray about, plan and implement our theme and virtues for the year. Plan activities for the students based on our theme and virtues.
*Decorate bulletin boards around the building.
*Do work on ‘big picture’ projects.
*Plan, organize, set up and host enrollment. (Another BIG task!)
*Attend meetings for Safe Environment Training and update forms and info pertaining to it.
*Update Safety & Crisis binders. Ensure emergency backpacks are in place. Plan for drills.
*Attend Joint Principal/Superintendent, Finance & Advisory council meetings.
*Attend Principals meeting in Salina.
*Process payments and pay bills
*Close out fiscal year finances.
*Process payroll for summer staff.
*Order textbooks and do textbook inventory.
*Train with the Food & Nutrition Program. Update all paperwork and renew with the program.
*Set new families up in Quickbooks.
*Process enrollment fees and implement payment plans.
*Start Preschool billings for the upcoming school year.
*Empty out classrooms for cleaning. Shampoo carpets. Put classrooms back together.
*Repair broken desks, chairs, etc.
*Wax floors upstairs and down.
*Work on big maintenance projects. (classroom redo, paint bathroom, tile in kitchen)
*Work on ‘honey-do’ list. (put doors on cabinet in office, hang frames in little theater)
*Help teachers swap and rearrange their rooms.
*Inventory all student devices and reset them for the new year.
*Update technology needs around the building.
*Help new faculty & staff get set up with their computers/laptops.