BUSD employees have been energized by an almost dizzying whirl of activities as they complete preparations for welcoming our students and families for the opening of school on August 27.
Teachers are juggling various sessions for training and orientation, while stocking their classrooms, prepping new lesson plans and mastering new curriculum.
New teachers have additional opportunities to ramp up, such as the orientation for new K-3 teachers with a full schedule of sessions on topics such as the BUSD curriculum, cultural competency, our new phonics program, and employee resources.
We have teams all across the district who are eager to help our students be ready to learn when they first arrive. For example, our maintenance crews have been putting in 10-hours days sprucing up our school buildings and grounds, while other workers hurry to complete renovations on classrooms being converted for CTE (Career Technical Education) classes.
All across our district everyone is pitching in to prepare a warm and supportive welcome for our students and families. Behind the scenes are many unsung heroes who are working hard to iron out the inevitable last-minute wrinkles, and answering the myriad questions from families new to their schools or helping new staff members find their way around.
Below are glimpses of just some of the busy bees (and a yellow jacket) getting ready for the first day of school!
(All photos are from this week and taken by Charles Burress, unless otherwise noted.)