On the last day of August many of you are celebrating a successful first week or two of school while others are getting ready for a post-Labor Day start to the new year. As you ready your classrooms with new posters (especially that really cool Meerkat Manor one) and bulletin boards, and get your first month’s lesson plans in place, while also setting up your rosters and grade books, don’t forget another really important back to school essential…your STAR status!
I’ve talked to a bunch of Discovery Educators this week about what you need to do to keep your STAR status. Essentially, you have to show that you are active. One way we measure that is by checking to see if you’ve reported at least two events in the past year. Since we launched the STAR level last year, there are many of you who need to report two events from last year, while others don’t have to do so until this year (starting now). For all the details, here are the links to a couple blog posts that will tell you what you need to do and when.
If you have any questions, let us know. And, don’t worry. We’ll send out a final reminder soon to anyone who needs to fulfill the requirements for staying a STAR this year.
Have a great weekend and check your inboxes for the DEN Weekly Updates that will be starting again next Friday.