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Important Information
            Staff Update:  Staff Update 12/1/22
Dates to Know:
Winter Break/Schools and Offices closed: 12/22/22-1/2/23

Equity ERA: Engage-Reflect-Act

  • Engage: Check out this podcast series from Elena Aguilar, “What to Say When Someone Says Something Racist” – here is the next episode in the series – The Role of Power in Addressing Racism (about 20 min)
    • Each week we will share the next podcast! Tune into the series with us!
  • Reflect: How do you respond when you hear something racist? What do you wish you would do (or had done) something differently?
  • Act: Check out Elena’s guide for What To Say  When You Hear  Something Racist and try a strategy.
  • Are you interested in piloting a math-focused social justice lesson? Contact Crystal – we have lessons for elementary, middle,and high school. 

Equity Practitioner Program (EPP)
Want to dig deeper into your Equity journey? The Equity Practitioner Program (EPP) program might be good for you. Contact Crystal Lancour if you would like to join the spring EPP cohort. (

WE want you in Colonial!!!
Do you know someone who would make a great teacher? Have you always wanted to become a teacher or didn’t know how to enter the profession? Learn about the Colonial School District & Relay Graduate School of Education Residency. Teacher candidates spend a year learning and growing alongside an experienced teacher, taking graduate level courses and being paid! Learn about the residency experience here or sign up to attend the in-person mixer on January 12th.

Colonial Educator Survey
WE would like to take a moment to thank all teachers who were able to complete the Colonial Educator Survey that was sent at the beginning of November.  Your responses will help us identify bright spots and inform areas for improvement WE as a district need to consider.  The responses will also assist in our teacher recruitment efforts.  THANK YOU for your dedication and hardwork!  WE appreciate your feedback!

Behavioral Health Professional of the Year Award
Do you know a Colonial staff member who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? The Behavioral Health Professional of the Year Award is given to a school employee whose position is health care practitioner or social or human services provider who offers services for the purpose of improving an individual’s mental health, such as

  • School counselors
  • School social workers
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • School psychologists
  • School nurses

If you have questions, please email Cheri Woodall, Supervisor of Health and Wellness, at

Please use this link to submit your nominations by Friday, January 13, 2023

Emails are being sent by Shelley (Michelle) Vincent to those who have NOT yet registered for and/or do not have a home email address on file.  Colonial has over 160 staff who have not taken action to register for  If you have received an email OR have not yet registered, PLEASE take immediate action before winter break so all staff have access to your pay statements and tax documents in the new calendar year.  This is for ALL staff no matter your position; Full Time, Part Time, Casual/Seasonal, Substitute, Student Worker, Aide, EPER, etc.

Did you know?  Please share!