PRINCIPAL'S NOTEBOOK

Jaye P. Wilson - InterimPrincipal

     

Dear ISAAC Families:

I would like to first thank you for entrusting me with your most precious cargo; your child. Their experience at ISAAC promises to be rewarding, exciting and educational.

I bring over 35 years of experience in education. My entire career has been with New London Public Schools. Most recently, I have worked as an Interim Principal at C.B. Jennings Elementary School. My experience with middle school has been 7 years at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School. While in that role, I worked as a dean, vice principal and principal.

As a life-long New Londoner, I value the diverse community that we live in. Resources and opportunities are endless for our students. I look forward to taking this journey with your family as we start this school year.

Sincerely,

Jaye P. Wilson

Interim Principal

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Estimadas familias de ISAAC:

Primero quisiera agradecerle por confiarme su posesión más preciada; su niño. Su experiencia en ISAAC promete ser gratificante, emocionante y educativa.

Traigo más de 35 años de experiencia en educación. Toda mi carrera ha sido en las Escuelas Públicas de New London. Más recientemente, he trabajado como directora interina en la escuela primaria C.B. Jennings. Mi experiencia con la escuela intermedia ha sido de 7 años en la escuela Bennie Dover Jackson. Mientras estaba en ese puesto, trabajé como decana, subdirectora y directora.

Como residente de toda la vida en New London, valoro la comunidad diversa en la que vivimos. Los recursos y las oportunidades son infinitas para nuestros estudiantes. Espero con ansias emprender este viaje con su familia al comenzar este año escolar.

Atentamente,

Jaye P. Wilson

Directora Interina

Vision
DESIGN PRINCIPLES

At ISAAC, one of our Design Principles as an Expeditionary Learning school is Success and Failure. This means we believe that all students need to be successful if they are to build confidence and capacity to take risks and meet increasingly difficult challenges. But it is also important for students to learn from their failures, to persevere when things are hard, and to learn to turn disabilities into opportunities.

Please look for updated grades and comments on PowerSchool for the middle of the 2nd Trimester. Checking in with grades on PowerSchool is a great way to check on the academic successes and challenges of your child and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are also entering into our Winter Benchmark assessments. Students will be taking reading, language usage, and math assessments called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP.) In addition, students will be taking a winter writing assessment. These assessments help us to monitor student progress over the course of the year.

Our students set individual achievement goals for these assessments based on their Fall scores. In Crews, they developed a plan for improving their scores in their Student Success Plans. We are confident that students will show growth and we plan to use this data to inform our instruction and to design interventions to continue to meet all of our students' needs. We encourage all parents to engage in conversations with your children about their successes and their failures. Celebrate with them their accomplishments and support them to learn from their mistakes.