BLUE VALLEY SCHOOLS ONBOARDING
Thank you for selecting Blue Valley Schools as the school district and students to invest your passion, time, and energy! We are committed to giving you the support, information, and resources necessary to make a smooth transition to our district and to the beginning of your career in education. As part of our induction program, all new educators in our district participate in Blue Valley Onboarding.
Please check the website periodically throughout the summer, as the schedule and any updates will be posted.
Plan to report to your school building each day. Onboarding sessions will be conducted in small groups (adhering to all social distancing guidelines and via Zoom. If you split buildings, the Director of Professional Learning or one of your Building Principal’s will be in contact with you regarding which building to report to on which day(s). Please be sure to check the online schedule for updates: bvo2020.sched.org.
Depending on the activities for the day, the schedule will be 8:00 - 3:45 p.m. or contract time. Additional information will be provided by the Director of Professional Learning or Building Principal as we get closer to August.
Time for lunch is scheduled each day.
Blue Valley Onboarding is a professional learning event. The dress for the week is business casual. The first day of Onboarding may be the first day you are meeting your Building Principal and fellow administrators. Consider the impression you want to make. The wearing of personal, protective equipment, e.g. face masks is required. Please bring a mask with you.
WHAT TO BRING
Please make sure to bring your district-issued Macbook (picked up during Technology Access Onboarding sessions in July). If you were unable to attend one of our Technology Access Onboarding Sessions in July, you will be able to pick up your Macbook at our Hilltop Conference Center (7700 W. 143rd Street) on the afternoon of August 3rd. If there are any outstanding forms or information to submit to Human Resources, please schedule an appointment with our Human Resources Department (913.239.4000). Past participants have found it helpful to bring a writing instrument and notepad or tablet.
TECHNOLOGY ACCESS ONBOARDING REGISTRATION
Complete your required technology access onboarding session early by attending one of our July sessions offered on July 14, 15, 16, 20, & 21st. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/BVO2020-tech-summersession. If you did not get to attend a session in July, we will be hosting one more technology access onboarding early access session on August 4th. Please check your email for information or contact Dr. Kelly Wessel (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is strongly encouraged that you attend a technology access onboarding session early so you can get into our network, set up your BV email account, and receive the most up-to-date information regarding the reopening of schools.
BLUE VALLEY MENTORING PROGRAM (BVMP)
The Blue Valley Mentoring Program (BVMP) is a two-year mentorship dedicated to developing and retaining exemplary educators through personalized mentoring support. The BVMP focuses on guiding and supporting each individual educator to achieve their best for our students.
Our program's foundation is based on relational learning and the following beliefs: guidance and support are aligned to well-defined and meaningful standards; personalized support is most effective; the focus should be on developing the individual style of each educator; mentoring is collaborative and supportive, not evaluative; and a continuous cycle of improvement involving goal-setting, data collection, analysis, and reflection is best practice to enhance instruction.
Please contact Dr. Kelly Wessel, Director of Professional Learning (email@example.com) with any questions about Blue Valley Onboarding or Blue Valley Mentoring Program.