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From the Superintendent

Superintendent Report
January 10, 2018

Dear D9 Community,


When January arrives in the course of a school year, administration adds an important component to the focus.  Our focus continues on assuring the current year is going strong while expanding the focus to begin preparing for the next school year.  This expanded focus starts with the budget process, the programmatic needs, and then the staffing required to make it happen.  It is a very critical administrative responsibility that both building and district office administrators must perform at a high level.   It’s an exciting time focused on today while solidifying the vision for our future based on the Four Characteristics of Improved School Districts:  1. effective leadership   2. quality teaching and learning  3. system-wide improvement and 4. clear and collaborative relationships.

In tying the Superintendent’s work to the characteristics, December 2017 highlights were:

  • Cabinet planning/work retreat.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce.  (1,4)
  • Transfer request meetings with parents.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Cabinet meeting with Principal Shehorn to revisit and repurpose the dual language program.  (1,2,3,4)
  • DLT planning team meeting to present Dr. Eric Jensen conference highlights.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Monthly check-in meetings with new directors.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meetings with law enforcement from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with TRE staff.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with TRE kindergarten parents.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meeting with Principal Salinas, student, and guardian.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Annual Safe Schools Training on-line.  (1,3)
  • Site visitations Thursdays to support teaching and learning.  (1,2,3,4)
  • Meetings with past and present school board members.  (1,4)
  • Leadership/team building development.  (1,3,4)
  • A long winter’s nap…priceless!

Second semester is fast approaching and along with it comes an urgency to evaluate how our students are progressing so that we can make any necessary adjustments for second semester.  Right alongside, district leadership is analyzing and predicting the direction for the 2018-19 school year.  It’s an exciting time!




Superintendent Report December 2017



Cynda S. Rickert
Jackson County School District 9 - Eagle Point

541-830-6200 (fax)


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