2018- 2019 Announcements

YCTA Welcome Back - When do we all start back?

posted Jul 31, 2018, 1:54 PM by Yuba City Teachers Association

Hello YCTA,


August arrives tomorrow.  Here we go again for another year.  Let's soak up the last days of flexible timing.  The school year adventures will begin anew during the month of August.


High school counselors already started back yesterday (with floater days possibly last week).  AP and YCIA will all be back this Friday and their kids start next Wednesday.  Many of you have already been busy preparing your rooms for the new batch of kids.  So many hours beyond those required by our contract.  My hope for all of you is that you enjoyed a wonderful break to feel rejuvenated for this work that you love.  I know the ambivalence of the end of July - excited to return for another year but still pondering all the things you wanted to do during the summer.


When must you be back ready for full days of work?  Professional Development for all but YCIA and AP is Thursday, August 9.    We have three pre-service days: one PD day: Thursday 8/9 and two site days (SWD): Friday 8/9 and Monday 8/13.  Your admin should notify you of the schedule for those two days with at least seven hours set aside for your use to prepare for the arrival of students.  Our students return to us on Tuesday, August 14 (except for AP and YCIA).


One floating day for all prob 1, prob 2 and permanent YCTA unit members must be worked between 7/30 and 8/8 or during the last three days of winter break.  Just sign in at your school office.  You can work any combination of seven hours.


Our new teachers will have an extra work day next Tuesday 8/7.  They will be welcomed to YCUSD by YCUSD admin and YCTA leadership.  Our joint luncheon and welcome will be held at RVHS again this year. These new teachers will be welcomed at their sites in the afternoon. If you are on campus that afternoon, please join us in welcoming our newest colleagues to YCTA and YCUSD.  Instead of a floating day, they will all work 8/8 at their sites to prepare their classrooms for students.


As we return from summer adventures, please accept my sincerest wishes for a wonderful year filled with all the joy as well as opportunities of this important work we do. 


Attached you will find our work year calendar.  Please be aware our first YCTA Rep Council is Monday, August 27.  Two YCTA Mondays are marked on the calendar for YCTA use as needed - with the last one set aside for Rep Council meetings.  Please consider joining us at Rep Council.  Together we can do more.


Welcome back,

Dina



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