Orientation Starts This Week for New SCSD2 Teachers

Orientation starts this week for new teachers in Sheridan County School District 2.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent with the district, said there are about 30 new teachers this year, and they will report for their first day of orientation on Thursday for ALICE training.

Stults said ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate – which is to train teachers to deal with security threats in the schools.

Stults said the five elements are all options that teachers can use, depending on the situation and circumstances.

He said Thursday's session is just for new teachers, but the district's returning teachers will receive a refresher course on Aug. 20.

Stults said orientation for new teachers will continue starting at 8 a.m. Friday, when new teachers will learn about the district's apprentice program.

In addition, Stults said, on Friday and next Monday, teachers will learn about the district's other programs and approaches to education, including the district's professional learning communities model for teaching.

On Friday, he said, the new teachers will receive Chamber Bucks that they can spend on lunch downtown, and on Monday, they'll have breakfast at Sheridan High School, then meet with their mentors for more specific training.

Stults said most of the district's new teachers will be replacing teachers who have retired, and some of them replace teachers who have moved away from the district.

SheridanWyoming.com

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