It’s the end of the year and school right now feels like complete anarchy. There’s so much to do. Not only are we finishing up the year, we’re also starting to think about next year. Last year was my first year alone and I felt utterly overwhelmed. One of my colleagues helped out with an end of the year check out list for staff, so I’m paying it forward and passing it along.
I hope it’s helpful.
_____________ 1. All keys have been returned to the building secretary in a labeled envelope.
_____________ 2. All retention lists and appropriate documentation/letters have been submitted to the building secretary.
____________ 3. All classrooms under your direction have been put in good order. Storage rooms have been cleaned, teachers’ desk drawers cleaned, bookshelves arranged neatly.
___________ 4. All bulletin board material has been removed from walls (bulletin board paper)
___________ 5. All reading and math books and materials have been counted, labeled and neatly arranged in your classroom.
____________ 6. All supplementary materials (Title I materials) have been labeled and returned to Title I teachers.
____________ 7. Final report cards have been completed and sent with students on designated date.
____________ 8.. Mailboxes have been cleaned out – They are EMPTY!!!
____________ 9. All library books, media materials and borrowed articles returned and properly shelved.
____________ 10. Schedule a time for a walk through your classroom with the building administrator.
There were a few more on the list but these were my top 10.
As I was finishing out the year I vaguely remembered having a check out list in my role as AP, but as a first year principal I didn’t have the mental capacity at the time to think of all the things that needed to be done. If you’re new I hope this gives you a good place to start!
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