Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We have been very busy all summer preparing classrooms, organizing materials, and planning for the new changes this school year brings. We care deeply for your child(ren) and are taking safety and health precautions seriously. Please see my welcome letter at the bottom of this page-it goes into more details the new safety/health changes.
ALL students will continue to receive a free breakfast in the classrooms starting at 8:45am and will now have a free lunch. The free lunch is due to increased free and reduced lunch rates as well as a Community Engagement Program. Families will no longer need to complete the lunch application.
We will continue with the adoption of the new English Language Arts curriculum for grades K-5. The resource is called Benchmark Advance and staff have been trained about the various components embedded in the program, how to blend curriculum, and planning. More training for staff will be available throughout the school year. We will continue with math resources with Bridges in K-1, enVision in grades 2-5, and Go Math for grade 6. Science and Social Studies curriculum is blended within the English Language Arts curriculum. Most of the Science and Social Studies curriculum comes from FOSS (Science) and Project Tahoe (Social Studies). If you would like further information, please contact your child's teacher. All curriculum resources are aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards.
Ms. Monique Manor will start her first year at Stead as the Assistant Principal. She is excited to become a part of the High-Flyer family. She is a third generation Reno native and has been with the WCSD as an educator, Reading Implementation Specialist, Intervention Coordinator, and Dean of students at Greenbrae ES, over the course of the last 15 years. Her experience will benefit Stead students and families as she comes with a wealth of knowledge around academic and behavioral needs, how to support families and the community, and a "can do" attitude.
I am starting my first year as a Principal but have served as the Assistant Principal at Alice Smith for the last four years. I was asked to take over as Principal at Jerry Whitehead ES at the end of last year where I gained invaluable leadership experience. I was born in raised in Reno, Nevada and grew up in the North Valleys. I am married and have two daughters- Annabelle and Madeline. I am excited and honored to serve as the Principal at Stead. Stead is a family and we strive to do what is best for students and families every day. I am proud of the work we do each day to grow our students to be life-long learners. Every person matters, every moment counts is our vision statement and it has several layers of meaning. We must capture every moment we can to guide, support, enhance, and push our students to be successful academically as well as emotionally. Every person matters who interacts with Stead Elementary School and are treated with respect. It takes a village to raise a child and we all depend on each other to make that happen. I truly value a team-oriented approach with communication, planning, teaching, and more. If you have a question, concern, idea, suggestion, etc. please reach out via email at email@example.com or by calling at 677-5480.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren) because we care about each and every student.
Jacqueline Maloney, Principal