Back to Classrooms: A Note About In-Person Observations (week of 4/26)

Posted by eval@bostonpublicschools.org on 4/26/2021 1:22:00 PM

Dear BPS Classroom Evaluators,

We are reaching out to encourage evaluators to approach observations and other evaluation based evidence gathering with sensitivity this week. Due to the added stress on educators that the return to full-time in-person learning brings, we ask that you allow for some grace and think of it as equivalent to the return to school in September. 

At the same time, we understand that as the end of the year approaches, observations need to be conducted and evaluation requirements must be met. One approach, if a one-week pause is not workable, could be to set up an announced observation for the end of the week rather than conduct an unannounced observation. This is only a suggestion and every situation should be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

As always, please email eval@bostonpublicschools.org  if you need support or have questions and/or refer to the EOY evaluation memo sent in March. 

Be well,

The Performance Management Team