A Word from Our Superintendent: Staying Motivated with Teamwork

Scholars and Families,

December is here! The holiday season continues and can often be an exciting but busy time as we celebrate, give back, give thanks, and so much more! It is easy to get distracted, off track and even unmotivated with our school work. To make December as smooth as possible for each of you, I offer you the idea of Teamwork!

Teamwork is our third core value at Compass. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Teamwork makes the dream work”? It’s true! We can all stand by each other through the distractions to offer encouragement in finishing this semester just as strongly as we started it. Scholars, look to your learning coaches, teachers, Compass staff, and one another for extra support and the push you might need at this time. You can even find ways to incorporate your excitement for the holiday break into your school work! We love to see how creative you can get. Learning coaches, don’t forget … you can always look to your scholar’s teachers, educational facilitators (EF’s), counselors, and special education instructors for support. They are willing and available to offer additional ideas, advice, and creative ways to keep things moving for you and your scholar. As we all work together and lean on each other, staying focused becomes a much easier task.

I offer you The Energy Bus’ Principle 4 – Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy! As a team, how can you create an even more positive and joyful environment throughout the month of December, and even for the remainder of the school year? How do you think your positive energy will affect others around you? By offering our own positivity, you can often influence others to change their negative mindset! You have the power to fuel other’s rides, too!

Be sure to stay up to date with all of the exciting events happening at CCS! The Parent Square Calendar is a great place to find upcoming activities, including our Parent Town Halls with the Superintendent next week. Also, be sure to stay up to date with our weekly Monday Morning Updates, as they contain many important CCS updates. On behalf of the staff at Compass, happy holidays! We are proud to be your teammates in education!



Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual charter school that serves families throughout California. Have a question about our Compass Experience? Explore our website, or feel free to contact me directly at jlewis@compasscharters.org or (818) 824-6233.


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