Dr. Sugg's Messages — Video Archive

  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 5/14/21

    Dr. Sugg addresses the mask order for K - 12 schools issued May 13th. While vaccinated individuals are allowed to go without masks, in K - 12 institutions we will continue to protect our most vulnerable and non-vaccinated children and adults. Staff, students and visitors will wear masks until given further notice. Dr. Sugg addresses the Collins football field and SCHS renovations. We also have a special GRADUATION announcement from principals Nate Jebsen and Margo Whisman!

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  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 5/7/21

    Dr. Sugg shares moments of Teacher Appreciation in our district. She discusses the visit from Commissioner Glass and shares info about his Listening Virtual Tour. Graduation will be May 29th at Broadbent Arena at 10:00 am for SCHS and 2 pm for Collins High School. We are waiting for approval from Frankfort; however, it is anticipated that students will be allowed 4 tickets. We will inform families the final number of tickets available as soon as our plan is approved. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 4/30/21

    Dr. Sugg addresses Graduation Plans for 2021. Chief Operations Officer Jill Tingle talks about Summer Daycare and SBDM elections at schools. District Health Coordinator, Dr. Traci Earley, DNP, gives us information about outside mask rules in KY now.

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  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 4/23/21

    Dr. Sugg wishes the Titans a good and safe night at their Maskerade Prom Dinner tonight. Suan Dugle, Chief Academic Officer discusses Senate Bill 128 and the hard deadline of May 1st, 2021. She also introduces our summer learning opportunities, Expedition IL3. Sign ups can be found at www.shelby.kyschools.us. Dr. Sugg wraps up with an invite from the Shelby County Education Foundation to visit the Dogwood Festival on Saturday, April 24th from 10 - 5.

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  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 4/16/21

    Dr. Sally Sugg discusses upcoming dates and events. She reiterates the May 1st deadline to respond to the Supplemental School year inquiry. See the newsletter for more information and a link to express interest. She talks about the Dogwood Festival on Apri

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  • Dr. Sugg's Message — 4/9/21

    Dr. Sugg shares information about Senate Bill 128, the Supplemental School Bill.May 1st is the deadline for students and families to express interest to the SCPS Board of Education. Use this link to learn more: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xwnY... Dr. Sugg also discusses Graduation which is scheduled for May 29th, 2021 at Broadbent Arena. We are working to determine how many guests each graduating senior may bring based on capacity limitations due to current health guidelines for COVID-19. Thank you for your patience as we work out these details. Also, information about Expedition #IL3 is coming soon! Check our website after April 19th for information for summer enrichment.

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  • Better than Normal

    Posted by Cyndi Skellie on 7/21/2020

    Dear Shelby County Families and Friends, 

    Welcome back to another exciting year with Shelby County Public Schools. As we wrap up summer and begin to plan for the re-opening of schools on August 26, 2020, I want you to know that SCPS is working diligently to prepare a school year that will provide a welcoming environment for your child while working to provide a safe and healthy environment to help them continue their learning. Teachers and staff are reviewing our experiences from March, April and May of 2020 and discussing how to improve instruction and eliminate barriers to learning for our students who choose to learn from home. Moreover, we are also pouring over guidelines from local, state and federal authorities to make sure that we provide a healthy environment for all students who choose to return to the physical school buildings. 

    Many people have expressed a desire to get "Back to Normal" for the Fall of 2020. I propose that we will be "Better than Normal" this fall. The Shelby County Public Schools Re-Opening Task Force, a committee of parents, students, teachers, and administrators, has proposed two possible learning options for students this fall:  SCPS@Home and SCPS@School.  SCPS@Home allows for students to learn from home with an SCPS teacher at the helm. It is NOT NTI. Students without internet can also participate in this option. SCPS@School allows for students to return to their school buildings to learn with safety provisions in place.  

    The first step for SCPS is to register students for one of these options. The task force sent a preliminary survey to families on Friday, July 10th, 2020 to gather data that will inform us as we move forward with safety planning and staffing for the fall.  Knowing how many students plan to return to the physical buildings and how many students plan to learn from home will assist with the planning.  After July 17th, 2020, principals will make phone calls to families to confirm their preliminary choices.  At that time, if you have questions or concerns, you can discuss them with your principals. We are asking for an 18 week commitment, but also know, that we are working to do what is best for students. Always feel free to communicate with school leadership throughout the school year regarding your concerns. Please read through the guidelines on this website. When you register, choose SCPS@Home or SCPS@School.   

    The second step for SCPS is to fine tune the details for both programs. We know you have questions regarding lunch, safety, health, extracurricular activities and more. You can email your questions to Fall2020@shelby.kyschools.us. We will compile an FAQ on this website as we have those answers for you. 

    Shelby County Public Schools' main focus is to fulfill our mission for students: to prepare wise students who master standards, lead by example and embrace social responsibility. We will continue, in the middle of a pandemic, to maneuver through the guidelines set forth, but most importantly to meet the individual needs of our students. The information here is fluid and can change week to week as circumstances change and as new information becomes available to us. The personal touch we want to give to education is what will make school "better than normal" in the Fall of 2020. 

    I want to thank students, staff, parents and our community for their support and understanding as we prepare for the Fall semester. We will take this one step at a time to have a successful school year. 

    Dr. Sally Sugg

    Superintendent, Shelby County Public Schools

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