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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Don't be surprised on payday! Review your paystub and report changes by 4:30 p.m.

The Payroll team is taking proactive steps to help ensure accuracy of all paychecks. All of our teachers and teacher-types who started July 31 will receive a full check on August 11. 

All employees can review their pay in the Employee Portal. If you notice any discrepancies, be sure to report them by 4:30 p.m. today by calling 416-5304 or using this online form.

Note: The August 11 paycheck includes days worked July 20 - August 2, so non-12-month employees who started on or after August 3 will not receive a check on August 11.   

Check your junk mail. MBJ wants to hear from you... and our award depends on it!

SCS is being considered for the Memphis Business Journal's 2017 Best Places to Work. The MBJ is currently conducting an independent employee engagement survey that must be completed by August 25. We're hearing some people already received the survey, but it was sent to their junk mail! So make sure you check your junk folder. The surveys are individualized, so each employee gets a unique link. Please help our chances to be named one of the Best Places to Work by taking your survey!

Books are great... but they're better when they're FREE!

K-2 teachers, in order to access some of the texts highlighted in the K-2 curriculum maps, you will need to create an account with Epic!. Epic! is a digital library that is free to educators and librarians. Epic! includes books and videos critical to your daily curriculum. In order to create your free login, go to the Epic! educators website and select "get started."  

Dr.G is making a special appearance to support early literacy.

On August 17, Dr. Griffin will participate in a panel discussion, sharing her expertise on the importance of early literacy in Tennessee. Dr. G will be part of a conversation hosted by the Tennesseans for Quality Early Education: "Early Education Policy Solutions for Strong Third Grade Academic Outcomes."

Other panelists include some of the state's leading education experts, including Commissioner Candice McQueen, Porter-Leath Vice President of Teacher Excellence Rafel Hart and First Lady Chrissy Haslam. The event will be at the University of Memphis' Fogleman Executive Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Check out the TQEE website for more info or to RSVP.