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Thursday, January 4, 2017
Happy New Year, and welcome back! Let’s get ready for another great semester!
The bad news: you didn't get to sleep in this morning. The good news: students return Monday! Ok, jokes aside, we hope you enjoyed winter break as much as we did! We're well rested and ready for another awesome semester at SCS, and we hope you are too! Keep reading District Updates and Teacher Weekly for the latest SCS news and announcements!

In case you're counting, spring break is 64 days away.
Teachers, be sure to sign your contract before time runs out!

Teachers and teacher-type employees, you have until  January 16, 2018  to review and electronically sign your contract for the upcoming school year. It is not necessary to be at school or an SCS office location to access your contract, which was sent via email before winter break.

2017-18 School Year Hires do not need to sign a contract at this time because contracts were signed as part of the new hire paperwork earlier this school year.

Please contact the Employee CONNECT team at 416-5304 or click here   for questions or concerns.
Are you a parent? Check out the Optional Schools Fair this weekend!

If you're an SCS parent, be sure to check out the SCS Optional Schools Fair this Sunday, January 7, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Memphis University Center. Principals and staff members will be on hand to share information about the 46 Optional School programs available for all grade levels. Click here for more information about Optional Schools.
Get ready to Go Red for SCS!

February is right around the corner, and SCS is gearing up to Go Red for American Heart Month. We'll start things off with a Go Red Kickoff on February 2 in the BOE Auditorium from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The kickoff will include a men's fashion show, health and wellness demonstrations and wellness vendors, including YouFit, Memphis YMCA and more. The Coordinated School Health team will also be in schools throughout the month to share information about heart-healthy living.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for details on our Go Red contest to win sweet prizes for your entire school or department!
Save the Date for the 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala!

Thanks for submitting your Alumni Hall of Fame nominations during the break! Our Hall of Fame committee is reviewing nominations and working to identify this year's inductees. Keep checking out District Updates in the coming weeks to see if your nominee was selected as a 2018 honoree. In the meantime, don't forget to save the date for the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala on March 24, 2018 !
Don't forget! SCS Employees get discounted Grizz tickets!

Winter break might be over, but we've still got more perks to offer! Check out upcoming Grizzlies games with exclusive discounts just for SCS employees!

Use promo code 17NCMSCS to access the deals!