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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Help improve District leadership. Provide Upward Feedback by November 30.

The window for the first Upward Feedback process is  November 15 -November 30 . As a reminder, this process allows employees to provide feedback on the effectiveness of their managers in the areas of leadership and employee development. Please take advantage of this chance to help improve leadership in SCS.
Didn't make it to the Listening Tour? There are still more sessions... and a survey, too!

Hundreds of employees turned out Monday for the first sessions of Dr. Griffin's Listening Tour. To those that did, thanks so much for the valuable input you shared on the updated academic strategies for Destination 2025! If you weren't able to make it, there are a bunch of chances left. Dr. G is visiting communities across the county, including TONIGHT. You can view a schedule of the remaining sessions here.  If these dates don't work out -- we really hope they do! -- you can review all of the academic strategies and share your input using our online survey   here .
District closed tomorrow to honor American heroes!

SCS will observe Veterans Day tomorrow, November 10 , as we take time to honor the brave men and women who have served our country. All SCS District offices and schools will be closed. We hope you use your day off to thank a veteran for their service!
Teachers, need school supplies? Knowledge Tree has you covered!

Knowledge Tree, in partnership with School Seed, is working to ensure that SCS teachers have the supplies needed to foster effective learning. On November 13 , Knowledge Tree will host a grand opening for their FREE teacher pop-up shop! The shop will include classroom decor, art supplies, markers, emergent readers and more. All teachers are invited to attend the grand opening from 5-7 p.m. Regular shopping days will be assigned by school in the coming weeks. Check the Teacher Weekly for more info on your school's shopping days.
Do you know any MVP teaching candidates? Send them to SCS Signing Day to join our team!

SCS is hosting a teacher Signing Day on Saturday, November 18 , from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at AutoZone Park. If you know a qualified teaching candidate, please encourage them to attend. Let's get our schools 100-percent staffed! Interested candidates can register at
Open Enrollment reminder #2693: Deadline is fast approaching!

That's right! Another reminder to complete your benefits selections before Open Enrollment ends on November 17 . Don't be that employee who makes us have to extend the deadline this year (yes, you!) . Check out the benefits guide, and make your selections online before its too late! If you've already completed your 2018 selections, pat yourself on the back - you deserve it!