August 2-4 | Professional Development Days

August 5 | Staff Institute Day

August 8 | First Day for Students



The first day of school is around the corner!

Thank you all for helping make the 2021-2022 school year a success. I hope that each of you took some time to unwind, reflect and prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

I'm excited to see all of our new team members this fall! I hope that you will join me in welcoming them to the BCS family! Because we're always looking to hire quality talent, we'll be hosting our second annual Fall Recruitment Tailgate on September 10th - keep reading for more details!

If you have any questions or concerns as we approach the first day of school, let my team and I know. Let's continue striving to make Birmingham City Schools the District of choice in the Southeast!

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

Jenikka Oglesby

Human Resources Officer

We're here to support your HR team!

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HR Reminders


As a reminder, BCS uses Frontline to manage time and attendance. Employees are able to manage their own time by clocking in/out through Time & Attendance or schedule an absence through Absence Management.

Frontline Login


Medical/Leave of Absence

  1. Notify Principal/Hiring Manager
  2. Notify Human Resources: Della Nicholas | (205) 231-4805
  3. Complete Leave of Absence form (Principal/Hiring Manager signature) ​
  4. Submit leave request form to Human Resources

Family Medical Leave of Absence

  1. Notify Principal​
  2. Submit request through eFMLA (BCS Website)​
  3. Complete FMLA leave form (Principal signature)​

Please reference Birmingham City Schools handbook to find out more about leave benefits at​ (page 11-18)


Employees are required to report to work or to school functions in attire that is appropriate to their position. Our professional appearance should be one that enhances our primary goal of student learning and achievement. Service and other employees who are issued uniforms shall wear uniforms when required.

All employees should exhibit a professional appearance in a manner and style in accordance with the following guidelines set forth by the District. Appropriate dress includes, but is not limited to:

  • Business suits/coordinated pant suits
  • Collared shirts with and without ties
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Slacks
  • Sweaters, blouses, knit tops, jackets
  • Sweatshirts and tee shirts with school insignia (on approved days by administration)
  • Appropriate shoes
  • Attire in accordance with the environmental requirements for specific job assignments

The following shall not be acceptable at any time from any employee.

  • Frayed, torn and/or extremely faded pants
  • Clothes with stamps that are offensive or inappropriate
  • Clothes with profane or vulgar sayings or images, including innuendo, or messages that are inconsistent with the District’s mission
  • Flip flops
  • Clothes that are too revealing

Be sure to review our Board Policies and Employee Handbook before the school year begins! Both include our governing policies and procedures that are in place to guide us as employees of Birmingham City Schools. Scan each QR code to review them and refer to them as necessary.

Benefits & Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022! Make sure your insurance information is up-to-date. If you need to update the beneficiary on your free policy with Minnesota Life provided by the Board, contact the Insurance Department at 205-231-4723 or 205-231-9885 to set an appointment to come into the office to make changes.

Click below for more information about open enrollment and a reminder of the benefits

offered by BCS. Be sure to attend the Open Enrollment Annual Benefits Fair

on August 16th or August 23rd!

BCS Benefits Overview
Open Enrollment Overview

BCS is Going Digital with PowerSchool TalentED

Human Resources launched PowerSchool TalentED on August 1st for WAVE I resources!

We'll be using two applications within the TalentED Suite:

RECORDS -  a checklists and digital employee records management system that will help us simplify processes online, such as onboarding, back-to-school preparations, and employee leave and exits.

PERFORM – provides the tools needed to support employee evaluations, peer reviews, self-assessments, growth plans.

Stay tuned for more information!

Fall Recruitment Tailgate - Sept. 10, 2022

We're excited for our second annual Fall Recruitment Tailgate on September 10th

and we hope you are too! We're asking for all hiring mangers to RSVP in advance.

We only need 1 registration per school/department. 

Hiring Managers - Click here to RSVP

Summer Intersession

Our scholars have participated in various activities centered around STEAM and so much more! Thank you to those team members who have led these experiences for our students!

Thank you to those who participated in the

'Why I serve BCS' contest!

Be on the look out for more opportunities to win special prizes by connecting with us on social media!

TeachBCS Facebook
TeachBCS Instagram
TeachBCS LinkedIn
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PSLF Waiver Offers Way to Get Closer to Loan Forgiveness

On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Throughout the emergency, ED has provided a variety of benefits to borrowers.

Now, for a limited time, borrowers may receive credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.

Read More

How to Start the School Year Off Strong

The countdown is on! Click the links below for some tips to prepare yourself and your students for the first day of the school year!

5 Ways to Start the School Year Off Strong
Classroom Management Tips to Start the School Year Strong

What's Happening in Birmingham?

There's always plenty to do in the great city of Birmingham! Click below to check out some upcoming events and activities. 

Upcoming Events in Birmingham
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What department or team do you

want to recognize?

Spotlight Submission Form

Below is a submission form that can be filled out to spotlight a certain team or department who is providing BCS excellence. We encourage you to fill it out and help us celebrate our team members across the district!

Spotlight Submission Form

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