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Thursday, June 25, 2020
APECS will be down July 1 for year-end maintenance to prep for the new fiscal year.

Be sure to take care of all your business in APECS over the next 5 days because the system will be taken offline July 1 for year-end closeout and maintenance. The shutdown will start at 6 a.m. so the Finance team can prepare the system for the new fiscal year 2021.
Required Non-Instructional Evaluation (NIE) training starts July 1 for all SCS supervisors.

The Non-Instructional Evaluation (NIE) season begins  July 1 . We're kickstarting the year with our new REQUIRED certification training for central office and school-based supervisors who evaluate non-instructional staff. The training offers an in-depth look at:

  • NIE Rubric Breakdown
  • NIE Competency Review (Skills v. Behaviors)
  • Phases of the Process (Evaluator Actions)
  • Supervisor Support Tools

Register for the virtual course in PLZ course #23528  (9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 2 - 4 p.m.). Participants will receive a Microsoft Teams link by 4 p.m. the day before the session. For questions, please contact Aisha Thornton at  thorntonaz@scsk12.org .
Interested in becoming a certified TEM observer for the 2020-21 year?

The TEM observer certification window is open now through July 31. Online and in-person courses are available. Click the links below for more information.

You’re not alone! The Cigna Total Behavioral Health Program can help you move forward.

Cigna is offering SCS employees new services to help manage life events through the  Total Behavioral Health Program . At no additional charge to you, you can receive face-to-face sessions with a licensed mental health professional in Cigna’s EAP network, plus online seminars, community resources and referrals on a range of topics, including:

  • Child care
  • Adoption
  • Senior care
  • Pet care
  • Legal and financial consultation services
  • Education
  • Summer camps
  • Parenting
  • Convenience services
Looking for help with your student loans? Assistance is coming soon from Tuition.io!

Are you looking for advice on how to manage your student loans but simply don’t know where to begin? Let SCS help you identify the best strategies for managing and paying off your college debt through our partnership with Tuition.io.  Employees will be receiving an email in the next few weeks  with info on how to take advantage of this excellent District benefit, including tools and calculators, options to speak with a student loan coach and advice for financing future educational goals for yourself or your children.  Don’t want to wait?   Sign up today by going to scs.tuition.io/register.  For more info, view these  FAQs or check out  this flye r .
Spread the word! The SCS Summer Virtual Parent Institute is Saturday, June 27.

If you know any SCS parents - or if you are an SCS parent - help us spread the word about the upcoming Summer Virtual Parent Institute taking place  Saturday, June 27. We've got over 20 awesome sessions planned to help families support their students and prepare for the new school year. Award-winning principal and best-selling author Eric Sheninger is the featured guest, and we have some great giveaways, including an iPad! Register now at  bit.ly/SCSParentInstitute .
Have you taken the 2020 SCS Confidence Survey yet? Your voice matters!

Now, more than ever, the ideas and support of those we serve is vital to continuing safe and effective education. We're working hard for our students, employees and the entire community, and your honest opinions about the quality of our leadership, schools and services will help drive us to be better. The survey takes less than five minutes and is completely confidential. Every voice matters, so we appreciate your input to help strengthen education in the 901.  Take the 2020 Confidence Survey.
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