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Thursday, July 16, 2020
We have opportunities for SCS employees to earn extra pay while supporting our schools and students!

Electronics Distribution Clerk - Learn More & Apply Now
For SCS Non-Instructional School Staff
Assist with the distribution of student devices this summer to support virtual learning.

Workplace Re-Entry Assistant - Learn More & Apply Now
For SCS School Clerical Staff with PowerSchool Experience
Help schools support parents with PowerSchool and assist with daily duties to successfully open school.

Homework Hotline Tutors - Learn More & Apply by Aug. 7
For Certified SCS Teachers - All Grade Levels
(ELA & Math Skills Test Required for Applicants)
Support students as an after-school tutor (phone & online) at least one evening per week, 4-8 p.m.
We have a new 2020-21 school year calendar.

Our School Board approved an updated 2020-21 school year calendar during a Special Called Meeting Monday night. Over the past several weeks, thousands of families and employees provided input on calendar options. Based on the approved calendar, the school year begins August 31 and ends June 16. You can view the full calendar here. New printable calendars are coming next week!
Looking for more info about the S.A.F.E. Plan? Check out these new videos.

Check out our  new video page  on the S.A.F.E. Plan website for a closer look at various aspects of the re-entry plan, including:

  • Cleaning Protocols
  • Virtual Learning
  • Nutrition Services
  • Transportation
  • Central Office Re-Entry
  • Athletics
Join us as we celebrate our Class of 2020 THIS SATURDAY!

Please join us LIVE for the Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation  at  5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. The District-wide address will be hosted by Stan Bell, with remarks from Superintendent Ray, Board Members and some surprise celebrity guests. We're streaming live on, Facebook, Twitter and C19TV. #SCSSeniorStrong
We're throwing a Virtual Back to School Block Party TONIGHT at 6 p.m.!

Shelby County Schools is teaming up with iHeart Media, Peppa Mouth of the South and 88.5FM The Voice of SCS to host a Virtual Block Party TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. The event will stream live on the SCS Facebook and Twitter pages and 88.5FM. We'll have giveaways for families, celebrity guests, performances and more. Get all the details here .
We want to hear from employees about what it will take to return stronger this fall.

Give us your input on the following topics:

  • General feelings about the reopening of schools
  • Concerns about meeting the needs of students
  • Considerations for safety practices & precautions
  • Factors to consider for any potential extended closures
  • PD & preferences for lesson delivery
The TEAM Observer Certification window is now open.  

Interested in supporting our observation process for school leaders in 2020-21? The state certification window is open through March 31, 2021, and certifications are valid until June. If you were certified last year, you should have received an email invitation to re-certify from either  or . Opportunities are also available for first-time observer certifications. Get all the details, including registration links, here.
Required Non-Instructional Evaluation (NIE) training starts July 1 for all SCS supervisors.

The Non-Instructional Evaluation (NIE) season is underway. 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 session 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   .
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.

Looking for help with your student loans? Assistance is coming soon from!

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  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  For more info, view these  FAQs or check out  this flyer .