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Thursday, October 1, 2020
MPD is asking local citizens to take the Response to Resistance survey.

The Memphis Police Department is asking Memphis residents to take the Response to Resistance survey. The mission of Response to Resistance is to support public safety in the community and keep citizens safe by establishing a national guideline for responses to resistance, assault and aggression. Take the survey here.
Please remember to follow the District's media guidelines.

Last school year, SCS was mentioned roughly 17,000 times in local and national news. We appreciate everyone following the District's media guidelines, which are in place to help us tell our story with consistent facts and reliable, timely information. In alignment with Policy 7001, all interaction with the media on behalf of schools and/or the District and stories/interviews about school or District matters should always be approved by the Communications Department in advance. View complete guidelines here.
October is here, so it's time to "THINK PINK" in support of breast cancer awareness and in celebration of SCS survivors!

The Coordinated School Health and HR teams are partnering to support breast cancer awareness and salute the brave cancer survivors who are part of the SCS family. A video montage will be created to thank SCS survivors for their courage, commitment and inspiration. Submissions for the Virtual Breast Cancer Survivor Wall are open now through October 9. Plus, all employees can take part in the "Virtual Pink Out" social media contest by decorating their virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces in pink and posting pics October 1-31. There's also a "Cook Pink for a Cause" social media contest that allows employees to post pics of their favorite "pink dishes" October 1-31Get all the details for the month. #SCSTHINKPINK
The SISTA STRUT Memphis Drive-Through Parade is SATURDAY at the Liberty Bowl.

Sista Strut aims to heighten awareness about breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. Recognizing the strength of survivors, their family and friends, Sista Strut heightens awareness and promotes early detection and the search for a cure. The Sista Strut Drive-Through Parade is this Saturday, October 3, at the Liberty Bowl. Everyone that registers will still receive an official Sista Strut t-shirt. Plus, there will be sponsor giveaways, and everyone is encouraged to decorate their cars for the "Best Decorated Car" prize! Get more information and register on the iHeartRadio website.
We're honoring SCS service men and women with a Virtual Veterans Day Hero Wall. Submit photos by October 9!

As we approach Veterans Day (November 11), the HR team wants to salute and spotlight our SCS military veterans who have served or are presently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Virtual Veterans Day Hero Wall video will be created and shared in our District publications and on the SCS social media pages. Please submit the following information by October 9 to

  • High-quality photo of the veteran in uniform
  • First and last name of the veteran
  • Current SCS position and school/department
  • Branch of service
If you have a Cigna health plan, there's a "S.A.F.E." surprise coming soon to your home mailbox to help you stay healthy!

In an effort to remain proactive in the fight against COVID-19, SCS and Cigna are partnering to make some healthy resources available to help staff stay S.A.F.E. (See, Access, Find, Ease). Cigna S.A.F.E. PPE Kits are being delivered to all employees and retirees with a District Cigna health plan. This is just the latest way the HR team is working to show you that SCS Cares! Be on the lookout soon for your S.A.F.E. Kit to arrive.
Flu shots are available for employees beginning TODAY.

SCS and Methodist are partnering to provide flu shots for employees this fall. Appointments are available every Thursday and Friday, TODAY through November 25, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Family Care Center on Flicker. Flu shots are free for employees with a CIGNA health plan and $20 for employees who are not on the District's plan. Dependents can also get a flu shot for $20. View the flyer here. Call (901) 416-6079 for an appointment.
If fitness is your thing, we got you covered with FREE fitness in the park!

The Coordinated School Health and HR teams have more FREE outdoor fitness opportunities planned over the next several weeks. The new Fitness in the Park series at Shelby Farms is every Tuesday and Thursday through October 29. There are a variety of classes for all fitness levels.