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Thursday, October 3, 2019
Congratulations to SCS Board Chair, Miska Clay-Bibbs & Vice-Chair Scott McCormick on their new appointments!

October 1 marked the first official day Miska Clay-Bibbs (District 7) began serving as Chair and Scott McCormick (District 5) began serving as Vice-Chair for the Shelby County Board of Education. Both Bibbs and McCormick have served as Board members since 2014. 

As Board Chair, Ms. Bibbs is responsible for abiding by all established laws and Board policies relevant to Shelby County Schools, including but not limited to presiding at all meetings of the Board, appointing committees authorized by the Board, providing fiscal oversight and upholding the commitments and beliefs of the District. 

As Vice-Chair, Mr. McCormick will provide ongoing support to Ms. Bibbs in her position as Chair, as well as preside over meetings in her absence. The appointments for Board Chair and Vice-Chair are for a one-year term. For more information about the Shelby County Board of Education, visit
Non-Instructional Evaluation Training

With non-instructional evaluations around the corner, the Employee Performance & Support team is offering trainings to prepare you to complete the process with ease!

NIE Process Overview Webinar
October 3 at 2 p.m.
PLZ course #19782

NIE Overview Instructor-Led Training
October 9 at 3 p.m. | Barnes 214
PLZ course #18980
Remember to switch over to the new WiFi network before the old network goes offline Oct. 14!

On  October 14,  the District’s current WiFi network will go away for good. Our IT team has upgraded the WiFi network to help keep the District’s info more secure. Plus, they’ve made it a whole lot easier to log in!  Make sure you log into the new “SCS_WLAN” network NOW so you don’t lose access.  Just use your Active Directory ID, which is the same username and password as your email.

It's simple to log in:
  1. Select “SCS_WLAN” from the available networks in your device’s WiFi settings.
  2. Log in with your Active Directory ID.
  3. The first time you log in on a device, you will be asked to trust the certificate. Once you do, you won't be asked again.
  4. If you’re a Mac user, there is one extra step. After completing the three steps above, you will see another pop-up window asking for a username and password. For this, you will enter the password for your actual device, not your email password. Once you do, you won’t see the popup again.
Need help?  Call the IT Help Desk at 416-2700, option 5.
Our 2019 United Way giving campaign ends October 7. Help reach our $150K goal!

The District's United Way campaign is underway, and we have just five more days to reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 for the  United Way of the Mid-South. If you haven't pledged or donated yet, you can make an  e-pledge through October 7 , or check with your school or department's Employee Engagement Champion to learn more about your team's fundraising efforts. Contact  Illeanette Rosado-Wilson  for more information.
Put your health first this flu season. Take advantage of Flu Shot Thursdays!

Don't let the flu get the best of you this flu season. Make sure you're protected from the flu by getting a FREE flu shot during Flu Shot Thursdays. Employees with SCS Cigna health plans can schedule appointments for FREE flu shots at either of the two SCS Family Care Centers on Thursdays, Oct. 10 - Nov. 21. Flu shots are also available for dependents & non-insured employees for $20. View the flyer for more details about how to book your flu shot today!
Learn about the power of kindness in the latest EAP newsletter from Methodist!

Methodist is our District's EAP provider, and they're sharing information and resources every month to help us all lead healthier lifestyles. Check out the latest newsletter from our friends at Methodist.
Learn how to provide wholistic student support at the 109th Truancy & Dropout Prevention Conference.

Want to learn more about making an impact in your students' lives? Make plans to attend the  109th Annual International Association 
f or Truancy & Dropout Prevention Conference  Oct. 20-22 at the Downtown Memphis Double Tree Hotel. Highlights of this year's conference include speakers  Altha J. Stewart, MD, President of American Psychiatric Association, and motivational speaker and author  Cyntoia Brown. Click  here to learn more about the conference and reserve your spot.
Do you have a senior applying for college financial aid? Check out our upcoming FAFSA workshops!

If you're a parent of a senior or know students preparing to start their college financial aid process, share these opportunities for FAFSA workshops with them. These workshops will walk students and parents through the process of completing FAFSA forms. Workshops will be hosted at SCS schools around the county. View session dates, times and locations here: ENGLISH | SPANISH