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Thursday, August 29, 2019
There's a new scam circulating. Don't fall for it!

Online scammers have tricky ways to get your info, and sometimes they can be pretty convincing! We've seen a recent increase in fake social media ads and spam emails regarding SCS insurance updates, and the latest one we've spotted is circulating on Facebook. Please DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS you see online, in emails or social media! Social media is the easiest to avoid because SCS does not advertise benefits-related updates - or anything related to personal employee information, for that matter - on our social media pages. The same goes for our approved vendors. If the info is legit, you'll only get it one of these ways:

  • Email: Open enrollment and other benefits updates will be shared in District newsletters, including the Teacher Weekly, District Updates and/or an official Human Resources Update. You can verify the authenticity of these emails by looking for @scsk12.org in the sender's address. If you don't see it, delete it!

  • Phone: When open enrollment season begins in a few months, be on the lookout for reminder calls from us. Just remember, the caller ID will show a 416- number. If not, don't listen!

  • Direct Mail: Our benefits vendors are authorized to send direct mail for coverage updates, claims and charges via U.S. mail. But please understand that vendors not identified in your benefits selections are not authorized to solicit personal info via direct mail. So, if you didn't sign up for it, don't fall for it!
Looking for PLZ support? A new help desk is now available!

As part of our continuous effort to provide greater support resources and a better customer service experience, the Employee Performance & Support and Professional Development help desk has transitioned from Zoho to Footprints . You can now access the new Footprints help desk by visiting the Help tab in PLZ or by following this link. Take a look at the step-by-step guide for details on how to submit a help request.
Mark your calendars! TEM Evaluations begin next week.

Formal andiInformal observations are available in PLZ and can begin the week of  September 3 . Step guides for conducting informal walkthroughs (IPGs) are available in the  Resources tab in PLZ.
Help SCS collect books for students & get rewarded!

Looking for a way to enjoy some quality time with the family? How about a FREE afternoon at the Delta Fair?! Join us next Wednesday, September 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at gates 1 & 3 as we collect books for SCS students . Every approved new or gently used book donation gets you a FREE ticket to the 2019 Delta Fair - valid all day on September 4 . Make it a family outing by donating multiple books that will go directly to the students of SCS. Check out more details and a list of approved books here .
Get discount tickets to see the U of M take on Southern University!

Have you ever seen a tiger fight a jaguar? We haven't either, but you can come pretty close with discounted tickets to see the Memphis Tigers football team take on the Southern University Jaguars next Saturday, September 7, during SCS Appreciation Day. SCS employees may purchase $10 tickets to the game while supplies last! #GTG!
Help SCS bring home the big trophy during the 2019 YMCA Corporate Games!

If watching the game isn't exciting enough for you, suit up and join the game! Sign up to represent Team SCS at the annual YMCA Corporate Games as we take on employees from organizations around town for bragging rights and a chance to win some awesome prizes. Team events, including basketball, volleyball and even trivia, are part of this year's lineup. Sign up for your spot on the team by September 1.
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