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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Teacher Drive-Thru Parade POSTPONED

Our Teacher Drive-Thru Parade planned for this Saturday has been postponed. We look forward to sharing a rescheduled date soon.
We've answered more of your questions abut the S.A.F.E.
Re-Entry Plan.

Check out the latest set of FAQs for teachers and staff posted on our S.A.F.E. Re-Entry Plan website . In case you missed it last week, we have several new videos on the site to give you a closer look at our efforts to return stronger.
New printable 2020-21 calendars are here!

Keep up with all the important dates this school year! Download the newly designed printable teacher and student calendars.

Be on the lookout for an email from soon!

  • Looking for advice on how to manage your student loans? We're partnering with to help! This is a free service service for all full-time employees. Welcome emails are coming this week to all SCS inboxes with more info. Don't want to wait? Register now!

We're here to help employees alleviate stress, fear and anxiety during the pandemic.

  • Methodist's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has a wide range of support available to all full-time staff and eligible dependents, from medical and counseling to personal health, finance and more. Call (800) 880-5658 or get more info here.

  • CIGNA offers the Total Behavioral Health program for SCS employees enrolled in our CIGNA medical plans, including virtual behavioral care, on-demand coaching, webinars and lifestyle management programs. Call (800) 274-7603 for more info.

July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.

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.

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   .