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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Salute to proven servant leadership!

Congratulations are in order for Superintendent Ray for the numerous accomplishments and honors he has been selected for recently. Dr. Ray will be honored at upcoming events as he graciously accepts these awards:

  • Roosevelt Todd Award for Education presented by Teamsters National Black Caucus of Memphis

  • The Educator Award presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • Living Legend Award presented by the National Alliance of Black School Educators

  • West TN Supervisor of the Year presented by the Tennessee Principals Association
  • The Educator Award presented by the University of Memphis Chapter of the NAACP
Only a few more days remain in the 2019 Open Enrollment period.

Don't forget! You have until Tuesday, November 12, to complete your Open Enrollment selections for 2020 health benefits. Log into the online portal to make any updates or changes to your coverage, add or remove dependents, make changes to your flexible spending accounts and more. If you have questions about your benefits, contact the HR team at 416-5304, or use the  online HR contact form.
Teachers- you may be eligible for a 2019-20 advanced degree stipend.

In preparation for performance-based stipends for advance degrees this school year, the Office of Compensation is requesting your assistance. If you hold a job-related advanced degree and have not received any salary increases or credit from SCS for an advanced degree previously, you could be eligible for an advanced degree stipend. Eligible teachers will receive the stipend for each year they earn a TEM 4 or 5 within the first four years following hire/placement into the new system, or degree receipt (for current teachers holding a BA/BS who will earn a job related advanced degree in the future).

If you have an advanced degree and have not been grandfathered in prior to 2013, please send your transcripts to by November 20.
*NOTE: The SCS advanced degree stipend is always subject to change based on funding availability. SCS reserves the right to interpret, change and discontinue the stipend at anytime.
Don't miss out on Nat'l Board Certification supplements. Important info needed by Nov. 20.

SCS continues to promote high standards and supports continuing professional development for all teachers. The District will continue to administer supplemental payments for teachers with valid National Board Certification during the 2019-20 school year.

Current National Board Certified teachers who were paid in 2018-19 have been identified, and there is no need to submit additional information UNLESS your certification has expired since last year. If your certification has expired within the last year, please email a copy of your renewal certification to no later than November 20.

Newly certified teachers/newly hired teachers also must submit a copy of their certification to   no later than November 20.

Help us spread warmth to students this winter by supporting Operation Warm Hearts!

Can you believe December is just around the corner? Mark your calendar, and start shopping early for our fifth annual Operation Warm Hearts winter clothing drive. We'll be collecting NEW coats, gloves, scarves and other winter gear for the students of SCS on December 3 , which is national Giving Tuesday. We can also do the shopping for you if you choose to make a monetary donation on CashApp to " $SupportSCS” for: "Warm Hearts." Last year, our donations totaled over  $18,000 , including hundreds of coats, hundreds of other winter clothing items and over $6,000 in monetary donations to purchase more items. This year, we’re hoping to support even more students!