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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Special Announcement: Dr. Joris Ray unanimously voted as Interim Superintendent of SCS

The Board Auditorium erupted with joy last night when our Board announced its unanimous vote for Dr. Joris Ray to be our Interim Superintendent. Dr. Ray has served as Academic Operations Chief and been a long-time leader in the District's instructional and operational efforts. He's a 22-year educator who graduated from our schools and grew to become a passionate advocate for teachers and students. We proudly celebrate Dr. Ray's accomplishment and wish him the best! Stay tuned! Dr. Ray plans to share a video message with all staff before the break. We'll let you know soon.
And now... our holiday-inspired District Updates:
Job perk #1: Holiday benefits bonus cash

This issue of District Updates is all about the perks of working at SCS. First up, we have our benefits holiday bonus! All employees enrolled in SCS health benefits plans will get to keep a few extra dollars in their pocket from the December 28 paycheck. No medical insurance premiums will be deducted from the final paycheck of the year. We don't know about you, but that's reason to celebrate! Thanks SCS!
Job perk: #2 Get rewarded for retirement!

If you're considering retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school year, let us know early and you could earn up to $3,500. You may be wondering, "what's the catch?" -No catch at all! When our staffing team is able to plan ahead for educator vacancies, we can work proactively to recruit the best of the best to move our schools ahead next year. To say "thanks" for the early heads-up, we're offering a little extra parting gift as you begin planning your retirement bucket list. Check out the FAQs and a memo from Chief Small to learn more.
Job perk #3: Have fun for a chance to win CASH prizes!

Working in education is anything but boring. This year, we're cranking up the "fun" factor before we head out for the holidays. Check out the SCS Holiday Countdown Celebration to learn how you could win CASH for the best ugly sweater in town! We'll also be awarding cash prizes to the best team with a holiday-inspired video for students. If ugly sweaters and music videos aren't your thing, we've got a chance for you to go all out and show us how creative you can get during the holiday costume contest. Dress as your favorite holiday character, and share your (s) elfie on social media for a chance to win big. Check out the contest flyer for full contest details.
Job perk #4: Winter break!

We hope you take this season to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. Winter break kicks off on Thursday, December 20, for school-based staff and Friday, December 21, for central office. Enjoy seven days (10 if you count the weekends!) of no homework, no staff meetings, sleeping in and ALL the Netflix you can handle ( if that's your thing). We'll see you back here in the New Year on January 2.

Teachers and school staff, don't forget to take a look at the January 2-3 DLD schedule and register by 5 p.m. today.

District Updates return January 10. Thanks for reading. Happy New Year!
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