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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Watch for the SaferWatch email
The TSC, in partnership with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office, will begin the implementation of the SaferWatch Mobile Panic Button.

You should receive an access email from SaferWatch with instructions on how to download the app. If you do not find the email this week, check your spam folder.

For more information, click here.
Planning ahead
Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year will be July 12-July 23.

Walk-in registration will be Thursday, July 29 noon-7 pm and Friday, July 30
8 am-1 pm.

The first student day is Wednesday, August 11.

Resiliency training opportunity
The Lafayette School Corporation and Tippecanoe School Corporation are hosting Resiliency Team training. There are a few spots left for the free two-day, virtual learning event. One of the first sessions is this Saturday. 
Brain Brigade
Click here to learn more about this training opportunity.

Grant opportunity
The  SIA Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The organization strives to improve the quality of life and help support funding in the area of arts and culture, education, and health and welfare.
The deadline to apply is March 30.

Schools that won a grant in 2020 are not eligible for another grant for two cycles after they win.

TSC welcomes new school board member
The Tippecanoe School Corporation Board of School Trustees welcomed new member Julie Cummings at the January 13 reorganization meeting. 

The board also selected officers: President Patrick Hein, Vice President Linda Day and Secretary Brian DeFreese.

Julie Cummings
Apply to be a Wood scholar
Applications for the Richard D. Wood Scholarship are available for certified employees seeking an administrator's license.

Click here for an application. The deadline is February 5.
Employee Assistance Program
If you or a household family member is struggling and searching for support and guidance, an Employee Assistance Program can assist at no cost to the employee. Call IU Health at (317) 962-8001 to schedule a virtual or in-person counseling session. 

Mileage matters
Don't forget to submit your mileage for travel July-December 2020 by January 29.

The mileage rate has been set by the IRS and will be 56 cents for calendar year 2021. 

Digital wellness
Use a physical alarm clock

Does your phone charge on your nightstand overnight and serve as your alarm clock? Instead, you should consider getting a separate alarm clock and charging your phone in another room or on the other side of the room. This will enable you to wake up without attending to your phone before you even get out of bed.

This also allows you to wake up and think your own thoughts, which helps prevent immediately introducing stress and anxiety into your day. Making your bedroom a device free zone can also do wonders for your sleep. The blue light your phone emits is detrimental to quality sleep and can even disrupt your circadian rhythm.
January - Energy Management - Be the friend you want
Friendships are important. We all want to have good friends and to be a good friend. Click here to read more.
TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
For some, the New Year’s Holiday brings an opportunity for goal-setting and a fresh start. For others, it can bring the guilt of an inevitable unmet New Year’s resolution. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has presented many challenges and heartache, it also presents the opportunity to approach our New Year’s goals differently, and in a potentially more healthy manner. 
TSC State of Mind
In a recent article by the American Medical Association found here, doctors encourage an approach focused on smaller, SMART-oriented, and mental-health related goals that could help us find success by focusing on what we can control, maintaining connections, and letting go of guilt.

Get discounts in the New Year
Click here to view the interactive employee discount guide. Check out discounts that you are eligible for as a TSC employee. 

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any suggestions for a gym or vendor that you would like to add to the discount guide.

Personal coaching program free to all TSC employees
Do you want to get healthier, feel better, and have more energy? NuStart’s personal coaching program provides the support and guidance empowering you to get in tune with your body and gain confidence in your lifestyle choices. Learn more.
Don’t just take our word for it…hear from actual participants:
"This program is amazingly simple to follow and yet has changed my body, mind and spirit. You will see wonderful results in every aspect of your life." ~Patti I

Are you ready? Click here to get started. You’ll be glad that you did.

with Kathy Nimmer

Starting the semester remotely was not ideal, and yet, it challenged all of us to consider mindset. Nathan Sheets, new to McCutcheon in the physics department, reminded me of this when reflecting on how much he learned about his students during the November remote segment. "One student was even working on a car in the garage and showed me what he was doing when class was over! I never knew he worked on cars," Nathan wrote. Looking for the good does not negate the difficult, but it sure is more pleasant than fixating on it!

Kay Cohernour
Employee Name: Kay Cohernour
Years with TSC: 6
Position: Secretary/Treasurer, Wyandotte Elementary School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Kay is the heart and soul of Wyandotte. She creates a welcoming place for students, parents and staff. Her positive, upbeat attitude makes our school a great place to work and learn.
Christina Mraz
Employee Name: Christina Mraz
Years with TSC: 10
Position: Third grade teacher, Wea Ridge Elementary School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: As a virtual teacher, it is amazing to see Christina utilize technology to deliver quality instruction and frequent communication with her students. She is a leader and offers support to others.


March 12 - End of third nine weeks
March 22-26 - No school, Spring Break