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September 23, 2020
HELP WANTED: Apply for a position in the Virtual Fall Break Learning Academy (K-12 teachers, SPED teachers, site admins & bilingual mentors). Apply on the Careers site Sept. 28 - Oct. 5!
To be eligible for November 2020 Flex Days (Nov. 23-24), teachers must have evidence of completing 29 specified hours of PD on their PLZ transcripts. View courses here.
Get a deep understanding of the four instructional practices & TEM evaluation tools during the live Instructional Practices Training TOMORROW at 3:30 p.m. -- PLZ Course #25138.
New PD is available for K-12 Science teachers on performance-based objectives. Register for the Oct. 6 session in PLZ - course #24670. Learn more.
Check out the updated calendar of early literacy PD sessions for the fall semester. A variety of sessions are available in PLZ for grades K-5. View them all here.
(New) EQUITY AND ACCESS: Tune into the "When I Look Back" Student Voice Event September 30.

Elevating student voice is a key focus in our continuous mission to achieve equity for all learners. Our first student voice event of the year - a panel discussion with middle and high school students, titled "When I Look Back" - will take place on September 30 at 6 p.m. Hear students talk about their views on power, privilege and oppression since March 2020. Get more info and the live zoom link here.
(New) Join the Voice of SCS for an "End of Summer Bash" to THIS SATURDAY on the Riverfront!

SCS teachers, staff and students are invited to an "End of Summer Bash" hosted by the Memphis River Parks THIS SATURDAY, 2-6 p.m. at the Memphis Riverfront. WQOX 88.5FM, the Voice of SCS, will be broadcasting live from the event, and attendees can enjoy live music and food trucks, as well as season-ending activities at the park. Social distancing guidelines will of course be in place. The primary focus of the bash is to help those eligible complete the Census by the September 30 deadline and register to vote by the October 5 deadline.
(New) Apply for a chance to win K-12 STEM grants from the Tennessee Valley Authority!

The TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program is now open for applications. The program funds Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning projects in classrooms and schools across the state. Grants may be requested in amounts up to $5,000 now through October 16. All applications will be reviewed by the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.
(New) Check out the latest i-Ready support resources!

Next Steps with i-Ready after Diagnostic:

Teacher Toolbox:
  • Now that Teacher Toolbox is integrated into i-Ready, teachers who aren’t syncing into i-Ready may need help getting toolbox access. The i-Ready team helped by creating a “Toolbox Only School” in the SCS i-Ready account. This school is only licensed for toolbox, not i-Ready, so any District admin (or the i-Ready team) can add staff here as a school admin, and they will then see only the Toolbox.
(New) Flu shots are available for employees beginning October 1 at the Family Care Center.

SCS and Methodist are partnering to provide flu shots for employees this fall. Appointments are available every Thursday and Friday, October 1 - November 25, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Family Care Center on Flicker. Flu shots are free for employees with a CIGNA health plan and $20 for employees who are not on the District's plan. Dependents can also get a flu shot for $20. View the flyer here. Call (901) 416-6079 for an appointment.
(Update) If fitness is your thing, we got you covered with FREE yoga and fitness in the park!

If yoga classes filled up too fast for you last week, no worries. The Coordinated School Health and HR teams have more FREE outdoor fitness opportunities planned over the next several weeks. The next Yoga in the Park class is Saturday, October 3, at Chandler Park, with sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The first 10 people to sign up get a free yoga mat. That's not all. The new Fitness in the Park series at Shelby Farms is every Tuesday and Thursday through September 22 - October 29. There are a variety of classes for all fitness levels. **Plus - Employees can get FREE B-12 shots during the October 1 class, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Are you ready to THINK PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Get the full run down of this year's activities!

The Coordinated School Health and HR teams are partnering to support breast cancer awareness and salute the brave cancer survivors who are part of the SCS family. Submissions for the Virtual Breast Cancer Survivor Wall opened today and run through October 9. A video montage will be created to thank SCS survivors for their courage, commitment and inspiration. Plus, all employees can take part in the "Virtual Pink Out" social media contest by decorating their virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces in pink and posting pics October 1-31. There's also a "Cook Pink for a Cause" social media contest that allows employees to post pics of their favorite "pink dishes" October 1-31. Get all the details for the month. #SCSTHINKPINK
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