The Eagle Eye
A Focus on Well-being
News & Updates
UPGRADE COMING!
For those that use Absence Management to log absences, we will be launching an upgrade. You'll be excited to hear about a new app you'll be able to download and use, as well as easy access for our staff who require multiple logins. Much of it you'll find the same, but there will be a few perks to the new upgrade.
Employees will receive an email on January 4th that will direct them to set up a new account. When staff returns on January 7th, administrators will be allotting a few minutes to ensure you have created a new account. These accounts must be set up in order for you to enter absences after January 7th. The old site will be disabled.

ALL USERS will be required to create a new account. So be watching your email closely!

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DID YOU KNOW?
FREE preventative care? Yes, you read it right! 100% covered! Our new healthcare plan falls within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations. Many things you have historically paid for may be free under our new coverage. Routine lab work? Wellness exams? Mammograms? Immunizations? Learn more by reading our health plan document here. Schedule your appointments today. Need to find in-network providers? Visit UMR's website.
2017/18 Medical Flexible Spending Account Reminder

Do you still have a balance in your 2017/18 Medical Flex account? If so, you have until December 15, 2018 to incur claims and until December 28, 2018 (last business day in December) to   submit  claims to Healthcare Solutions Group

Not sure if you have a balance? Call HSG at 800-749-1422!
Dental Claims Prior to October 1st

If you still have dental claims PRIOR TO October 1st needing reimbursement, you need to get them submitted to Human Resources before leaving on winter break. The last day to turn in incurred dental bills for reimbursement prior to October 1st will be Friday, December 21st.
Did You Move?

Have you recently moved or changed addresses? Tax season is right around the corner. Please email Teresa Connor (Colburn), teresaconnor@joplinschools.org, to submit an address change so we can ensure your tax information arrives at the correct location.

It is important to keep HR informed of your demographic changes throughout the year. You can log into your employee portal to see what we currently have on file.
Calendar of Events
Access our District Calendar on our website or by clicking here for the Google calendar. Stay up to date with district events.

Don't see a district-wide event on here? Email sarahmwangi@joplinschools.org to get it added. Thanks for helping us help you know about district happenings.
SafeSchools Training
Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of children every year and can be a barrier to education in many ways. Our SafeSchools course will educate you on the prevalence of homelessness, federal laws related to homeless students, and strategies for identifying and assisting the homeless student population. 

  • Log in to SafeSchools
  • Click on Extra Training (left-hand side and looks like a play button)
  • Click on Social and Behavioral
  • Click on Student Experiencing Homelessness

Having difficulties? Try the Troubleshooting Tips
Cheers & Tears
Welcome to the Eagle Family
Please join us in welcoming our newest employees to the Eagle Family!

Our Sympathy to the Collier Family
It is with a heavy heart to inform Eagle Nation of the death of one of our staff members. Mrs. Tammy Collier passed away the evening of Monday, November 11 after a brief illness. Mrs. Collier was a paraprofessional at Soaring Heights.

Mrs. Collier was an amazing educator who cared deeply for her students and her colleagues. She was patient, kind and committed to helping students achieve success. We are all saddened by this tremendous loss to our students and school community.
Safety Tip
Health Benefits of Walking
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You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise. Some of the benefits include:
  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat.
Great Outdoors Walking Challenge
Which team will win a Camelbak for each team member?
 
Get those steps in! Too cold to walk your mountain destination outside? Try a team walk in your school gymnasium before/after school. Every step counts!
"Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere!" -Unknown

Employee Discounts

Don't forget to use Employee Discounts while shopping locally - you can find those here:   Employee Discounts .
The Eagle Eye: A Focus on Well-being is a monthly e-newsletter where you will find news, updates, reminders, wellness challenges, celebrations, etc. from the human resources department! The e-newsletter will be shared during the last week of each month. Thanks for viewing!