SEE YOU AT STAFF BBQ!
We can't wait to see all 1,400+ of you for our  11th Annual JC Schools Staff BBQ  on  Friday, September 20  on the playground at Thorpe Gordon Elementary (1101 Jackson St.) from  4:30-6:30pm . Bring your family for an evening of FREE food and fun!

Mother Nature may present us the "opportunity" to move the party indoors, so stay tuned to your texts/emails from Mallory McGowin should a quick shift occur! This is where we also remind you to ensure your cell phone is listed in SISFin to get those text messages.

BBQ REMINDERS:
  • Check out the map (below) for parking and playground access info. 
  • While we'll have lots of tables and chairs, you're also welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or a picnic blanket for your family. 
  • We'll have inflatables and tattoos to entertain the kids!
  • Staff who've submitted their United Way pledge card at our minimum level of giving ($15 per pay period or more) will be entered into a drawing for free United Way t-shirts. There will be cards on hand to fill out and turn in too. We'll also give t-shirts away to the winners of our juggling contest - stop by the United Way table to enter!
STAFF & STUDENT DIFFERENCE MAKERS
The JC Schools Difference Maker Award now (also) includes a student recognition opportunity! Help us recognize JC Schools staff and students who make a difference in their schools and our community; those individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify #JCStrongerTogether. 

We are excited to recognize our first Staff and Student Difference Makers of the 2019-2020 school year at the October Board of Education meeting!

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JC Schools will thank all staff & student Difference Makers nominated, and some will be recognized monthly at the JC Schools Board of Education meeting.

We love to spotlight Difference Makers that are tied to each of our three organizational pillars: Learning, Partnerships and Stewardship. 
**DISTRICT APPAREL NOW AVAILABLE**
The district's online Eastbay team store is NOW LIVE and will be open for purchases through Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00PM . There are a variety of items to choose from with the new district logo, including polos, 3/4 zips, jackets, long & short sleeve tees.

To purchase, go to eastbayteamsales.com/teamstore and enter Team Code: OFTSJCSD or go here .

We will soon have an additional online store for JCReads tshirts and the new district logo tshirts that were given out at Opening Session, so stay tuned!!
STUDENT SHOUT OUTS!
JCHS National Merit Semifinalists and
AP Scholar Awards

Jefferson City High School has announced that Graham Bond has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. The 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program were designated from some 1.5 million program entrants in over 21,000 high schools nationwide.

Ten students at Jefferson City High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

Read the press release in its entirety here !
PEACHJAR FLYERS
In order for a JC Schools staff member to have uploading privileges for flyers pertinent to district audiences (students & families), the Communications Department will first need to add you into our district account. This will then generate an email to you with login information. Yes, it's really that easy!

If you have any additional questions, please contact the JC Schools Communications department or Peachjar directly at (858) 997-2117 ext. 3. 
FROM HUMAN RESOURCES:
T aking care of ourselves is essential. Self-care is often neglected in our everyday lives. We all tend to put others needs before our own and it is crucial to remember, that we cannot fill another's cup from our own empty vessel.
 
Self-care knows no boundaries. It is something that everyone can benefit from practicing on a daily basis. True self-care is not self-centered nor selfish; it is simply keeping yourself the focus of your own life.

Here’s some information on self care from the National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Would you like to participate in a teacher stress study? We are partnering with Mizzou to provide an opportunity for teachers to engage in a study that is focused on helping teachers cope with stress. The purpose of the study is to see if stress management training for teachers reduces stress and improves coping. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shelby Scarbrough at shelby.scarbrough@jcschools.us or 659-3013.





If you are an hourly employee, please click on Hourly Employees to access your Kronos login screen .

If you are an employee tracking additional days, please click on Staff Tracking Additional Days to access your login screen
Attention: Event Workers
If you are an hourly employee who works as a coach or as an activity events worker, please complete the Voluntary Worker Agreement that can be found in TalentEd Records under Blank Docs . If you have any questions, please contact the HR office at 659-3013
Salary Schedule Movement
If you have recently completed your graduate degree or additional coursework hours please submit notice to the HR office for advancement on the salary schedule. The deadline is October 1.
 
If this affects you, please complete the  Teacher Salary Movement Application  in Records. You will also need to submit your official transcripts which must be sealed or sent electronically from the institution. Please contact the HR office if you have any questions.
STAFF ACTIVITIES PASSES



CCHS & JCHS activities offices announce the sale of high school & middle school activities passes. Passes are good for all 2019-2020 CCHS, TJMS, JCHS and LCMS sporting events (excluding MSHSAA tournaments). Adult passes are $30 and student passes are $20. Passes will be available for purchase at Football, Volleyball, Softball and Soccer gates.

Retired district staff members are entitled to receive a JC SCHOOLS retired staff pass. It is used for free admission to sporting events at JCHS, CCHS, LCMS and TJMS (excluding MSHSAA tournaments). Information about the Retired Staff passes are also available at Football, Volleyball, Softball and Soccer gates.

Questions? Please contact the Activities/Athletics Departments:

CCHS - Kim Brundage, kim.brundage@jcschools.us 691.6206


JCHS - Amber Mueller, amber.mueller@jcschools.us 659.3065
TECH & LIT TIDBITS
The mission of the Jefferson City School District Library Media Program is to encourage a love of reading and libraries in each student through collaborating with educators, curating a diverse collection, and teaching the effective use of information.

Visit the " Tech & Lit Tidbits " blog for information on ReadingIQ, Epic! and other FREE eBooks resources for Teachers. And check back often as new technology and literacy tips are added regularly!!



Join us at the annual JCPS Foundation gala as JC Schools embarks on a new era. More information can be found at  www.jcpsfoundation.org

To RSVP for this event please contact Karen Enloe or Morgan Werdehausen with the JCPS Foundation. 
CONTACT US...
The JC Schools Wire is a communications platform utilized to share pertinent information tailored to (and for) JC Schools staff. If you have something to share, please d raft your headline, story/angle for content, link (if necessary) and accompanying graphic/description (when possible). The deadline to email content for consideration is before Monday each week for a Wednesday release.
Contact JC Schools Communications Team:
Ryan Burns, Director of Communications
Amy Berendzen, Public Relations Manager
Mallory McGowin, Communications & Marketing Manager
315 East Dunklin St.
573-659-3018