Colleagues,

After yesterday’s tragic accident at Schofield, our team in once again engaged in the important work of supporting families and students and coordinating efforts with Town authorities. Throughout all of this, I am reminded how often our work extends beyond what is typically defined as β€œteaching and learning”. As educators, our roles and impact are often felt outside of the classroom. I thank the many colleagues this week who in little and large ways stepped forward to support our community at a difficult time.

Finally, I want to remind everyone that this weekend is the annual Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. With activities such as the Hunnewell Fun Fair tonight all the way through the parade and final fireworks on Sunday, there are a number of great activities occurring in town this weekend. It also looks like the weather will be fabulous!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Best, David

Calendar
05/23/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
05/29/17 – Memorial Day – No School
​​​​​​​05/30/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
06/01/17 – Grad Course Reimbursement Requests Deadline
06/02/17 – WHS Graduation – 5 pm​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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SAT Associate Supervisors and Proctors needed!

Associate Supervisors are needed to administer SATs for June 3, 2017. Proctors are needed to monitor the halls, direct students to their classrooms and assist the Main Office staff with running the test center, as needed. Both are paid positions so you will be compensated for your time.

The following positions are open:

Proctor (Hall Monitor): $100, 7:00am to 1:00pm*
Associate Supervisor (Test Proctor): $125, 6:30am to 1:00pm*

*All positions have the opportunity for early release should students arrive and complete testing early.

Please note the following:

According to College Board guidelines, Associate Supervisors and Proctors must be current or retired faculty or other professional staff of WPS or from a neighboring institution or a graduate student.

Also, according to College Board guidelines, an Associate Supervisor or Proctor cannot administer any SAT Program test that will be taken by a member of their household or immediate family at any test center NATION WIDE.

If you are interested in any or all of the dates and are eligible according to the College Board guidelines, please email Kyle Getz at getzk.

In your correspondence, please indicate which position you would be most interested in filling, as well as your current address and cell phone number.

IMPORTANT: Indicating interest doesn’t guarantee a position as the number of Associate Supervisors and Proctors required to run the test center is based on the number of students testing as well as their needs. Every effort will be made to make positions available to as many people as possible.

​​​​​​​WHS Graduation News
​​​​​​​Wellesley High School Graduation is on Friday, June 2, 2017, Hunnewell Field, 5:00 pm.

If held outside, a ticket will not be necessary. In case of rain, the graduation will be in the GYM at Wellesley High School. Any faculty and staff planning to attend the graduation must email Mary Donahue (donahuem@wellesleyps.org) by Wednesday, May 24th, and request a ticket. Mary will send you the ticket and instructions by return mail.

​​​​​​​​​​March with METCO in the Wellesley Parade on Sunday, May 21
​​​​​​​In honor of the 50th Anniversary, Wellesley METCO has been selected to receive a Special Recognition Award at the annual Wellesley Veteran’s Parade. This will be the culmination of the anniversary activities this year, and let’s make it the best!

We will have honored guests riding in two convertible cars with signs recognizing the program and students holding a large banner with the anniversary logo for all the Wellesley community to cheer. And of course we’ll have candy and other surprises to hand out along the parade route.

What do we need? MARCHERS! We hope to have a large contingent of students, family members, graduates, WPS teachers and staff, and friends to march alongside the cars. We have 50th Anniversary T-shirts for those who sign up early!

METCO marchers will meet at the Wellesley Community Center (junction of Rts 9 and 16) by 12:15pm on Sunday, May 21. The parade begins at 1:00 and the route is about a mile to the center of Wellesley. Depending on where our position is in line, will determine what time we finish…somewhere around 2:15-2:45pm.

Please use this link to let us know you’ll be marching and your preferred t-shirt size. If you normally march with other groups (school, scouts, etc.), please consider this special 50th Anniversary opportunity to honor and celebrate Wellesley METCO. We can help arrange transportation to the start/from the finish…let us know in your comments on the sign up sheet.

Google sign up sheet: Sunday, May 21 Wellesley Veteran’s Parade METCO Marchers
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​​​​Affordable Housing Lottery
Please click here for information on seven rental units available on a lottery basis at 978 Worcester Street. There is a local preference component which increases the odds of receiving the unit if you work for the Town or the School Department. The application deadline is July 5, 2017.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Graduate Course Reimbursement Guidelines/Deadline
​​Course reimbursement funding of $30,000 is available to distribute in FY18 among qualified teachers. This funding is for graduate course work done to obtain a master’s degree and/or a teacher’s professional license. Newly added benefits this year allow course reimbursement for specialists including physical therapists and occupational therapists to recertify their professional or allied health license. The Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning must verify in advance that there are no further in-district specialist courses available in order for the specialists to apply for course reimbursement. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send by no later June 1, 2017, your name, evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program, name and description of the course, evidence of course cost (a billing statement), proof of payment (i.e. credit card statement, canceled check or receipt of payment), and transcript to Valerie Spruill, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, spruillv. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you some time prior to the first paycheck in September 2017. Please note: all information must be received by June 1, 2017 or you will be disqualified for reimbursement. All courses must have occurred in the summer of 2016, fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 and have been completed by June 1, 2017. Any courses taken prior to the summer of 2016 will not count for reimbursement.

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​​​​​​​Insurance Benefits Information

Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244. ​​​​​​​​​​​

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WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
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Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.

Superintendent’s Bulletin 05/19/2017
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