Welcome to November! This past week, we were reminded of why our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts must remain an important focus for our District. While it is critical for our school and district leadership to make this work visible within our community, ultimately, the work you do in classrooms each day with students is most important. To that end, DE&I will be the theme of our fall professional development day on December 2nd. We are still looking for staff to lead sessions in which they can share the elements of their practice that support our DE&I efforts. If you have not done so already, please consider submitting a proposal to facilitate a session.
Separately, the Performing Arts Department will host its fall show, The Hunchback of Notre Dame next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at WHS. If you haven’t seen one of our productions, I encourage you to attend. (Click here for times and ticket information.)
Thanks for all that you do in support of our students and don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Saturday night!
11/1/19 – Deadline for Submissions of Letter of Intent to Change Lanes
11/6 & 11/7 – Flue Vaccine Clinic – 3:00-5:00 pm (see details below)
11/12/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 6:30 pm
11/26/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 6:30 pm
Condolences to Amanda El-Lakkis (Gr. 4 Schofield Teacher) on the loss of her grandmother, Barbara Hart, on October 24, 2019
Salary Lane Change News
Letters of Intent to Change Lanes in SY2020-21 Deadline: November 1st
All professional staff who expect to receive a Masters, M+30, or M+60/Doctorate at the beginning of the next school year 2020-2021, must send formal notification of intent to change salary lanes to Addie Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than November 1, 2019. The notification should include: current lane, proposed lane, and the school year (2020-21) in which you hope to change lanes. This early notification deadline is required so that provisions for anticipated salary lane changes may be included within the new fiscal year budget. Please note: The list does not carry forward. You must provide written notice each year until you have achieved the desired lane change.
Flu Vaccine Clinic for WPS Faculty & Staff: November 6 and 7th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Wellesley Board of Health, 90 Washington Street
Bring your insurance card.
Indicate that you are from WPS
$5.00 donation to the Healthy Wellesley Fund is optional
You do not need to call ahead or make an appointment.
Any questions: Call Linda Corridan, RN x 5710
2020 WEF Grant Applications
Deadline: Monday, January 6th Decision Notifications: Early April
Did you know??
● WEF funded over $224,000 through 29 grants last year!
● Grants funded at all WPS levels – elementary, middle and high school.
● WEF has a grant history 2010-2019 for review.
We welcome your inspiring and innovative applications. Please start the process at https://www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/ > the menu bar > Educators Tab > Apply for a Grant tab
Jessamy Harrington, Lisa Hicks, and Carrie Reepmeyer
WEF Grants Co-Chairs, 2019-2020
Do you have a question for the Human Resources Department? Email AskHR@Wellesleyps.org. The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.
Human Relation Services
As we enter the holiday season, stress can increase. Human Relation Services can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with Human Relation Services to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members. This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension. It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and improve coping skills.
Human Relation Services is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.