HAVE A NICE WEEKEND – STAY WARM!!!
2/2/21 – School Committee Meeting – Remote Online – 6:30 pm
2/5/21 – Deadline to Sign Up for Seminar Day
2/9/21 – School Committee Meeting – Remote Online – 6:30 pm
2/15-2/19 – February Break
2/23/21 – School Committee Meeting – Remote Online – 6:30 pm
WANTED: Teachers, Bakers, Couponers, Max Security Prison Guards, etc…
We know for a fact there’s at least one of you out there who can answer “yes” to each of these questions:
Have you had to cut academic content that you LOVE to teach because of the pandemic?
Have you mastered sourdough bread-making during quarantine and want to have students bake with you from home?
Have you successfully discovered the most efficient way of shopping to maximize savings?
Are you a former maximum-security prison guard with stories to share?
Normally at this time of year, the Seminar Day Committee asks you to reach out to those family members and friends who may have something highly engaging (like the above) to share with our students on Seminar Day. Unfortunately, we will not be doing that this year. However, we will be asking you to consider what highly engaging material you (yes YOU!) have to share with our students.
Seminar Day: All digital, all student and staff presenters; Two seminar blocks, each for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom
Date: Wednesday, March 3rd – This is the official date until who knows what changes it; There will be NO academic classes held on this day
Salary Lane Change Process Reminder
Effective November 1, 2020, a teacher must submit a Course Approval Form (CAF) if: 1) a course may lead to a lane change; or 2) a course is paid by District funds. Forms should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the expected start date of the course. Course approvals are active from the date of approval through June 30th of the following school year (e.g., approved 1/20/2021 for a course starting 3/1/2021 would be active through 6/30/2022). Approvals are based on the course title and course description and cannot be exchanged for another course without prior written approval of the Superintendent or designee. A teacher has until June 30th of the following school year from the course completion date to submit the transcripts (e.g., course ended 4/1/2021 transcript must be submitted by 6/30/2022).
Human Relations Services
The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS 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.
HRS 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.
Do you have a question for the WPS Human Resources Department? Email AskHR@Wellesleyps.org. The Human Resources Department is happy to assist you.
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.