I hope you each had a productive week as we officially entered into fall!
While we are still only weeks into this school year, we have already been reminded of how important it is for all of our staff to be knowledgeable about our equity protocols and expectations. This is particularly important as we respond to bias-based incidents in a consistent way across the district. If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Equity Protocols training referenced by Dr. Curry in her message to staff earlier this week.
Thanks in advance for your help and thank you for all you do to support our students each day.
09/28/21 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm
09/30/21 – WPS Community Webinar on Swing Space & Redistricting – 7 pm
10/11/21 – Indigenous Peoples Day – No School
10/12/21 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm
10/25 & 10/26/21 – Special Town Meeting, School Building Projects – 7 pm
Community Mental Health Webinar: Tuesday, September 28th, 7:00-8:30 pm.
The Wellesley Health Department invites the community to a free mental health webinar: Unmasked… Understanding Anxiety and Suicide in the COVID Era. Jon Mattleman, mental health consultant, will present practical ways to address specific mental health issues such as anxiety, and up-to-date information about suicide prevention. Email Joyce Saret at the Wellesley Health Department for joining information. email@example.com
Reminders Regarding Salary Lane Change Process:
New Reminder: For professional staff slated for a lane change this school year: All transcripts and other proof of completion must be submitted by November 1, 2021.
Letters of Intent to Change Lanes are due annually by November 1st for the following school year. The letter should include your present lane, intended lane and year in which you plan to make the change. For instance, the intent to change lanes letter due on November 1, 2021 is for a lane change in school year 2022-23. Please note that your letter of intent does not carry over from year to year.
Also, 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 9/1/2021 for a course starting 10/1/2021 would be active through 6/30/2023). 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 1/1/2022 transcript must be submitted by 6/30/2023).
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.