Have a great weekend everyone!

Best, David


April 15 – 19 – April Break (Schools Closed)

April 23 – School Committee Meeting

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for all benefit eligible Town of Wellesley Employees will be from April 1-26, 2024.

Benefits are effective from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. For quick access to all information, updated rates, plan information and links to all websites, please go to www.wellesleyma.gov/openenrollment

Youth Mental Health Workshop Series begins April 11

Parents & caregivers are invited to take part in a three-part workshop series, “Building Resilience: Supporting Youth Mental Health,” held at the Wellesley Free Library’s Wakelin Room starting this Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The series is sponsored by Thrive Wellesley and will feature guest speakers from Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s The Resilience Project. It is designed to help families – parents, guardians & caregivers – gain a better understanding of the skills, community support, and resources for developing positive mental health and connections within their families. Join for one, two, or all three sessions. Full details here.

  • April 11  –  Supporting Mental Health Through a Lens of Resilience
  • May 8 – The Continuum of Care from Prevention to Treatment
  • May 22 – Building Resilience in Kids and Ourselves

Register through the WFL website  Thrive Wellesley is an Initiative of the Kiwanis Club of Wellesley, in partnership with the Wellesley Youth Commission and Wellesley Health Department, and funded by the Community Fund for Wellesley.

Summer Program Positions Available 

-Teachers and Paraprofessionals

-July 8 – August 1, 202, 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday

-The program is targeted at those students who need another opportunity to engage in essential content from their current grade in small group virtual sessions.

-To apply, Go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab
How to Apply for WPS Internal Job Postings as a New Internal Applicant (New Instructions as of 3/25/24)

Wishing the best of luck to our Wellesley Public Schools faculty and staff members who will be running the Boston Marathon on April 15! 

Runners include: Carolyn Livingstone, Hunnewell kindergarten teacher, on behalf of Wellesley’s War Memorial Scholarship Fund; Julia MacBlane, Schofield teaching assistant, also on behalf of Wellesley’s War Memorial Scholarship Fund; Glen Magpiong, WHS varsity girls basketball coach, on behalf of Wellesley’s A Better Chance (ABC); and Sara Sullivan, Hunnewell psychologist, on behalf of the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation. We look forward to cheering you on!

Timeline for WPS Enrollment of Faculty Children (Kindergarten – Grade 12)

Children of Unit A and B members residing outside of Wellesley shall be entitled to attend Wellesley Public Schools without charge for tuition on a space available basis (Article 12, WEA, Unit A and B Contract).

Below is the timeline for submitting applications:

March 1:  Interested applicants may submit a letter of intent with the one-page application to Dana Zakak, District Registrar, at registrar@wellesleyps.org.
Eligible staff members can also access the application on the WPS website.

May 1:  All applications are due to Dana Zakak, late applications will not be accepted.

The district will review all applications in May and school placement decisions will be made in June. Placement decisions are made based on available space and staff will be notified of their school when decisions have been made.  Once notified of a determination, applicants will be provided with access to the online registration forms.  Registration of students is not completed until all forms have been received and approved by the District Registrar and Nurse.

If there are any questions, please reach out to Dana Zakak District Registrar, at registrar@wellesleyps.org

A survey will be sent out in mid-March to confirm currently enrolled faculty children will be returning in school year 2024-2025.

For enrollment of younger faculty children, please contact Isabel Cashman cashmani@wellesleyps.org for PAWS Preschool or Heidi Marquedant marquedanth@wellesleyps.org for the WHS Child Lab Program.

403(B)/457 Fund Contribution Limits

The limit for 403(b) and 457 contributions for calendar year 2024 will be $23,000.  Employees who are 50 years of age and older may chose to have an additional $7,500 in catch-up contributions, if eligible, bringing the limit to $30,500.  Changes to your contribution amounts must be made through Voya (457) or OMNI & TSACG for 403(b).  Contact information for the two programs are:

VOYA:  Bruce Coughlin PH: 781-237-3776 or at bruce.coughlin@voyafa.com

Additional information is available at: https://www.wellesleyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11303/457b-Self-Enrollment-Instructions?bidId=

OMNI & TSACG:  PH: 877-544-OMNI

Additional Information is available at: https://www.omni403b.com/SRA/Landing

Please use this link for information about SECURE Act 2.0.  If you have additional questions about these provisions, please reach out to OMNI/TSACG directly.  

If you have questions about payroll deductions, please contact Donna Kalinowski at ext. 5613.

Human Relation 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. How to Apply for WPS Internal Job Postings as a New Internal Applicant

Superintendent’s Bulletin 4/5/24
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