• Friday Reminders For 02/19/2016
     
    FROM HUMAN RESOURCES
     
    Guest Teacher Program and Substitute IA, Nurse Asst. Meeting
     
    Last evening an informational meeting was held for the people in our community and surrounding areas who might be interested in substitute teaching, being a substitute instructional assistant, or a substitute nurse assistant.  Eleven people attended this meeting and learned what credentials they needed to become a guest substitute teacher, Instructional Assistant or Nurse Assistant. Source4Teachers presented the information and two principals were present to answer any questions as well.   Several people also took a district application with them to apply for substitute instructional assistants and nurse assistants.   
     
    Our hope is to have more informational meetings of this type in the future, (possibly over the summer) with the hopes of having a larger turnout to enhance our substitute poole.   Please continue to inform others of the substitute staffing needs of the district.  I feel confident that keeping the community informed by holding these meetings, will help encourage those attending to become a part of our school district community as well.  
     
    FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
     
    When submitting Applications for Course Pre-Approval and Reimbursement; if the class is an on-line class please complete and submit with the application the Guidelines for Approving Non-Traditional Courses.  Both forms can be found on the staff page of the UASD website under staff forms.
     
    When submitting the form for the reimbursement portion of the request, we must have an invoice/statement of account from the college showing your tuition billing for the class.  This is often issued when you register and pay for the class.  It is important that you print a copy for your files right away.  We will also need a copy of the payment of the invoice along with your final grade for the class.  
    Should you have questions please contact our office.

    Don't forget to sign up for the Lion's Club Dinner!
     
    Friday Reminders For 02/12/2016
     
    FROM HUMAN RESOURCES

    PSERS-Foundations for Your Future Seminar

    Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) will hold a Foundations for Your Future (FFYF) seminar at Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, 65 Billerbeck Street, New Oxford on March 03, 2016 promptly at 04:30 PM.  These FFYF seminars provide active members with information about PSERS benefits and services.  A PSERS Retirement Counselor will cover topics such as benefit options, withdrawal of contributions, rollovers, taxes, and legislative actions affecting PSERS.  PSERS recommends that all active members attend an FFYF seminar, particularly if you are planning on retiring within the year.

    Advance registration is not required to attend any of these seminars. Please contact the South Central Regional Office at 717.720.6335 if you require an accommodation to participate.    

    Don't forget to sign up for the Lion's Club Dinner!
     
    Friday Reminders For 02/05/2016

    FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE

    Benefit days are forthcoming to your pay stub! Our goal l is to have your available days/balances available on the February 19th pay stub.

    Until then all balances are up to date in the SAMS system.

    Employee Web Portal on the Horizon 
     
    The Employee Web Portal is a website where employees will be able to login and print pay stubs as well as W-2's, and other information including what was once called "payroll stuffers".  Office training for the online web portal is currently scheduled for the month of February. Additional information on how to access and use the portal will be provided to all employees shortly thereafter.

    FROM HUMAN RESOURCES

    2016 ANNUAL LION’S CLUB EDUCATOR NIGHT

    All Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Board Members of the UASD are invited to attend the Lion’s Club Educator Night.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Biglerville High School Cafeteria

    Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

    Menu:  Stuffed Chicken Breast Dinner

    Entertainment:  The BHS Choral Ensemble

    Please RSVP no later than March 4, 2016 to your building administrative assistant so the Lions Club can make appropriate arrangements for dinner.  Biglerville High School and UAMS employees, please RSVP to Connie Myers.  Board Members and Central Office, please RSVP to Candy Bretzman.


    KEEPING YOU HEALTHY

    Keep your heart healthy:  Check out the flyer from Capital Blue Cross regarding February American Heart Month.

    If you are enrolled in the District's Capital Blue Cross Health insurance:   Check out the Healthways Fitness flyer regarding savings on gym memberships.

    Share the Love
    Rewards of giving back - it's good for your emotional and physical health, it increases your self-esteem, it improves your nervous and immune system functions and can help fight depression.  It doesn't matter if you are donating money or time.  Giving back is beneficial. 
    Here are some tips to help you get started today:
    • donate clothing, furniture and other items to those in need
    • volunteer at a soup kitchen/homeless shelter
    • participate in a walk or run to benefit a cause or person
    • pick up trash
    • give blood
    • volunteer to read at a local library
    • help a neighbor in need
    • look for more ideas at www.justgive.org
    Research has found that no matter what you do, you will reap the benefits of the old adage "it is better to give than to receive".

    Feeling Blue?
    Depression is a very real, sometimes debilitating condition that can have significant impact on your home life, work life and overall well-being.  The Feeling Blue Campaign(a joint initiative by the Healthy York County and Healthy Adams County Coalitions and other local agencies) provides information, tips and other resources related to depression.  Sharing information and resources can help decrease stigma and can motivate individuals to seek the help they need. Visit the Feeling Blue website at www.feeling-blue.com for information to help others as well as yourself.  Together, we can help individuals get the support and care they need.