• Friday Reminders For 5/30/2017     
     
    For teachers only:
     
    Salary Schedule Moves 
     
    If you are planning to move on the salary schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify me in writing, or by e-mail, by August 18.  All courses that would count toward the schedule move should be completed prior to September 1.  Unofficial transcripts are required to receive credit for moving on the salary schedule.  If you have already submitted transcripts for courses that you have received reimbursement for, you do not need to send them again, unless requested.
     
    ​For moving to a Master's level:  please submit a copy of your Master's degree, or be sure to submit transcripts that indicate that you have been awarded a Master's degree.​
     
    ​If you are moving to a Master's +15 or +30, please indicate which classes on your transcripts were applied to your Master's degree, as Master's credits do not count toward Master's +15 or +30.  
     
     
    For more information about salary schedule moves, please refer to page 27 of your teacher contract.​
     
     
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
     
     
    DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES: WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
     
    As a reminder, the deadline to register for Summer Professional Development Opportunities is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  You must also register for your "COMP DAY" as well through the SAMS Portal.  Remember all registrations for Summer Professional Development should be done through ACT 48 system at https://act48.iu12.org/.  If you need assistance with your username or password, please contact Candy Bretzman at c.bretzman@upperadams.org
     
     
    2017 ADAMS COUNTY TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE
     
    As a reminder, the Adams County Teaching & Learning Conference will be held at Maple Avenue Middle School in Littlestown on June 6th-8th.  The conference is held each day from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Attending two day would qualify a staff member to receive one "COMP DAY" on Monday, November 27, 2017.  A promotional video can be found here.  Individual sessions for the conference are now available for registration at the ACT 48 website: https://act48.iu12.org/.
     
     
    Friday Reminders For 5/19/2017      
     
    I know the end of the year is fast approaching, but please take time to read the reminders below.  If you have any forms that need to be turned into any of the central offices, please do so before the last day of school.  
     
    If you have any SafeSchools trainings to complete (see below), I urge you to complete them as soon as possible. I will be contacting each individual today who has outstanding assignments as well as supervisors.
     
    I will be out beginning Monday, May 22 and will return on Tuesday, May 30.  If you have any questions that require immediate attention, please refer them to Sandy Sheppard in the Central Office at extension 2700.
     
    Name, Address and Phone Number Changes
     
    Please be sure to notify me over the summer if you have any of these changes. 
     
     
    Job Postings
     
    All job openings will be e-mailed to all district staff over the summer.  If you are interested in changing positions, please be sure to check your district e-mail.  Postings may or may not be posted on the district website.
     
     
    Mandatory SafeSchools Policy Acknowledgements and Trainings
     
    Please be sure to visit the SafeSchools website at https://upperadams-pa.safeschools.com/login
    to see if there are any policy acknowledgements or trainings you have not completed.  Your login name is your district e-mail address.  
     
     
    The district will continue to communicate important policy changes using SafeSchools as this is a paperless method to acknowledge that everyone has received the new or revised policies.  If you do not have time to read the policy, you may print it and read it later, but be sure to acknowledge where indicated that you have received the policy.
     
     
    Required trainings should be completed by the deadline date so that the district remains compliant in all district and federal regulations.  You should speak with your supervisor if you need to schedule time to complete any trainings.
     
    The district goal is to have a report at the end of each school year for all policy acknowledgements or trainings that will show all staff at 100% completion.
     
     
     
    For teachers only:
     
    Salary Schedule Moves 
     
     
    If you are planning to move on the salary schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify me in writing, or by e-mail, by August 18.  All courses that would count toward the schedule move should be completed prior to September 1.  Unofficial transcripts are required to receive credit for moving on the salary schedule.  If you have already submitted transcripts for courses that you have received reimbursement for, you do not need to send them again, unless requested.
     
     
    ​For moving to a Master's level:  please submit a copy of your Master's degree, or be sure to submit transcripts that indicate that you have been awarded a Master's degree.​
     
    ​If you are moving to a Master's +15 or +30, please indicate which classes on your transcripts were applied to your Master's degree, as Master's credits do not count toward Master's +15 or +30.  
     
     
    For more information about salary schedule moves, please refer to page 27 of your teacher contract.​
     
     
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
     
    DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES: WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
     
    As a reminder, the deadline to register for Summer Professional Development Opportunities is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  You must also register for your "COMP DAY" as well through the SAMS Portal.  Remember all registrations for Summer Professional Development should be done through ACT 48 system at https://act48.iu12.org/.  If you need assistance with your username or password, please contact Candy Bretzman at c.bretzman@upperadams.org
     
     
    2017 ADAMS COUNTY TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE
     
    As a reminder, the Adams County Teaching & Learning Conference will be held at Maple Avenue Middle School in Littlestown on June 6th-8th.  The conference is held each day from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Attending two day would qualify a staff member to receive one "COMP DAY" on Monday, November 27, 2017.  A promotional video can be found here.  Individual sessions for the conference are now available for registration at the ACT 48 website: https://act48.iu12.org/.
     
     
    Friday Reminders For 5/12/2017     
     
    SafeSchools Trainings and Policies Deadlines
     
    Today, May 12, is the deadline to complete the acknowledgement of the updated and new policies that were shared with all staff in the SafeSchools training system.  If you have not already done so, please be sure to access SafeSchools at https://upperadams-pa.safeschools.com/login to acknowledge receipt of the new/changed policies.  These policies have been approved by the school board.  It is important that you keep yourself informed of personnel policies that may affect you as an employee.  If you have any questions please let me know.
     
    If you are a new employee you may have trainings that you are required to complete by a specific date based on your hire date.  If you have not completed your trainings, please do so by the deadline date.  If you have any questions please contact me.
     
     
    Open Enrollment Forms Deadline Today
     
    Please be sure to turn in the Acknowledgement of Benefits form that you received April 7.  The acknowledgement is to be completed and returned by all employees who are eligible for health insurance whether or not they are enrolled in coverage n(those who have waived coverage should return the form) .
     
     
    SPOUSAL ELIGIBILITY FORMS - Must be completed and returned for your spouse to remain on your health insurance.  These are required each benefit year, so even if you completed one last year, you must complete it again this year.   The absolute deadline for spousal eligibility forms to be returned is May 31, so that spouse's employers have time to complete the form.  Please send them to me as soon as they are completed.
     
     
    I have attached the spousal eligibility form for both professional and classified employees in case you have misplaced yours and have not turned it in.  
     
     
    If you can't find your acknowledgement form, you will have to contact me to receive a new one.
     
     
    ​No forms are needed for dependents age 19 - 26 to remain on health, dental or vision, unless you want to add a dependent to coverage.  If so please complete an enrollment/change form and send it to me by today.
     
     
    Enrollment/change forms are due today, May 12.​
     
     
     
    Moving on the Salary Schedule - For teachers only:
     
     
    If you are planning to move on the salary schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify me in writing, or by e-mail, by August 18.  All courses that would count toward the schedule move should be completed prior to September 1.  Unofficial transcripts are required to receive credit for moving on the salary schedule.  If you have already submitted transcripts for courses that you have received reimbursement for, you do not need to send them again, unless requested.
     
     
    ​For moving to a Master's level:  please submit a copy of your Master's degree, or be sure to submit transcripts that indicate that you have been awarded a Master's degree.​
     
    ​If you are moving to a Master's +15 or +30, please indicate which classes on your transcripts were applied to your Master's degree, as Master's credits do not count toward Master's +15 or +30.  
     
     
    For more information about salary schedule moves, please refer to page 27 of your teacher contract.​
     
    Friday Reminders For 5/5/2017    
     
    Professional Employees:  Request to Move on the Salary Schedule
     
    If you are planning to move on the salary schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify me in writing, or by e-mail, by August 18.  All courses that would count toward the schedule move should be completed prior to September 1.  Unofficial transcripts are required to receive credit for moving on the salary schedule.  If you have already submitted transcripts for courses that you have received reimbursement for:  you do not need to send them again, unless requested, as there should be copies in your personnel file.
     
     
    ​For moving to a Master's level:  please submit a copy of your Master's degree, or be sure to submit transcripts that indicate that you have been awarded a Master's degree.​
     
    ​If you are moving to a Master's +15 or +30, please indicate which classes on your transcripts were applied to your Master's degree, as Master's credits do not count toward Master's +15 or +30.  
     
     
    For more information about salary schedule moves, please refer to page 27 of your teacher contract.​
     
     
    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
     
     
    Retiree Meeting 
     
    For employees who are retiring in 2017, please see the attached retiree meeting announcement and topics of discussion.  RSVP to the person indicated on the announcement by May 8.
     
    Live Well, Work Well
     
    See the attached new edition if the newsletter.
     
    Open Enrollment for Benefits 2017-2018
     
    Deadline to send Acknowledgement of Benefits - May 12, 2017
    Deadline to make changes/enroll in benefits - May 12, 2017 
     
     
    All employees who are eligible for benefits received an envelope via interoffice mail with information regarding benefits, changes and costs.   Please read all information and contact me if you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting to discuss your benefits options.
     
     
    Remember
    • An acknowledgement of benefits is included in the packet you received, that must be signed and returned by all eligible employees, even if you are not changing your benefits or are not enrolled in benefits. 
    • Spousal eligibility forms are required annually for all spouses covered on district health insurance.  Spousal eligibility forms will be included in your packet. ​
    • Enrollment/change forms must be completed and returned for you and your dependents.
    • Deadline for paperwork to be returned is Friday, May 12.
    Mandatory SafeSchools Policy Acknowledgements and Trainings
     
    Please be sure to visit the SafeSchools website at https://upperadams-pa.safeschools.com/login to see if there are any policy acknowledgements or trainings you have not completed.  Your login name is your district e-mail address.  The district will continue to communicate important policy changes using SafeSchools as this is a paperless method to acknowledge that everyone has received the new or revised policies.  If you do not have time to read the policy, you may print it and read it later, but be sure to acknowledge where indicated that you have received the policy.
     
     
    Required trainings should be completed by the deadline date so that the district remains compliant in all district and federal regulations.  You should speak with your supervisor if you need to schedule time to complete any trainings.
     
     
    The district goal is to have a report at the end of each school year for all policy acknowledgements or trainings that will show all staff at 100% completion.