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This page provides news, announcements, and administrative resources for staff from the Educational Support Services and Alternative Education departments.

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ID Events 12/6/18

Date: 12/06/2018
Author: Tara

The updated version of the Instructional Division Program Events Summary can be found below.

Announcement RE: Paycheck on 12/28

Date: 12/03/2018
Author: Stacie

Due to the fact that the ESS department has been deemed "closed" December 24-January 4, all paper paychecks and ACH paper copies will be mailed out on the December pay date of 12/28/18.
If you would prefer to pick up your paper paycheck or ACH paper copy in person the morning of the pay date, you must go to Business Services before 10am on the pay date. All remaining paper paychecks and ACH paper copies will be put in the mail that day at 10am.
There is no change or action needed for those who typically receive direct deposit and the emailed ACH copy.

Booking Conference Rooms Through EMS While Offsite

Date: 11/28/2018
Author: Stacie

Those of you who have tried to book SCOE conference rooms through the EMS booking website while not onsite at SCOE may have experienced issues accessing EMS. We recently learned that this can be resolved by using the secure web address for EMS when offsite, as follows:

The https:// has to be part of the address

Please try this out to make sure it works. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Stacie. 

ESS Holiday Fun

Date: 11/27/2018
Author: Stacie

There are some fun ESS activities planned as the holiday season approaches!

    • Our department Holiday Tree will be going up on Monday 12/3 (Thanks, Belinda!!). Feel free to bring in an ornament/trinket to hang on the tree. It can be something you made or of sentimental value, an ornament that has been passed on to you, or one you're just trying to get rid of. Maybe get a little creative and make something in the Design Lab?
    • Belinda also has more holiday fun planned for us: On Monday there will be an adorable Elf named Blizzard hiding in our department. You will have until Dec 13th to try and find him. Blizzard is approx. 19 inches long and big enough to sit on a mantle. The first person who finds him will win a $25.00 gift card to Bella Rosa Coffee!!!

Important Reminder re: Travel

Date: 10/24/2018

If you travel to conferences/meetings with overnight stays, please be sure to get the hotel folio / receipt / invoice upon checkout (either a paper copy or emailed copy) and get those copies to Tara or Amanda, dependent on how your travel fees are reimbursed. It's important we have originals, and it can be time consuming to track down receipts from the hotels after the fact.

In addition, please be reminded that original, itemized receipts are needed for any type of reimbursement. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacie. 

SELPA Farewell Breakfast - This Wednesday!

Date: 10/22/2018
Author: Stacie

Please see below for details about a SELPA farewell breakfast as they move to a new location. 

UPDATE: Physical Fixed Asset Inventory Audit (Now THIS WEEK)

Date: 10/15/2018
Author: Stacie

The Onsite Physical Fixed Asset Inventory Audit on tech items (laptops, desktops, projectors, anything with an asset tag….) was delayed a bit, and will now be happening this week at SCOE between Wednesday 10/17-Friday 10/19

To prepare for the Physical Fixed Asset Inventory Audit,  please review this sheet of instructions

If you have any questions, feel free to check in with Amanda or Stacie. 

Space Available @ Today's Flu Shot Clinic

Date: 10/11/2018

The flu shot clinic scheduled for today from 3-5 still has spaces available. Anyone who has not yet signed up may simply show up to get their shot. 

It takes place from 3:00-5:00pm in the Board Room. 
If you have questions, please contact

Your Input Needed: SCOE Vending Machines

Date: 10/11/2018

SCOE HR is seeking input on the vending machines in the staff room.

Please click here to take a brief survey.

ID Events 10/11/18

Date: 10/11/2018
Author: Tara

The updated version of the Instructional Division Program Events Summary can be found below.

ISD News: Archive