CCSD15 Staff Newsletter

May 16, 2019

Get your Blue Cross Blue Shield medical claims status online

If your Blue Cross Blue Shield claim statement or explanation of benefits (EOB) is one more piece of mail you’d rather not get, you can choose to get an email or text alert instead of a paper statement when a claim has been processed. You can view your EOB documents

online in your Blue Access for Members (BAM) account.

Follow these simple steps:

1. Sign up for or log in to BAM.

2. Click on "Settings" in the top navigation bar, then select "Preferences."

3. Click the button next to “Do you want to go paperless?”

While you’re setting your preferences, make sure your email and phone number are correct. Under Preferred Notifications, you can choose to get email or text notifications when a new statement is available to view online.


Save the Date: August 12, 2019 Institute Day

Please save the date for an all-staff event on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 from 8-10 a.m. in the Harper College gymnasium. Incoming Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laurie Heinz will address staff during this event, followed by a presentation from DeEtta Jones on diversity, inclusion and equity in schools.

All staff scheduled to work on this date are required to attend. Staff members not scheduled to work Aug. 12 are invited to attend on a voluntary basis.

We trust it will be an inspiring and meaningful morning that will set the tone for the 2019-20 school year. More specific information will be shared as the event nears regarding parking and logistics. We look forward to seeing you there!

Preparing for new staff laptops

As approved by the Board of Education, many staff members will receive new laptops next school year. Start preparing for your new laptop by saving bookmarks, passwords and more. Saving bookmarks is easy if you are logged in to Chrome! No exporting needed! Please see the directions for Logging in to Google Chrome!

Procedures for staff departing District 15

For staff who are not returning for the 2019-2020 school year, please remember to back up any documents (including emails) which you may need in the future. Once the school year comes to an end, our electronic systems will not be accessible to those who are not returning. Questions? Contact Human Resources at extension 3011.