Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use

April 4, 2019

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IT'S HERE - NEXT WEEK! Open Enrollment meetings begin April 8

Open Enrollment meetings will begin across the District on April 8.

You will be able to receive GREAT information from:

  • YOUR Human Resources team;
  • Benefit Enrollment Specialists to help explain the benefit options AND;
  • Retirement Plan experts

You will NOT WANT TO MISS these presentations. They will last only about an hour.

Beginning about April 15, we will be scheduling opportunities to meet one-on-one with every benefit eligible employee. This schedule will be finalized in April.

The schedule is below AND as a linked Google Doc.

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Check out our new 2019/2020 Benefits Guide!

Be informed and educated about your benefits prior to the group meeting by reviewing this guide.

As a reminder, this year we will have one-on-one meetings with Benefit Enrollment Specialists that every benefit eligible employee will meet with in the weeks following the group meetings. This year, even if you do not plan to make changes, you will still meet with a Benefit Enrollment Specialist to review your enrollment selections and finalize those selections at that time. It is attached below.

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TRIAD offers telephonic counseling

When life’s stresses leave us overwhelmed, it can be intimidating to begin face-to face counseling. Telephonic counseling is an excellent way to receive professional and convenient care without having to travel outside the comfort of your own home. If face-to-face counseling is not for you, Triad EAP’s telephonic counseling line is here to help. Download the flyer below.
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NEW -Professional Development Opportunity - Translanguaging in the classroom

Learn about translanguaging, especially as it relates to literacy. In addition to providing participants with a theoretical background on translanguaging, this presentation will provide tangible examples of instructional designs that promote rich, bilingual literacy experiences across different modalities. REGISTER BY APRIL 19.

The registration link is provided below

Check out the 2019-20 voluntary benefits with MetLife and Trustmark

We are excited to introduce new voluntary benefits with MetLife and Trustmark this year! These new plans are affordable, and most plans offer a guaranteed offering, no questions asked! All plans are portable which means you can take them with you if you ever decide to leave the District! Check them out below!

The image and PDF are located below.

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ICYMI - Open Enrollment information is HERE

The Open Enrollment for health insurance schedule is posted at the top. The information you may want to review prior to your meetings is still posted here.

All benefit eligible employees MUST login to the CEBT online enrollment platform this year to select benefit options. You will log into the CEBT online portal here:

Below is a PDF that includes the Open Enrollment information along with all of the linked PDFs. Those links should be live in the PDF, if they are not, they are provided in the text below as well.

Benefit Enrollment Specialists will meet with each benefit eligible employee following the group meeting this year to assist you with your health insurance options. We will also have Retirement Plan experts on-site to tell us about the updates to PERA and other retirement information. A Schedule of Events will be released in the next two weeks

Useful links embedded in the flyer

Read more about the PPO6 Coverage Here

Read more about the HD 3500 here

SurgeryPlus Flyer

Search Healthcare Bluebook

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Encourage Nurture Challenge Field Days needs volunteers

The 4th Annual Encourage~ Nurture ~Challenge Field Day on MAY 9th. The ENC Field Day is a day for students with disabilities to discover new experiences, learn new skills, and celebrate their own successes (similar to a Special Olympics). Our hope is to provide a safe environment for students to step out and have the courage and confidence to try something that they may not try in other settings. The ENC Field Day will provide opportunities for these incredible kids (from Basalt to Parachute) to participate in track and field events with other students at the same ability level. Students will have the opportunity to run, throw, jump, make new friends, and have an all-around joyful time.

We need volunteers for the ENC Field Day. What you will get from volunteering:

  • A free shirt
  • One of the best days of your teaching career
  • A chance to see kids have the courage and confidence to participate in something they may have never tried before
  • A chance to yell and scream (and maybe cry) with staff and students
  • An all around great, fun, incredible, exciting, awesome day!

We will have an informational meeting on May 7th from 3:30-5:00 (video conferencing in will be an option) (location TBD) to assign positions, understand the rules, pass out shirts and pass out schedules. Please feel free to contact Kristy Slife 970.948.1398 with any questions.

If you are interested in helping out please fill out the attached ENC Helper google form. Please pass this on to any support staff that I may not have included. THANK YOU

ENC Helper 2019