The SUBscriber

May 2020-Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter

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DALLAS ISD THANKS YOU!

This spring, you've faced unprecedented challenges! Your dedication has kept children safe, engaged and most importantly, in the community.


You support the mission of the District and play a vital role in maintaining continuity of instruction and a positive learning environment when the classroom teacher is absent. Your dedication and commitment in helping students learn deserves our appreciation.


In honor of Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, the Dallas Independent School District wants to extend to you our greatest thanks and appreciation! With over 2,000 substitutes across our district filling in for over 100,000 teacher absences this year, we owe a lot to you!


Thank you for all that you do for the students and teachers of Dallas Independent School District.


The Dallas ISD Substitute Office

2020-2021 SUBSTITUTE REASONABLE ASSURANCE FORM

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Substitute Office has sent the electronic re-enrollment forms to your district email for the 2020-2021 school year. All substitutes are required to review & electronically sign the document by June 1, 2020. Substitutes will receive a unique link with instructions to sign the document electronically.


If you need further assistance or have forgotten your email address, please contact the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 972-925-5630. Unfortunately, the Substitute Office has no way of resetting the password on your behalf.

GRAB - N - GO MEALS

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our district is currently closed at this time however, food distribution during the closures began in March. As of today, more than 3.5 million meals have been served to students across the metroplex.


The Substitute Office would like to send a special thanks to all substitutes who have signed up to assist with the Grab - N - Go Meals at one of the 46 distribution sites.


If you are interested in assisting, the link to register is sent each Friday to your district email at 10:00 AM. You may also register using the pop up link in the Absence Management system. Please note - all substitutes must self-register.


Once again, we appreciate you!

NATIONAL SUBSTITUTE APPRECIATION WEEK (MAY 4-8)


Dear Dallas ISD Substitute Teachers,


Thank you for your willingness to substitute teach in our district and what you do for the students. You make a difference in our schools and we appreciate you for your efforts.


On behalf of everyone here at the district office, we want to thank you for filling in when the permanent teacher is out of the classroom.


As part of national Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week (SubWeek), we invite you to participate in by clicking the link below. When the website opens click on “Enter to Win” and register. There is nothing to buy, but it’s available to you and sign up for free.


https://stedi.org/giveaway/


Again, thank you for your service.


The Dallas ISD Substitute Office

MANDATORY CYBERSECURITY TRAINING, DEADLINE JUNE 7, 2020

The State of Texas enacted regulations on Sept. 1, 2019, that require all Dallas ISD trustees, school and central staff complete an approved cybersecurity training before June 7, 2020.


The training modules are available using this link https://elearning.dallasisd.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=3309


Under House Bill 3834, employees and board members who have access to a local government computer are required to take the cybersecurity awareness training. Exceptions include custodians, maintenance and facility personnel, bus drivers, and campus-based food service employees whose job responsibilities do not include the use of a computer.


The one-hour training is made up of seven independent modules and is self-paced and can be taken in separate sessions. Each module lasts between five and seven minutes and requires short self-assessments. The training is designed to help develop habits that keep information secure and teach users the best practices for identifying and addressing security threats.


Please follow the attached instructions to access the training. If you encounter an error or have a question, please contact the IT Service Desk at 972-925-5630. Unfortunately, the Substitute Office has no way of resetting your password.


Thank you for your participation.

Information Security

9400 N. Central Expressway, Suite #1000

Dallas, TX 75231

COVID-19 STRESS & COPING TIPS

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are a few tips the (CDC) Center for Disease Control & Prevention recommends for taking care of yourself:


  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.


  • Take a break from media coverage of COVID-19.


  • Take care of your body.


  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.


  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.


  • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.


  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.


    • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

    DALLAS ISD SUBSTITUTE OFFICE STAFF

    Cynthia Lule, Substitute Staffing Specialist

    · Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

    · Email: clule@dallasisd.org


    Celina Ibarra, Substitute Staffing Specialist

    · Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

    · Email: ceibarra@dallasisd.org


    Lamar Dinkins, Substitute Coordinator

    · Major Responsibilities: Absence Management, Substitute Communication, AABS Reporting

    · Email: ldinkins@dallasisd.org


    Brandy Nealy, Substitute Facilitator

    · Major Responsibilities: Substitute Training, Materials & Resources Policy, TWC & Reviews Incident Reports

    · Email: bnealy@dallasisd.org


    Shenise Tyler, Substitute Staffing Manager

    · Major Responsibilities: Substitute Office Policy, Project, Work & Substitute Supervisor

    · Email: shtyler@dallasisd.org


    Contact us at substitute@dallasisd.org

    DON'T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

    It is extremely important that you take a moment to log into Oracle to confirm or update your mailing address. See the steps below to updating your mailing address as well as resetting your oracle if you have forgotten your login information.


    How to update your mailing address in Oracle:


    1. Log into Oracle by clicking here
    2. Select DISD Employee Self-Service
    3. Select Employee Self Service
    4. Select Human Capital Management Information
    5. Select Personal Information

    You will see all your contact information with the district. If any changes need to be made you can select update in the appropriate fields.


    *Be aware if you are updating your phone number it MUST follow the same (***) ***-**** format. Also, that will change your phone number login (not pin) for Aesop (updates are made nightly).


    *The Substitute Office CANNOT update personal information for substitutes, it must be made in Oracle.


    Resetting your Oracle Password on a Biometric Clock:

    From any campus Biometric Clock, using your employee ID number you can select "Password Reset" and enter your employee ID number. It will ask for your fingerprint and then reset your password to your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (no dashes). Once you log in, it will ask you to change your password.


    If you need further assistance or have forgotten your username, please contact the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 972-925-5630. Unfortunately, the substitute office has no way of resetting it on your behalf.