District Updates

February 18, 2021

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER


Description: As a professional substitute you ensure that the quality of education is sustained and maintained in classrooms, and that time is used productively to further student learning. Substitutes perform vital functions in maintenance and continuity of daily education, and serve as educational bridges when regular employees are absent.

Status: On Call/As Needed

Location: Varies by assignment

Wage: $125 for a full day assignment
$130 for a full day for retired teachers

Position Summary:
Performs professional work providing a broad range of teaching services or specific learning program, assisting students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed as a foundation for future learning in accordance with each student's ability, using a variety of teaching and learning methods at various levels to a targeted audience, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Principal on a paid on call basis.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be a positive, flexible person with good communication skills and enjoy working with children.

Substitute Teachers must hold a current Minnesota Teaching License or Minnesota Short-Call Substitute License.

See the following link to obtain a copy of your current teaching license: http://w20.education.state.mn.us/LicenseLookup/lookup
See the following link for more information about attaining a teaching license: https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/apply/


Before being placed on our Substitute Teacher call list we require the following:

1. Completed Substitute Teacher Application (Select the red Apply button in upper right hand corner, create an account in AppliTrack and complete the online application.)

2. Include a copy of your current Minnesota Teach License or Short-Call Substitute License.

3. You will be contacted to schedule a time to complete a New (or Returning) Substitute Teacher Employee Packet and Substitute Teacher District Training modules.

  • Employee Information Form
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification - The U.S. Department of Justice requires you present unexpired documents from the Lists of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9 - one selection from List A or a combination of once selection from List B and one selection from List C.
  • Completed Informed Consent for Background Check ($15.00 fee required, or you may submit a copy of a MN BCA Background Check/Predatory Offender Registry Check completed within the last 12 months.)
  • W-4 Form
  • Direct Deposit Form
  • District required Acceptable Use Agreements and Policy/Training Acknowledgements

It is the policy of Independent School District 332, Mora, Minnesota, to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONAL

SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONAL

Description: As a paraprofessional substitute you ensure that the quality of education is sustained and maintained in classrooms and office settings, and that time is used productively to further student learning. Substitutes perform vital functions in maintenance and continuity of daily education, and serve as educational bridges when regular employees are absent.

Status: On Call/As Needed

Location: Varies by assignment

Wage: $13.00 PreSchool Paraprofessional
$14.12 Instructional Paraprofessional

Position Summary:
Performs paraprofessional work providing a broad range of assistive services in classroom or clerical settings. Duties may include assisting students with academics, reinforcing positive behaviors and de-escalating negative behaviors, working cooperatively with classroom teachers, Special Education staff and administration. Related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the supervising teacher or administrator as appropriate.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be a positive, flexible person with excellent communication skills and enjoy working with children. Must possess skills to work as a team, take direction, assist in the general and special education classrooms, administrative offices and behavior room settings.


Before being placed on our Substitute Paraprofessional call list we require the following:

1. Completed Substitute Paraprofessional Application (Select the red Apply button in upper right hand corner, create an account in AppliTrack and complete the online application.)

2. Include a copy of your ParaPro Assessment, Associates Degree or transcript demonstrating completion of 60 semester credits..

3. You will be contacted to schedule a time to complete a New (or Returning) Substitute Paraprofessional Employee Packet and Substitute Paraprofessional District Training modules.
  • Employee Information Form
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification - The U.S. Department of Justice requires you present unexpired documents from the Lists of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9 - one selection from List A or a combination of once selection from List B and one selection from List C.
  • Completed Informed Consent for Background Check ($15.00 fee required, or you may submit a copy of a MN BCA Background Check/Predatory Offender Registry Check completed within the last 12 months.)
  • W-4 Form
  • Direct Deposit Form
  • District required Acceptable Use Agreements and Policy/Training Acknowledgements

It is the policy of Independent School District 332, Mora, Minnesota, to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

HEALTH OFFICE UPDATE

As we enter another week back in person, there are some key topics I would like to discuss with all families! PLEASE stay home if your student is ill. Refer to the MDH Decision Tree and the Home Screening Tool. We have had cases where it was 'just a cold' or 'a runny nose'. I'm not making light of those - I want to bring it to your attention that COVID is out there. In order for us to stay open and remain in school, we all need to do our part. Stay home if ill, wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance as much as possible. The health office needs to be aware if your student is home ill. Please make sure you connect with one of us and let us know what is going on!


There is new guidance regarding testing, MDH recommends students get tested now. IF students are partaking in this type of testing, they do not have to stay out and wait for results UNLESS they have symptoms.


MDH Updates Testing Recommendations

On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Minnesota Department of Health announced updated COVID-19 testing recommendations. MDH's new guidelines focus primarily on young Minnesotans — especially those ages 12-25. The recommendations expand the category of people who should get tested to include students returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, among others.

Minnesota has an extensive statewide testing operation. Parents and guardians have several ways in which they can access no-barrier testing for their children outside of school. This includes more than 20 community testing sites, a mail-order at-home test program, and clinics and hospitals across the state. Reminder: tests remain no-cost to the individual but they are asked to provide their insurance information so the state can seek reimbursement from insurance companies.


COVID-19 Testing


SPORTS & COVID


Now that sports are back up and running if you have a high school athlete and they end up testing positive for COVID, it is strongly recommended they complete the COVID return to play (RTP) protocol. The form needed is linked below.


MSHSL Student-Athlete Medical Eligibility – Post COVID-19 Return to Sport


This return to play is very similar to our concussion return to play. Once our athletic trainer receives the clearance letter from a medical provider, she can finish the protocol with your athlete. If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to me, Anne Grahn (District Nurse) or Kris Osterdyk (Athletic Director).


If you decide not to complete this protocol, we need the MHS COVID RTP Denial form on file (see link below).

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RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN 2020/2021

Mora Public Schools' goal is to gradually have all of our students return to in-person learning beginning with our youngest students and moving from distance learning to hybrid to an in-person model throughout our grade levels.

Below are the updated calendars with the in-person/hybrid schedule for MES and MHS. Please look for further communications from your child's specific school and teacher(s).

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IMPORTANT CHILD CARE UPDATE

At this time Child Care has reached its capacity. We will continually reassess the availability but at this time we will have a waiting list. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Aimee at amoske@moraschools.org.


There will be no child care on the following dates: These are No School Days. Please plan accordingly.


March 12th & 26th
April 2nd & 5th
May 31st

BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMMUNITY INVITE


The Board Advisory Committee at Mora Schools is looking for interested community members to join. The Board Advisory Committee is a chance for community members to bring ideas, concerns, and questions to be presented to the school board. It also allows the school board an opportunity to seek input from the community. If you would like to participate in a meeting to see if you are interested in joining, email Aimee Moske at amoske@moraschools.org, and the information will be sent to you. Our meeting dates are: March 8th, and May 10th. All meetings are at noon.

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