December - Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter
2019 END OF YEAR NEWS
2019 is coming to a close fast! We want to make sure you have everything you need to close out this year on the highest note possible. We have more exciting news for you this month, and it is our intention that this information enhances your substitute experience!
HIGHER PAY RATES FOR SUBSTITUTES IN DALLAS ISD EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2020!
We thank you for the hard work you put forth to be in the classroom for our students. To stay competitive in the market and provide the support needed for students and campuses, Dallas ISD has increased the per diem rates for substitute teachers. Please log into Absence Management to accept assignments today!
The rates are effective January 3, 2020.
Please click the link below for more details:
DECEMBER $50 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY
In the month of November, we had 213 Substitutes who accepted assignments everyday to ensure classes were covered in the absence of the teacher. We appreciate and value all the time sacrificed on behalf of our students.
Without further ado, please congratulate Ms. Norma Sublet for her consistency and diligence.
We want to give a big shoutout to all of the substitutes who signed up and participated in the Specialized Dsylexia training hosted by the Dallas ISD Dyslexia Department. The turnout was great and extremely helpful information was shared. We look forward to more collaborations with the Dyslexia Department, so be on the look out in the Spring!
DALLAS ISD 2019-2020 DISTRICT TESTING SCHEDULE
Testing season is upon us, so be sure to mark your calendars and prepare for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and Assessment of Course Performance (ACP) Testing on the following dates. You can find the link to 2019-2020 District-wide Testing Calendar below as well.
- 9-12 STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) English I: December 10, 2019 (Tue)
- 9-12 STAAR EOC English II: December 12, 2019 (Thu)
- 9-12 STAAR (EOC) Algebra I, Biology, & U.S. History: December 10-13, 2019
- 9-12 STAAR Assessments Make-up sessions: December 13, 2019
- 1-5 ACP: January 6, 2020
- 6-12 ACP: January 6, 2020
2019 - 2020 BI-WEEKLY PAY PERIODS AND DATES
Transparency around compensation is something that is very important to us, and we want you to have every resources available to plan your finances. Click the link below for the 2019-2020 pay schedule.
STEDI.ORG TIP OF THE MONTH: RULE 25
When meeting new people shake hands and repeat their names. Many people say, "I'm just not good with names." To some, this translates to, "I don't care enough about you to remember your name."
Students may feel the same way if you don't make an effort to get to known them, at least on this surface level. They will recognize the effort you are making and perhaps exert some effort in return. For more helpful tips check out the STEDI website https://stedi.org/.
ACE CAMPUSES: FOCUS ON CAMPUS SUPPORT
Substitute teachers will be compensated an additional $10.00/DAY for all full day assignments at a 2.0 ACE Campus.
- Rusk Middle School
- Ervin Elementary
- Titche Elementary
- Carr Elementary
SUBSTITUTES, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please log into Absence Management to accept assignments at the following campuses:
Comstock Middle School
Long Middle School
Ann Richards Middle School
Zumwalt Middle School
Samuell High School
Jefferson High School
Spruce High School
Seagoville High School
Lincoln High School
SubSuggestions STEDI.ORG: Tips from Substitute Teachers on Staying Healthy
Remember, these tips are from teachers, not from healthcare professionals.
- Wash Hands
- Get flu shot.
- Although my school is now equipped with hand sanitizer, I also carry a small bottle in my sub bag for easy access.
- Eliminate soda drinks from your daily regiment and keep coffee to one or two cups (8oz) a day.
- Drink lots of water throughout the day. Take at least 32 oz of water with you to school and make it a goal to finish it by the end of the day.
- Catch everything once, then you won’t get sick again.
- I take EmergenC every day.
- Ride a bicycle to work. Meaning, get some exercise.
- When traveling about a busy high school filled with 3,500 students, if there are two doors going to a hallway, always open the left door. There is some real logic to this! Since most people are right handed, these doorknobs (left ones) get used the least amount (just look at the way the paint wears). This is true also for entering malls.
- Keep the door open and heater on even if just vent and to keep fresh air in room.
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