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February - Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

The Substitute Office is back in high gear, and we have some great updates for you. Please be sure to make sure you are accepting assignments as you have to take five assignments to stay an active substitute.

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT - JOHN F. PEELER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Principal: Sofia Villarreal

Address: 810 S. Llewellyn Ave. Dallas, TX 75208

Phone: (972) 502 - 8300


Motto/Mission: "We strive to build a positive Peeler community using differentiated instruction to ensure exemplary student achievement and to create lifelong learners."


Vision: To build a positive learning community using differentiated instruction to ensure exemplary student achievement and to create lifelong learners.

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SUBSTITUTE FEEDBACK REGARDING CAMPUS SUBSTITUTING EXPERIENCE

We've collected survey data from over 650 substitutes to create the most effective substitute feedback questions possible, and we have included them below for your convenience.


  • Was a clear lesson plan provided?
  • Were you provided with appropriate resources to fulfill your job duties (contacts, emergency plan, keys, seating charts, school maps, etc.)?
  • How well did you feel welcome and supported by campus staff?
  • Did you have support for students with behavioral challenges?
  • Would you be interested in returning to this school in the future?


What does my star rating mean?

  • 5 Stars: Exemplary
  • 4 Stars: Ideal
  • 3 Stars: Satisfactory
  • 2 Stars: Unsatisfactory
  • 1 Star: Poor

SUBSTITUTE TIP OF THE MONTH: MAKING MISTAKES

"Realize that you will make mistakes, because becoming the only adult in the room did not make you perfect."


As the second semester as a substitute teachers becoming frustrated with their day to day interactions with students. It doesn’t matter if you are returning to the profession, new to the profession, or just here for the experience as a second profession it’s going to happen. Here are a few tips to help guide your view and redirect frustration.


  • If you are tired, sick, frustrated, or just not feeling it, DON’T GO!
  • Ask for help and keep asking for help until you receive it. Sometimes it’s who you are asking
  • Don't be afraid to apologize to your students when you have made a mistake.
  • Realize that the lesson plan is just that – a plan. Remember, we make plans every day of our life but rarely do we carry them out 100% of the time.
  • Get a good night's sleep every night.
  • Read, read, read as much about the teaching profession or children as learners as you can.
  • Search for opportunities for free information, supplies, or activities via online, newsletters, family events, and even school.
  • Write your name in permanent ink on the front of everything you own when you accept an assignment. Teachers and students are notorious for borrowing something of interest and then forgetting where they got it from.
  • Remember being the only adult in the room does not make you perfect.
  • Be aware of your own needs and temper when choosing substitute assignments.
  • Don't let one bad job experience rule your thoughts negatively about the district or how you view students!


Remember, of all the professions in the world, you chose to enrich society by teaching or helping a child.

ID BADGE POLICY

Make sure you wear your District ID Badge at all times on campus, as some facilities will not let you enter without it.


The ID badge policy is for the safety and security of our district's children. It is a way to identify who should/should not be on our campus at all times. If you need a replacement badge please come to our office on the 14th floor at 9400 N Central Expressway Dallas, TX.

PRESIDENT'S DAY OBSERVANCE

On February 19, 2018 students will be off for President's Day, so you will not be able to accept assignments for that day. Please be aware of this in Absence Management.

2017 - 2018 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 2017 - 2018 pay schedule.


2017 - 2018 BI-Weekly Pay Periods and Dates

ACTION REQUIRED: HIGH PRIORITY EMPLOYEE POLICY AND COMPLIANCE ACKNOWLEDGMENT

In compliance with state and federal laws, Dallas ISD requires that all employees complete an Annual Policy and Compliance Acknowledgment at the beginning of each school year.


Employees are required to log into http://PolicyAcknowledgement.dallasisd.org/ to access, review, and acknowledge compliance with the following:


Employee Handbook

Annual Employee Notification of District Policies

Conflict of Interest Notice

State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Reporting Notice

Confidentiality Requirements


Please note that you must be on a district computer to complete this process. For more time and flexibility to review these documents, employees can read them by clicking on the links above before logging into the application. Go here for FAQs and more information.
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ACE & ISN CAMPUSES

Please see the list below for all of our ACE and ISN schools.


ACE Schools & Principals:


  • Dade MS- Tracie Washington
  • Rusk MS- Juan Cordoba
  • Edison MS- Earl Gilmore
  • Blanton ES- Laura Garza
  • Zumwalt- Troy Tyson
  • Ervin ES- James Wallace
  • Lee, U. ES- Roshonda Clayton-Brown
  • Hernandez, O. ES- Oscar Aponte
  • Mills ES- LaTonya Clark
  • Ray- Sheryl Wilson
  • Pease ES- Shavannia Dash
  • Titche ES- Damien Stovall
  • Carr ES- Carlotta Hooks


ISN Schools & Principals:


  • Lincoln HS- Johnna Weaver
  • Madison HS- Marian Willard
  • Browne MS- Lakisha Thomas
  • South Oak Cliff HS- Willie Johnson, Acting
  • Holmes MS- Sharron Jackson
  • Boude Storey MS- JoAnn Jackson
  • Bryan ES- Tonya Anderson
  • Dunbar ES- Verna Farmer
  • Rhoads ES- Bridget Ransom
  • Burleson ES- LaJoyce Johnson
  • Rice ES- Alpher Garrett-Jones
  • King ES- Gloria Kennedy
  • Webster ES- Clement Alexander
  • Roberts ES- Eneida Padro Colon
  • Truett ES- Terre Evans

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