CCSD15 Staff Newsletter
Jan. 17, 2019
Welcome to the new District 15 Staff Newsletter!
In an effort to keep you more informed regarding District 15 initiatives, programs and other areas applicable to employees, we have developed a new staff-only newsletter. I anticipate the newsletters will be shared with you bi-weekly, and welcome your feedback on the first edition!
Chief Communication Officer
Infinite Campus is Coming!
Infinite Campus will replace our current system, Tyler Technologies. Training is already underway for some staff members with more planned for the spring and summer months. By the time of launch in August 2019, all staff groups who use the student information system will receive training on the tool. Take a sneak peak at Infinite Campus by watching this video clip.
Update Skyward to receive district text messages
Click on "Employee Information," then "Personal Information." From there, click "Request Changes" and enter your cell phone number in the “phone 2” field.
Even if your cell phone number is entered in the "phone 1" field, it also needs to be entered as “phone 2” in order to be recognized as an SMS number.
The staff data is updated into our communications system weekly. The changes occur every Tuesday night.
Having trouble logging into Skyward? Please contact Lucy Gazda, email@example.com (x3054) or Bridget Byrnes, firstname.lastname@example.org (x3056).
How do we learn about politics in the early years of the American republic? Read and gather information, evaluate and synthesize it, and then create our own meaning. Hashtags to describe early political parties - In the spirit of @Lin_Manuel
Enter the 529 College Fund Raffle to win up to $26,450 toward college expenses
“The one-five Foundation wanted this fundraiser to have a meaningful education connection. We hope that the winner of this raffle will use the money toward a 529 educational savings plan for themselves or a loved one,” said Mary Zarr, one-five Foundation Chairperson.
Each $100 ticket purchased will earn one entry into the raffle. Only 529 tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are available to buy online through March 17.
Half of the money raised through the raffle (up to $26,450) will be retained by the one-five Foundation to further its work enhancing the classroom experience for District 15 students. The other half of the money raised (up to $26,450) will be issued to the raffle winner with the intent that the winner create or contribute to a “529 Plan,” an educational savings program with tax benefits meant to help families fund their child’s future college costs.
The raffle winner does not need to have an existing 529 plan for raffle eligibility. Prize money will be issued to the winner in cash via check(s), and will be subject to applicable federal and state tax obligations and limitations. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the raffle. Additional restrictions apply. Complete raffle rules, terms and conditions are available at www.ccsd15.net/529fund.
Staff benefit highlight: Blue Cross Blue Shield record access
Seeking applicants for Superintendent's Communication Committee
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Thompson is seeking staff members to participate on the Superintendent’s Communication Committee. The committee meets with Board of Education representatives a few times a year from 4-5:30 p.m. to discuss district communication goals and initiatives. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Google Form indicating your desire for joining the committee.
Log into the staff intranet housed on ccsd15.net to get employee-only information from all administrative departments. Click Staff Sign-In at the top of the page to get started. Forgot your ccsd15.net login? Contact Sandy Cramer (email@example.com).