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February - Dallas ISD Substitute Employee Newsletter

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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHT - LANG MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal: Kimberly Robinson

Address: 1678 Chenault Street Dallas, TX 75228

Phone: (972) 925-2400


Mission: The mission of Harold Wendell Lang Sr. Middle School is to provide each student with a diverse education in a culturally safe climate, academic environment that promotes excellence in learning and discipline.


Vision: A professional and highly motivated staff, in partnership with parents will encourage each child to achieve his/her full potential.


Please log into Absence Management to accept an assignment at Lang Middle School. We appreciate your support!


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DYSLEXIA TRAINING

The Dyslexia Department of Dallas ISD is hosting a Dyslexia Training on Friday, February 21, 2020 to train substitutes in one of our most in-demand areas.


All slots have been filled. We will host another Dyslexia Training in the fall. Stay tuned!

COMPLIANCE /POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

If you are a new substitute to the district, you are required to complete the district's compliance training.


For compliance training videos: Online training is available at https://elearning.dallasisd.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=3305&section=1. Substitutes will need to use their EAD credentials to log into the training. If you have forgot your EAD Username/Password - please follow the instructions below.

FORGOT YOUR EAD USERNAME/PASSWORD?

Employees who have forgotten their EAD username and/or password can visit the Dallas ISD Password Portal at http://password.dallasisd.org.


If employees still have problems logging into the application or have other technical difficulties, they should submit a Remedyforce ticket at http://remedyforce.dallasisd.org/ or call the IT Service Desk at (972) 925-5630.

SUBSTITUTE CAMPUS COORDINATOR LIST

Each campus has a set person or people who work with the substitute population. It may be an Office Manager, an Assistant Principal, or a Financial Clerk. This coordinator is in charge of handling substitute assignments, classroom placements, and most importantly time sheets. On the substitute webpage there is a link to the substitute campus coordinator for each campus. Please refer to this list anytime you have questions regarding your assignment or payment for that specific campus.


It is a common misconception that the Substitute Office handles payroll for substitutes. Each campus (typically the office manager) is in charge of submitting time sheets to payroll for all assignments worked on their campus. If you ever believe there is a discrepancy on your paycheck, please be sure to reach out to the specific campus you took your assignments at.


Below is a link to the substitute webpage where you can find the Substitute Campus Coordinator Contact List.


Campus Coordinator List

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 approaches, substitutes become 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 17, 2020 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.

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 resource available to plan your finances. Click the link below for the 2019-2020 pay schedule.


2019-2020 Bi-weekly Pay Periods and Dates

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

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Substitutes, we need your help with accepting assignments at one of the following campuses below to ensure all classes are covered in the absence of the teacher.


ANN RICHARDS MIDDLE SCHOOL

ARLINGTON PARK ELEMENTARY

BAYLES ELEMENTARY

BROWNE MIDDLE SCHOOL

BURLESON ELEMENTARY

CAILLET ELEMENTARY

CARY MIDDLE SCHOOL

COMSTOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

CONNER ELEMENTARY

ERVIN ELEMENTARY

GABE ALLEN ELEMENTARY

GARCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

HOUSTON PERSONALIZED LEARNING

IGNITE MIDDLE SCHOOL

LINCOLN HIGH/MAGNET SCHOOL

LONG MIDDLE SCHOOL

LOWE SR ELEMENTARY

MANNS MS DAEP

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR LEARNING CENTER

MEDRANO ELEMENTARY

PIEDMONT GLOBAL ACADEMY

POLK ELEMENTARY

RICHARDSON ELEMENTARY

ROBERTS ELEMENTARY

SALDIVAR ELEMENTARY

SAMUELL HIGH SCHOOL

SAN JACINTO ELEMENTARY

STARKS ELEMENTARY

TATUM JR ELEMENTARY

TITCHE ELEMENTARY

WILMER HUTCHINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/EARLY CHILDHOOD

ZUMWALT MIDDLE SCHOOL

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT - SUBSTITUTE STAFFING TEAM

Cynthia Lule, Substitute Staffing Specialist

· Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

· Email: clule@dallasisd.org

· Phone: (972) 925-4082


Celina Ibarra, Substitute Staffing Specialist

· Major Responsibilities: Creating Substitute Profiles

· Email: ceibarra@dallasisd.org

· Phone: (972) 925-4233


Lamar Dinkins, Substitute Coordinator

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

· Email: ldinkins@dallasisd.org

· Phone: (972) 925-4363


Brandy Nealy, Substitute Facilitator

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

· Email: bnealy@dallasisd.org

· Phone: (972) 925-5734


Shenise Tyler, Substitute Staffing Manager

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

· Email: shtyler@dallasisd.org

· Phone: (972) 925-4208


Contact us at substitute@dallasisd.org

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