PEOPLE RESOURCES

Your Connection to Human Resources - May 2020

Thank You!

First and foremost, thank you for your professionalism and unwavering commitment to the students, families, and community members we serve as we continue to navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19. You are the foundation upon which our District is built.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Summer Learning

This year, our students have the opportunity to attend Virtual Summer Learning!


Next School Year

For important dates relating to next school year, visit the District Calendar.


Teacher Notice of Contract Renewal Letter 2020-21

Teacher Notice of Contract Renewals will be available in Skyward Employee Access beginning May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Karla at kmichano@wausauschools.org.

Employee Appreciation!

We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of our employees. We recognize the important work you do every day! As a special THANK YOU from Human Resources to all employees of our District, please see the flyer below from Tommy's Car Wash.

Happy Retirement

Join Human Resources in offering well wishes to our Spring 2020 Retirees:


Administrators:

Amy Arlen, Communications Coordinator, Longfellow Administration Center

Judy Lodahl, Director of Special Education, Longfellow Administration Center

Larry Mancl, Principal, John Muir Middle School

Jerry Maney, Coordinator of School Forest, Wausau School Forest

Brad Peck, Principal, Wausau East High School


Teachers:

Barbara Berry, School Social Worker, G.D. Jones and South Mountain Elementary Schools

Sarah Falk, School Counselor, John Muir Middle School

Kevin Grundy, Physical Education, Wausau East High School

Stephan Heinrich, Physical Education, Wausau East High School

Debra Klug, School Occupational Therapist, District

Randal Luebbe, Physical Education, Maine and Stettin Elementary Schools

Denise O'Donnell, Science, Riverview Elementary School

Rodney Parsons, Physical Education, Horace Mann Middle School

Shari Paulson, 1st Grade, South Mountain Elementary School

Karen Thurs, Speech & Language Pathologist, G.D. Jones Elementary School

Linda Tomcek, 2nd Grade, G.D. Jones Elementary School

Diane Trulen, 5th Grade, Maine Elementary School

Ann Viegut, Social Studies, John Muir Middle School

Deborah Watson, 1st Grade, Hawthorn Hills Elementary School

Louise Wolf, Special Education-ID, Jefferson Elementary School

Debra Woller, Social Studies, Horace Mann Middle School

Connie Zipp-Seymour, Special Education-LD, PEER


Support Staff:

Joan Alters, Building Paraprofessional, Stettin Elementary School

Jodee Hildebrandt, Nutrition Technical Assistant, Riverview Elementary School

Donna Paul, Nutrition Technical Assistant, Wausau West High School

Connie Perger, Payroll Manager, Longfellow Administration Center

Ligia Pineda, ELL Translator, Grant Elementary School

Kenneth Taylor, Custodian I, Wausau East High School

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DISTRICT SUBSTITUTES

Human Resources is pleased to share the news with our employees that all substitute services will be brought back to the District. What does this mean for you?


  • We will continue to use AESOP
  • All substitutes serving our schools will be hired and employed by the Wausau School District


If you know of someone who would like to be a substitute, please have them apply on the WECAN site or click the links below.


TELEDOC

Beginning May 1, 2020, Wausau School District employees who are covered by the District health insurance, have the ability to obtain acute care, dermatology, and behavioral health services through Teladoc (www.teladoc.com). Teladoc provides a cost-effective way for you and your family members to receive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through video and/or audio conferencing!

KEEP YOUR SANITY DURING COVID-19

United Way of Marathon County recently hosted "Keeping Your Sanity During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Tips from a Mental Health Therapist."


This was presented by Lee Shipway, Executive Director of Peaceful Solutions Counseling. In this video, she provides useful tips for employees and businesses to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on their professional and personal lives and provide an overview of several areas that will help you and your family deal with this unprecedented crisis.

EAP: Peaceful Solutions Counseling

During this time of the COVID-19 virus, the District's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offering (Tele-Health) remote sessions to clients via cell phone, computer, or tablet. Call Peaceful Solutions Counseling 715-675-3458 to learn more.

How to Register with Express Scripts

Aspirus Arise has partnered with Express Scripts for pharmacy services. When you register with Express Scripts online, you can mage your prescription medications at your convenience.


Click here or download the Express Scripts mobile app and select the Register link. Complete the information requested, and then set up your username, password, and security information. Last, click Register now... and you're registered!


Tools available through the Express Scripts website and the Express Scripts mobile app let you compare prices of medicines at multiple pharmacies. You can also order refills, check the status of your orders, and track your shipments. You can even print forms and ID cards, if needed.


If you have any questions, you can cell Express Scripts for help at 855-778-1422.


Try convenient mail-order delivery.


When you choose mail-order delivery from Express Scripts, you get free standard shipping, plus you get up to a 90 day supply of your maintenance medications.


If you have questions about medications you're taking, you can talk with an Express Scripts pharmacist from the privacy of your home anytime. You can get the latest information on your medicine, including possible side effects and drug interactions.

Tell Us What You'd Like To Know

We are looking for topics that interest you. Please let us know what you'd like to see in a future newsletter. Send your responses to wsdhr@wausauschools.org.