HCPS 411 Update
August 20, 2020
Video of the Staff Town Hall Event
Learning Support Center Assignments
Human Resources (HR) will begin the process of contacting employees who have been assigned to temporarily support the Learning Support Centers (LSC) on Monday, August 24. Additional communications will be forthcoming as remaining LSC staffing needs are identified in the coming days. HR continues to collaborate with school-based and central office leaders to identify and reassign employees to LSC duties as needed. Any affected employee will receive notice from HR explaining his/her change in work location and duties as soon as possible. Upon receiving an assignment to a LSC, anyone who believes he/she cannot perform this work must contact the Benefits Office at Benefits@hcps.org to explore options based on his/her individual circumstances.
Overview of Preschool Professional Learning Activities
New CareFirst Diabetes Virtual Care Program
CareFirst, along with Onduo, a leading diabetes management company, has launched a new Diabetes Virtual Care program. This program is designed to support people living with type 2 diabetes by providing access to experts and health tools through a mobile app – provided at no cost to eligible members. Eligible participants can receive certain diabetes monitoring devices at no cost and participate in private one-on-one virtual coaching. Participants will also have virtual access to an endocrinologist or certified diabetes educator, as needed, to receive personal recommendations and guidelines with managing symptoms, and who will coordinate care with your current treating physician.
CareFirst will be reaching out to eligible members with type 2 diabetes by email and home mailing between August 17 and August 28 to encourage those individuals to activate an Onduo account. Eligible members who receive communication from CareFrist and Onduo who activate their account will be eligible for a $20 Amazon gift card, which can be used towards the supplies needed to maintain their health. Questions about this program may be directed to CareFirst via the telephone number found on the back of your medical ID card.
Har-co Credit Union Offers Back to School Specials for All HCPS Employees
HCPS Responsible Use Procedure 2020-2021
The HCPS Responsible Use Procedure 2020-2021 has been moved to SafeSchools this year. Staff will receive notice via SafeSchools that you have been assigned this manual training to begin Monday, August 17. Staff must complete the RUP 2021 training by September 28.
Navigation through the training will follow this process:
- Scroll down to see the video or PDF. Videos may take a few seconds to load.
- Once you have watched the entire video, check the box.
- Click the Finish button to move to the next segment (there will be six short segments).
SafeSchools Online Training
The Office of Risk Management has worked with the Office of Organizational Development to streamline SafeSchools training courses to be issued to all employees with an effective date of August 3 and a due date of September 28, 2020.
- Mandated Course (All Employees): Bloodborne Pathogens
- Mandated Course (School-Based Employees): Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting, Students Experiencing Homelessness, Youth Suicide Awareness, Sexual Misconduct: Staff to Student
- Optional Course (All Employees): Coronavirus: Managing Stress and Anxiety
Employees may receive additional courses, such as Responsible Use Procedures, during this time or targeted courses specific to certain jobs. The Office of Risk Management will also continue to utilize SafeSchools to send out custom COVID-19 training for supervisors. In December, additional courses will be assigned, such a Health Emergencies and Service Animals. For SafeSchools questions, please contact Katie Ridgway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log on to SafeSchools using your HCPS network credentials:
-Ashley Bowley, Administrative Support Technician - Curriculum
Office of Communications and Family Outreach
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