Human Resources Department

May 6, 2022

Human Resources Department

Direct - Dial 678-3950 followed by the extension …..

Frank Lynch, Executive Director of HR - ext. 00105

Letty Diaz, Director of Personnel & Workers Comp - ext. 00135

Lupe Munguia, Personnel Coordinator - ext. 00136

Nancy Quinonez, Health & Welfare Specialist - ext. 00101

Maria Villalobos, Human Resources Specialist - ext. 00130

VACANCY JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Click on the link below

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?keywords=Soledad%20Unified&searchType=all

THANK YOU SOLEDAD USD TEACHERS!!

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National University - INFORMATION SESSIONS

ational University's Credential Programs are offered in a one-course-at-a-time format where individuals will learn about best practices in K12 settings. At the end of the program, candidates will earn their CA Credential/Certificate of Eligibility. In addition, candidates have the option of earning their Master's Degree by simply completing two-three additional courses.


Join us online on May 10th to learn about Credentialing Options.


Topics will include (with time for Q & A):

  • Program Length
  • Admissions
  • Tuition
  • Scholarships


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REMINDER~Soledad USD annual benefits enrollment is here! American Fidelity

It's open enrollment time!


In partnership with American Fidelity, we will be completing a full re-service enrollment this year. In order to continue to offer our staff the opportunity to pre-tax their insurance premiums, and save on their coverage costs, Soledad USD must ensure that we are in compliance with IRS tax code Section 125, FLEX plan and need full-participation of all benefits-eligible employees.


As such, this year all benefits-eligible employees must schedule a meeting with an American Fidelity representative and complete an election form, even if you not making any changes to or waiving coverage.


Any employee who does not complete a meeting, and the required election form, will not have their premiums automatically pre-taxed. This could mean a 30% increase in your medical costs.

An American Fidelity representative will be able to help you every step of the way to ensure all of your information is accurate for the 2022-2023 plan year. Schedule your appointment at the link below:

https://enroll.americanfidelity.com/3B2CAADB


Web Version


When was the last time you fully reviewed your insurance benefits to make sure you and your family have the coverage you need? Taking this time is important for your overall financial wellness. An American Fidelity account manager can review your current coverage and help you plan for the future.

Soledad USD's enrollment period begins March 07, 2022 for plan year 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023. Schedule time to review your benefits today!


Schedule Your Appointment


FOR COMPLETE DETAILS REFER TO EMAIL DATED: 3/31/2022 From Nancy Quinonez

Is your Address Correct on File

If you moved and have not updated your address on file, be sure to do so soon. The form can be found on the district website or at your school site office.


https://soledadusd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Emergency-and-Information-Card.-Fillable.pdf

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WANTED: Substitute Teacher for Soledad USD

Are you or someone you know interested in being a Substitute Teacher? If you hold a teaching credential or a 30 Day Substitute Teaching credential you can apply.

If you don't have a substitute teaching credential but are interested, below are the requirements to apply for a 30 day substitute teaching credential; There are two options

Emergency 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit

* BA Degree

* Have past the CBEST test

Emergency Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit for Prospective Teachers

*minimum of 90 semester units of course work from a

regionally-accredited four-year college or university

*Verification of current enrollment in a regionally-accredited four-year California college or university.

This may be verified by an original letter from the registrar of the office of admissions, or official transcripts showing current work-in-progress.

*Have past the CBEST test

For more information on credentialing and to submit an application for a credential click on the link below.

https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/req-substitute

Substitute Teacher - 2021/2022 School Year



EXTERNAL APPLICANTS MAY COMPLETE THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER APPLICATION HERE: https://www.applitrack.com/soledadusd/onlineapp/

SOLEDAD Monterey County, CA

Salary Info: $200 - per day

****REMINDER**** Keenan SafeSchools Online Training

All employees are required to complete the Keenan SafeSchools online Training within 30 days of hire. You will continue receiving reminder emails until the training is complete(login info is provided in the email). For any questions:

Using your web browser, go to the Keenan Vector Training, K-12 Edition website for Soledad Unified School District: https://soledadusd-keenan.safeschools.com/

Your Soledad Unified School District Keenan Vector Training, K-12 Edition contact:
Nancy Quinonez
nquinonez@soledad.k12.ca.us

AESOP/FRONTLINE: Acquiring Forgotten Credentials

Once you create your Frontline ID account, you can retrieve a forgotten username and password through the application's sign in page. This credential recovery process allows you to manage your own Frontline ID


https://help.frontlineeducation.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007754807-Acquiring-Forgotten-Credentials-for-a-Frontline-ID-Account


https://help.frontlineeducation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000184187

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Are you anticipating being out on leave (FMLA, maternity, medical..etc)?

If you know in advance that you will be out on leave please contact Nancy Quinonez, Health & Welfare Specialist at 831.678.3950 ext. 00101, nquinonez@soledad.k12.ca.us.


Additional details may be found in the

Staff Handbook (pg.36) https://soledadusd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2021-2022-Staff-Handbook.pdf & Union Agreement.


B. BENEFITS

1. Leaves of Absence - Individual Master Agreements state conditions and provisions regarding the accrual, accumulation and payment of specific-type absences. Further questions regarding leaves should be addressed to your school site Administrator or district Human Resources. Leaves involving extended time away from your position require written request made to the District Superintendent and approval from the Board of Trustees. Requests should include information as to the start and completion of the leave time, whether it is requested as a paid or unpaid leave, and the basis of the request of the leave.

CalPERS Members: Are You Thinking of Retiring? Your Top 10 Retirement Questions Answered

Free Online Retirement Classes Whether you're mid-career, within 10 years of retirement, or ready to apply, our online classes are tailored to you.

CalSTRS Members: Thinking of Retiring Soon?

Retirement Tools and Resources

Here you'll find the most popular CalSTRS tools and resources to help you get you started with the retirement planning process, including the steps in the Service Retirement Application process.


https://www.calstrs.com/retirement-tools-and-resources

CDC Guidelines

Summary of Recent Changes

Updates as of July 27, 2021

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html


  • Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

COVID 19 Preventions - How to Protect Yourself & Others

Updated Feb. 4, 2021


Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

Wear a mask

  • Everyone 2 and older should wear masks in public.
  • Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially around people who don’t live with you.
  • If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spread to others.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.
  • If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.



Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.​


Stay 6 feet away from others

Avoid crowds

  • Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters put you at higher risk for COVID-19.

Avoid poorly ventilated spaces

  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.


Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


Clean and disinfect



Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Get Vaccinated to Protect Against COVID-19

  • COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people who may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, such as older adults and people with certain medical conditions.
  • People with underlying medical conditions may get a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of aCOVID-19 vaccine or any of the ingredients in a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC has made recommendations on who should get vaccinated first.

Social Distancing Keep a Safe Distance to Slow the Spread

Updated Nov. 17, 2020

Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

What is social distancing?


Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household.

To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.


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Coping with Stress


For more helpful information and resources click on the link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with peopleexternal icon you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations. While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail.

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MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION BENEFITS

Any questions regarding Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits, contact Nancy Quinonez, Health & Welfare Specialist at nquinonez@soledad.k12.ca.us or at 678.3950 ext 00101


Note: You will only receive Medical cards in the mail. You will not receive cards for Dental or Vision, you will need to create an online account and you may print one on line.

KEENAN SAFESCHOOLS TRAINING!

There are employees that have not completed the Keenan Training. If you have not, please do so at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions email Nancy Quinonez: nquinonez@soledad.k12.ca.us

CREDENTIAL RENEWAL/UPDATE

Please visit the ctc.ca.gov website to ensure that your credentials are up to date.Copies of your credentials are available on the website. If you do not have an account you will need to create one. Any questions, contact Lupe Munguia: lmunguia@soledad.k12.ca.us

FRONTLINE (Formerly Aesop)

All employees should have an Aesop/Frontline account. If you have forgotten your password, select "forgot password" in the login page. To reset your password or account, email Maria Villalobos: mvillalobos@soledad.k12.ca.us. For all other inquiries contact your school site secretary for assistance.


Login to your Aesop account and verify that your telephone number is correct as we use the system to contact you.

http://aesoponline.com/

http://app.frontlineeducation.com/

UPDATE! INTERESTED IN USING THE FRONTLINE MOBILE APP?

CODE IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO DOWNLOAD THE APP. Click on the link for the Guide:

http://help.frontlinek12.com/WebNav/Docs/MobileQuickStartGuide.pdfhttp://help.frontlinek12.com/WebNav/Docs/MobileQuickStartGuide.pdf


The Frontline Mobile APP is now AVAILABLE to our Substitutes!

https://help.frontlinek12.com/Documents/Mobile/SubstituteMobileQuickStartGuide.pdf