Personnel Office to Human Resources Office!
New name, new faces! The Personnel Office is pleased to announce a name change to Human Resources. Each of you is our greatest resource, and we want our Department to reflect that. Also, there are two major changes: We’ll be welcoming Garth Steedman, who is coming from the Eatonville School District to join us as the new Human Resources Director. In addition, we’ll be saying a fond farewell to Diane Morrill, our Substitute Dispatcher, who will be transferring to the Washington Youth Academy as a Registrar. Diane has done an amazing job dispatching subs since 1998 and truly deserves a hearty thank-you for keeping positions covered while regular employees are absent.
In cleaning out my father’s treasures I’ve run across many yellowing newspaper articles about significant news events (examples: Mt. St. Helens, Kennedy Assassination, Local Important News and more). If you are interested in using these in the classroom, please contact Joyce Cowdery.
Will You Forfeit Your Leave?
Employees are encouraged to be proactive in knowing your own leave balances, how much you have used during the school year and how your balance is affected by your working agreement and District policy. If you earn vacation you should ensure your balance on August 31st is no more than thirty (30) of your work days. Any days in excess of thirty (30) will be forfeited on September 1st.
Each employee should review their working agreement regarding their rights associated with personal leave. If you are allowed to accrue Personal leave, it is accounted for in the “Other Paid” Leave category. Any excess personal leave not used or cashed out (if eligible) by June 30th (August 31st for full year employees), will be forfeited on September 1st. For days that qualify for a cash out (again, read your working agreement) complete a paper leave slip, mark “Other” and write “completed qualifications to receive _(insert number)_ days of personal leave cash out”. Your request for cash out (leave slip) must be approved (signed) by your building administrator and must be submitted to Payroll by June 30, 2014. The Leave slip may be printed from the District’s website. Go to Staff Resources, Employee Forms, Leave Slip – Exception Reporting. If you have any questions, please contact Payroll.
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Grand Canyon University is honored to collaborate with Bremerton School District. Our goal is to provide you with resources to enhance your educational environment for all involved. We invite you to explore the opportunities we have available for your students, teachers, administrators and school community. In addition, we constantly strive to discover new ways in which we can best serve our participants' needs.
DEGREE DISCOUNT-Exclusive 10% degree discount for all staff on tuition for undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs at Grand Canyon University
CONTINUING EDUCATION/SINGLE COURSE DISCOUNT-Individual courses from GCU’s degree programs, along with a portfolio of six-week online continuing education classes, are offered at a 10% discount
COHORTS-the district may request that cohorts be developed for continuing education and/or degree programs on GCU’s campus, online or at a regionally approved GCU site. 20% discount for cohort programs
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT (EDS)-Your district will have access to GCU’s Educational Development and Support (EDS) services.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS-GCU offers a number of opportunities throughout the school year for your students to experience our vibrant campus life. Additionally, GCU staff members are available to visit to share information about college and career readiness.
Please contact your local University Development Representative for more information
Below are the top 10 requested items as well as a list of other items requested. If you have anything you would like to donate to this list over the summer, just bring it to the Superintendent's Office (we're here all summer).
Top 10 Items Requested
1. Dry erase markers
3. Graphing notebooks
4. Spiral notebooks - (standard and with GRAPH PAPER PAGES for science and math)
5. Composition books
6. 3-Ring Binders – 1 ½” & 3” are the most requested sizes
7. Scissors (student size & adult size to accommodate growing hands)
8. Notebook paper
9. Colored pencils
10. Subject dividers
If so, please share your needs in an email to Joyce Cowdery.
The District’s volunteer program is growing and changes are in the air. This year we had about 400 volunteers distrcitwide logged 22,000 hours through the end of May! That is amazing! Be sure to thank your volunteers today!!
Peer Mediation Program Training for Faculty
Teaching Understanding, Acceptance, and Respect
Are bullying and harassment making a negative impact within your school? CRU Institute has created programs for elementary, middle, and high schools where students mediate disputes with other students. Training includes mediation skills, listening and communication, cultural diversity, and how to be your own mediator. You will be learning with faculty from around the United States how to implement CRU Institute’s unique programs.
Elementary School Faculty: Bellevue, WA June 25, 2014 9:00AM-4:30PM
Secondary School Faculty: Bellevue, WA June 26 & 27, 2014 9:00AM-3:30PM
For more information, Contact: