BCPS Weekly Bulletin

251. THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (BCPS) – 21ST CENTURY GRANTS – TELEPHONE TOWN HALL DIALOGUE

Staff from The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., in conjunction with grant partner, Hot Spots Extended Care Program, is offering educators and office staff the opportunity to dial in, ask questions, and receive assistance for the grant application process. These sessions will be conducted remotely, via conference call, on a monthly basis from now until the application deadline in October. The sessions will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on the dates listed below:

 Friday, August 11, 2017

 Friday, September 8, 2017

 Friday, October 13, 2017

To participate in the conference call, participant may dial in at 515-739-1405 and input access code 126311.

The application process is NOW OPEN for all BCPS educators and office staff to apply for 21st Century Grants to support instructional projects in the 2017–2018 school year. Staff may refer to The Education Foundation of BCPS’ Web site for detailed information regarding the grant application process. All applicants must be BCPS professional personnel. Proposals will be competitively reviewed by The Education Foundation of BCPS’ Scholarships and Allocations committee. BCPS curriculum and instruction and/or business services professionals may be consulted as part of the proposal review for the purpose of compliance and alignment. The deadline to submit applications (electronically) is on or before Friday, October 20, 2017, by 5 p.m.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Laura Lemon, Associate Director 443-809-8962

252. THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAM BCPS PURPLE FRIDAY SPIRIT APPAREL SALE

The Education Foundation of BCPS will be selling Team BCPS Purple Friday spirit apparel to support scholarships for post-secondary education opportunities for our students and 21st century instructional initiative grants for our schools.

Team members interested in purchasing spirit apparel may visit The Education Foundation of BCPS’ Web site. There’s a style for everyone. The final order date is Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director 443-809-8962

Laura Lemon, Associate Director 443-809-8962

Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper 443-809-8962

254. WEB-ACCESSIBLE POWERPOINT TEMPLATES

As part of efforts to ensure that Web content is accessible to all individuals, Web-accessible PowerPoint templates are now available on the Intranet under Forms. The noncompliant PowerPoint templates have been removed. The new templates are also formatted for the most common aspect ratio for televisions and computer monitors, which is 16:9 or widescreen.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Alyssa Alston, Senior Communications Officer 443-809-9279

261. TRANSFER OF MATERIALS

In order to efficiently and effectively transfer materials to schools and offices, the Office of Logistics requests adherence to the following guidelines.

Transfer requisitions (T-Req) are used to request removal of items (furniture, equipment, shredding, surplus books, etc.) that are no longer needed in schools or offices. These items may be broken, obsolete, or surplus. School and office staff should submit a T-Req, located in the Forms Library on the BCPS Intranet site, as soon as possible, and store items in a way that will not impede student and staff safety, instruction, and other activities within the school or office. Items should not be placed outside of the school building. Completed T-Req forms should be sent electronically to the Office of Logistics.

School and office staff should:

 List specific information, such as the number of pieces to be removed, description of material, disposition, and requested pick-up date.

 Ensure the items for pick-up are located at the specified loading area for quick and prompt removal.

 Use proper sized cartons (cut down if necessary) to eliminate empty space and to allow the stacking of cartons in the delivery vehicle.

 Reinforce boxes with strong tape. Packing boxes and tape may be requested through the Office of Logistics.

 Clearly tag or label the side of each box with the disposition or destination of materials to be removed.

Principals should refer to Board of Education Policy and Superintendent’s Rule 3640, Disposal of Surplus or Excess Property located on the BCPS Web site.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Bob Powers, Supervisor 443-809-6345

263. 2017 MID-ATLANTIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS – MAEOP

The Maryland Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP) will be hosting the 2017 Mid- Atlantic Professional Development Days on Thursday, October 19 through Friday, October 20, 2017, in Ocean City, Maryland. Office professionals from the mid-Atlantic region will be invited to attend this 2-day professional development conference. The deadline to register is Saturday, September 30, 2017. Interested office professionals or support personnel may register online. For more information related to membership in MAEOP, visit their Web site.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Tracy Gover, Senior Executive Assistant 443-809-8706

271. MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (MSDE) TEACHER EVALUATION COURSE

The Office of Staff Relations and Employee Performance Management is offering a 3-credit MSDE course that will provide an in-depth look at the qualitative and quantitative measures in the teacher evaluation system. This class will be offered this fall.

Interested participants must register for the workshop by logging into BCPS One on the BCPS Web site, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. The workshop is titled BCPS Teacher Evaluation (Understanding the New System) and can be found in the PDC Inservice Catalog-CPD Courses Catalog.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Samantha Yuhanick, Resource Teacher 443-809-2095

289. MANDATORY STUDENT DATA PRIVACY COMPLIANCE TRAINING

BCPS’ mandatory student data privacy compliance training must be completed by Friday, October 20, 2017. The 18-minute online course is required for all BCPS staff and informs them about data privacy, selection of Web applications, and how tools are added to BCPS One. Staff must earn 100% on the assessment at the end of this course to be marked as completed. Staff will receive an e-mail from SafeSchools inviting them to participate.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Jim Corns, Jr., Director 443-809-6430

294. STUDENT HANDBOOK COMMITTEE

The Student Handbook Committee plays an integral role in ensuring the safety of all BCPS staff and students by producing the BCPS Student Handbook. The handbook is designed to help students understand their rights, responsibilities, and behavioral expectations in order to enjoy learning in a safe and orderly environment. Topics included in the handbook include BCPS student behavior policies and rules, due process, special education considerations, the suspension process, student rights and responsibilities, offenses, and suggested interventions and supports.

Any BCPS staff interested in joining the Student Handbook Committee for the 2017–2018 school year should contact Kathleen Rybarczyk by Friday, September 22, 2017.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Kathleen Rybarczyk, Administrative Secretary 410-887-7656

297. WORLD LANGUAGES – CHAPERONES FOR CHINA NEEDED

Staff in the Office of World Languages is searching for chaperones to go to China with BCPS high school students from mid-May to the end of June 2018. For approximately six weeks, students and chaperones will attend BCPS’ partner school in Xi’an, live with host families, and tour the city and surrounding area, including the Terracotta Warriors. The ancient capital city of Xi’an is 5000 years old, with a rich cultural heritage due to its status as the terminus of China’s ancient “Silk Road” connecting Europe and Asia. This experience also includes a tour of Beijing with visits to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and other amazing sites.

To qualify, teachers must be tenured, hold a valid Maryland Certification, and be willing to accompany and supervise students on a BCPS-approved cultural exchange outbound trip. Knowledge of Mandarin is not required. The application is attached or contact the Office of World Languages. Consider taking part in an experience of a lifetime!

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Kim Shinozaki, Coordinator 443-809-6756

298. 23RD ANNUAL KIDS HELPING HOPKINS KICKOFF

Interim Superintendent Verletta White invites all staff and families to the 23rd Annual Kids Helping Hopkins (KHH) Kickoff, which will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Catonsville Elementary School, 106 Bloomsbury Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21228. The invitation letter is attached. The participation and efforts of dedicated students and educators will be celebrated, and the KHH 2017-2018 campaign will be launched. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Catonsville High School Steel Band, and refreshments will be served. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Anita Rozenel at 410-602-2901.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Alyssa Alston, Senior Communications Officer 443-809-9279

320. ADVANCED ACADEMICS – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN’S (NAGC) CONFERENCE INVITATION

The National Association of Gifted Children’s Annual Fall conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12, 2017. Staff in the Office of Advanced Academics would like to invite interested teachers to apply to attend the conference. Interested teachers must complete the electronic application form. By submitting the form, teachers agree to attend the entire conference and to provide a systemwide professional development session in the spring of 2018, based on their learning at the conference. Teachers must obtain the approval of their principal prior to completing the electronic application. All conference and travel fees will be paid by the Office of Advanced Academics.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Wade Kerns, Coordinator 443-809-4330

325. HEALTH SERVICES – EMPLOYEE FLU VACCINE CLINICS 2017

Seasonal flu vaccine will be offered to all full-time and part-time permanent employees, as well as to retired employees, during the month of October. In addition to the afternoon flu clinic dates, a mobile flu clinic will be traveling to various sites throughout the county. Dates and locations for the mobile and afternoon clinics can be found on the Office of Health Services on the BCPS web site. Vaccine will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):

Karen Heinrich, Program Facilitator 443-809-6397

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to BCPS Weekly Bulletin

  1. Bella says:

    Good to see a taenlt at work. I can’t match that.

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