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    CISD Internal Newsletter - April 18, 2019

    Several Retirement Receptions Scheduled for Retiring Staff

    Campuses and Administration Buildings will honor retiring staff members with upcoming retirement receptions. These include:

    • Director of Science Education Dr. Linda Cook, Wednesday, May 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Vonita White CISD Admin Building;
    • Victory Place Secretary Cheryl Norman, Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at Victory Place;
    • Denton Creek Elementary Librarian Kim Drawbaugh, Tuesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the DCE Library;
    • Austin Elementary GT Teacher Liz Malone's retirement on Friday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin Library;
    • Lakeside Elementary teachers Kathy White and Debbie Etheridge, Thursday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Lakeside Library; and
    • Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Kay Ryon, Tuesday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Vonita White CISD Admin Building.

    Please send information about any other retirement receptions to share with the CISD Community to asimpson@coppellisd.com to be shared in the May 3 Internal Newsletter.

    Flex Hours & Comp Time Information - Deadlines Approaching

    All professional staff on a 187-day and 197-day work schedule are required to complete a minimum of 18 hours of professional learning. All instructional paraprofessionals on a 187-day and 197-day work schedule are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of professional learning. These days are part of your contract. Non-instructional paraprofessionals must accumulate 24 hours of comp time. Visit https://www.coppellisd.com/Page/8723 for details.

    Business Office Cutoff Dates: Spring 2019

    Purchasing/Accounts Payable: Before Summer Break
    Requisitions (Elementary Campuses Only) – Last day to submit is Friday, April 26.

    Please be sure that any orders placed in April and May will be shipped and received prior to summer break so that packages are not returned to the vendor due to building closures.

    Additional Business Office cutoff dates for summer 2019 will be shared in a future issue.

    If you have any Payroll questions, contact Carla Pierson (x6012).

    Security Changes for Connecting to CISD Email on Personal Device: Take Action by May 6

    Microsoft has made some changes to the way email clients connect to Office 365, which will require action on your part if you check your CISD email on your personal device(s). Click here to view the Google Doc that explains the changes, and what action you must take.

    If you are unable to open the document, please make sure you are signed in with your CISD issued Google Account (g.coppellisd.com), as the document is only shared internally.

    You must complete the process detailed in the Google Doc by May 6 to avoid disrupting access to your CISD email account on your personal device(s).

    The Technology Department will make the necessary changes to District issued iPads on April 15. The change will happen automatically when your iPad is connected to the Internet. If you use the iOS Mail app, the change will cause you to temporarily lose access to your CISD email account on your District iPad. Once the changes have been completed, you will be prompted to enter your CISD password to re-connect your mail account. After you have successfully authenticated, your email will be restored to your District iPad.

    If you have any issues accessing your CISD email account on your District issued iPad, please submit a help desk ticket.

    CISD Learns

    Mark your calendars, CISD! This year, we will host a two-day summer conference in May and another two-day conference in July for you to continue learning, growing and being inspired. Please see below for more details! If you are interested in serving as a facilitator during one or both of the conferences, complete this Google form to indicate your interest and availability. Be on the lookout for an email from CoppellPL@coppellisd.com with more information for potential facilitators and attendees.

    Two-Day Summer Conference
    Dates: Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31
    Focus: Digital Learning
    Location: Coppell Middle School West
    Click Here to view schedule and sign up

    Dates: Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18
    Focus: Social Emotional Learning
    Location: Coppell Middle School West
    Click Here to view schedule and sign up

    Credit awarded per individual session attended.

    Curriculum Connection

    The Coppell Digital Learning Coaches would like to invite you to join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 25th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.. The topic for this digital learning experience is “Cultivating the 5Cs in CISD.” CISD educators will share live the ways in which the 5Cs are implemented in elementary and secondary classrooms. If you would like to participate in this webinar, click here to sign up in Eduphoria! We look forward to learning with you!

    Did you Know?

    You and your household members have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help with everyday challenges of life that may affect your health, family and desire to excel at work. Visit https://benefits.ffga.com/coppellisd/Benefits (username: metlifeeap and password: eap) for more information. CISD employees do not need to be enrolled in the district insurance plans to take advantage of the EAP, which is completely confidential.

    People on the Move

    CISD welcomes the following recent new hires to the district:

    • Allen Oh, PE Teacher/Coach at CHS.

    The latest district staff vacancies are listed at coppell.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.

    Run to Fund

    Run to Fund May 11

    Registration for the Coppell ISD Education Foundation Run to Fund continues! Join us on Saturday, May 11th, at Andy Brown Park East for a fun, community event and the largest 5K in Coppell. All 5K and Fun Run registrations include a race t-shirt, and $2 from every race entry will be contributed to your CISD school PE department. Proceeds from the Run to Fund support our classroom grant program. Register at http://coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund-2019

    Race categories and pricing:

    • 5K - CISD Student, Staff or Alumni $30
    • 5K - General $35
    • 1-mile Fun Run $25 (Fun Run for ages 5 & under - Free but does not include race t-shirt and registration is required.)

    Super Star

    Super Star Nomination Deadline April 26

    The deadline for the second and final round of Super Star nominations for this year is fast approaching! The deadline for nominations is April 26th. Everyone nominated, regardless of whether they are chosen as a winner, will receive a printed certificate which is recognition in itself, so please nominate as many deserving learners as possible!

    Click here for more information about the Super Star Program
    Click here to nominate

    CEF Shirt and Jeans Day May 7 & May 21

    Who wants a free Sonic drink? Coppell ISD staff, wear your CEF t-shirt & jeans on May 7 and May 21 and tweet a photo to #coppellisdef, and you'll be entered into a Sonic drink raffle for delivery the following day.


    April 19

    Weather Day - No School

    April 22
    Professional Development Day - Student Holiday

    April 24
    Administrative Professional Day

    Special Board Meeting
    6:00 p.m.

    April 29
    Regular Board meeting
    7:00 p.m.

    May 7
    CEF Shirt Day

    May 9
    Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
    6:30 p.m.

    May 21
    CEF Shirt Day

    May 13
    Board Workshop
    6:00 p.m.

    Board Meeting
    Cover Story
    4-day weekend
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