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videos, resources, FAQs, and guides on using SeeSaw, Schoology, PowerSchool, iPads, Chromebooks, and more.

Student Device Issues - District Issued Chromebooks and iPads
Students attending in-person classes having issues with their device should first reach out to their teacher to troubleshoot the issue together (broken link, incorrect file permissions, etc.). Depending on the issue the teacher may resolve the issue, submit a technology helpdesk ticket on the student's behalf, or direct students to the office (K-5)/school library (6-12) for additional assistance.

ExCEL Virtual Learning Academy and full-time CAOLA students needing technical assistance with a District issued device or account should submit request for assistance via our student device issues form, click here.


Employee Assistance Program

Mutual of Omaha’s EAP assists employees and their eligible dependents with personal or job-related concerns, including:
  • Emotional well-being
  • Family and relationships
  • Legal and financial matters
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Work and life transitions
EAP Benefits
  • Unlimited telephone access to EAP professionals (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Telephone assistance and referral
  • Service for employees and eligible dependents
  • Robust network of licensed mental health professionals
  • Four face-to-face sessions with a counselor (per household, per calendar year)
Visit mutualofomaha.com/eap or call 1-800-316-2796 for confidential consultation and resource services.

District Pledge

our why Please feel free to download the file below and hang in your classroom or work area!  #OneDistrict 

#IWillBeYourVoice, Stories of Homelessness and Hope

Staff are invited to view this presentation of the original play #IWillBeYourVoice, Stories of Homelessness and Hope, followed by a panel discussion with two education liaisons and two students who experienced homelessness.  The stories are true stories. Thank you to Education for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) - Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 for sharing this video resource. 

Staff Announcements

PSERS' Foundations for Your Future Seminars
The Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) holds Foundations for Your Future (FFYF) seminars throughout the area.  These FFYF seminars provide active members with information about PSERS benefits and services.  A PSERS Retirement Counselor will cover topics such as benefit options, withdrawal of contributions, rollovers, taxes, and legislative actions affecting PSERS.  PSERS recommends that all active members attend an FFYF seminar, particularly if you are planning on retiring within the year. Advance registration is not required to attend any of these seminars. For a complete listing of upcoming seminars, click here.

Policy Updates

For your reference, during the 2020-2021 school year, the following policies were added or revised.
 
New Policies
218.5Discipline of Student Convicted/Adjudicated of Sexual Assault
622: Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement 34

Revised Policies
103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
104: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff
231: Educational Trips
233: Suspension and Expulsion
247: Hazing
249: Bullying/Cyberbullying
314: Physical Examination
318: Attendance and Tardiness
332: Working Periods
334: Sick Leave
615: Payroll Deductions
617: Petty Cash
619: District Audit Public
626: Federal Fiscal Compliance
803: School Calendar

What Cycle Day is it?

care solace
In support of our ongoing commitment to the well-being of our staff, we have partnered with Care Solace to provide an additional layer of care for our community. Care Solace assists individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their services may be accessed at no cost to you, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, and in 200+ languages.
 
To utilize Care Solace, call 1-888-515-0595. A Care Solace team member will help you every step of the way to research options, secure appointments, and follow up to make sure it is a good fit. For anonymous help, answer a few questions to get matched with an extensive list of care providers at www.caresolace.com/westshore.

For more information about Care Solace and additional resources, please click here to visit our Student Services page.

#WestShoreProud

Please feel free to use our District hashtag in your social media posts, emails, and printed materials.  That hashtag is...
 
#WestShoreProud
 
Please Note: Wallingford-Swarthmore School District in Delaware County, PA is using the hashtag #WSSDproud.

Staff and the Media

NEWS MEDIA: Employees of the District should contact Mrs. Rhonda Fourhman, Coordinator of Community Relations, and their principal/supervisor if they are asked by a reporter to speak about District events or initiatives in which they will be identified as a staff member of the District. This should occur prior to any on or off camera interviews, statements, and photographs.  Additionally, if interested in sharing a positive story with the media, please work with Mrs. Fourhman before initiating contact with a news station. 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA: We recognize that many of our employees are active social media users. As a school district, we also incorporate social media as part of our communications strategy. The lines between public and private, personal and professional, are blurred online. Staff are asked to carefully consider what they post online and how it may be perceived.  
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