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Important Information for Everyone
  • 2015 Evaluation Information: A reminder about upcoming dates and evaluation steps. Read more...
  • Grand Opening of The Englewood Campus: On Saturday, February 7 at 10am, everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of the Englewood Campus! Read more...
  • Considering Retirement or Resignation? Please fill out a separation notice. Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • iPad Training: The IT team has added a one day iPad training on Feb. 5. Read more...
  • Google Classroom: A tutorial to improve classroom workflow and efficiency. Read more...
  • Prepare for the TELL Colorado Survey: Start planning now. Read more...
  • University of Phoenix Mini Grants: The University of Phoenix will offer ten $500.00 mini grants for classroom projects. Read more...
  • Englewood Forward: Staff from Englewood have been invited to participate in a series of planning projects that affect the future of the city of Englewood. Read more...
  • Winter Fitness Classes: Make your requests now!
  • Wellness Champions Meeting: February 18.

Important Information for Everyone
2015 Evaluation Information

It’s that time of year again…
I wanted to send a friendly reminder regarding upcoming dates and evaluation steps.

Classified Evaluation Process will open February 1, 2015.
Teacher Evaluation Process will Open in March 2015.
Admin-Pro-Tech Evaluation Process will Open in April 2015.

Steps involved with the Year End Evaluation:
Step 1: Employee Completes Self Evaluation
Step 2: Supervisor Completes Final Evaluation & Meets with Employee for Year End Conference
Step 3: Employee Acknowledgment/Opportunity for Rebuttal and Electronic Signature
Step 4: Supervisor Electronic Signature
Step 5: Second Level Supervisor Electronic Signature

Due Dates for Specific Tasks are Listed in Halogen to the Right of the Task to be Completed. These due dates assist with the timely completion of the entire process.

Remember to Save Early and Save Often. When you have completed the task and want the process to move forward, click Complete.

One final opportunity: As in the past, Administrator 360s will collect anonymous feedback to drive continuous growth and development. The 360s will open in March 2015.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Linda Shamlin in Human Resources should you have any questions. Linda_Shamlin@engschools.net or 303-806-2029.
On Saturday, February 7, starting at 10:00am, we invite one and all to come celebrate the opening of The Englewood Campus!
At 10am in Fisher Auditorium, we will have a ceremony including a ribbon cutting and a dedication. At 11am we will have self-guided tours, contests and refreshments.
Please invite any alumni, former staff members, community members, neighbors, and friends. Spread the word! 
Just a friendly reminder, if you will be retiring or resigning at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, please complete a separation notice and submit to your supervisor for their signature. Be certain to make a copy for your records and submit the completed separation notice to Linda Shamlin in Human Resources as soon as possible. The separation notice can be located on the district website >> For Staff >> HR Documents & Resources>>Forms>>Forms for Employees >> Separation Notice.

If you are considering retirement, please be certain to contact PERA (Public Employees’ Retirement Association) as they will provide information directly related to your retirement. PERA agents can be reached at 1-800-759-7372 or 303-832-9550.

Please know we wish you all the best as you move toward exciting new opportunities and adventures!

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Linda Shamlin in Human Resources at 303-806-2029 if you have any questions.

In order to meet the needs of anyone new to the district, the IT team has added a one day iPad training on February 5, 2015 from 8:00 – 3:00 in the Maddox Training Center. Principals have already approved this date for any new teacher who would be impacted by iPads in the classroom. The district will provide the sub, and teachers can expect a personal email in January.
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Google Classroom
The Technology Department encourages teachers to use Google Classroom. This is a very current tutorial on how to make it work to improve classroom workflow and efficiency.

Prepare for the TELL Colorado Survey

The fourth iteration of the biennial Teaching, Empowerment, Leading and Learning (TELL) survey is open Feb.11 through March 9. Educator and instruction letters, including confidential access codes, will be mailed to schools at the end of January/beginning of February. Start planning how to get a great response rate in your school. You must have at least 50 percent participation to view your own school/district survey. It is important to remind staff of the anonymity of the survey.
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University of Phoenix Mini-Grants

The University of Phoenix is proud to partner with Englewood Public Schools to offer 10 $500.00 Mini-Grants to Englewood Public School District Teachers; Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. These grants are to be used on classroom projects before the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Applications are due February 6, 2015; winners will be announced on February 25, 2015.

The scholarship committee will be made up of the University of Phoenix Academic Affairs Colorado Campus Chairs and appointed Englewood Public Schools personnel.

The Cities of Sheridan and Englewood invite you to participate in “Englewood Forward”, a series of related planning projects that directly impact the future of your communities.

Englewood Comprehensive Plan Update: An update to the 2003 Comprehensive Plan, the process will build on the vision for Englewood’s future, addressing land use, housing, parks and open space, business and employment, transportation, environmental quality, and cultural arts. It will also incorporate sustainability and active daily living and healthy eating principles.

Englewood Light Rail Corridor Next Steps Study: A follow-up to the Englewood Light Rail Corridor Station Area Master Plan adopted in 2013, this project investigates design alternatives in both Englewood and Sheridan to improve connections to the nearby light rail stations and a strategic plan to foster transit-oriented development.

Walk & Wheel Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan: Building on the community-wide bicycle route signage program completed in 2012, this plan will identify Englewood’s top priority projects for making upgrades to the bicycle and pedestrian networks throughout the community.

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the Englewood Forward public process and to provide input and feedback to assure the three studies reflect community interests and desires. Plan to attend the next open house meeting for information on all three Englewood Forward planning studies.
Englewood Forward Public Meeting
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Englewood Civic Center
Community Room
2nd Floor, 1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO

For more information and to provide input on all three of the planning studies, or to sign-up for e-newsletter updates and meeting reminders, visit www.EnglewoodForward.org.

Winter Fitness Classes - Make your requests now!

If you are interested in having a FREE on-site fitness class at your building in winter 2015, please submit your request to Caryn Tomasiewicz (caryn@healthatwork.com) with the following information:
  • Type of class requested
  • Day of the week 
  • Time of day
  • Block-out dates (such as holidays, events at your school, or other things that may interfere with class).
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Wellness Champions Meeting - Feb. 18

Calling all interested ES staff! Please join us on Wednesday, February 18th from 4-5 PM in the Maddox Training Room for the first wellness Champions meeting of 2015. Together we’ll talk about wellness programming for the year ahead, share success stories, challenges, and ideas. The more, the merrier!