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Important Information for Everyone
  • Board Briefs: Catch up on what happened at the April 7 Board of Education meeting. Read more...
  • SubFinder will be Discontinued after June 30, 2015: A new service will take its place. Read more...
  • EE Retirement Tea: A celebration to honor Englewood's retiring teachers. Read more...
  • Invitation to PERA Q&A: Sessions in each building. Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • CDE Summer LETRS Training Opportunity: CDE will be hosting another CDE LETRS training opportunity for Englewood PK-6 teachers this summer. Read more...
  • Update on Acuity Benchmark Assessments: Feedback and next steps. Read more...
  • Summer School Credit Recovery Teacher Positions: Four teaching positions have been posted for credit recovery summer school. Read more...
  • Cherry Creek, Englewood, Littleton Leadership Alliance: Seeking a diverse group of educators. Read more....
  • Verizon Staff Discount: Englewood Schools staff can get an 18% discount on Verizon Wireless. Read more...
  • EHS Jazz Night: The second annual Englewood Jazz Night will occur on April 30.  Read more...
  • Englewood Rotary Golf Tournament: Sign up now to golf in the Englewood Rotary Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to scholarships for Englewood graduates. Read more...
  • Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy is Now Open: Make an appointment to receive hair, skin or nail treatments for half price in April! Read more...
  • Free Kids Ski Passes: Students in grades K-5 can get a ski pass for free. Read more...

Important Information for Everyone
Frontline Technologies, the provider of Aesop, has purchased CRS Advanced Technology, the provider of SubFinder. This means that SubFinder will be replaced by Aesop for absence reporting and substitute placement with Englewood Schools.

To make this transition as easy as possible for all employees, the “Go Live” date will be July 1, 2015. We will end this school year with SubFinder and start the 2015-2016 school year with Aesop.

To get a more in depth look at Aesop from the different type of users, check out the different links to Aesop’s Learning Centers below. Each Learning Center is full of training materials – articles, videos and guides – that pertain specifically to each User.
Secretaries and Principals:
- Campus Users (or “Administrators” in SF) http://help1.frontlinek12.com/?b_id=2369

Each Learning Center is accessible without even logging into Aesop. The best place to start in each center is by clicking onto the “Getting Started” icon right in the middle of the main page. This will take each user to a good starting place to learn about how Aesop works and its functionality. The search bar allows you to enter a keyword or phrase (like “payroll” or “absence”) and related material will populate.
In addition, once we are ‘live” and you are able to log into Aesop, there will always be a “Help” tab available to you where you can instantly click and link to Aesop’s Learning Centers at any time.

Watch your District email over the next weeks and months for your individual log in information plus any other self training guidance as it becomes available. If you have a question or concern about this upcoming software change, please reach out to Linda Shamlin or Theresa Romero.

On May 14, 2015, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Englewood Schools will honor retiring teachers with a celebration at the Brew on Broadway (B.o.B.)
3445 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113 
April is National Financial Literacy month and thanks to our district wide financial literacy grant from Great-West, we are offering PERA Q&A Sessions in every building. All district employees are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity with access to a knowledgeable PERA rep right in your building to answer any questions you have about PERA. No RSVP is required. Please just come and get all of your questions answered. Dates, times and locations are listed below. Staff at RDAB is welcome to attend a session at any building. If you have any questions, you can email Heather Greenwood, Financial Literacy Coordinator.

Bishop, Tuesday, April 7, 4 – 5 pm (held this past week)
Cherrelyn, Tuesday, April 14, 4 – 5 pm
Charles Hay, Thursday, April 16, 4-5 pm
CFHSC, Tuesday, April 21, 4 – 5 pm
TEC, Tuesday, April 28th, 4 – 5 pm
(2 sessions, those closer to retirement in Venue, newer employees in Library)
Clayton, Thursday, April 30, 4 – 5 pm

One other April event open to all district employees is an evening seminar on Managing Student Loans and Credit. This session is being conducted by mPowered, a non-profit financial coaching and credit counseling organization. Free dinner will also be provided. It will be held at TEC on Tuesday, April 28th from 5 – 6:30 pm in the Library. Please RSVP to Heather Greenwood via email if you would like to attend this event.

Rachel Anderberg from CDE will be hosting another CDE LETRS training opportunity to Englewood PK- 6 teachers this summer. This training took place over the course of the school year and was so well received that Rachel has offered to conduct another session to provide the opportunity of learning to more teachers in our district. The three-day training will run from June 16 – June 18, and anyone who attends all three days can earn Adams State College credit. If you are interested in learning more or want to register for the class, please view the link below:
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Update on Acuity Benchmark Assessments
In an earlier ACT Now article, it was stated that an Acuity Survey would be sent out to receive feedback on the Benchmark Assessment. Since then, school principals and Learning Services sat down to discuss the future of Benchmark assessments and principals noted the following feedback from experience and teachers:
  • Testing administration took a lot of time
  • Scoring testing items took a lot of time
  • Reports regarding student achievement were not easily accessible
  • There was overlap between the quarterly writing prompt assessment and the writing portion of Acuity

That being said, principals agreed to the following next steps:
  • Review and analyze reports that are available through Acuity
  • Research potential benchmark assessments offered through PARCC
Aside from researching potential PARCC benchmark assessments, principals agreed that changing to yet another new benchmark assessment prior to receiving results from PARCC might not be a timely decision. However, principals also agreed that if we continue to use Acuity, teachers and administrators would need training regarding how to use the system effectively and efficiently.

We will keep you updated as we research the benchmark options that are available through PARCC, and know that we will not be sending out a survey at this time.

Summer School Credit Recovery Teacher Positions Have been Posted

We have 4 teaching positions (English, Math, Social Studies and Science). Credit recovery summer school will be from June 1-19, from 7:30am-12:30pm. There will also be a professional development day on Friday, May 29th. This year Gradpoint Credit Recovery will again be housed at Englewood High School. 

If you are interested, or know anyone who is PLEASE apply and/or encourage others to apply! This is posted internally only at this time. The closing date is 4/24/15. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mica Buenning at 303-806-2209.

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Announcing the Leadership Alliance: Creating a Growth Mindset

Cherry Creek, Englewood and Littleton Public Schools seek a diverse group of teachers, specialized service providers, school and district administrators for our first Leadership Alliance: Creating a Growth Mindset. The Leadership Alliance will be a two-year professional development learning experience beginning in the summer of 2015 and concluding in June of 2017 focused on improving our professional practices as educators. For more information and the application process, please reference this announcement.
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Englewood Schools employees can receive an 18% discount on goods and services with Verizon Wireless. Employees need to bring a current pay stub in to a store or can apply here.

EHS Jazz Night
The Second Annual EHS Jazz Night will take place on Thursday, April 30. This night includes a sit-down dinner, great jazz music and special guests.
Learn more and purchase tickets here.  
The Englewood Rotary golf tournament is a great day of golf and community spirit. This year it will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at Murphy Creek Golf Course.
This shotgun start tournament includes breakfast, lunch, giveaways and prizes! Plus, proceeds benefit Englewood students in the form of scholarships, supplies and support.
Grab three friends and register your foursome before May 15 for a discount!
Students at Colorado's Finest Cosmetology Academy are now taking appointments for hair, skin and nail treatments! All services are half price through April. Call 303-806-2390 to make an appointment. Limited appointments available Monday through Friday.

Free Ski Pass for Kids The 2015/16 Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack provides 4 free days of skiing or riding at each of the state's top ranked resorts -- Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone.
Learn more here. Hurry! Quantities are limited.