August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015
Please monitor weather reports in the coming days and be prepared in the event that Tropical Storm Erika becomes a threat to Pasco County. At this time, the storm is poorly organized with winds of 45 mph, but as it hits the warmer waters of the Caribbean, it could strengthen. It also currently is not projected to head our way, but we all know how quickly the trajectory can change. The district works closely with the Pasco Emergency Operations Center, and we will keep students and staff informed if shelters are opened or if any other action related to the storm occurs.
All employees, including administrative staff, are part of our Safety and Risk Management Programs. We all participate in providing a safe learning and working environment for our students, staff and visitors on our campuses. Therefore, we should all be continuously observing and looking for ways to prevent injuries at our worksites. Any potential hazards should be identified and remedied once we have knowledge that a hazard and or unsafe work practice exits. Please make sure to use appropriate safety measures to prevent injuries including but not limited to:
Workers’ Compensation Return-to-Work Program
As you may be aware, the District implemented a Stay-at-Work/ Return-to-Work (RTW) Program that promotes keeping employees actively working following a work-related injury or bringing injured employees back to work when they are able to perform on a modified or alternate duty basis. The RTW program enables us to accommodate employees who get injured on the job by providing modified or alternate duty within the limitations established by the authorized treating physician. We encourage all locations to make an effort to accommodate employees following a work-related injury. There should be little to no restrictions that we CANNOT accommodate.
If you can accommodate an employee with modified or alternate duties, please contact Risk Management so a RTW Notification may be prepared.
Risk Management Staff:
The Communications & Government Relations department has noticed that there may be some confusion about logo usage. The following are some guidelines:
Common mistakes to avoid:
The Employee Health and Wellness Committee created a tobacco cessation campaign as part of the Million Hearts subcommittee's goal. As such, the group has set up the following for this year and next:
More informatiion can be found on the Pasco Go Healthy page.
The District has established a reporting system that allows individuals to make reports of financial misdeed online or by telephone. We already have a reporting system for other issues. If you suspect that one of our employees is not exercising the highest integrity, you may use this resource to file a report. Anonymous reports will be accepted if you prefer not to reveal your identity. Click here to make an online report to the Ethics Hotline from the Employees page on the district website, or you can call 855-343-5305.
Belk is offering our valued teachers, school administrators, and school employees a little something extra. They are hosting a one special day of shopping and are providing an exclusive educator discount with limited exclusions. Just visit your neighborhood Belk store on Thursday, September 3 with this invitation and a valid school ID to receive your storewide savings!
Date: Thursday, September 3
2111 Collier Parkway
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
I am the new music teacher at Fox Hollow this year. I’ve been in the county for 16 years and I’ve never met a principal as passionate as Dawn Scilex. As a new staff member, my communication with her so far has been kind and caring. We participated in some innovative activities during this planning week that caused the staff to reach out to the families in our community in some very meaningful ways. She also took time on the first day back to make an extremely personal and inspirational presentation to us. I’ve been through a lot of welcome back meetings but have never been to one that has touched me like that. I can also see her passion reflected in the staff members of the school. They also show the same commitment and attitude. It’s a feeling that has motivated me more to be the best teacher I can be for these students. I just wanted to share those thoughts. -Mary Sadr
Hello Mr. Browning, I wanted to send this email on behalf of the Resolution Specialists (SSPS) to our colleague and partner, Christa Vail. Christa provides an enormous amount of knowledge, skills, and expertise in the area of transportation for students that are ESE. She worked diligently the first day of school in the Transportation Call Center to field calls, communicate with parents, and provide general supports. We are incredibly lucky to have her on our Resolution Specialist team but we also know how lucky the Transportation Department is to share her love for all things ESE. -Jenna Sage, PhD, BCBA, Resolution Specialist, SW, Student Support Programs and Services