Teacher Times #4
October 22, 2012
Procedures for Calling Out Sick
As per the Staff handbook, please adhere to the following procedures:
Staff Attendance and Punctuality
Staff members are permitted up to ten (10) personal days absence with pay per year, of which 3 are allowed for personal business. This is the maximum number allowable. Staff members should try to be present unless the absence is absolutely necessary. Upon arrival the next day after your absence you must fill out an absence form (OP198) that will be next to the time clock and give it to the payroll secretary. Please indicate self-treated, personal, or medical. If medical, you must attach a doctor’s note to the form.
Staff members who are going to be absent must notify the school (718-584-0832) before 6:30 a.m. so that appropriate coverage may be arranged.
Staff members who anticipate absences should notify the principal as far in advance as possible. Teachers who are going to be absent on personal business (e.g., real estate closings, children’s graduations, etc.) must leave appropriate assignments for their classes) and fill out a request for a personal business day. Personal days will not necessarily be approved and should not occur the day before a holiday or holiday weekend.
Staff members arriving late must retrieve their time card from the payroll secretary and punch in on the time clock.
Staff members who have requested and received permission to leave early must punch out. Greater than 10 absences is considered excessive Greater than 5 lateness’s in one month is excessive. Excessive absences and/or lateness’s may result in disciplinary measures, a “U” (unsatisfactory) rating, loss of pay or termination.
Leaving Early/Arriving Late
Staff members who must leave school prior to the end of the scheduled workday must personally request permission from the Principal. Such request should be for emergencies only.
Medical, dental and other appointments should not be scheduled during work hours nor during faculty and department meetings.
In the absence of the Principal, the assistant principal will serve as the Principal’s designee.
Staff members who anticipate arriving after their scheduled starting time must attempt to notify the school. If known, an anticipated arrival time should also be given.
Any staff member who arrives after the scheduled starting time, or leaves prior to the end of the official workday, must punch his/her time card. After scheduled arrival time, timecards will be removed and must be picked up from the payroll secretary. Accumulated time will result in payroll deductions. When late, your official arrival time will be calculated from when you pick up your timecard from the payroll secretary.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found for TAPCo will be located in the Dean’s office.
1. Receipts will be issued for items claimed.
2. After one month, items not claimed will be donated to Good Will or thrown away.
We now have an informational wall posted in the lunch room. Please feel free to post your events, updates on your programs, or anything else you would like to present to the school. Lost and found information is also located on the wall.
Thank you have a great day!
Audition Panels on Saturdays
October 27th, November 3rd and 17th, Dec 1st. (TAPCo)
- Posting in Teacher's Lounge
- See Annie for OP 175
- Work with AP Fisher to screen candidates for admission to
- Devise a rubric with other teachers on the audition panel
Please do not hoard the paper supply in the teachers' lounge as it will always be available.
Prepare for P/T Conferences
Parent-teacher conferences will be held on the following dates:
As you prepare for parent-teacher conferences, you can review parent-teacher conference resources on the Principal’s Portal and direct your parent coordinator and other staff to review these resources and tips on the NYCDOE’s public web site. You should also:
Distribute the following items to families:
List of preparation questions: These questions are intended to prepare families and educators for conferences. Translations are available here.
Expect Success Family Guides: To provide information on how parents can become more informed and involved in their child’s education, copies of the guide began arriving in schools last week. The guide includes information about school reforms, the Common Core Learning Standards, course requirements, ways to helps students prepare for college and careers, and where to go for help. Translations are available on the NYCDOE’s Parents and Family page. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-374-4118.
Individual Student Reports (ISRs): ISRs provide families with information about their child’s performance on the following exams: NYS ELA and math exams in grades 3–8, New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in grades 3–12, and New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in grades k–12. See this guide for information on how to access and distribute these reports. For questions, contact your network assessment liaison.
Prepare to meet the translation needs of families:
Over-the-phone interpretation services: Your staff members can always access free over-the-phone interpretation services by calling 718-752-7373, ext. 4 (available throughout the year, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). These services will be extended for parent-teacher conference dates so that you can access interpretation support until 8:30 p.m.
To help staff communicate with limited-English-proficient families during conferences and throughout the school year, last week, your school should have received a Language Access Kit. The kit contains a multilingual welcome poster, a language identification guide, and other resources to help your school address language needs. Although it may be particularly helpful as you begin parent-teacher conferences in the coming weeks, this kit should serve as a resource throughout the year. Additional language resources are available here.
Translate materials: You should ensure that your school translates any relevant flyers and signs into the appropriate languages. Templates of translated materials and additional resources are available on the resources and tips webpage.
For questions, email email@example.com or call 718-752-7373.