• District Modifies Employee Vacation Policy

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/21/2019

    Please review the following memorandum regarding vacation days for full-time employees working 240 days or more from Karen Molinar, FWISD chief of staff, Policy and Planning Department:

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  • Heat Advisory Extends Through Tonight: MedStar Reports 89 Heat Calls Since August 15

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/21/2019

    Fort Worth’s National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Tarrant County through 8 p.m. today.heat

    Today’s forecast includes a high of 99 degrees with a heat index as high as 103. Officials with the National Weather Service are once again urging residents to take necessary precautions to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke. People working outdoors are urged to take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. Anyone overwhelmed by the heat is urged to move to a cool area, and people experiencing symptoms of a heat stroke should call 911 immediately.

    On Tuesday, MedStar reported that it’s responded to 115 heat-related calls that resulted in 89 hospital transports since August 15. Of the cases, 17 were serious.

    Looking for a place to stay cool and hydrated?

    Multiple Salvation Army cooling stations are open across North Texas.

    The Fort Worth Salvation Army shelter, located 1855 E. Lancaster Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays for the homeless, people without air conditioning and individuals who work outdoors.

     Click here for more details about the cooling stations open this summer.   

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  • New Dunbar HS Class Allows Students to Gain Drone License

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/20/2019

    Dunbar Wildcats will spread their wings in a new way! Students can now receive a drone license in high school!dunbar

    Learn more about the program in this NBC 5 story.

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  • MUNIS System Offline August 29- September 3

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/20/2019

    The following memorandum is from the Department of Compensation and Employee Records:

     

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  • FWISD Employees Encouraged To Reset Passwords

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/20/2019

    The following memorandum is from the Department of Technology:

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  • Employee Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Thursday

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/20/2019

    Fort Worth ISD employees have until Thursday, August 22 to complete the online process for 2019-2020 insurance benefits.

    Three open enrollment sessions remain where employees can learn about the benefits offered to them and complete enrollment prior to Thursday’s deadline.

     

    They are:

    Tuesday, August 20: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1300 Rockwood Lane (Northside Transportation lot)

    Wednesday, August 21:  7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3615 Longvue Ave. (Westside Transportation lot)

    Thursday, August 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rooms 240 and 243, FWISD Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave.

     

    District staff enrolling for benefits must use their active directory username and password to complete the process.

    According to the Benefits Department, an average 2% increase in medical premiums is the only change for the upcoming coverage year, which takes effect Sunday, September 1. Employees will keep the same insurance cards unless there’s a change in coverage information.

    Because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ALL employees must either enroll, opt to keep the same coverage or decline health coverage.

    Visit www.mybenefitshub.com/fortworthisd for a complete list of premium rates and additional insurance details.

    Assistance completing open enrollment is also available by contacting the Benefits Department at 817-814-2240.

    For additional details about insurance coverage available for the upcoming year, text “FBS FWISD” to the number 313131 or visit the FWISD Employee Benefits Portal.

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  • 2019-2020 Employee Salary Increases

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/19/2019 4:00:00 PM

    The following memorandum is from Elsie Schiro, FWISD chief financial officer, regarding the 2019-2020 salary increases, which includes House Bill 3 compensation for this academic year. If you have questions, contact the Compensation Department at Compensation@fwisd.org or call 817-814-2080:  

     

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    For more details, view the following links:

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  • Returning Students On-Line Registration - Action required

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/19/2019 1:45:00 PM

    FWISD data clerks and others, please share the following message with returning students and their families. 

    The PowerSchool New Student form is currently allowing Returning Students to submit a blankonlineregistration record on the New Student Form. We have informed PowerSchool of this situation, and they are working to resolve this.  Please, direct and assist parents to complete the Returning Student Form. 

    All Fort Worth ISD returning students should complete the 2019-20 Returning Student Form. The link can be found at http://www.fwisd.org/register. The Returning Student form is the blue button. The link is listed below: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=19586&culture=en 

    •        A returning student is a student that was enrolled in FWISD on the last day of classes for the 2018-19 SY.
    •        A Snapcode is required for completion of the Returning Student Form.
    •        The Snapcode was included in the end-of-the-year report card.
    •        The Snapcode is available in  Focus on the General tab and can be retrieved at https://appweb.fwisd.org/psverify
    •        If there is no Snapcode in Focus for a returning student contact Focus Support at 4-3080

     

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  • Password Reset Information

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/19/2019 1:00:00 PM

    The following information is from Educational Technology Department:

    With my.fwisd.org, resetting your own employee password is quick and easy!

    To reset your password, you must first create security questions. The FWISD Customer Service Department is urging ALL Fort Worth ISD employees to set up or reset their security questions as soon as possible. Completing this task will empower you with the capability to reset your own password in the upcoming school year, should the need arise.

    View this video tutorial for details on resetting your password.

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  • Starting Strong: Self-Care Strategies

    Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 8/19/2019

    The following information is from the District’s Employee Assistance Program provider, Alliance Work Partners:

    You can't always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. When you're taking good care of your body and mind, you can be more resilient toward whatever comes, use the resources you have in your life to their fullest, and become less reactive toward the stress you face.eap

    Your Employee Assistance Program is here to provide tips, tools and resources to create new habits and meet your goals.

    Get started today by using the practices below.

    1. Get Enough Sleep

    2. Maintain Proper Nutrition

    3. Exercise Regularly

    4. Maintain Social Support

    5. Find Hobbies

    6. Pamper Yourself

    7. Keep Your Mind Sharp

    8. Have the Right Attitude

    9. Process Your Emotions

    10. Maintain a Spiritual Practice

    For more information, contact us at 800-343-3822 or visit www.awpnow.com/main/fwisd-eap-resource-room/.

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