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Make a Difference As a FWISD VolunteerPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/28/2021 1:10:00 PM
Become a volunteer today and make a difference in the Fort Worth ISD community!
We make it easy for you – just sign-up for any of these upcoming volunteer events:
- Join Read Fort Worth in providing resources and assistance to FWISD families: Volunteer callers are needed July 29 and 30 to connect with families to determine what resources they need. Volunteer August 2-6 for porch visits where fun learning materials and resources are being dropped off at family homes. Sign up for any day of your choice. English speaking and bilingual volunteers are welcome.
- Wildcat, Welcome Back! Dunbar Pyramid Student Registration and Resource Fair: A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the Dunbar pyramid block party-style event that prepares families for the 2021-2022 academic year. Sign up today to volunteer from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Dunbar High School, 5700 Ramey Ave.
- Help Create A Good Learning Environment for New FWISD Families: Pick a volunteer shift of your choice from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Placement Center (SPC). The center helps register for school those students who are new to the District and who customarily hear or speak a language other than English in their home. The SPC needs English and bilingual volunteers to assist with scanning and organizing documents and bilingual helpers who can make calls to families to let them know their summer books are ready for pickup.
“Volunteers change lives with the skills, knowledge and time they give as they help our children reach their goals” said Alma Pohler, volunteer specialist for FWISD’s Family and Community Outreach and Marketing Department. “At Fort Worth ISD, each volunteer is valued and appreciated for their unique contributions.”
Recently, approximately 90 volunteers registered more than 300 new and returning FWISD students for the 2021-2022 in-person school year at the Rediscover FWISD Online Registration and Resource Fair. Students return to class in-person Monday, August 16.
If you have the energy, skills and desire to improve lives in our community through education, please volunteer. We are looking for people like you!
What You Need To Know: Benefits Department Answers Open Enrollment Call Center QuestionsPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/28/2021 12:00:00 PM
Beginning August 5, the Fort Worth ISD Benefits Department will offer Open Enrollment Call Center Sessions for District employees. Open enrollment is currently underway at www.mybenefitshub.com/fortworthisd.
Designated days are scheduled, by district and facilities, through August 20. Enrollers will answer questions about the available 2021-2022 insurance benefits offerings and the enrollment process. The call center number is 817-710-8135.
FWISD employees can enroll for 2021-2022 benefits 24/7 via www.mybenefitshub.com/fortworthisd through August 20. All enrollment elections made during the period are effective September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
Recently, Inside FWISD reached out to the Benefits Department for more details about what employees can expect when contacting the call center hotline August 5-20. Check out the Q&A below.
Q: Who will I speak with when I contact the call center?
A: Knowledgeable benefit enrollers.
Q: What are the call center hours of operation?
A: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call center services are available August 5-20
Q: What type of assistance can I anticipate receiving from a call center session?
A: Employees can complete the entire open enrollment process. Enrollers will be on the line to answer all open enrollment questions and walk employees entirely through electing their 2021-2022 benefits. Employees will need internet access via a computer, tablet or smartphone to complete the enrollment process.
Q: When I call in, is there any particular information I should have on hand?
A: Employees will need their username and password to log onto the benefits portal:
The Username Is:
The first six (6) characters of the employee's last name, followed by the first letter of their first name and the last four (4) digits of their Social Security Number.
The Password Is:
Last Name (excluding punctuation) followed by the last four (4) digits of the employee's Social Security Number.
“Username and passwords are lowercase only”
If employees are enrolling a dependent for benefits, they will need the dependent’s date of birth and Social Security number for enrolling in or continuing enrollment.
Employees will need their beneficiary’s name and address to complete the enrollment.
If enrolling/changing the ActiveCare Primary or Primary+ medical insurance, employees will need their doctor's name or Primary Care Physician (PCP) number.
Q: I’m an employee without internet access. How do you recommend I enroll for 2021-2022 benefits?
A: Employees may use District computers to enroll for benefits or log on from a city library device.
Q: Are there any in-person opportunities for open enrollment assistance?
A: No. For safety precautions, onsite enrollment assistance will not be available. Assistance is being provided to employees via telephone only. Employees are encouraged to refer to the postcard mailed to their home address for the call center schedule.
Q: What if I miss the designated call center date for my District facility?
A: Please review the postcard mailed to your home address for make-up dates.
Q: What should I do if the call center is experiencing a high-call volume?
A: Employees may leave a message with their name and return phone number, and an enroller will follow up to assist them.
Q: Are translation services available via the call center?
A: Yes. Spanish translators are available.
Q: Typically, about how long will a call center session take?
A: The length of the session really depends on the questions an employee may have. Most sessions average 5-10 minutes with the duration of calls taking a maximum 20-30 minutes.
Q. How can I verify my monthly or semi-monthly insurance premiums?
A. Employees may review their “Consolidated Enrollment Form” after completing the enrollment process. The form can be printed or emailed for confirmation of their 2021-2022 benefit elections.
For assistance logging in to the benefits portal or for any additional open enrollment information, please contact the FWISD Benefits Department at 817-814-2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Worth ISD Students, Parents And Educators Asked To Provide Input On Technology: Survey Is Open NowPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/28/2021
The Fort Worth ISD wants parents, students, and educators to help design the District’s Technology Plan for the future. This all happens as the District returns to total in-person instruction on August 16.
Stakeholders are invited to answer a short survey about their technology experiences and preferences.
Students and parents are being asked to share their opinions about technology options in the classroom and other learning experiences. Educators will weigh in on what instruction technology they would like to use. When all of these data are in, this information will go to the design team who will build the Fort Worth ISD Technology Master Plan.
Participants may access the survey here.
FWISD Announces 2021-22 Campus Principal AssignmentsPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/27/2021 12:00:00 PM
The Fort Worth ISD Division of Student and School Support is pleased to announce its new campus principal assignments for the 2021-22 school year. Other principal assignments will be shared soon.
New campus principals for the 21-22 academic year are:
- Justin Edwards, Principal, Daggett Middle School
- Carlos Mendoza, Principal, Meacham Middle School
- Ryan Catala, Principal, Riverside Middle School
- Sara Gillaspie, Principal, Leonard Middle School
- Brenda Fouse, Principal, George C. Clarke Elementary School
- Kathrina Andersen, Principal, Lily B. Clayton Elementary School
- Kelli Taulton, Principal, Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary School
- Nichole Burkhardt, Principal, S.S. Dillow Elementary School
- Ricardo Alvarez Uzcategui, Principal, M.H. Moore Elementary School
- Mandi Murphy, Principal, North Hi Mount Elementary School
- Alexandra Montes, Principal, Versia L. Williams Elementary School
- Rediesha Allen, Principal, Maudrie M. Walton Elementary School
- Pamela Carrick, Principal, Sagamore Hill Elementary School
- Deborah Baez-Carrasquillo, Principal, W.J. Turner Elementary School
- Andrea Johnson, Principal, Western Hills Elementary School
- Khristina Goady, Principal, Atwood McDonald Elementary School
- Ebony Key, Principal, Clifford Davis Elementary School
- Nakita Brewer, Principal, Seminary Hills Park Elementary School
- Jacqueline Trevino-Garcia, Assistant Principal, Paschal High School
- Jose Mendez Monge, Assistant Principal, The Leadership Academy at Forest Oak Middle School
- Damon Sumner, Assistant Principal, Meadowbrook Middle School
- Jordan Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, Rosemont Middle School
- Jeremy Trettel, Assistant Principal, Rosemont Middle School
- Deborah Aspegren, Assistant Principal, Wedgwood Middle School
- Kalicia Williams, Assistant Principal, Leonard Middle School
- Manuel Alvarado, Assistant Principal, Leonard Middle School
- Sheri Coll, Assistant Principal, Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center
- Juanita White, Assistant Principal, Burton Hill Elementary School
- Oksana Snegirov, Assistant Principal, Carter Park Elementary School
- Catherine Reed, Assistant Principal, George C. Clarke Elementary School
- Eric Montoya, Assistant Principal, Lily B. Clayton Elementary School
- Andrea Amerson, Assistant Principal, Glen Park Elementary School
- Katy Myers, Assistant Principal, M.H. Moore Elementary School
- Mocha Roberts, Assistant Principal, North Hi Mount Elementary School
- Kadoria Burgess, Assistant Principal, Oaklawn Elementary School
- Sonya Askew, Assistant Principal, Versia L. Williams Elementary School
- Derrick Butler, Assistant Principal, Sam Rosen Elementary School
- Tresha Johnson, Assistant Principal, Richard J. Wilson Elementary School
- Cynthia Flores, Assistant Principal, South Hills Elementary School
- Benetria Jackson, Assistant Principal, David K. Sellars Elementary School
- Gregorey Thomas, Assistant Principal, Bill J. Elliott Elementary School
- Janeth Lopez Arriola, Assistant Principal, Alice D. Contreras
I.M. Terrell Alum, Wall of Fame Honoree Devoyd Jennings DiesPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/27/2021
The Fort Worth ISD is saddened by the recent death of Devoyd “Dee” Jennings, an I.M. Terrell High School alumnus and FWISD Wall of Fame honoree.
The longtime Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce president and chief operating officer died Saturday, July 24. He was 73.
The Fort Worth ISD extends its deepest sympathy to Mr. Jennings’ family and loved ones.
Learn more about Mr. Jennings’ life and legacy in this recent Fort Worth Business Press article.
Inside FWISD -- July 22, 2021Posted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/22/2021
In our latest edition of Inside FWISD, you will find information about:
- FWISD Announces 2021-22 Campus Principal Assignments
- Fort Worth ISD Students, Parents and Educators Asked To Provide Input on Technology: Survey Is Now Open
- What You Need To know: Benefits Department Answers Open Enrollment Call Center Questions
- Munis Financial System To Go Offline For Year-End Processing August 13-16
- Record Number Of FWISD Teachers Apply For Chairs For Teaching Excellence Awards
WHHS Alum Earns USAF Pilot’s WingsPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/19/2021
Congratulations to Western Hills High School alumnus U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Valentin Hinojosa, who recently earned his pilot’s wings.
The 2014 WHHS alum graduated from the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma on Friday, July 16, fulfilling a childhood dream. 1st Lt. Hinojosa started Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) at Vance Air Force Base in late 2020. On July 16, 2021, his mother pinned his wings on him in front of the T-6 Texan II, an aircraft in which he logged more than 115 hours of flight instruction.
In attendance for the ceremony was retired U.S. Air Force Col. Russell Malesky, WHHS senior aerospace science instructor.
“[1st Lt. Hinojosa] goes on now as a fully rated USAF pilot to advanced flight training and assignment to the operational aircraft he will fly in our defense as the greatest nation in the world,” Col. Malesky said.
Upon graduating from Western Hills, 1st Lt. Hinojosa spent one year at the New Mexico Military Institute. He was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated in 2019. As a WHHS student, 1st Lt. Hinojosa served as Group Commander in the campus Air Force JROTC and participated in Aviation Honors Ground School.
2021-2022 Benefits Annual Open EnrollmentPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/15/2021 9:00:00 AM
The 2021-2022 Annual Open Enrollment will begin on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 and will end Friday, August 20, 2021.
All changes made during the Annual Open Enrollment period will be effective September 1, 2021.
The 2021-2022 Annual Open Enrollment information will be available online at www.mybenefitshub.com/fortworthisd on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
We encourage you to consider any changes in your life that may affect your insurance and benefits needs, and make the best possible enrollment choices for you and your eligible family members for the 2021-2022 plan year.
If you have questions about this communication, please email email@example.com or call 817-814-2240.
New FWISD Ads Push Families to Register Students for FallPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/15/2021
Commercials Send a Reminder That Classes Begin – Fully In Person – August 16
With the start of school only one month away, Fort Worth ISD is relaunching its Rediscover Fort Worth ISD television, radio and social media campaign to get students registered for the 2021-2022 school year.
New commercials – in English and Spanish – send five important messages to families:
- Register your students now for fall 2021. All students, new and returning, must register.
- Mark your calendars for August 16, the first day of the new school year
- Fort Worth ISD is back fully in-person this school year.
- Thousands of students will be returning to many renovations and new additions to our schools – all part of the District’s 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
- Our Gold Seal Choices are better than ever.
Watch the spots below:
Rediscover FWISD TV :30 seconds – English
Redescubre FWISD TV:30 - Spanish
Choices include industry-driven P-Tech pathways and Early College High Schools, where students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree. Connections with our amazing partners provide opportunities for internships and networking.
Billboards in prominent locations also urge parents to register their children at www.fwisd.org/register.
Fort Worth ISD Partners with The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) as New Secondary Science Teaching Chair SponsorPosted by Fort Worth ISD on 7/15/2021
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is the newest sponsor in the 2021-2022 Fort Worth ISD Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence award program. UNTHSC is the title sponsor of the Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary Science.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth representatives will sit on the selection committee to review and score teacher applications and teacher video demonstrations, and they will participate in the finalists’ panel interview to name the 2021-2022 winner. The winning teacher in this category will receive a $5,000 cash award and the title of Chair of Teaching Excellence for one year.
“The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is a strong supporter of the Fort Worth Independent School District, especially related to science and health curriculum,” said Superintendent Kent. P. Scribner. “They know the importance of giving students work-based opportunities and exposure to many careers in the health and science fields. Fort Worth ISD is proud to collaborate with UNTHSC at Fort Worth, and we are grateful for their continued commitment to our students, teachers, and community.”
“Preparing today’s children to become the doctors, scientists and researchers of tomorrow begins early in their education and is accomplished through the hard work and dedication of our outstanding teachers,” said Dr. Charles Taylor, Provost and Executive Vice President of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
“Science is at the core of helping us live our best lives every day through our overall health and well-being,” Dr. Taylor said. “At HSC, we provide the final tier of science-based education for future generations to become outstanding health care providers and professionals. We are honored to be a part of the ‘Chair for Teaching Excellence in Secondary Science’ program as it emphasizes the importance of integrating science in all students’ curriculum throughout their entire educational journey.”
Each year, the Fort Worth ISD Chairs for Teaching Excellence rewards outstanding classroom teachers in 16 categories. Dedicated business and community sponsors have provided cash awards since the program’s inception in 1994.
Each category has its own selection committee. Teachers selected as finalists undergo a rigorous evaluation process based on their application; a teaching demonstration recorded on video; and an interview session with their respective selection committee.
Each Teaching Chair’s campus will receive a banner to display in a prominent location. An awards luncheon will be held in November to recognize all winning teachers and their sponsors. In addition, a photograph of each winner will be on display at the FWISD Teaching and Learning Center for one year.
- Make a Difference As a FWISD Volunteer
- What You Need To Know: Benefits Department Answers Open Enrollment Call Center Questions
- Fort Worth ISD Students, Parents And Educators Asked To Provide Input On Technology: Survey Is Open Now
- FWISD Announces 2021-22 Campus Principal Assignments
- I.M. Terrell Alum, Wall of Fame Honoree Devoyd Jennings Dies
- Inside FWISD -- July 22, 2021
- WHHS Alum Earns USAF Pilot’s Wings
- 2021-2022 Benefits Annual Open Enrollment
- New FWISD Ads Push Families to Register Students for Fall
- Fort Worth ISD Partners with The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) as New Secondary Science Teaching Chair Sponsor
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