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New Teacher Links

Welcome! This page allows you to access the information you need to begin your journey as a teacher in Waterbury Public Schools. We are glad to have you as part of our team!

Please check back periodically as presentation and other links are being updated.

 

Homework

New Teachers - Before day 3 of orientation (Wednesday), please read the article, "Test Yourself for Hidden Bias," and then take this Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Test.
 

2016 New Teacher Orientation Schedule

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 (updated 2016.08.11)

 

Presentation Resource

Adela Jorge-Nelson | Laws, Regulations, and Implicaitons for Teaching

Dena (Moura) Mortensen, ELA K-5 Supervisor | CBC

Dunia Rodrigues | Tienet and Medicaid Training

John Herman | Safety and Security

Judit Russo | FMLA For Education (abridged)

Kevin Egan | WTA New Teacher Welcome | SMART Board Tips | Notebook File

Tara Battistoni, Supervisor of Research and Testing | Research and Testing

Scott Morgan | TITLE VII & IX OVERVIEW (updated 20160821)

Melissa DiGiovanni and Maria Statiatis | TEAM Orientation | Sign Up for TEAM

Will Zhuta | Electronic Use Policies PPT

Mary Ann Marold, Nancy Vaughan, and Gladys Wright | Community and School Resources

Heather Boyd | Pension and Benefits

  

Evaluation Plans

Teacher Evaluation Plan (August 2015)

Administrator Evaluation Plan (August 2015)

2016 Intro to Teacher Evaluation

 

Teaching Resources

Effective Teaching Strategies - Identifying Similarities and Differences (PPT August 2013)

English Language Learners: Laws, Regulations, and Implications for Teaching

 

Life Insurance

Class Schedule - WTA

Class Schedule - SAW

Beneficiary Designation Form

Supplemental Life Application

 

FSA (Flexible Spending Account)

Health Care Reimbursement Account

Dependent Care Assistance Account

HCA and DCA with Card

FSA Enrollment Form

 

Deferred Compensation

City Of Waterbury 403b Book

 

Health Insurance

Please see Certified Staff Benfits Information page for updated information. 

 

Notices and FAQ

Employees Participating in the Flexible Benefit Plan

COBRA General Notice

HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices

Teachers - SAW 10 Month Rates FAQ

 

Educators' Employee Assistance Program

Introducing your EAP

Information Resources

Stress Relief Program

Tools for Tough Times

 

Aesop (Formerly Subfinder)

Employee Guide | Quick Start | Training Video

 

Contract

Waterbury Teachers' Association Contract (2016-2019)

 

DCF Mandated Reporter Training

Staff members who complete the training can now print out a 'Certificate of Completion' at the end.  Group viewing continues to be an option.   It is mandated that all district employees coming in contact with students be trained.  This includes teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria and maintenance staff, etc.  Please maintain a sign-in sheet and/or copy of the certificate for all employees that complete the training - it will be requested for sign-off by Dr. Ouellette.

Quick note: Training is required every 3 years however many schools have chosen to complete the training with their staff every year to ensure compliance and train new teachers/staff.

 

Security

Welcome back to the August firestorm!  LOL  As the gatekeepers and "go to people" for each of your schools I am seeking your help and cooperation.  Please do not direct your staff to call my phone and leave messages related to badges, it will not be acted upon in a timely manner as I am out of the office more then I am in during the first three weeks of school.

The quickest way is for all requests relating to badges should be directed to: badgeissues@waterbury.k12.ct.us

Once acted upon you will receive a confirmation or inquiry for further information.

Photo ID hours are: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm in room 310 of the Chase building.  Please call 203-574-8000 before you arrive to assure someone is available to take photos.

Thank you for your cooperation,

John Herman

 

Miscellaneous

Board of Education Policies

District Phone Directory

District Calendar

CT Code of Professional Responsibility for Educators (Team Module 5- Phase 1)

FMLA Policy (Rev2)

Guidelines for Appropriate Appearance

Blueprint for Change Action Plan 2012-15 (Approved by Board 2012-12-20) 

TEAM Particpants Workbook

Child Abuse/Neglect

Teachers Mortgage Assistance Program

ELA Roster (updated 2016/03/07)

Special Services Supervisor Assignments (as of 2015/07/17)

McKinney-Vento Videos