Department news and announcements

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New and updated security badges unavailable on Tuesday, November 5
As a part of the district-wide security upgrade project, Security and Emergency Management will have limited use of the ID badge system on Tuesday, November 5. We will not be able to produce new cards or edit existing cards on that day. Please check back later in the week so we can meet your ID badge needs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Community Giving Campaign begins November 18
Each year, SPPS staff may elect to donate money from their paychecks to support the causes that mean the most to them. Some choose to give to the United Way, others give to their church, and others give back to the school they work for.

Watch the Bridge in the coming weeks for more information on how you can sign up for this fast, convenient way to give back to your community.

Special Education Family Group to meet on Nov. 8
Families of children in Special Education are invited to attend the November Special Education Family Group. Ramsey County Children's Developmental Disabilities will present to families on the intake process, Developmental Disabilities services and TEFRA.

Where: Bridge View School, 360 Colborne St.
When: Friday, November 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Agenda:
    5:30-6:00 p.m.: Pizza
    6:00-7:30 p.m.: Presentations

Register: Families must register by calling 651-767-3437, emailing jackie.kelly@spps.org or faxing the registration form to 651-221-1488. Please mention your child care, transportation and language interpretation needs when registering.

Open enrollment begins today
Online benefits enrollment for 2014 is now available. Employees can access the enrollment application via Employee Self Service from November 4 through November 15, 2013. The application can be accessed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the open enrollment period.

Please call the hotline at 651-744-1030 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from November 4 through November 15 for enrollment assistance, password changes or log-on assistance.

For answers to more in-depth plan questions, please attend an open enrollment meeting (schedule below) or contact Benefits at 651-767-8212 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also reference the Online Enrollment Guide on the Benefits website.

The computer lab will be available every day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in addition to the sessions listed below.

All sessions will be held at 360 Colborne.

Date

Time

Benefits information Flu shot clinic Computer training lab

Nov. 6

4-6 p.m.

Rooms
D & E
Rooms
J & K
Room
2A

Nov. 7

4-6 p.m.

Rooms
D, E, & F
Rooms
J & K
Room
2A

Nov. 12

4-6 p.m.

Rooms
D & E
Rooms
J & K
Room
2A

Nov. 13

4-6 p.m.

Rooms
D & E
Rooms
J & K
Room
2A

Nov. 15

1-5 p.m.

Auditorium
A & B
Rooms
J & K
Room
2A