Information for Scotia-Glenville staff members
Memo regarding paid COVID-19 sick leave
January 6, 2021
The Federal paid leave provisions for qualifying COVID-19 related absences have recently expired. More specifically, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA), both of which are under the umbrella of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), expired as of December 31, 2020 and are no longer available for use by employees.
With the expiration of the FFCRA, I write to inform you of New York State Quarantine leave that remains available to you. District employees continue to be eligible for the New York State Quarantine leave, which provides District employees fourteen (14) calendar days (typically up to ten work days for a full-time employee) of paid leave where the employee is placed under a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19. However, this paid leave is not available to an employee that is able to work remotely, as determined by the Superintendent of Schools.
A comprehensive trainings site for teachers to use while transitioning to online learning.
Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave
New Outlook O365 Email – transitioning in August and September 2020
- Log into the new O365 email for Scotia-Glenville employees.
- Directions for setting up your new O365 Scotia-Glenville email account.
Previous version of Outlook
- Log into staff email for Scotia-Glenville employees.
- View comprehensive directions about updating and connecting your email account on district computers and connecting your personal devices (personal computers, cell phones, iPads, etc.) so that you will be able to receive emails on these devices.
The substitute coordination service is provided through Capital Region BOCES.
Access the Power Teacher sign-in page.
Access the PowerSchool sign-in page.
All Scotia-Glenville faculty, staff and substitutes now have the ability to complete their annual HazCom training requirement electronically.
Here are directions for completing the HazCom training:
Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to properly follow directions may result in your not receiving credit for completing the training.
Additional training will be provided for departments including, but not limited to, Facilities and Operations, School Nurses, Art, Science, Technology, Transportation, those identified as ‘at risk’ by the district’s Exposure Control Plan, etc.
Sexual Harassment Training
The safety of our staff and students is of utmost importance. That’s why we’re pleased to offer the SafeSchools Online Training System to our employees. We’re confident you’ll find these courses to be informative and helpful towards maintaining a safe learning environment.
The district number for this training is 12022.
Acture Solutions – Scotia-Glenville Help Desk
STAFF: To request technical assistance, do one of the following:
1. Log into the district’s helpdesk website (http://helpdesk.sgcsd.net ). Use your Scotia-Glenville email username without the @sgcsd.net as the user name. For example, jsmith (without the @sgcsd.net), use your S-G email password as the password. Click on “Create a New Incident” under “Can We Help You” and complete the form.
2. Call by telephone: 518-631-3530
3. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In some cases, a staff member will remotely log into your computer to fix the problem. Staff may wish to call you back with information or questions. At times, a technician may visit your room to directly handle the request.
Frequently Asked Questions – IT Support Transition to Acture – January 2021
Q: Will the change in technology support providers also change the way we ask for tech help or questions?
A: The general process of logging a ticket, sending an email or placing a phone call for any tech issue will largely remain the same. Of note, when placing a ticket, you will notice a different but similar ticketing portal.
- Portal: http://helpdesk.sgcsd.net
- Email: HelpDesk@sgcsd.net
- Phone-Staff: 518-631-3530
- Phone-Parent: 518-631-3575
Q: Will I be able to log into the old ticket system to see my old tickets and pull-out attachments I added to tickets?
A: No, you will not be able to view tickets in the old system after January 1. Best practice recommendation would be to pull out and save any attachment that is only saved in the ticket system. IT will be closing open tickets beginning the week of December 28th.
Q: Will my open tickets be moved to the new system?
A: No, all tickets will be closed in the old system beginning the week of December 28th with a note about the ticket or directions to reopen it in the new system.
Q: Will there still be technology support staff who can assist in the schools?
A: Yes, there will be technology support staff who will be available to assist schools on-site.
StaffTrac is a complete system for managing teacher and principal evaluations that will ensure a continuous professional learning process.
To use StaffTrac:
- Log into StaffTrac.
- In the UserID box, enter your Scotia-Glenville email address.
- If you know your password, enter it in the Password box. If you do not know your password or forgot it, click on the “Forgot your password?” link. The system will send your password to the email address you entered in the UserID box.
- Capital Region BOCES Digital Library
- Educational Data Service for ordering supplies.
- Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
- BEDS online user guide
- Schenectady County Retired Teachers Association
- School Dude Facilities Scheduler. Staff members desiring to book building space after 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except for the middle and high schools, which need to complete events by 10 p.m.) in any of the school buildings or athletic fields must use the School Dude system. Staff members will use their school district email address to enter the site. The password “tartan” must be submitted at the end of the form. You will be notified by email if the request is approved or if there are problems.
- Greater Capital Region Teacher Center The Teacher Center provides professional learning for teachers, by teachers. The courses provide long-term opportunities for teachers to grow in their abilities to provide students with engaging, safe, and rigorous learning environments, which are CTLE approved. Teachers may also sign up for emails from the Teacher Center at https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001tM9zndiNiohKdCh-7Wqc4CPCw62TV_FH.