5/22 Update

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the changes in everyone’s work world. We hope everyone continues to stay healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. Please know that PASS is still working closely with the district administration on a weekly basis to coordinate essential tasks and the safest way to get work done. 

 

All PASS members will continue to be paid their normal pay and keep their benefits through their normal pay period for the 2019-2020 school year. Some people are paid July 1 through June 30, and some are paid August 20 something through the following August 20 something or some variation. Everyone will continue getting paid as if we worked the whole school year and are coming back in the fall. Unless someone retires, resigns, or goes on FMLA when they are required to come back. 

 

UNEMPLOYEMENT BENEFITS

9 month employees Parapro, Lunchroom Supervisor, Campus Monitor etc.) Even though today is the last day of school, it does not mean you will qualify for unemployment.  Since you are continuing to be paid over the summer for work you have already completed, do not file for unemployment.  This in itself would make you not eligible for unemployment. 

 

The Governor’s has mandated that everyone wear a mask while in a building where it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance. While the buildings do have some masks, we are asking employees who have to come into a building to do work, to provide their own masks if possible. Please be assured that all members in the categories returning to the buildings will be following the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the IDPH.  

 

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

At this point we do not have any answers on how this will look. The district is keeping up with all directives from the Governor’s office. As you are aware, guidance from the state changes on a week to week, or even day to day basis. Please be assured we are continuing to work with the district for PASS. At this point the district is focusing on getting through the end of this school year. As you can imagine there are many moving parts and as we wrap up the end of year tasks, we are working to get things done in the safest manner, adhering to the state guidelines for social distancing. As the stay at home and/or the reopening tier system is implemented, we will be able to help make better decisions on how the fall might look.

 

***New Information This Week***

There should be sanitizer wipes or spray and paper towels near every scanner in every building so that they may be cleaned in between each person. If your building does not have these items, please let us know immediately so we can fix the problem.

 

The district sent out an email outlining the COVID-19 Screening Checklist. Please follow the checklist each day before coming to work. If you are feeling ill, please stay home. If there is a positive case of COVID-19 in your building, the following procedure will be followed by the district.

COVID-19 Self Screening Checklist 

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, all District 202 staff will be required to complete a COVID-19 self- screening checklist prior to entering any District 202 building. The list does not need to be submitted to anyone; it should be used as guidance for all employees to determine if they should report to work. Please make sure to review the checklist every day before entering any District building. 

The COVID-19 screening checklist will be sent to all staff. It can also be found on the Intranet under Employee News > COVID-19 Information for District 202 Staff.

COVID – 19 Communication Plan 

If there is a Confirmed Case of Coronavirus 

Plainfield School District 202 will follow the direction from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Will County Health Department (WCHD). This is an evolving situation; therefore, we will continue adjust and adapt as new information is coming in. Letters have been drafted in the event that we have a staff member who has a diagnosed case of Coronavirus. 

  • Staff members who are diagnosed with Coronavirus should not report to work and should follow the direction of their physician. 
  • Staff members who are diagnosed must contact Becky Sipes at RSipes@psd202.org or (815)577- 4090 
  • Any staff member diagnosed will need to be off work until the WCHD/CDC determines the staff member is no longer contagious. 
  • Per the CDC recommendations, buildings will be closed until it has been 7 days since the last date the person diagnosed was in the building. Staff will be informed when this occurs. 

Communication Plan if there is a Confirmed Case 

The district will follow the required communication, per direction from CDC, IDPH, and WCHD. Typically, we communicate to a broader group than required. People will receive individualized communication if they had direct exposure or indirect exposure with an individual with COVID-19 during a time the individual was an exposure risk (see below). Communication will be through email, and phone call if needed. 

All school district staff must maintain the confidentiality of the staff member or student who is diagnosed. No identifying information (name, position, gender, etc.) can be shared with staff, students, parents, or the community. 

What is the exposure risk for COVID-19? 

People are at risk for exposure if they were with an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the time frame of 48 hours before the individual had symptoms onset. For example, if an individual started experiencing symptoms on Wednesday and was later diagnosed, we would contact anyone who was with that individual since Monday of the same week. 

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 

Who will receive notification if there is a confirmed case? 

The District will only communicate with individuals who were direct exposure or indirect exposure to the individual during the time of exposure risk. 

Direct Exposure: Direct exposure is considered people who were in close contact with an individual who was diagnosed during the time of exposure risk. Close contact is considered less than 6 feet apart for a prolonged period of time. People who were in direct exposure will receive a letter informing them that they had possible direct exposure to an individual who was diagnosed. Individuals who were in direct exposure are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of test results. 

Indirect Exposure: Indirect exposure is considered people who were in proximity, but not close proximity as described above, or in the same building as the individual who was diagnosed during the time of exposure risk. Individuals with indirect exposure will need to monitor symptoms but are not required to self-quarantine. 

For more information about Community-Related Exposure to COVID-19, please go to the CDC website at 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html  

 

Custodians, Maintenance, and Grounds 

The summer work schedule has been put out by the district. Starting June 1, everyone will transition to four-day work weeks. 

 

As we start our deep cleaning of the school buildings for the summer, we want to remind you all of you the importance to adhere to safe practices while in the buildings. In order to ensure the safety and health of all, the following procedures, recommended by the CDC, must be strictly adhered to. 

 

They are as follows: 

  • PPE is to be used. This includes gloves and masks 
  • A safe distance of no closer than six (6) feet must be maintained between all personnel 
  • Only Two people are to be in a classroom, restroom, or any other area at one time. The only exception to this is wide open areas such as hallways, gymnasiums, and offices, where proper separation can be maintained 
  • During any breaks, including lunch, you are not to congregate in one area together. You will need to be properly separated with a minimum of six (6) feet between each other, with no more than 2 people per table. 
  • If you feel ill or have a fever, do not report to work, and make sure to notify your supervisor immediately.  
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes 
  • Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and when changing gloves 
  • Refrain from touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth as this is the way that the virus is transmitted. 

    By adhering to these guidelines, we can help assure that all of us will remain safe and healthy. 

 

Please let us know the questions you have and continue to keep us in the loop of your thoughts as this is the best way for us to address items with the district.

 

If you have any questions, please email JoAnne Clemans(jclemans@psd202.orgjlclemanspass202@gmail.com) or Bill Favero (wfavero@psd202.orgpass2022017@gmail.com)
JoAnne Clemans

President, PASS

Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Plainfield Academy

23930 W. Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)439-5521

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Urgent New Message

   We have received new guidelines from the District for those who are working in the Schools. Please see the communication that follows:
COVID-19 Self Screening Checklist

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, all District 202 staff will be required to complete a COVID-19 self- screening checklist prior to entering any District 202 building. The list does not need to be submitted to anyone; it should be used as guidance for all employees to determine if they should report to
work. Please make sure to review the checklist every day before entering any District building.

COVID – 19 Communication Plan

If there is a Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

Plainfield School District 202 will follow the direction from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Will County Health Department (WCHD). This is an evolving situation; therefore, we will continue adjust and adapt as new information is coming in. Letters have been drafted in the event that we have a staff member who has a diagnosed case of Coronavirus.

  • Staff members who are diagnosed with Coronavirus should not report to work and should follow the direction of their physician.
  • Staff members who are diagnosed must contact Becky Sipes at RSipes@psd202.org or (815)577- 4090
  • Any staff member diagnosed will need to be off work until the WCHD/CDC determines the staff member is no longer contagious.
  • Per the CDC recommendations, buildings will be closed until it has been 7 days since the last date the person diagnosed was in the building. Staff will be informed when this occurs.

    Communication Plan if there is a Confirmed Case

    The district will follow the required communication, per direction from CDC, IDPH, and WCHD. Typically, we communicate to a broader group than required. People will receive individualized communication if they had direct exposure or indirect exposure with an individual with COVID-19 during a time the individual was an exposure risk (see below). Communication will be through email, and phone call if needed.

    All school district staff must maintain the confidentiality of the staff member or student who is diagnosed. No identifying information (name, position, gender, etc.) can be shared with staff, students, parents, or the community.

    When is the exposure risk for COVID-19?

    People are at risk for exposure if they were with an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the time frame of 48 hours before the individual had symptoms onset. For example, if an individual started experiencing symptoms on Wednesday and was later diagnosed, we would contact anyone who was with that individual since Monday of the same week.

    The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also

The COVID-19 screening checklist will be sent to all staff. It can also be found on the Intranet under Employee News > COVID – 19 Information for District 202 Staff.

 

may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Who will receive notification if there is a confirmed case?

The District will only communicate with individuals who were direct exposure or indirect exposure to the individual during the time of exposure risk.

Direct Exposure: Direct exposure is considered people who were in close contact with an individual who was diagnosed during the time of exposure risk. Close contact is considered less than 6 feet apart for a prolonged period of time. People who were in direct exposure will receive a letter informing them that they had possible direct exposure to an individual who was diagnosed. Individuals who were in direct exposure are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of test results.

Indirect Exposure: Indirect exposure is considered people who were in proximity, but not close proximity as described above, or in the same building as the individual who was diagnosed during the time of exposure risk. Individuals with indirect exposure will need to monitor symptoms but are not required to self-quarantine.

For more information about Community-Related Exposure to COVID-19, please go to the CDC website at

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html

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5/15 Update

This week is a kinda long one. Also just as a new reminder, please continue to check your district email daily as sometimes new information comes out between the weekly updates that demands your urgent attention. With that said here goes:

We hope everyone is healthy and safe in week nine of the mandated school closure. We are all in this together, trying to figure things out in these unprecedented times. Please know that PASS is still working closely with the district administration on a weekly basis to coordinate essential tasks and the safest way to get work done. 

 

The Governor’s office has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, has extended the stay at home order through May 30th, and now has mandated that everyone wear a mask while in a building where it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance. While the buildings do have some masks, we are asking employees who have to come into a building to do work, to provide their own masks if possible. Please be assured that all members in the categories returning to the buildings will be following the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the IDPH.  

 

All PASS members will continue to be paid their normal pay and keep their benefits through their normal pay period for the 2019-2020 school year. Some people are paid July 1 through June 30, and some are paid August 20something through the following August 20something or some variation. Everyone will continue getting paid as if we worked the whole school year and are coming back in the fall. Unless someone retires, resigns, or goes on FMLA when they are required to come back. 

 

All Categories – Please be mindful of the fact that you are getting paid and if you are asked to either do work from home or come in to work, you are required to work.

 

***New Information This Week***

 

Custodians, Maintenance, and Grounds 

The summer work schedule has been put out by the district today. Starting June 1, everyone will transition to four-day work weeks. Please see the attached schedules for specific hours for your level and hours worked. 

SUMMER HOURS FOR P.A.S.S. EMPLOYEES
Categories A, B, C, D
Staff working 10-hour days will receive 1/2 hour paid lunch
7.5 HOUR EMPLOYEES 
Vacation Days Utilize 1 7.5 hour day
Personal Days Utilize 1 7.5 hour day
Sick Days Utilize 1 7.5 hour day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9.5 Hour work day includes 1/2 hour paid lunch;   Thursday:  9 Hour work day includes 1/2 hour paid lunch
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday:   8:00 am to 5:00 pm
7 HOUR EMPLOYEES
Vacation Days Utilize 1 7 hour day
Personal Days Utilize 1 7 hour day
Sick Days Utilize 1 7 hour day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 Hour work day includes 1/2 hour paid lunch;   Thursday:  8 Hour work day includes 1/2 hour paid lunch
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:   7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday:  7:00 am t 3:00 pm
SUMMER HOURS FOR P.A.S.S. EMPLOYEES
(Maintenance and Grounds Staff Only)
Staff working 10-hour days will receive 1/2 hour paid lunch
8-hour employees (10-hour workday) 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maintenance High Schools begin at their schools 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maintenance district schools begin at OMT 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grounds High Schools begin at their schools 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grounds District schools begin at their designated schools 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Everyone can clock in with their phones so they can practice social distancing 
8 HOUR EMPLOYEES 
Vacation Days Utilize 1 eight-hour day
Personal Days Utilize 1 eight-hour day
Sick Days Utilize 1 eight-hour day
SUMMER HOURS FOR P.A.S.S. EMPLOYEES
(Custodial Staff Only)
4 DAY WORK WEEK (Monday – Thursday)
Custodial staff working 10-hour days will receive 1/2 hour paid lunch
CUSTODIAL HOURS FOR ELMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS
8-hour employees (10-hour workday) 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
6-hour employees (7.5-hour workday) 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
          6.5-hour employees        
(Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday works 8 hrs.; Thursday works 8.5 hrs.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
CUSTODIAL HOURS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
DAY SHIFT
8-hour employees (10-hour workday) 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
AFTERNOON SHIFT
8-hour employees (10-hour workday) 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm OR 2:00 pm to 12:00 am

 As we start our deep cleaning of the school buildings for the summer, we want to remind you all of you the importance to adhere to safe practices while in the buildings. In order to ensure the safety and health of all, the following procedures, recommended by the CDC, must be strictly adhered to.

They are as follows:
·      PPE is to be used. This includes gloves and masks
·      A safe distance of no closer than six (6) feet must be maintained between all personnel
·      Only Two people are to be in a classroom, restroom, or any other area at one time. The only exception to this is wide open areas such as hallways, gymnasiums, and offices, where proper separation can be maintained
·      During any breaks, including lunch, you are not to congregate in one area together. You will need to be properly separated with a minimum of six (6) feet between each other, with no more than 2 people per table.
·      If you feel ill or have a fever, do not report to work, and make sure to notify your supervisor immediately.
·      Cover any coughs or sneezes
·      Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and when changing gloves
·      Refrain from touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth as this is the way that the virus is transmitted.

By adhering to these guidelines, we can help assure that all of us will remain safe and healthy
All 9, 10, and 11-month employees. Your official end of the calendar year remains the same as the work calendar put out this year. For 9-month employees this is May 22nd. For 10-month employees this is June 4th. For 11-month employees, this is June 18th

 

VACATION DAYS

Below is the email which was sent out regarding Vacation Days for our 12-month employees. The April 1st deadline has been waived this year. Please schedule your vacation days as soon as possible, keeping in mind that buildings still need to function and only so many people per building can be off at any given time.

 

For clarification, this plan was created by looking at the number of vacation days employees will have on June 30th, specifically looking at employees who have more than 10 days. We are asking those with more than 10 days to put in a vacation request for the excess to be taken in May and June 2020 (Ex. If I am the employee with 17 vacation days, schedule 3 days in May and 4 days in June). **Please do this as soon as possible. Depending on already scheduled vacation requests, the original requests may not be approved.  If not approved the employee would have to put in a second vacation request. Even though the April 1st deadline for summer vacation requests has passed, there will be flexibility in approving vacation requests. The employees who are at 10 days or below, may also put in a vacation day or two, between now and June 30th. Depending on the number of vacation day requests already approved, your request might be denied as the District needs a certain number of employees to do the necessary work over the summer, in various locations.   

 

Any employee who has more than 5 vacation days carried over on July 1st, as noted, 5 days will be turned into sick days and the remaining days will stay vacation days.  These days will be added to your vacation total on Sept. 1st to be used by Dec. 1st, otherwise they will be lost.  (Ex. If I have 8 vacation days on July 1st, 5 days will turn into sick and 3 days will be added to my vacation day total on Sept. 1st, to be used by Dec 1st.)
This email applies to 12 month PASS members only:

 

12 month PASS members will be allowed to extend 10 days only of their unused vacation for the 2019-2020 school year based on the guidelines below: 

 

Everyone can only have at most 10 vacation days remaining, as of June 30th.  People who currently have more than 10 days, will have to take the excess vacationdays in May and June.

 

  1. Anyone who has 1- 5 vacation days as of June 30th, those days will be rolled over into 5 sick days.  (Already per the contract for PASS)
  2. Anyone who has 6-10 days as of June 30th – these 5 days will stay vacation days.  They have to use these days between Sept. 1 – Dec. 1st.

 

If you are eligible to carryover unused vacation daysto be used by December 1, 2020 and do not use them, you will LOSE them.

 

Should you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Thank you

 

 

Charlotte Ward

Coordinator to the Superintendent

Plainfield CCSD 202

15732 Howard Street

Plainfield, IL   60544

Phone:  815-577-4016

cward@psd202.org

  

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

At this point we do not have any answers on how this will look. The district is keeping up with all directives from the Governor’s office. As you are aware, guidance from the state changes on a week to week, or even day to day basis. Please be assured we are continuing to work with the district for PASS. At this point the district is focusing on getting through the end of this school year. As you can imagine there are many moving parts and as we wrap up the end of year tasks, we are working to get things done in the safest manner, adhering to the state guidelines for social distancing. As the stay at home and/or the reopening tier system is implemented, we will be able to help make better decisions on how the fall might look.

 

Please let us know the questions you have and continue to keep us in the loop of your thoughts as this is the best way for us to address items with the district.

 

If you have any questions, please email JoAnne Clemans (jclemans@psd202.org;jlclemanspass202@gmail.com) or Bill Favero (wfavero@psd202.org;pass2022017@gmail.com)

JoAnne Clemans

President, PASS

Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Plainfield Academy

23930 W. Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)439-5521

Thank you for all your patience!!

5/8 Update

  Sorry but this is another long one. Lots of info to share or remind you about.  

We hope everyone is healthy and safe in week eight of the mandated school closure. We are all in this together, trying to figure things out in these unprecedented times. Please know that PASS is still working closely with the district administration on a weekly basis to coordinate essential tasks and the safest way to get work done.

 

The Governor’s office has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, has extended the stay at home order through May 30th, and now has mandated that everyone wear a mask while in a building where it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance. While the buildings do have some masks, we are asking employees who have to come into a building to do work, to provide their own masks if possible. Please be assured that all members in the categories returning to the buildings will be following the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the IDPH.  

 

All PASS members will continue to be paid their normal pay and keep their benefits through their normal pay period for the 2019-2020 school year. Some people are paid July 1 through June 30, and some are paid August 20something through the following August 20something or some variation. Everyone will continue getting paid as if we worked the whole school year and are coming back in the fall. Unless someone retires, resigns, or goes on FMLA when they are required to come back. 

 

All Categories – Please be mindful of the fact that you are getting paid and if you are asked to either do work from home or come in to work, you are required to work.

 

VACATION DAYS

Below is the email which was sent out regarding Vacation Days for our 12-month employees. The April 1st deadline has been waived this year. Please schedule your vacation days as soon as possible, keeping in mind that buildings still need to function and only so many people per building can be off at any given time.

 

For clarification, this plan was created by looking at the number of vacation days employees will have on June 30th, specifically looking at employees who have more than 10 days. We are asking those with more than 10 days to put in a vacation request for the excess to be taken in May and June 2020 (Ex. If I am the employee with 17 vacation days, schedule 3 days in May and 4 days in June). **Please do this as soon as possible. Depending on already scheduled vacation requests, the original requests may not be approved.  If not approved the employee would have to put in a second vacation request. Even though the April 1st deadline for summer vacation requests has passed, there will be flexibility in approving vacation requests. The employees who are at 10 days or below, may also put in a vacation day or two, between now and June 30th. Depending on the number of vacation day requests already approved, your request might be denied as the District needs a certain number of employees to do the necessary work over the summer, in various locations.   

 

Any employee who has more than 5 vacation days carried over on July 1st, as noted, 5 days will be turned into sick days and the remaining days will stay vacation days.  These days will be added to your vacation total on Sept. 1st to be used by Dec. 1st, otherwise they will be lost.  (Ex. If I have 8 vacation days on July 1st, 5 days will turn into sick and 3 days will be added to my vacation day total on Sept. 1st, to be used by Dec 1st.)

 This email applies to 12 month PASS members only:
 
12 month PASS members will be allowed to extend 10 days only of their unused vacation for the 2019-2020 school year based on the guidelines below:

Everyone can only have at most 10 vacation days remaining, as of June 30th.  People who currently have more than 10 days, will have to take the excess vacation days in May and June.

  1. Anyone who has 1- 5 vacation days as of June 30th, those days will be rolled over into 5 sick days.  (Already per the contract for PASS)
  2. Anyone who has 6-10 days as of June 30th – these 5 days will stay vacation days.  They have to use these days between Sept. 1 – Dec. 1st.

 
If you are eligible to carryover unused vacation days to be used by December 1, 2020 and do not use them, you will LOSE them.
 

 

ESY

As per the email below, the district will be doing the 2020 ESY (Extended School Year – i.e. Summer School) remotely and will not be hiring any PASS employees. This will include Sped. Paraprofessionals and Secretary. 

 

Joanne and Bill,

 

The purpose of this email is to inform you ESY will be done remotely from home.  As a result, we will not be utilizing any PASS employees to support the ESY program this summer.  

 

Thank you,

 

Jen

Jennifer Orlos

Plainfield School District 202

Director of Administration and Personnel

815-577-4061

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Many are asking about the 2020-2021 school year. At this point we do not have any answers on how this will look. The district is keeping up with all directives from the Governor’s office. As you are aware, guidance from the state changes on a week to week, or even day to day basis. Please be assured we are continuing to work with the district for PASS. At this point the district is focusing on getting through the end of this school year. As you can imagine there are many moving parts and as we wrap up the end of year tasks, we are working to get things done in the safest manner, adhering to the state guidelines for social distancing. As the stay at home and/or the reopening tier system is implemented, we will be able to help make better decisions on how the fall might look.

 

Please let us know the questions you have and continue to keep us in the loop of your thoughts as this is the best way for us to address items with the district.

 

As we move forward, additional categories will be asked to do essential work. These categories may be Secretary A, B, and C; Category D; Category K. Your administrator from your building may be reaching out to you with essential tasks to be completed. 

 

All Categories – Please be mindful of the fact that you are getting paid and if you are asked to either do work from home or come in to work, you are required to work.

 

CATEGORIES ALREADY WORKING

We still have the same groups of members doing “essential” work in the district. As a reminder they are:

 

Registrars – Registrars have been working from home (and occasionally at the buildings) on essential tasks related to registration packets, transcripts, graduation verifications, residency.

Athletic Secretaries – Athletic secretaries working on financial items as necessary, athletic awards, charter buses

Nurses – Organize the medication to be distributed the on May 11th and May 12th to families. Complete required end-of-year tasks per District or State nursing guidelines by May 20th.Week of May 18th, organize and box the health records of students who are transitioning to a new level (EC to Kdg, 5th grade to 6th grade, 8th grade to 9th grade, 9th to P-Step, etc.) An email has been sent to the nurses with directives.

Maintenance and Custodians will begin to work full time May 4th. A schedule has been sent out by Paul Gonzalez. Summer cleaning should begin on May 26th.

Principal Secretaries and Bookkeepers were asked to work from home to do the financial reconciliations that are due. 

Special Ed Secretaries working from home and in buildings as necessary.

BSN-RN Nurses for Medical Review – doing “essential” work. 

Custodians in each high school to clean after Aramark finishes making the free lunches for distribution.

Maintenance were at the buildings doing “essential” work to maintain the buildings, although some of that was delayed due to the cold weather we have been experiencing. 

Grounds have been out mowing to keep the exteriors maintained.

Administrators from each building have coordinated locker clean out. Please check with your administrator for details. If you have not heard from your administrator, please feel free to reach out to them.

 

Sped Parapros. No paraprofessionals are required to work during this time unless their assistance is needed.  Teachers and admin should determine IF there is a way they can assist during the next few weeks.  Assistance can also be with tasks beyond Remote Learning, such as end of the year procedures. We will not be checking out computers tour paraprofessionals at this time, so if they want to assist, it will need to be within their ability to participate. 

 

If you have any questions, please email JoAnne Clemans (jclemans@psd202.org;jlclemanspass202@gmail.com) or Bill Favero (wfavero@psd202.org;pass2022017@gmail.com)

 JoAnne Clemans

President, PASS

Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Plainfield Academy

23930 W. Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)439-5521

5/1 Update

Really long Update this week.

     We hope everyone is healthy and safe in week seven of the mandated school closure. Please know that PASS is still working closely with the district administration on a weekly basis to coordinate essential tasks and the safest way to get work done.

 

     The Governor’s office has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, has extended the stay at home order through May 30th, and now has mandated that everyone wear a mask while in a building where it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance. While the buildings do have some masks, we are asking employees who have to come into a building to do work, to provide their own masks if possible. Please be assured that all members in the categories returning to the buildings will be following the guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the IDPH.  

 

All PASS members will continue to be paid their normal pay and keep their benefits through their normal pay period for the 2019-2020 school year. Some people are paid July 1 through June 30, and some are paid August 20something through the following August 20something or some variation. Everyone will continue getting paid as if we worked the whole school year and are coming back in the fall. Unless someone retires, resigns, or goes on FMLA when they are required to come back. 

 

We are currently working on vacation days and what to do going forward if someone is unable to take their days before June 30th. We will update you when details are worked out.

 

As per the email below, the district will be doing the 2020 ESY (Extended School Year – i.e. Summer School) remotely and will not be hiring any PASS employees. This will include Sped. Paraprofessionals and Secretary. 

 

Joanne and Bill,

 

The purpose of this email is to inform you ESY will be done remotely from home.  As a result, we will not be utilizing any PASS employees to support the ESY program this summer.  

 

Thank you,

 

Jen

 

 

Many are asking about the 2020-2021 school year. At this point we do not have any answers on how this will look. The district is keeping up with all directives from the Governor’s office and we will continue to work together on this for the fall. As we receive information, we will pass it along to you.

 

New categories that are being asked to work

 

Athletic Secretaries – Athletic secretaries can begin working on May 4th. Financial items as necessary, athletic awards, charter bus

 

Nurses –Week of May 4th, Organize the medication to be distributed the on May 11th and May 12th to families. Complete required end-of-year tasks per District or State nursing guidelines by May 20.

Week of May 18th, organize and box the health records of students who are transitioning to a new level (EC to Kdg, 5th grade to 6th grade, 8th grade to 9th grade, 9th to P-Step, etc) An email has been sent to the nurses with directives.

 

Maintenance and Custodians will begin to work full time starting May 4th. A schedule has been sent out by Paul Gonzalez and is also attached to this update. Summer cleaning should begin on May 26th.

 

Administrators from each building will be coordinating locker clean out. Please check with your administrator for details. All schools will need to have desks and lockers cleaned out so that our custodians can do their summer cleaning. All categories who have not previously had essential tasks assigned (Reg. Ed. Paras, Sped. Paras, Clerks, Campus Monitors, Secretaries, Lunchroom Supervisors) will be asked to help out with this task the week of May 4th through May15th As the district has been working with us on only having the most essential tasks completed during this time, we strongly encourage everyone to give back to the district with a few hours of time. Times will be staggered and the number of employees in attendance at any one time will be limited.

 

Sped Parapros. At this point, the teachers may be reaching out to Paras in their classrooms to let them know if there is anything they can help with remotely. They may be including paras in their Google Classroom assignments, inviting paras to Zoom meetings, or other things that can be done remotely. If you do not hear from your classroom teacher, please feel free to reach out to them to see if there is anything you can help with. No paraprofessionals are required to work during this time unless their assistance is needed.  We do not expect administration or teachers to “find” something for the paraprofessionals to do, but rather, teachers and admin should determine IF there is a way they can assist during the next few weeks.  Assistance can also be with tasks beyond Remote Learning, such as end of the year procedures. We will not be checking out computers to our paraprofessionals at this time, so if they want to assist, it will need to be within their ability to participate. If you have any questions about tasks that are asked of you, please email JoAnne Clemans and we will work through it.

 

     We still have the same groups of members doing “essential” work in the district. As a reminder they are:

 

Athletic Secretaries Financial items as necessary, athletic awards, charter bus, etc.

Principal Secretaries and Bookkeepers were asked to work from home to do the financial reconciliations that are due. 

Special Ed Secretaries working from home.

BSN-RN Nurses for Medical Review also started doing “essential” work. 

Head Custodians at all the schools did come in on a reduced schedule to do complete building checks. 

Custodians in each high school to clean after Aramark finishes making the free lunches for distribution.

Maintenance were at the buildings doing “essential” work to maintain the buildings, although some of that was delayed due to the cold weather we have been experiencing. 

Grounds have been out mowing to keep the exteriors maintained.

 

If you have been asked to work and are not on this list, please let us know ASAP.

 

If you have any questions, please email JoAnne Clemans (jclemans@psd202.org;jlclemanspass202@gmail.com) or Bill Favero (wfavero@psd202.org;pass2022017@gmail.com)

 

JoAnne Clemans

President, PASS

Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Plainfield Academy

23930 W. Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)439-5521

Grounds Mowing
Week of May 4th– May 22nd2020
District Mowing
3 Zones as follows starting at 7am 8.5 hours a day.
Jose and Mike Work out of Grounds Shop — BM/DO,CE,GP,CL,TR,RV
Jeremy and Dennis Work out of South HS — —TJ,AS,CR,MV,RI,DP,WE
Pedro and Cesar Work out of East HS—JFK,EE,LB,CS,LF,IT,OMT
Tim and Paul H Work out of North HS—HG,FR,EP,LN,IJ,WG,PA

High School Mowing
4 High Schools starting at 7:30am 8.5 hours a day. The times are separated not to interfere with other crews getting equipment from barns.
PCHS—Ron and Doug
PSHS—Ozzie and Cody
PNHS—Sean and Juan
PEHS—Brian and Frank

 

Custodial Cleaning Schedule
5 Day Work Week (Until Summer hours begin)
All custodians will work they’re normal scheduled shift and hours with a slight adjustment to the schedule for the Mid-Day custodians at the Elementary & Middle schools.

This schedule is for the following dates 5/4 thru 5/22

Please make sure that everyone is clocking in and out using workforce

                                  Please remember to always practice social distancing while working

Elementary Schools
Head Custodians 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Mid-Day Custodians 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Night Supervisor (8 hours) 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Night Custodians (6 hours) 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Middle Schools
Head Custodians 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Mid-Day Custodians 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Night Supervisor (8 hours) 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Night Custodians (8 hours) 3:30 PM – 11:30 PM

High Schools
Day Custodians 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Night Custodians 3:30 PM – Midnight

Plainfield Academy 
Head Custodian 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
8hr Custodian    7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
6hr Custodian    9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ina Brixey
8hr custodians 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
6hr Custodian 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Below is a list of examples of things that can be completed during this time:
Clean classroom lights, hallway lights, storage rooms, hallways, stairwells, kitchens, Fieldhouses, gyms, gym bleachers, Auditoriums. Full clean restrooms including square scrubbing the floors and scrub floors in storage rooms.
When possible any areas that can be completed by one person should be done as so to keep within the guidelines of social distancing. If there is an area where two or more people are assigned, any tasks should be divided by the immediate Supervisor and they should remember to stay six (6) feet apart at all times. It is very important that we follow the social distancing guidelines to keep a safe work environment.
Please remember it is important for the Head Custodian and the Night Supervisor to communicate with each other about what tasks has been started and to keep a running list of everything that is completed each day.

Maintenance 
Preventative Maintenance on all Equipment
Week of May 4th/ May 22nd 2020

PHSCC-FC-  Bill Favero/ Chad Baily  8.5hrs 7:30am
PSHS- AHU Filter Change PM Tom Fitzpatrick/ George Melichar 8.5hrs 7:15am
PNHS-AHU Filter Change PM Brian Castleberry/Shawn Schmitt 8.5hrs 7am
PEHS- AHU Filter Change PM Carl Grubb/ Ben Daniels 8.5hrs 7:30am
AS,TJ,MV,CR,JFK,EE,LB Mike Parker/Spencer Kavanagh 8.5hrs 7:45am
DP,RI,WE,FR,HG,EP Bruce Burgess/ Troy Vacherlon 8.5hrs 7:15am
IT,CS,LF,PA,LN,WG Roger Sorg/Ken Stanley 8.5hrs 7:45am
TR,RV,CL,GP,BM,DO,CE,IJ Damian Bolognani/ Sam Wyke 8.5hrs 7am

 

Everyone is working a normal work week schedule 8 hours a day with a lunch which is 8.5 hours.  This is a five day a week schedule.  Please work on filters and cleaning unit vents.  If it takes you more than the time on the schedule that is fine. Times were determined by union seniority.
Preventative Maintenance on all equipment including pumps, Air Handlers, Drinking Fountains, Lighting ballasts / bulbs and boilers.
Mike Jennings- South zone Fan Coil filter change Chiller runner, pm floater to help guys with PMs doing projects  8.5hrs 7am

Everyone will be punching in and out on Work Force from here on out.
There is no OT. Keep a Safe Distance between each other and remember a 6’ distance apart from each other. REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCING 

Compressor Change out

PSHS Student Services Air Conditioning Tom, Spencer and Mike P week of 5/11
PCHS Attendance Office Air Conditioning Bill, Chad and Troy week of 5/11
Heritage Grove Media Center Air Conditioning Troy and Bruce week of 5/18