Sorry for the long Update but there is much to share this week.
Lots of new information. Please read the entire list.
We hope everyone is healthy and safe in week five/six (does anyone really know? LOL) 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. Below is the latest info about the school closure.
All PASS members will continue to be paid their regular pay and all benefits will be in force for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
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. The district has supplied masks for custodians who will begin working the week of April 27th.
New categories that are being asked to work are:
Custodians will be returning the week of April 27th on reduced schedules to do work that is deemed “essential”.
Principal/Assistant Principal Secretaries will be returning the week of April 27th to start making registration packets for the 2020/2021 school year. Secretaries will coordinate with the building administration to set up dates and times during the week to come into the buildings to do this work. Let administration know your preferred days and times to work, for next week.
Coming in the near future:
Nurses returning the week of May 4th to coordinate medication returns to families, week of May 18th to organize health files to be transferred (5th and 8th grade).
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.
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 5th through May 15th Administrators from each building will be coordinating locker clean out. 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.
We still have the same groups of members doing “essential” work in the district. As a reminder they are:
Custodians in each high school to clean after Aramark finishes making the free lunches for distribution.
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.
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. That work is now expected to be continued the week of the 27th.
Grounds to do building checks and have been out mowing to keep the exteriors maintained.
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.
If you have any questions about this please contact JoAnne Clemans or Bill Favero and we can share with you the information for your category.
Special Ed. Paraprofessional
23930 W. Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL 60544