District App Available

A message from PLAINFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 202

January 29, 2021

District 202 Families and Staff,
   We are proud to roll out the NEW District 202 mobile apps for both Android and Apple phones. 
   The apps are an easy way to get the most important district and school information directly to your mobile device. Just download the FREE app, select the schools you want to follow, and receive:  the information you want, including:
District and school news, announcements, calendars, the Virtual Backpack, lunch menus, the Home Access Center, and more!
***PLEASE NOTE: you can Access the Daily COVID-19 Self-Certification Form from the “Announcements” Section on the app.
 We will add a new icon soon for this important function.

   We hope this new tool is helpful.
Thank you as always for your support!

Disinfecting Reminder

Hello All,

  We just want to remind all of you who use the Oxivir disinfectant that it requires a 5 MINUTE dwell time before being wiped off. This allows the product to have time to kill any virus or bacteria before wiping. Of course you can also let it air dry if the surface does not need to be used or touched over a longer period of time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Building Administrator or your Head Custodian.
  You can also contact Joanne Clemans 
jlclemanspass202@gmail.com or Bill Favero pass2022017@gmail.com
 Thank you for helping keep our District safe!!

1095 C Form

Hello,
 
Your 2020 1095-C is now available in the Employee Portal.  To view and print your 1095-C, please log into the 
Employee Portal, and go to Pay/Tax Information à Employee W-2 and 1095-Cà “Click here for your ACA Form”.
 
If you have chosen your W2 to be mailed, your 1095-C will also be mailed to your home.  The 1095-C documents your health care election for 2020.  Employees will only receive a 1095-C from the district if you are benefit eligible.  The Affordable Care Act states that all employees who regularly work 30 hours or more are eligible for medical benefits.
 
If you have any questions, please contact us at 
benefits2@psd202.org.
 
Benefits Department
Benefits2@psd202.org

Benefits for Members From IEA

Dear Members,
There are many discounts available at regional and area business that can help members save money at a variety of places. These include among other things dining, health and beauty, home and garden, movies, automotive and shopping just to name a few. You can access these on the IEA website under the discounts and deals section in the member center tab. All that is needed is to sign up at their website with a user name and password to access these benefits. There is also a mobile app available to download that alerts you to deals while you are out and about and apply the coupons at checkout. Please see the information below and visit the website at ieanea.org to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Discounts and Deals

The Discounts & Deals program combines the power of more than 500 world-class brands with the advantage of local merchants in communities throughout Illinois and the USA. With a collection of more than 300,000 discount providers, the program offers unparalleled value of up to 50 percent off at the places you shop every day in categories like: Dining, shopping, hotel and travel, car rental, movies and entertainment, outdoor recreation, home and garden, health and beauty, and auto service.
Click the button to get your discounts and deals!


Get the Free My Deals App

Now you can enjoy your member savings through the convenience of a mobile app! Whether you’re close to home or on the road, simply look for participating locations on your mobile device then show the mobile coupon at checkout to redeem the offer. It’s that easy! Click on the link on the website to get the right app for your phone.
 
The app is free to download but must be unlocked. As a member of IEA-Illinois Education Association, you are authorized to use this app. The app is available 24 hours after you have registered your membership online.

Once you download and open the app on your mobile device, you will be asked to enter your email address and a mobile password.
This is your unique mobile password and should be entered exactly as displayed below including all characters:

1/21/2021 Update

  We understand the emotion many are feeling right now about the entire return to school situation. The district has created a plan to start bringing students back in the building. As a result, in order for the organization to run, we need the adults in the building, too. It is the district responsibility to make sure we are creating a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, even in the midst of a pandemic.  

  A lot of work has gone into getting our buildings ready for the students and staff.  I ask that you reach out to the building administration to get an idea of how your work environment will look different.  You will learn about all the PPE available, the signs posted, decals on the floors, classrooms looking much different, modified/flexible work schedule and a very limited number of students returning each day to the classroom. This pandemic has impacted all of us, for different reasons.  We need our employees who have made special connections with our students, working with our students.  

That being said, we have worked with the district to ensure the buildings are as safe as possible for all students and staff to return. All staff have been issued washable facemasks, hand sanitizer is readily available, hallways have been designated as one way only where possible, desks have been set up for social distancing, air filtration has been upgraded and rooms are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily just to name some of the things that are in place. There are also sections in the Staff Covid handbook that is on the employee intranet that details ALL the things being done. The newest data is showing that schools are not the major spreaders of covid like first thought. There are enough students and staff back in other local districts that are doing so in a safe and secure manner.  

  All PASS members are expected to return to the buildings when the students return. If you have any questions about your return date or times expected to work during the day please reach out to your administrator. 

IEA (Illinois Education Association) Membership  

  PASS has worked tirelessly during this time to make sure that all PASS employees have been able to maintain their jobs and benefits during the pandemic.  

  For our dues paying members, IEA membership cards have been delivered to your mailbox in your respective buildings. If you did not receive a card, please reach out to Stephanie Jerabek, Membership Chair at sjerabek@psd202.org. These cards have your IEA member number and can be used on the IEA and NEA websites to create an account where you can access union information and discounts exclusive to dues paying members. Information can be found at: https://ieanea.org/ 

  If you are not a dues paying member and would like more information about joining the union you can also reach out to Stephanie Jerabek, Membership Chair, or any other member of the PASS Executive Board.

2020-2021 

PASS Executive Board 

JoAnne Clemans, President 

jlclemanspass202@gmail.com

(815)210-6349 

Special Education Paraprofessional, Plainfield Academy/Plainfield Central High School 

Bill Favero, 1st Vice President, Region 61 IEA Representative 

pass2022017@gmail.com

(815)546-5641 

Operations and Maintenance, Plainfield Central High School 

Troy Vacherlon, 2nd Vice President 

tvacherlon@gmail.com 

(815)274-2430 

Operations and Maintenance, OMT Building 

Jen Peil, Secretary 

jennifer.peil@sbcglobal.net 

(815)355-2419 

Special Education Paraprofessional, Bonne McBeth Learning Center 

Juanita Samms, Treasurer, Region 61 IEA Representative 

jsammspass202@gmail.com 

(908)531-7676 

Special Education Paraprofessional, Bonnie McBeth, Freedom Elementary School 

Stephanie Jerabek, Membership Chair 

sjerabekpass@gmail.com  

(630)673-1912 

Assistant Principal Secretary, Charles Reed Elementary 

Office Staff – Secretaries/Clerks/Registrars/Bookkeepers/Nurses 

  On January 25th, once students return to school, all office staff, Secretaries, Clerks, Media Clerks and Nurses will be expected to return to work full time in the building for the entire day. With that being said, the office staff and Nurses may work from home on Wednesdays (it can be on a rotation with all office staff), however we need the offices staffed each day Monday through Friday. Please work with your administrator to work out a schedule for your office. 

Nurses 

  As discussed previously when we had students return to school in November, when there is a nurse absent from a building that leaves that building with no nurse, we will first utilize our permanent subs and outside subs to fill the position. If there are no subs available, we will then go to our high school RNs, BSN-RNs, and our certified nurses in the district to fill any open position. Anytime you are asked to go to another building for the day, please know that you will not be asked to work longer than your contracted hours for the day.  

Special Education Paraprofessionals/Paraprofessionals

  Paraprofessionals in all programs are expected to return when the students they service return to school. If you work in a multi needs room and any of the students from your class return you are expected to be back in the building on 1/25/21. While some of our students will remain remote learners, staff are expected to be in the buildings Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. There MAY be opportunities to work remotely from home, however this will be determined on a case by case basis based on needs of the program and the employees working in the program. The district is in the process of determining staffing. Please plan on returning to the building when your students are expected to return. If you do not know when this is, please reach out to your building administrator for more information. There also may be the possibility of finishing your work day from home if you are able to do the functions of your job remotely.  

Campus Monitor/Lunchroom Supervisor 

   A big THANK YOU to our Campus Monitors and Lunchroom Supervisors who have remained on the job in the buildings during this unprecedented time. You have stepped up to do all the odd tasks that have been asked of you. It has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated! 

Custodial Staff 

  With all Staff and Students coming back next week, we need to make sure we are prepared. All custodians are required to wear a N95 or Kn95 mask, safety glasses or face shield and gloves anytime cleaning is being done. Once staff and students return, continue to spray touch points throughout the building, once during late morning and again early afternoon. Restrooms should continue to be disinfected each hour. When working as a team we can ensure that all buildings are safe for all staff and students. Each and every one of you play a huge part in this process. We truly appreciate all your efforts!  

Maintenance/Grounds 

   Thank you to all the maintenance and grounds guys who have continued to maintain our buildings in the absence of staff and students and have made modifications to our air handling/exchange for our safety. Our buildings wouldn’t survive without you! 

Zoom Room 

  Zoom Rooms are still in the process of being figured out for any building that has the need for this benefit.  The room will be open 15 minutes before school starts until the students who are in attendance that day for in person learning are dismissed for the day. All staff have the ability to bring their children to the Zoom Room for the four days a week that students are in school. If your work hours run later than that you may have your child remain at work with you. You would need to work with your administration to come up with a place for them to be in the building that does not interrupt your work. 

JoAnne Clemans

President, PASS

Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Plainfield Academy

23930 W. Lockport St.

Plainfield, IL 60544

(815)439-5521