FWISD, TCU HOSTS RACIAL EQUITY SUMMIT
Make plans to attend the inaugural Racial Equity Summit, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, hosted by the Fort Worth Independent School District Division of Equity and Excellence and the Texas Christian University Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies program.
This free event will bring together middle and high school students, parents, educators and Fort Worth residents for conversations focusing on three learning strands: Engage, Expand, and Take Action.
“Engage” sessions will focus on how schools and communities are impacted by the roles of race and privilege. “Expand” sessions are designed to raise the consciousness and deepen attendees’ understanding of privilege and biases. The last component, “Take Action,” encourages attendees to get involved with organizations throughout their community working to advance equity.
“When you leave, you should be able to engage in courageous conversations about race, you should be able to engage with racial consciousness, take action and get involved,” said Shawn Lassiter, Racial Equity Summit organizer.
The Racial Equity Summit will take place at TCU Rees-Jones Hall, 2800 S. University Drive. Lunch is being provided by the Blue Zones Project to the first 300 registered attendees.
Online pre-registration is currently open and continues through Thursday, March 8, 2018. Limited seating is available. Register today and don’t miss being part of this dynamic event. Spaces are still available for community organizations interested in booth space at the summit expo.
For more details, contact Ms. Lassiter at 817-814-2336 or via email at Shawn.Lassiter@fwisd.org.
Thousands from FWISD to Participate in Cowtown Festivities
Good luck to the thousands of Fort Worth ISD students and employees that are participating in The Cowtown races this weekend.
Nearly 2,400 students from 60 FWISD schools are expected to participate in the Kids 5K race Saturday. The Fort Worth ISD Movers, a team made up of close to a dozen District employees, have signed up for the Adult 5K.
Both 3.1-mile races start and end at the Will Rogers Memorial Center on Gendy Street.
Yvonne Garcia Huizar, District operations coordinator, is running the ultra-marathon in memory of her father on Sunday. While she's run marathons for a decade, this is her first 31-mile ultra-marathon. Ms. Garcia Huizar will run with a picture of her father on her pace bracelet.
The 40th Cowtown begins with 10K and adult and kids 5K races at 7 a.m. Saturday. The half, full and ultra-marathons get underway at 7 a.m. Sunday.
The Cowtown is the largest multi-race event in North Texas.
Mikayla Wilson of trimble tech hs Recognized at Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner
Mikayla Wilson, a senior at Trimble Technical High School, was honored alongside Heisman Trophy Winner Baker Mayfield and Ron Jaworski, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, at the 41st annual Davey O'Brien Awards Dinner this week.
Wilson was recognized for receiving the Davey O'Brien High School Scholarship Award, a $30,000 college scholarship. Mr. Mayfield and Mr. Jaworski were presented with the Davey O'Brien Quarterback and Legends awards, respectively.
Can't Find Your EMPLOYEE ID Number? We Can Help
Need help finding your employee identification number to complete the 2018 Fort Worth ISD Stakeholders' Climate Survey before March 16?
Here's three ways to locate the number:
1. Go to appweb.fwisd.org/EmpIDLookup/ . Enter your FWISD email address, and an email will be sent to you containing your employee ID number.
2. Log onto Employee Self Serve --> Click the Employee Self Serve tab --> On the line reading "Personal Information," click the "View Profile" tab. In the profile is your ID number.
3. If you work on a school campus, contact your school secretary for the information.
Results from the 2018 FWISD Stakeholders' Climate Survey will offer rich data about the culture and climate of the District that will be combined with other data in the future to make key and informed decisions.
The survey is open to students in grades three through 12; parents and guardians; school administrators at all levels; all teachers; non-instructional staff; central administration and district staff; and the community at large. District students and staff will be asked to enter their ID number to validate their association with FWISD before taking the survey.
For more information, click here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ThE 2017 FORM 1095-C DISTRIBUTION
Fort Worth ISD’s 1095-C forms were mailed Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Employees have until Friday, March 9, to contact the FWISD Benefits Office with any questions regarding the form prior to the electronic file deadline of March 31, with the Internal Revenue Service.
Form 1095-C is not required for filing your 2017 income tax returns per IRS regulations..
Further information regarding forms 1095-C can be found at www.irs.gov by searching for Notice 2018-06.
Contact the Benefits Office at Benefits@fwisd.org or 817-814-2240.
This installment of Fort Worth ISD Snapshot features a compilation of photographs taken by students at Trimble Tech High School.