HR 411 Newsletter VOL 1, ISSUE 1 - MAY 2018


Your contributions to Southfield Public Schools will be missed.

Retirement will surely offer you many new opportunities...

Which we know you will embrace wholeheartedly.


If you are separating from the district, please be sure to complete the following prior to your last day of work:

  • Retirement/Resignation Form
  • Exit Interview
  • Submit ORS Retirement Confirmation
  • Return District Property (i.e. Keys, iPad, ID Badge, etc.)
  • Submit Change Form to update your mailing address, email address, or telephone number.
  • Remember to contact Teresa Foster, Insurance Coordinator, at 248-746-8547 to finalize your benefits.

Click Here to Access HR Forms

Be On The Lookout! Summer School and 2018-19 School Year job posting notifications will be forwarded via email from now and into the 2018-19 school year. Bes Sure to check your email at least once a day for job postings and other district updates.

Congratulations to all of our collective bargaining groups for collaborating with the District and successfully ratifying new collective bargaining agreements!

Updated contract agreements and calendars will be available for viewing on the Human Resources’ page of the District’s website.


  • Be alert! Watch where you are going.
  • Check the conditions of the floors, stairs, ladders and work area - report any defects to your supervisor immediately.
  • Look for elevation changes (manholes, drains, uneven pavement).
  • Remove clutter and drop cords from walkways.
  • Place signs out when a floor area is slippery.
  • Clean up all spills when they happen - do not wait!
  • Keep drawers closed.
  • Use the hand railing when climbing up or down the stairs.
  • Walk - Do not run!

Michigan Teaching Certification or Health Professional License Renewal

Your certificate or license is to be renewed prior to the expiration date. Please forward your renewed Teaching Certificate or Professional License to:

Aliya Chaney, HR Coordinator

Click Here to Consult Educator Services

Click Here to Consult Health Professional Licensing



Online Enrollment Only

May 21st – June 8th

Visit MESSA's website to elect your choices

New plans available, lower premiums, more information to follow…

The end of the VSP Vision Plan benefit year is June 30, 2018. If you have not already done so, please take advantage of your yearly examination benefit before that time. You may contact VSP at (800) 877– 7195.

If you are anticipating changing your insurance plan or separating from the District in June please endeavor to get the maximum benefit from your current insurance plan before its cancellation at the end of June (use it, use it, use it).

To those who currently have an AMERIFLEX FSA Account for the 2017-18 benefit year, all money in your account must be used by August 31, 2018. Any unused funds greater than the $500 allowable rollover amount will be forfeited. You may contact AMERIFLEX at (888) 868 – 3539, option 2 or login to your account on their portal at www.myameriflex.com, for your remaining balance.

Blue365 savings for MESSA Medical Members

Find Deals on Skechers, Sprint, Jenny Craig Register at www.blue365deals.com

See a Doctor 24/7 online, mobile app or telephone Medical and/or Mental Health Services Sign up at www.messa.org/messaonlinecare

All Clear free Credit/Identity Protection For you and your Dependents Enroll online at https://bcbsm.allclearid.com/


Colonial Life Enrollees Only: All Plans include a Health Screening Benefit

File your Wellness Screening Claim online Login to www.coloniallife.com for guidelines


Hepatitis Outbreak - Hepatitis virus is a highly contagious liver infection.

  • Prevention: Get vaccinated, wash hands, don’t share food, use protection.
  • Ask your Healthcare Provider about screening/treatment.
  • Consult: www.michigan.gov/hepatitis

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

  • Avoid the sun at peak times (10a – 4p)
  • Indoor tanning is not safer
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
  • Request a Skin Exam Screening from your Doctor
  • Consult: www.aad.org or www.cancer.gov

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

  • Being active helps prevent heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
  • Team Up! Grab a family member or friend, join a club or class.
  • Walking, cycling, playing with children (30 minutes daily).
  • Encourage and compete, it’s all fun and games.
  • Consult: www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/ways-to-be-active/index.html


Created By
Aliya Chaney


Created with images by Khachik Simonian - "untitled image" • Link Hoang - "Beach Table Da Nang" • Matthew Sleeper - "The adventure begins" • Spencer Watson - "Layers Upon Layers" • Dustin Lee - "typewriter, pinecone, book, and glass" • geralt - "teamwork team gear" • Sarah Dorweiler - "Flatlay" • geralt - "business businessman business card"

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