FWISD SAFE SCHOOLS TRAINING DEADLINE APPROACHING
Fort Worth ISD employees have less than a month to complete 13 mandatory Safe Schools online training courses for the 2019-2020 school year.
Earlier this fall, Art Cavazos, FWISD’s operations chief, announced that employees have until December 31 to complete the required Safe Schools courses. The previous deadline was October 31.
New hires must complete the courses within two months of their hire date.
All District supervisors will receive a monthly report of employees’ training progress.
The required Safe Schools courses for the 2019-2020 school year, available via fwisd.tx.safeschools.com, include:
- Bullying: Recognition and Response
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Child Abuse Mandatory Texas Course
- CIPA: Compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act
- Email and Messaging Safety
- FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
- FWISD Avoid Deny Defend Active Shooter Custom Course
- Health Emergencies: Overview
- Password Security Basics
- Protection Against Malware
- Sexual Harassment: Student Issues and Response
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Youth Suicide: Awareness and Prevention
Employees will be required to use their active directory and password to access the system. Google Chrome is the preferred browser for using Safe Schools.
In addition to the mandatory training courses, multiple other online courses are available to staff.
Contact the Help Desk at 817-814-4357 if you encounter any problems with your active directory or password.
Elementary Leadership Announces Monthly Principal Celebration Honorees
Fort Worth ISD’s Elementary School Leadership Department recently recognized principals for exemplar displays of effective instruction and effective, well supported teachers on the campuses within the last month. The elementary principals were recognized with certificates at the monthly principals meeting, December 16.
The following elementary schools were recognized for effective instruction: De Zavala and North Hi Mount.
The following elementary schools were recognized for effective, well supported teachers: Versia Williams, Hazel Harvey Peace, Rufino Mendoza and Riverside Applied Learning Center.
Elementary Leadership Recognizes administrative associates
Fort Worth ISD’s Elementary School Leadership Department recently recognized campus administrative associates for efficiency and customer within the last month. The elementary administrative associates were recognized with certificates at the monthly principals meeting, December 11.
Maria Guardado of T.A. Sims Elementary was recognized for efficiency.
The following employees were recognized for customer service: Gretshen Forestier-Franco, Alice D. Contreras Elementary; Patricia Gruver, Western Hills Primary; Patricia Martinez, Rosemont Elementary; Deiatra Johnson, Clifford Davis Elementary and Lourdes Ontiveros, W.M. Green Elementary
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING Winter Break?
The Fort Worth ISD Communications Department want to know: how are you spending winter break?
Throughout the break, don't forget to email us with photos and descriptions of how you're spending your break. We'd love to share some of those photos with your colleagues in a future Inside FWISD edition.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD.
Holiday Concert Series: The Fort Worth ISD annual Holiday Concert Series features elementary, middle and high school choirs, orchestras and bands, December 9-19. Daily, two groups of student performers present mini concerts in the main lobby of the FWISD Administration Building. View all the holiday performances at www.facebook.com/fortworthisd.
Angel Tree: The Fort Worth ISD Early Learning Department is delivering Christmas gifts to more than 300 children the District’s eight Pre-K Satellite Centers this week. District employees adopted children to sponsor for the holidays. The children will each receive Clothing, shoes and toys and a picture book.
Giving Back: The United Voices for Change (UV4C) chapter at Trimble Tech High School recently hosted a donation drive for patients at Cook Children's Medical Center. Donations included hygiene, arts and crafts products.
Holiday Book Giveaway: Students in FWISD's Journeys program were recently encouraged to chose books to read, share and enjoy over the holidays. The ESL Department hosted similar book giveaways to schools with Language centers. Language Center students got to choose two to three books to take home, read and share over the holidays.
Christmas Party: Employees from Costco host a party for 100 students at Hubbard Heights Elementary School that included gifts, pizza, cake, music and pictures with Santa, Friday, December 13. Students showed their gratitude for the employees by presenting them with a box full of thank you cards they created.