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Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Westfield High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through the google form links below. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form links have more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below. We have extended the deadline to Monday November 11, 2019.
Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category. Outstanding Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/jKt98q4nQdSQzXsMA
Outstanding New Teacher
Eligibility: within their first three years of being a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category. Outstanding New Teacher Award Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/VAX46PaT4qxWfUZt9
Eligibility: has at least three years’ experience as a building principal (in any school/school district). Outstanding Principal Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/tvAN98KT12CUTq7h9
Eligibility: at least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule C or School Based Administrator scale employee (not building principal): common positions in this category are assistant and associate principals, director of student activities, director of student services. Outstanding Leader Nominator Form: https://forms.gle/CzCP2mxCRVZzzrAZ7
Outstanding Operational Employee
Eligibility: At least one year of experience in current position. Common positions are administrative assistant, office staff, safety and security assistant, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, parent liaisons
Nominator form: https://forms.gle/sYbWywZMcfgw5UXJ9
Outstanding Professional Employee
Eligibility: At least one year experience in current position. Common positions are school based technology specialist, technology support specialist, assessment coach, career center specialist, instructional coach, psychologist, social worker, school counselor, safety and security specialist, resource teacher
Nominator Form: https://forms.gle/fNKiYcS62idA5aLg8FCPSon - Technology Support Fee
As part of FCPSOn, an annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. The technology support fee is included in the FY 2020 Approved Budget.
The technology support fee will be billed centrally using FCPS’ e-commerce platform, My School Bucks (MSB), which retrieves information from the Student Information System (SIS). Students who have Free and Reduced status AND have given consent to share their FRM status for a waiver or reduction of the technology support fee will be charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee will be waived for Free status.
The technology support fee will be billed on Monday after the end of first quarter of each school year for all eligible students who are enrolled at that time. Subsequent bills for students who are transferring into the school district will be issued on the first Monday after the end of the second and third quarters. There will be no proration of the fee.
Parents/guardians and students who do not have an MSB account will receive a bill from MSB to the primary email address recorded in SIS. They are also encouraged to enroll in My School Bucks.
Refunds for fees will be allowed for students who have paid the fee and are able to show that they subsequently have obtained an FRM status with the option to use that information.
Students who have not paid the fee will incur a student obligation.
Lost and Damaged Laptops
There will not be additional fees for incidental damage. However, schools will treat repeated instances of damage from negligence the same way they would treat negligent damage to any school property. Students may be financially liable for lost/stolen computers.
Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility/Verification
Application forms were distributed to households with a letter informing households of the availability of free or reduced-price meals for their children. Applications are also available at each school, at the central office, and online. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households must only fill out one application per household and return it to the school division. Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year. The information households provide on the application will be used for determining eligibility and verification of data.
The Office of Food and Nutrition Services may check your eligibility at any time during the school year.
If you need help filling out the application form, please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800.