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Kudos, Next Steps and Attendance Policy Clarification from Alyssa

March 26, 2020 by Alyssa Lynch 0 comments
Our leadership team is very proud of all of our staff for stepping up and making this enormous transition. Although it is very difficult, I am actually very excited about it. In the end it has expedited our shift to both Blended and Distance Learning. We were headed in that direction but this just expedited the process.
  • As you know, the closure has been extended to May 1, 2020.
  • Our Spring break will remain the same, April 13-17, 2020
  • A Support Request link for HR, IT and M & O has been set up, try it out. It can be found at the top right hand corner of the MetroED website.
Everything has happened so quickly we recognize that we will need to approve new policies in the future.
In the meantime, I am re-sending the Temporary Attendance policy for clarification purposes and to use as a reference tool when needed.
Please do not hesitate to call HR if you have questions in this new era. I would like to emphasize:
1) Anyone over 65 can only drop off and pick items from campus. Please do not stay based on the Executive Order by the Governor.
2) The District will reach out to each individual that we have not heard from since entering the school closure period, We went to make sure you are ok.
3) If you choose not to teach or work, we will need to set up an appropriate plan with you.
4) There is an expectation for all employees that are in "paid status" to complete "essential functions of the job."
5) We are here to support everyone, please email or call us so we can assist you with technology or other tools needed.
Have a great day, smile, this will pass,  our challenges will be our success. -- Cheers to teamwork which makes the dream work!
Alyssa Lynch

This article was written by Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent at Metropolitan Education District, which operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. She has been a critical voice for Career Technical Education for 25 years.