Substitute Release Time for National Board Certificated Candidates
The Northshore Schools Foundation has made a generous contribution to help fund support for substitute release time for National Board Certificated Teacher (NBCT) candidates in the Northshore School District. The Foundation is providing the district with funding of up to $5,000 to provide some substitute release time for NBCT candidates who have registered their full candidacy. This release time may be used to study and complete National Board assessments, collate portfolio entries and prepare final portfolios for submission for National Board certification. Please contact Kim Marienau, Human Resources Admin. Assistant, 425.408.7602 for more information.
2013 Benefits Plan Year Information
You can now see the estimated payroll deduction rates for the 2013 Plan Year by clicking here. The Medical Plans At A Glance will give you a brief overview of the plans including information on the new High Deductible Plan.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Outbreak
The whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic that began in December 2011 still continues. Though pertussis activity is down from a peak in May 2012, it is still much higher than usual. Click here for information on whooping cough.
Important Health Benefits News - Changes in Benefit Plan Year
The new plan year begins Jan. 1, 2013, and runs through Dec. 31, 2013. The health coverage will reflect the new program and premium structures mandated by the law, which are being developed and will be published when available.
New Teacher/Principal Evaluation System
The Instructional Quality Committee has developed a Web page that houses the most current information available about the New Teacher/Principal Evaluation System. In addition to state information, there are Frequently Asked Questions, access to Danielson’s entire Framework for Teaching document, Danielson rubrics aligned to new criteria, and a place to submit questions. Please be aware that the New Teacher/Principal Evaluation project is a work in progress at the state-level, and as a result, the local level. We will update the information regularly as the work continues.
If you are planning to start your Pro-Teach in the fall, please visit the following Web site for information: www.waproteach.org.
Northshore Employees - Do You Have a Cost Savings Idea for the District?
If you have an idea how the school district can save money or cut down on costs, please take a minute and complete the cost savings idea submission form. To submit your idea, please click here.
HomeStreet Bank Hometown Loan Program
Northshore partnered with HomeStreet Bank in March 2002 to offer The Home Town Home Loan Program, an employer-assisted housing program, to all Northshore School District employees. The Hometown Home Loan Program offers a wide selection of home loan options whether you are buying your first home or refinancing or remodeling your existing home. The Hometown Home Loan Program offers many benefits and savings, which include:
You Can Help Lower Utility Costs
We are asking you to help in the district's effort with managing sustainability and lowering our utility costs. If everyone does their part of ensuring that all non-essential equipment such as lights, electric heaters, coffee pots, radios, etc are either turned off or unplugged we may meet a few cost savings goals. For example, we could potentially save roughly $25,000 over a three day weekend; just think how many three day weekends there are. We appreciate your assistance and gentle reminder as we work together on sustainability. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Fujiwara.