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April 22, 2011

The communications department publishes the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so staff can keep in touch with what is going on across the district.  E-mail your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits.
In This Issue
* Energy Conservation
* Registration Deadline
* Blood Drive
* Staff Discount Page
* Holiday Heights
* Open Enrollment Benefits
* BISD's Athletics Golf Scramble
* 2011 Winter Athletics Newsletter
* C.O.R.E. Values

Upcoming Events

Administrative Professionals Day

April 27


Teacher Appreciation

May 2-6


School Nurse & Speech Pathologist Day

May 11


Inclement Weather Make Up

May 26 & 27

Full Days



May 29

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Important Energy Conservation Update


TIMS is working to activate new power conservation measures throughout the district.  One measure includes automatically powering down computers at night. Exceptions to this policy will be considered for VPN users, EMS Systems, etc.

Along with powering down computers at night, TIMS has the ability to wake computers up at the beginning of each day.  Exceptions for waking computers up prior to arriving for the regular workday will only be considered for specific users who provide an educational purpose for doing so.

Beginning Friday, April 22, BISD will update all district computers to prepare for the implementation of the new energy conservation policy.  This will occur at night and will not impact most users.  For computers that are off during the update, they will receive the update as soon as they are turned on.

These measures will have a potential energy savings for BISD of an estimated $620,000.

For this weekend only, we request all users leave their machines on. 

To request an exception to this policy, please contact the HelpDesk at 5888.


Registration Deadline


As a reminder to you, the last date for resignation for contract personnel is "not later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following school year". The first day of instruction for 2011 - 2012 is August 22, 2011; therefore, the last day for all contract personnel to resign is July 7, 2011. 


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2011-12 Duty Days


>  Duty Day Chart

Blood Drive

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Staff Discount Page
Remember to check Employee Discounts on the Staff Webpage.

SkillsUSA Students Visit Sandra Mork's Fifth-Grade Class at Holiday Heights Elementary to Present on Patriotism and Citizenship

SkillsUSA students Kaylie Harrington and Carly Riggins visited with Sandra Mork's fifth-grade class at Holiday Heights Elementary about patriotism and citizenship. Kaylie and Carly presented a PowerPoint to students describing what patriotism is and what it means to be a good citizen. They also talked about bullying and how someone can be classified as a bully, the bullied or the bystander.

Open Enrollment 2011-2012

Open Enrollment for benefits for next year is Monday, April 18 through Friday, May 20.  All changes made during this time will not be effective until Sept. 1, 2011. Below is a link to an important video pertaining to this year's open enrollment process. 


Revised TRS-ActiveCare Enrollment Guides for 2011-2012 are currently being distributed to campuses.


Important Notes:

         TRS made a critical change that is directed to employees  that decline coverage for themselves or their dependents.

         There were major changes to ActiveCare plan 2 and plan 3. (No major changes to plan 1.)


Visit BISD's revised benefits website at birdvilleschools.net/benefits. A link to the website can also be found on the staff webpage under "Staff Resources." The benefits website is not the same as the Employee Benefits HUB.  The Employee Benefits HUB is for electing benefits, and the benefits website is for information.


2011-2012 Open Enrollment Video
2011-2012 Open Enrollment Video


BISD's Athletics Golf Scramble is May 9 at Iron Horse Golf Course.

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2011 Winter Athletics Newsletter


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