June 3, 2020
Zoom Membership Meeting Documents
Have you completed the census? Don’t forget that the census determines how much funding we get from the federal government for public services like education 😊.
Membership Meeting July 29, 2020
4:00 pm Zoom
Update: Unemployment, Back to School, COVID Risk Factors, Bargaining for COVID
Voluntary Equalized Wage Payments
Local Members of the Month
Silver Attendance Recognition Award Honorees
Unfortunately due to the current restrictions, we were unable to hold our Annual Attendance Recognition Awards.
The following individuals are being honored with a Silver Award for their outstanding attendance during the 2018-2019 school year.
AMANDA M ALDRICH
ELAINE S ANDERSON
MICHAEL L ANDERSON
ELISE E BROWN
MARTA J BROWN
ROBYN A BURNS
JESSICA M CAMPUSANO-MACHADO
KIMBERLY E CHAVEZ
ELVIRA Y CRAIG
FRANKY J CUEVAS-FIGUEROA
LUCY A DOMBECK
PAULETTE A ELLISTON
LINDA A FISHER
KIMBERLY A HAUVER
TERRIE E HOLLY
DEBORA L HUSBANDS
ROCKEISHA A JARRETT
PAMELA A LABRECQUE
ASHLEY N LAMAGDELEINE
VAN T LE
HARRIET E LIZARDI
JOHN C MAZZA
TRACY A MORRIS
OMAR S MUYA
THOMAS H PEREIRA
KARA A PHILLIPS
NICOLE A PICARD
KENNETH M POMEROY
KAREN L PROAKIS
IBTISAM D QASEM
ANTHONY T ROWAN
DREANA C SANDERS
KRISTY L SAUCIER
SHERILYN K SMALL
JUNE E TYRELL
NYVIA R VAZQUEZ PAGAN
IRENE E VERSHON
HAI V VU
CAROLYN M WATSON
VINCENT C WILLIAMSON
Congratulations and thank you for Making a Difference.
These rules apply to be eligible to collect unemployment:
*Filled out an application for summer school work at SPS
*Offered a position in summer school at SPS
*Received a communication that you did not have a summer school position at SPS due to COVID-19.
*You can file only for the time you would have been in summer school at SPS.
*Please do not file prior to the first day of summer school
Applying through DUA is correct for most people (if you haven’t made $5,100 in the last 4 quarters as well other groups of people who aren’t normally considered employees should file for PUA.)
DUA will cover the COVID related unemployment and the $600 extra dollars through the week ending 7/26/2020. The PUA is for people who normally wouldn’t be eligible (uber drivers, workers at religious schools, etc.) But with either filing the para is still under the same federal law and same benefit.
If you are denied, please send an email to with:
A copy or a screenshot of your appeal
Your denial letter or a screenshot of your denial letter
A copy of the communication you received from a SPS representative that you did not have a summer school position at SPS due to COVID-19
For members who need assistance with a claim, they can schedule a call-back from DUA by filling out this online form: https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-department-of-unemployment-assistance-contact-request
If you would rather call than use the website: The UI TeleClaim number (617-626-6800) is back to being operational. Previously, all claimants were being asked to file online. You may now direct your members to file a claim by calling 617-626-6800.
The DUA website has a useful, but somewhat simple, calculator for the earnings disregard: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/working-part-time-while-receiving-unemployment-benefits
Please use the link to read an article and learn about free internet access Yes, anyone in proximity to an Xfinity WiFi hotspot (located on the map) can access it.
Google Voice allows you to make a phone call without using your personal phone number.
Please use the link below to set up Google Voice
Choose the personal option. You can set up Google Voice on your phone or computer. It has been suggested that you set up a new gmail email address just for this application.
REGISTER FOR AN IN-DISTRICT WORKSHOP IN TEACHPOINT
Log into TeachPoint at https://tp1.goteachpoint.com Click Sign in
The district ID is "sps", your username is your email address. If you do not remember your password, click "Difficulty signing in".
Click the Graduation Cap.
Click the "Available Events" Tab.
Click the title of an event to view details.
Click Enroll to enroll immediately or, to view a full description of the workshop:
Click the blue "Even More" link at the bottom right to view the full description of the course.
Click Close at the top to close the event screen.
Click the title of the event again.
Click Enroll to enroll