Schwartz Newsletter- February 12, 2024

Governance & Leadership Update

February 12, 2024


New Info. This Week


  • School Commission Survey: Last week I sent out an email to Level 1 principals regarding a survey that will help OCS explore the ways in which our School Commissions are operating and how we might help to support their work. If your school is associated with a parish, please take a few moments to complete the survey with your School Commission chair. Thank you!

  • Matt Boswell and Kathryn Daily from H.R. are offering open sessions this month for anyone who would like to ask any H.R. related questions. The dates and Teams links are below.
    • Friday, February 16th from 1-2pm

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 292 868 332 869
Passcode: oH7oxH


  • Monday, February 19th from 10-11am

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 230 932 355 109
Passcode: pW72JH


Repeat Info. from Last Week


Benefits Memo: Please read the attached update from Integrated Payroll and Benefits Services. It includes information about W2s, pension billing, health care deductibles and more.


New Teacher Orientation Change of Date: Please note the following dates and locations for the 2024/2025 New Teacher/Staff Orientation. We are offering two sessions, one in the north end and one in the south. The date for the south end session has changed (different than what is on the 24/25 OCS calendar sent out previously). Registration information will be sent out in the spring.

  • South End Session: Monday, August 12th @ Bellarmine High School, Tacoma
  • North End Session: Tuesday, August 13th @ Holy Rosary Parish, Edmonds


Important Dates


Please take a moment to read the latest bulletin from the State Board of Education that includes information on these and other upcoming deadlines/events.

  • February 15: Change of Information Forms Due (for schools with recent leadership changes)
  • February 29, 9–11am: Information Session for Participation in ESEA Federal Programs (Zoom link in bulletin link above)
  • April 1: Private Schools Applications Due


Have a great week!


Pam Schwartz