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Early Learning Professional Development Day Registration 2022

Thank you for registering for the Early Learning Professional Development Day that will take place on Friday, February 11th.  Please have each individual staff register for the sessions.  Zoom links will be sent prior to the trainings! Deadline to register is Friday, February 4th.  Thank you!

Fulcrum Educational Leadership Grant Portal is Open

The Fulcrum Foundation is helping to build leadership capacity in our Archdiocese with an Educational Leadership Grant opportunity.  Full-time Catholic educators in the Archdiocese pursuing a degree/certificate from one of our 8 partner universities in Educational Leadership can apply to receive a partial scholarship.  The Catholic partner universities are: Creighton University Gonzaga University Saint Martin’s […]

CIC Level I Update – Augustine Institute

CIC Level I Policy: OCS Policy information, Section 2: Curriculum, pp. 36 – 37. Specifically, C. ALL teachers responsible for teaching the PreK-12 Religion Curriculum and Standards must be practicing Catholics, witnesses to the faith, and participating in the Christ in the Classroom Program – Level 1 Catechetical Certification for Catholic schools. Teachers shall have […]

2022-2023 Academic Calendar Template – Due March 31, 2022

Here is the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar.  Please use this to complete your school calendar. This calendar assumes 180 instructional days, with the starting date of September 6, and an ending date of June 16.  We recognize that many high schools and some elementary begin earlier in September.   As you are considering building your school calendar […]

Free Office Furniture- updated 1.21.22

The Fulcrum office is undergoing a minor office redesign as we have additional employees in need of desk space. The items (see link below for pictures) are all in great condition and simply no longer fit/serve their purpose in Fulcrum’s revised office layout. Items must be picked up in the next couple of months. Please […]

Progress Reports 2021-22

Since 2014 the Office for Catholic Schools has asked that all WCEA accredited schools participate in annual progress reports that align with the goals and outcomes of the accreditation self-study for both the ISL and E3 protocols. In 2021, we have fully adopted the NSBECS for the work that we do in the office and […]

Regional Meetings with the Archbishop 2022

The regional meetings with Archbishop Etienne have been rescheduled to the end of January and first part of February.  Please invite your pastor to join you at one of the meetings listed below.  We encourage both principals and pastors to complete a registration for so we have an accurate count of people expected to attend.  […]

Introduction of Paycom Feature “Clue” with Optional Tracking of Vacinations

From: Archdiocese of Seattle – Human Resources Communications <C2Padmin@seattlearch.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:37 PM To: Sullivan John <John.Sullivan@seattlearch.org> Subject: Paycom New Feature: Meet “Clue” [HR]     December 7, 2021 – Vol. 1 No. 1 Human Resources News Paycom New Feature: Meet “Clue” This week Paycom launched a new vaccine verification feature. This feature, called […]

Ultipro Access ends 12/31/21

2.2. Our UltiPro access is good through 12/31/2021. If you need copies of any of your past years’ pay statement or W-2, download those now or before the end of 2021. Our UltiPro access is good through 12/31/2021. If you need copies of any of your past years’ pay statement or W-2, download those now […]

2022 Aspiring Leaders Updates-Leadership Academy (1/19) & Educational Leadership Information

Do you have an aspiring administrator in your building? If so, send them to Kelly.surapaneni@seattlearch.org to: receive information regarding our Leadership Academy, a series of virtual meetings for new and aspiring administrator (The next meeting is January 19th) get them connected to one of our partner universities in Educational Leadership hear about Fulcrum’s Educational Grant […]

2022 Recruiting Events- Update your Frontline posts

Beginning January 4th, we have several recruiting events happening. Here is a link to the listing of events, both virtual and in-person we will be attending: Teacher Recruitment Initiatives. Make sure your Frontline postings are up-to-date and reflect the correct year (2021-22 or 2022-23) We run a report from Frontline and take this to the […]

Ultipro Access Ends 12/31/21

As Beverly Rosel in Payroll alerted us earlier this month, our access to Ultipro ends at the end of calendar 2021 (12/31/21). Please make sure you have accessed all information you will will need from Ultipro by that time – such as pay statements or W-2’s. Please make sure your staff and Key Payroll Processors […]

The Fulcrum TAP deadline for the 2022-2023 is January 7, 2022.

The Fulcrum TAP deadline for the 2022-2023 is January 7, 2022. Most applicants must provide supporting documentation, like tax forms. FACTS determines what documentation is needed based on how the application questions are answered. Applications can only be verified and processed once the necessary documentation is received by FACTS. It takes FACTS up to 14 […]

Fulcrum Foundation Update: Norcliffe Foundation and Shea Family Charities

Norcliffe Foundation: The Norcliffe Foundation has made a grant for the next three years in support of the school Partnership grant Program. This is an extension of a partnership that began in 2014. Schools can apply for this funding through the program at Fulcrum. No grade schools may apply directly to Norcliffe for funding. High […]

Addressing Paycom Payroll Issues for Your School

Every location has some issues with the Paycom Payroll of their Parish and School. It is important that the primary Payroll Processor at your location shares those issues in detail with Payroll Services and Arlene Seifert. If you do not, those issues may not be corrected. Some items to be aware of: (1) Are the […]

Calendar for Approval of Timesheets for Substitute Teachers

As long as your Substitute Teachers designate your School for their work day on their timesheets, you should be able to approve them in Paycom. If you can approve regular timesheets for your School, but cannot approve your Substitutes, please alert Payroll Services and Arlene Seifert by email right away. The next Substitute Pay period […]

PACE- Now accepting Teacher Requests- Link and Brochure

Message from the PACE Office: You can find the link to request a teacher below. Please note that we will do our best to find a qualified candidate for your position, but we can’t guarantee we can fill all positions requested. We expect to communicate with you no later than March 20th, with an update about filling your school’s needs. Because […]

Schools Must Approve Substitutes Time Sheets Starting with Today’s 11/15/21 Pay Period

When timesheets for a School are reviewed for approval a separate tab  for “Borrowed” employees can be accessed. These are the Substitutes that have logged hours to your School. Since you know which substitutes have worked at your school, when and for how many hours, you are the logical party to approve their time. We […]

Addressing Your School’s Paycom Payroll Issues

Every location has some issues with the Paycom Payroll of their Parish and School. It is important that the primary Payroll Processor at your location shares those issues with Payroll Services and Arlene Seifert. If you do not, those issues may not be corrected. Some items to be aware of: (1) Are the beginning accruals […]

Fulcrum Grant Follow-up

You will be hearing from Savannah Hawk or Susan Ocoma from Fulcrum Foundation in the next couple of weeks to follow up on outstanding previous year’s grants (awarded to your school but have not yet been disbursed). We will provide a list of unspent grant funds and award details for you/your teams to use accordingly. […]

Paycom Hours Must Be Entered by Each Employee

As of 11/16/21 each Employee must enter their own hours into Paycom. In the first couple of Pay Periods on Paycom PAA’s were temporarily allowed to enter hours and approve them. It is important that each employee take responsibility for their own hours. If an employee does not have a work computer, the School should […]

Paycom Payroll Update

Please be aware of the following aspects of the Paycom process: (1) If you have issues with what your employees were paid in Payroll Group II or Payroll Group I please create a detail description of those issues by employee and email them to payrollservices@seattlearch.org (2) Please compare all  Accruals for each of your employees […]

Principal Evaluation – October 28, 2021 Meeting

Today, based on your feedback, the OCS tried a different model for our all principal in-service. The opportunity was optional, and it was based on principal-generated topics. To help us grow in our understanding of what principals need, please answer the following questions:

Bishop Blanchet’s Annual STEM Day – November 6th

Bishop Blanchet’s Annual STEM Day Calling all students! Bishop Blanchet’s FIRST Robotics Team is hosting its annual STEM day on 6th Nov.  This year’s events will be a Pinewood Derby and a Drone Race!  For the Pinewood Derby, swing by Blanchet to pickup a kit between now and Oct 26th!  Build your car and then return it […]

Benefit System Blackout Period: Oct. 22 to Oct. 31 (From HR)

Benefit System Blackout Period: Oct. 22 to Oct. 31 As you may have heard, we are switching payroll and benefit systems to Paycom effective Nov. 1, 2021. While we transfer employee benefits data from Benefitfocus to Paycom, there will be a 10-day benefits “blackout” period. This is a system-only change and there will be no […]