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RHMS Band

When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.

Congressional art contest winners

On June 8, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced Tesla STEM student, Sophia Xu Ling as winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district for her watercolor piece titled, “The Suffering of the Great.”

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    Procedure Staff Assistance Program

    File: 5203P

    Definition – The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential, professional assessment, short-term counseling, and referral assistance to employees and their immediate family members in an effort to resolve personal or professional problems that may affect job performance. 

    Scope – The Employee Assistance Program addresses personal problems related, but not limited, to alcohol or drug abuse, physical, emotional, stress, marital, family, financial, legal, or job-related difficulties. 

    Purpose – The Employee Assistance Program is intended to motivate employees and/or their family members to seek and receive confidential, professional assistance as soon as possible which shall enable them to maintain or restore productivity through early identification and resolve problems. 

    Responsibilities 

    District: 

    Provide resources for problem assessment, diagnosis, short-term counseling, and quality referrals for employees and immediate family members. 

    Ensure complete confidentiality of the records of anyone using the program. 

    Employee Organizations: 

    Cooperate with the district to enhance the effectiveness of the Employee Assistance Program. 

    Encourage employee members to utilize the services available. 

    Survivors: 

    Accept appropriate training in the area of managing employees who have serious, identifiable problems affecting job performance. 

    Encourage staff members to utilize the services available. 

    Employees: 

    Seek available help as soon as possible about any problems that is or potentially may adversely affect job performance. 

    General - Nothing in this policy and its attendant rules, regulations, and guidelines may be interpreted as constituting a waiver of management's responsibility to maintain discipline or the right to take disciplinary measures, within the framework of any collective bargaining agreement, or district policy, or statute. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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