A Newsletter for the Employees of Orange County Public Schools November 2011 Volume 39 Number 3 A Super Surprise at Andover Elementary
Leann Freiburger, a second-grade express my thank you and gratitude for teacher at Andover Elementary, the commitment, dedication and support (pictured with Mr. Blocker and Principal he (her son) was given by his teacher," Matthew Pritts) received a surprise visit the parent wrote. Mr. Blocker personally from Superintendent Blocker as a result thanked Ms. Freiburger for exhibiting of a letter that he received from a parent the qualities that make our OCPS of one of her students. "I am writing to teachers special.
OCPS Goes Tobacco-Free
While not asked to patrol work habitual, they should be asked to locations to "catch" violators, leave the work location. Students OCPS staff members are encouraged violating the new policy will to warn others they see breaking continue to be handled by the In late September, the School Board the rules. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Code of Student Conduct.
approved a new smoke-free policy that employee violators will be subject Please see the Benefits Bulletin section became effective immediately. The new to progressive discipline.
to learn more about how OCPS policy prohibits the use of tobacco What should you do if you see can help employees with health and anywhere on OCPS property (inside someone smoking on OCPS property? smoking cessation programs.
or outside OCPS buildings, in county- Parents, visitors, volunteers, and owned vehicles on or off premises) and pertains to all employees, students, vendors should be reminded of the volunteers, visitors and spectators.
new policy, and if violations becomes The Many Talents Of Toby Waters
Blankner PE teacher Toby Waters
and suggested I get involved my break one day at school when inspires his students to pursue their with the Nashville Songwriters the phone rang," recounts Toby. "It music dreams by telling them stories was Mel Tillis. I couldn't believe it. of his own dreams. "He's been an Toby started sending demos to He was so nice and loved my song inspiration to my son Jared and his publishing companies. In 2006, "Behind the Eagle's Eyes".
friends," explains Blankner resource Toby won second place in one of the This phone call led to a successful teacher Michelle Hines.
company's songwriting competition. relationship and Mr. Tillis' company now Five years ago, Toby decided to This success gave him the confidence represents nine of Toby's songs. Toby is pursue his dream of writing lyrics for to continue pursuing his goal.
a prolific lyricist and has produced three country music songs. And now he has He continued in his pursuit even when it CDs featuring his music.
nine songs that are represented by a seemed hopeless. "You would not believe music publishing company owned how many music companies will not by Mel Tillis (pictured with Waters.) even consider music by an ‘outsider'," "My first big break came when I met continues Toby.
Chris Golden, the drummer for the But he kept at it and his biggest Oak Ridge Boys," explains Toby. "He opportunity came in 2008. "I was taking was very encouraging about my music

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If you have a funny story from the workplace, e-mail it to [email protected]. If we print your submission, you'll receive a $25 gift card from Regal Cinemas. Students all over the district participated in Library System is highlighting the month's card system as an incentive to get involved. the 2011 Read for the Record campaign,
character trait in a variety of ways. When the punch card is full, they can enter whose goal was to break the record for the New web pages depict the traits visually greatest number of people reading the and link to similar materials in the collection. They also highlight the monthly character trait in the library's newsletter and are creating monthly book displays at each library location featuring materials related to that month's character trait. They are also creating bookmarks with a raffle in order to win prizes donated by Dream Lake Elementary
the character traits that will be distributed school business partners. The Orlando same book on the same day. This year's to all 15 of their branches. Police Department is also participating in book was from the popular Llama order to promote pedestrian and bicycle Llama series called Llama Llama Red Southwood Elementary's PTA is
safety in the area. Pajama by Anna Dewdney. Superintendent supporting Change Starts with Me with Riverdale Elementary created the High
Blocker recorded his own reading of the character trait face painting on the first Five Club to recognize and reward students book that some schools played in their Wednesday of every month. who score a 5 on the Reading, Math or Hiawassee Elementary is teaching
Writing portions of the FCAT. Several As an official partner with students that walking or bicycling to school times a year other students will be invited STARTS WITH
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is a fun way to celebrate health, safety, and to events that provide incentive to perform Character Development a sense of community with its "Walk ‘N' Initiative, the Orange County Roll" program. The school is using a punch If you have a unique idea to share with fellow employees, send a brief description along with the school and teacher's name to You're the best
Tammye Young, a teacher at the Florida
Environmental Protection's 2011 Green Mall Education Center was named School Awards. The finalists were chosen a national finalist for Simon Youth based on their green school initiatives Foundation Teacher of the Year. Young that took place during the 2010-2011 works one-on-one with students to help them produce competitive resumes and to Catherine Dixon and Maribel Lopez,
practice proper interview techniques. from Avalon Middle, and Barbara
Two-sport Dr. Phillip's High coach Shackleford, from Carver Middle,
Anthony Jones won Coach of the
presented before the Florida Council Year from the Central Florida Sports for Social Studies. They presented three Commission. Last year Jones celebrated teaching styles that introduced cross- two state victories in girls basketball and curriculum connections into the study of U.S. History in the classroom through OCPS was recognized at the Florida reading, writing, technology and art.
Prevention Conference for receiving the Howard Middle science teacher, Deanna
Florida Healthy School District Silver
Buckley, received an almost $2000 grant
Award from the Florida Coordinated
from Progress Energy to fund a program School Health Partnership and Florida called Howard's Law and Order. Her Action for Healthy Kids. The award forensics class will process a staged crime recognizes the district as a leader in the scene to determine from the evidence state when it comes to health services, who they believe committed the crime, family/community involvement, and including method and motive. Students health promotion to staff members. from the Legal Studies class will set up a Congratulations to Peter Jordan, Ocoee
mock jury trial. The whole process will be High School, and Wendy Doromal,
filmed and shown to the entire student Timber Creek High, for being named body during morning announcements, in finalists for the Florida Department of short clips, so they can follow along, just like an episode of Law and Order.
ICTS has been able to implement a steady program of upgrading computer network infrastructure at our schools, while saving millions of dollars, in costs by working with a federal FCC program Millions Through that provides discounts for telecommunications and infrastructure needs at schools and libraries.
The modern technology requirements of new computer applications and network systems have greatly increased the demand for more internet bandwidth (the "pipe" coming in) and processing speed at our schools. By accessing the federal E-Rate program, ICTS is able to receive discounts of up to 90% on upgrades at schools with a high percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Over a two year period from 2008 to 2010, 71 schools received needed upgrades and the district received E-Rate discounts totaling $14,072,114!

Visit www.ocps.net Warning: This is Only a Test On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at approximately 2 p.m., the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on all local radio and television stations. The test will last approximately three minutes. The national EAS is a public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies. The test will assess the readiness and effectiveness of the system and will identify improvements to better serve the community in the event of an extreme national emergency. Because of the national EAS test, the regularly scheduled NOAA weather radio routine weekly test will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, between 11 a.m. and noon. This district's Safety and Security department wants everyone to be aware of the test so it doesn't create any confusion for staff or students. The Orange Peal is a newsletter for and about the employees of the Editors: Jason Smith, Ana O'Loane Graphic Artist: Ed Hernandez Orange County Public Schools. The School Board of Orange County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment Correspondence may be sent through the courier system to in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law. The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Supervisor responsible for Orange Peal editors, Public Relations, ELC 9th floor, by fax at 407.317.3353, compliance is Carianne Reggio. Compliance matters relating to Section 504 and Title IX should also be submitted to or by email at [email protected] Carianne Reggio at the Educational Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801. (407.317.3200) For more deals click here. Take advantage of this special offer!
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Designed to keep OCPS employees and their families informed Also available on the OCPS Intranet at http://Insurance.ocps.net 2012 prescription drug formulary available online Newis affected and placed in a with suggested alternatives. Changes in the prescription non-formulary (non-preferred Remember, generic medications drug formulary are occurring in brand) copay tier.
are always preferred and are January 2012. Members The chart below has the more placed on the first, or lowest, will be notified by letter if common drugs that were copay tier ($14 for a 90-day their maintenance prescription impacted by this change, along supply at mail).
These drugs will be changing from
These drugs are alternatives. Generic drugs ($14 for a 90-day
the 2nd tier/preferred brand to 3rd
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January 1, 2012.
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Take the CIGNA health assessment to
learn more about your health and enter a
drawing for one of four Apple® iPads™!
Did you know that weight and waist circumference CIGNA offers a health will produce the best results; however, you can answer "I'm not sure," if you don't have the information available. The health assessment is a tool that In just 10 to 15 minutes, you'll get identifies risk factors for developing a report that gives you information diseases and offers ways to improve about your health, any risks you your health. The Employee Wellness might face and how you can improve Program (EWP) is launching a your health (and your life) by taking campaign to invite employees to action. With information on issues like participate in completing the health stress, weight management, nutrition assessment. The personal information and disease prevention, you'll have gathered during the completion of everything you need to get started on the health assessment is entirely the road to better health.
confidential and will not be disclosed In order to encourage participation, to anyone at OCPS. we will hold a raffle for four Apple® Aggregate information concerning iPads™. Employees must notify the the overall health of the employee Employee Wellness Representative at population will be used to develop their work location by Nov. 14, to be future programs that will have entered into the drawing. maximum impact on improving To take your health assessment, employee health.
log on to www.myCIGNA.com
When taking the health assessment, today and go to the "MANAGE MY
knowing your blood pressure, total HEALTH" tab and select the My
cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, height, Health Assessment link. First time users must register.
FSA claims deadline
Flu shot clinics offered
Cornerstone/TASC is the OCPS administrator for your Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Remember, the plan year for FSAs is September 1 through Flu shot clinics are for OCPS employees and their family August 31. The IRS permits a "grace period" of two members age 5 and over. There is no cost for OCPS months and 15 days following the end of your plan CIGNA members. Please bring your OCPS CIGNA year (August 31) for Medical Expense FSAs ONLY.
medical plan ID card and another form of identification This grace period ends November 15 each year. This (ex. driver's license); flu shots are $20 for all others.
means you will be able to incur expenses in your Medical Expense FSA for the 2010-11 Employee Wellness page of the OCPS Intranet at plan year through November 15, 2011. You still
must submit all claims for reimbursement by
contains all of the information November 31, 2011. You can read more about
you'll need including dates, times and locations.
FSAs in your Insurance Handbook (also available on
the OCPS Intranet at http://Insurance.ocps.net).
Please note: Flu Clinic dates can be subject to change due to potential delays and/or shortages in distribution.
Glad you asked
I'm enrolled in the CIGNA Network
and help manage all your healthcare plan. Do I need a referral from my PCP needs. It is NOT necessary to get a
to see a specialist?
referral in the following situations: In the Network PREMIUM and OA Plus • Chiropractors In-Network (Network BASIC) plans, you must choose a Primary Care Physician (PCP; family practice, internal medicine, Dermatologists-no referral general medicine and/or pediatrics) who needed for the first will work with you to identify, evaluate five visits per calendar year Smoking cessation resources
November's health focus is smoking cessation. The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great
American Smokeout on November 17 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to
plan in advance and quit smoking that day. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, select a program
that meets your needs.
successfully reach their goal. All services are free of Smoking cessation program designed to meet the charge and are available in both English and Spanish. physical, psychological and social components of The Florida Quitline offers free counseling, nicotine nicotine addiction, offered to OCPS employees patches or gum, and more.
and dependents covered by any of the four OCPS Call 1.877.U.CAN.NOW (1.877.822.6669) or visit http://FLORIDAQUITLINE.com for more information.
The program includes a problem solving, social CIGNA Healthy Rewards
supportive educational class offered at Orlando Behavioral Healthcare (OBH). Classes are covered CIGNA offers smoking cessation program discounts under the behavioral health benefit; the first five visits to CIGNA members through Healthy Rewards. are covered at 100%, copayments apply for additional For more information on CIGNA's smoking visits. Prescription medications, such as Zyban or cessation programs, visit www.myCIGNA.com
Chantix are covered under the prescription benefit; (first time visitors will be required to register), copays will apply. Participants pay for any prescription select the MANAGE MY HEALTH tab, choose
copayments, OTC costs and group therapy the "Leave Tobacco Behind for Good" tab and copayments (beyond the fifth visit). After select a program.
12 months of being smoke-free, participants are
eligible for r
Smoke-Free OCPS packet.
Tobacco Free Florida; The
The Florida Quitline was established to help those with a desire to free themselves from cigarettes, smokeless and all other forms of tobacco to Workers'
½ c. graham cracker crumbs 8 oz. park-skim ricotta cheese Always keep the base of the Don't lean so far back in your 1T. light stick margarine, chair completely on the floor.
chair that the wheels or legs ½ t. almond extract Be even more cautious when lift off the floor.
8 oz. light cream cheese, 3 large egg whites sitting in a chair with casters Cranberry topping Never put all your weight (wheels). Make sure the chair at the very front edge of the does not roll as you sit down, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 inch pie plate with chair. This could cause the causing you to fall. Hold onto nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker chair to tip over or roll out crumbs and margarine. Pat the mixture in to the bottom of the pie the arm of the chair as you from under you.
plate. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and ricotta until start to sit down to prevent Don't leave electrical well blended. Add the sugar and almond extract, mixing well.
the chair from sliding out from appliances on upholstered In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites gradually into the cheese mixture until well Inspect chair every six months; combined. Pour half of the batter in to the pie shell. Spread with make sure all the parts of the ¾ c. of the cranberry topping and cover with the remaining cheese cake batter. Bake for40 – 45 minutes, until set. Remove from the chair are tightened to ensure oven to cool on a rack. When cool, spread with the remaining stability. Remove/ Look before you sit!
cranberry topping. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. The cheesecake will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Cranberry Topping 1-16 oz. can whole berry ‘MOST IMPROVED'
for the 1st Quarter:
In a medium saucepan, cook the cranberry sauce and sugar over medium-low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is University
bubbly. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water; add High School
to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Refrigerate until lukewarm, about Catalina
15 to 20 minutes, stirring in the refrigerator from time to time. Remove ¾ c. cranberry topping for the inside of the cheesecake. Refrigerate the remaining topping until well chilled.
Calories 239, Fat 6.4, Sodium 203, Cholesterol 18 Let us know what you think
My suggestions / comments about benefits are: Please return to Kimberly Eisenbise, ELC-3, or email: [email protected]. Thank you for your input!
The Benefits Bulletin is a publication designed to keep OCPS employees and their families informed about available benefit programs. This information is not intended to replace professional health care. See your health care professional for information relevant to your medical history. All correspondence should be directed to the Editor, Benefits Bulletin, Orange County Public Schools, 445 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801, or through the school system's courier service. Editor: Kimberly Eisenbise, Graphic Artist, Kim Boulnois

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