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EPS & Board of Education News - August 2018
 

 

United Way of Enid is dedicated to facilitating the meeting of human serve needs.

With the help of generous donations from our own staff at EPS

we help to meet the needs of Enid and Northwest OK citizens and their children.

 

New Visitor Management System Strengthens School Safety for EPS

 

 

A new visitor management system is making local schools even safer places to learn for Enid Public Schools students.

 

Ident-A-Kid is a simple to use software system that allows schools to quickly account for who is entering and exiting buildings using an ID sign-in process.

 

Visitors scan their state-issued driver’s license or ID for a security screening that reveals whether or not the individual is listed on the National Sexual Offender Registry. If the screening finds a confirmed match, the individual will not be permitted to enter the school.

 

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our students and staff,” Dr. Darrell Floyd said. “Thanks to the generous support of the 2016 bond program, we have been able to place an even greater emphasis on safety and security – with the iimplementation of the Ident-A-Kid visitor management system and the construction of new secure entrance vestibules, among other facility improvements."

 

The visitor management system is currently in place at all EPS sites. Beginning September 4, campuses will require parents and visitors to present a valid state-issued ID in order to enter the school. Those without an ID will be allowed to manually enter their information but must present an alternative document that includes his/her legal name.

 

Entrance to the school past the office without a state-issued ID will be at the discretion of the school principal. Those without an ID can learn how to apply for one by visiting www.enidpublicschools.org/noDL . 

 

 “We hope to make this transition as smooth as possible for parents and visitors,” Floyd said. “We believe our schools can be welcoming without compromising student safety. Ident-A-Kid helps make this possible.”

 

Floyd said this initiative is part of the EPS Strategic Action Plan to provide and maintain exemplary facilities that are clean, safe, and secure for all students.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to
Buffalo Wild Wings to donate money to the

Enid Public School Foundation!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



 

 

EPS Now Offering Online Payments

 

Enid Public Schools is rolling out a new online program that will make it easier to pay for student fees, fundraisers, donations, field trips, and more. 

All EPS campuses will begin accepting online payments, using credit cards and debit cards, this Wednesday.

The system, known as In Touch, will provide a more convenient method for parents to take care of payments for their students without the worry of money being misplaced between home and school.

“We are very excited to offer online payments for parents,” Dr. Sam Robinson, Chief Financial/Operations Officer, said. “Life is busy, and we know that every convenience matters. We have had many requests for this service in the past, and InTouch has provided us with a safe and secure way to offer it for our families.”

In order to use InTouch, parents must have an account set up in PowerSchool Parent Portal, the same system that allows parents to view their child’s attendance, grades and more.

Parents with an existing PowerSchool Parent Portal account should visit ok-enid.intouchreceipting.com and follow the directions on the screen. If a student has outstanding obligations, such as a lost textbook, those must be paid first. Once obligations (if any) are fulfilled, parents will be able to select from a list of options including paying for child nutrition balances, parking permits, and more.

Parents without access to PowerSchool Portal are encouraged to stop by their child’s school with a photo ID to receive their Parent Portal username and password. They will then have access to their child’s grades and attendance, as well as the InTouch payment system.

“We hope parents will take advantage of this option as quickly as they can,” Robinson said. “Not only will the Parent Portal provide the convenience of online payments, but it will also allow parents to keep up to date about their child’s school progress.”

In addition to managing online payments, InTouch also will give parents digital access to receipts for all cash and checks payments handled at EPS campuses.

Payment for breakfast and lunch will continue to be available through EZ School Pay as well as In Touch through December. Beginning January 2019 all breakfast and lunch online payments will need to be made through the InTouch system. Parents are always welcome to pay at their child’s school by cash, check, Robinson said.

 

Thanks to the support of the 2016 bond program, improvements are taking place across the district!
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Notes from the August Board Meeting

 

Board of Education members met Thursday night for their monthly meeting and addressed the following:

 

-- Recognized Sheri Ingham, AFA Teacher of the Year.

-- Approved the reduced contract of the Hayes Elementary Awning Project.

-- Approved The Stacy Group Architects for district On-Call Projects for security entrances and rehabilitation for Carver, McKinley, Emerson, and Lincoln.

-- Approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Enid Education Association for fiscal year 2019, including pay increases.

-- Approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Enid Chapter of the Education Support Personnel of Oklahoma for fiscal year 2019, including pay increases.

 

EPS is off to a great year! Our Transportation Department is dedicated to keeping our students safe and secure!

       


Did you know you can watch games, board meetings, and more LIVE through EPSTV? Follow their Facebook page or catch them on channel 19 on Suddenlink to view everything from games to EPS-related events!

 

 

Employment News from EPS

Employments: Welcome to the EPS Team!

Judith Fagan, Early Childhood Transition Coordinator

Lois Fox, Juvenile Detention Center Teacher

Donna Gay, Title I Teacher

Pamela Koehn, Title I Teacher

Charlotte Lieser, Title I Reading

Tammi Long, Intervention Teacher

Cari Lousch, EHS Testing Coordinator

Polly Maxwell, District Testing Coordinator

Deborah Robinson, Intervention Teacher

Ginny Shipley, Physical Education/Yearbook

Noval Cox, English

Christopher Dry, Social Studies

Brandy Fagan, Early Childhood

America Fulmer, Counselor

Shannon Lowe, Elementary

Peter Maples, Social Studies

Patricia Powell, Elementary

Frances Rogers, Literacy Interventionist

Jessica Shaw, Art

Ameana Sproul, Mathematics

Susan Taurone, Special Education

Tige West, Computers

Courtney Curless, Mathematics

Ashlyn Depster, Science

Antoine English, Physical Education

Rachael Evans, Elementary

Anthony Goldman, Science

Holly Greenfield-Day, Early Childhood

Jordyn Irvin, Early Childhood

Matthew Ousley, Science

Jessica Perkins, Library Media Specialist

Teresa Ponce, Science

Mallory Stanley, Mathematics

Lauren Vanderloo, Counselor

Anita Archer, Food Service

Jerry Bellar, Teacher Assistant

Cassandra Brandt, Teacher Assistant

Coretta Collier, Bus Driver

Ashly Craig, Secretary

Susie Cunningham, Teacher Assistant

Mary Epps, Groundskeeper

Mary Fischaber, Literacy Tutor

Perla Fonseca-Torres, Teacher Assistant

Curis Foster, Maintenance/Delivery of Mail

Alexandra Gonzales, Secretary

Steve Harbour, Custodian

Robert Henderson Custodian

Wendy Jones, Secretary

Whitney Lankford, Teacher Assistant

Kaitlyn Lemley, Teacher Assistant

Elizabeth Lira, Teacher Assistant

Clydene Lyons, Teacher Assistant

Veronica Marin, Receptionist/Welcome Center Assistant

Angie McCleave, Custodian

Kayci McClendon, Teacher Assistant

Crystal Meadows, Teacher Assistant

Jamie Melvin, Teacher Assistant

Cynthia Olbert, Teacher Assistant

Cheryl Palmer, Teacher Assistant

Trisha Pogue, Teacher Assistant

Laura Price, Teacher Assistant

Marissa Ramsey, Teacher Assistant

Chelsea Rekstad, Teacher Assistant

Dylan Rhodes, Maintenance/Facilities supervisor

Margarita Sala, Teacher Assistant

Allen Stemen, Food Service

 

Resignations/Retirements: Thank you for Making a Difference!

Lynn Brown, Elementary

Natalie Goodpasture, Maintenance/Mail Delivery

Nancy Lamar, Paraprofessional

Melissa Gibson, Teacher Assistant

Michael Hart, Teacher Assistant

Mykala Irsik, Student Store Clerk

David Kliewer, Custodian Supervisor

Sherry Koehn, Custodian

Ashley Pesicka, Teacher Assistant

Colin Prevatt, Teacher Assistant

Kathy Reihm, Food Service

Ofraneldo Reyes-Hernandez, Custodian

Mariah Smith, Paraprofessional

Tania Vargas, Teacher Assistant

See the August Board of Education meeting here:

https://youtu.be/i3jZyXbeJo0

Board Briefs & More is produced by the HR & Communications Department.
To share resources, kudos or information in the publication, please email
Miranda Johnson at mkjohnson@enidk12.org.

 

 

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