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    Staying healthy while staying at home

    Whether you are working from home, homeschooling your children or tackling overdue projects, don’t forget to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Here and in our Wellness Corner, we will be posting ideas for staying healthy, including fitness classes, recipes, meditation apps. and much more.

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    NO SHAVE NOVEMBER MEN'S HEALTH EVENT


    Kelsey-Seybold is hosting “No Shave November” men’s health event on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kelsey-Seybold Berthelsen Main Campus, 2727 W. Holcombe Blvd., 77025. In November, men around the world grow a mustache or beard to raise awareness of prostate cancer, heart disease, mental health, and other men‘s health issues.

    Kelsey-Seybold experts will answer your health-related questions as you learn your own important health numbers – including A1C, cholesterol, blood pressure, and PSA. Join Kelsey-Seybold doctors and NFL star JJ Moses as they talk about everything from knowing your personal health numbers, mental health, and wellness to getting your game plan for life in tip-top shape.

    The event is open to all medical plan members (PSA testing is limited to Kelsey-Seybold ACO members and Texas Medical Neighborhood plan members with Kelsey PCPs). Register to participate in men’s health screenings, health and wellness seminars, games, and massages. Click Here to register.
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    NEW HOURS AT THE ONSITE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER –
    The HISD Onsite Health & Wellness Center clinic hours of operations changed Aug 29th.

    Both HMW & Attucks Onsite Clinics
    Mon thru Fri  9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with no lunch closure
    HMW Onsite Clinic Only          
    Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with no lunch closure

    EMPLOYEE CAMPUS FLU VACCINES Employee flu vaccinations are scheduled to take place at all HISD school campuses and departments from September 17 through October 20, 2022. A drive-through event is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Hattie Mae White west parking lot. A complete schedule of employee flu vaccinations at HISD schools and departments is posted on the Benefits website here

    SPECIAL MAMMOGRAM OFFERING – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HISD has partnered with Memorial Hermann and Kelsey-Seybold to help eligible members get back on track with preventive mammograms. Eligible members enrolled in Memorial Hermann & Texas Medical Neighborhood medical plans are invited to "HISD Mammo Day" on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hermann Imaging Center - Pearland located at 10905 Memorial Hermann, Suite 104, Pearland, TX 77584.

    Spaces are limited, so book your appointment online using the registration link: https://tr.r1rcm.com/app/Main/Appointments#!/NewAppointment?tasks=V9G427400001Tas&location=U9T531020002Res.The October 8th & 15th Mammograms & Me-Time events at Kelsey-Seybold are now fully booked. To be added to Kelsey-Seybold’s waitlist, call 713-442-5455.

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    COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE UPDATE
    Reminder: Effective August 1, 2022, HISD is no longer offering COVID-19 paid sick leave. New applications will not be accepted on or after this date.

    Supplemental Sick Leave Bank 2022-2023 Plan Year The HISD Supplemental Sick Leave Bank (SSLB) program offers participants up to 30 additional leave days for extended absences due to a catastrophic injury or illness.

    For the 2022-2023 plan year, COVID-19 illness is also covered by the SSLB. Documentation of a positive PCR test (employee only) will be required. As with other illnesses, extra leave days may be granted from the SSLB only after all available leave banks have been exhausted. Up to five SSLB days may be granted per COVID-19 illness.

    A final enrollment period for the school year will be held in November for enrollment only. Contact Leave Administration via email at LeaveAdministration@Houstonisd.org or by phone at 713-556-6590 for additional assistance.
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    UPCOMING EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WEBINARS

    Sign Up Now for Upcoming Retirement Seminars 
    The Retirement Storefront at HISD will be hosting online retirement seminars from 5:00 pm-7:00 p.m. on the following dates this Fall in person: 


    Tuesday October 11, 2022 5:00pm – 7:00pm - Class ID# 1848834
    Thursday November 17, 2022 5:00pm – 7:00pm - Class ID# 1848835
    Wednesday December 14, 2022 5:00pm – 7:00pm - Class ID# 1848836 

    All district employees considering TRS retirement are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about their Teacher Retirement System (TRS) benefits. 

    Employees must register through OneSourceMe Learning to attend and select course code #23003. Questions may be directed to V. Janene English at 713-695-5561. If you want to learn more about your Savings plans, please click here.

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    If you are interested in getting up and getting moving and want to continue improving your health with exercise, get started with Camp Gladiator. Act quickly by registering through the link below. We are providing 200 registrations at no cost for employees. This program is a four-week program of exercise, and it will also include nutritional counseling and meal planning. HISD has a partnership with Camp Gladiator that provides a discount when you become a member. The more members they have from HISD, the greater the discount. The current discount is at 10%.

    This September challenge will provide you access to any workout location virtual or in person including on-demand classes as well as provide you with nutritional counseling. More information coming soon.
    Please us the link below to register. Hope to see you there. Link: https://promos.campgladiator.com/?cid=266 Coupon Code: HOUSISDFS