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We appreciate your interest in working for Winchester Public Schools. We are committed to providing resources and professional customer service that contribute to the advancement and achievement of staff and students.

Our mission is "Learning for All Whatever It Takes." This mission is not just a phrase but rather a serious commitment to our life's work of teaching and learning for the children of our community. If you are ready to take on the challenges of "Learning for All Whatever It Takes" with a real sense of adventure, then Winchester Public Schools is the place to be.

WPS FLEXIBLE BENEFITS WEBSITE

  • INSURANCE
  • HSA/FLEX
  • LEAVE
  • 403(b)
  • WORKER'S COMP
  • VRS HYBRID PLAN

WPS BENEFITS PACKAGE 2016-2017
HIPAA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE & MEDICARE

This notice is to all active employees and retirees not eligible for medicare participating in The Local Choice (TLC) Health Benefits Program who might become eligible for Medicare. It contains information about your current prescription drug coverage with the TLC Health Benefits Program sponsored by Winchester Public Schools and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage.

Click HERE to view and print out the notice. Please read this notice carefully and keep it where you can find it.

Medical/Dental Insurance

  • ANTHEM WEBSITE - Anthem Customer Service - 800/552-2682

  • KEY ADVANTAGE 1000 PLAN
  • HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN (HDHP) / DELTA DENTAL
  • BLUE VIEW VISION - List of Providers

  • EMPLOYEES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • FORMS
  • The Local Choice (TLC) Contact Numbers - Have a question? Need to talk to someone? Here are your TLC contact numbers:
    • Medical, Pharmacy, Vision/Hearing 1-800-552-2682
    • Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-855-223-9277
    • ID Card Order Line 1-866-587-6713
    • Coverage While Traveling (BlueCard Program) 1-800-810-2583
    • 24/7 NurseLine 1-800-337-4770
    • Delta Dental 1-888-335-8296
  • BABY BENEFITS PROGRAM is available to all covered participants when they are pregnant. This program is designed to promote a healthy pregnancy and prevent premature birth. When you enroll, you'll receive a prenatal care information packet that includes a toll-free number that puts you in touch with Baby Benefits nurses who can answer any questions you may have, day or night. There is no cost for this service, but you must register by calling 800/828-5891.

  • HOW DO I GET A NEW HEALTH INSURANCE CARD? Have you lost your Anthem/TLC Health Insurance ID Card or need additional copies? You have two choices for getting additional/replacement cards:
    • Call 1-800-552-2682   OR
    • Go to www.anthem.com.
      • The “Member Log-in” gray box is at the top right hand corner of the webpage. You will need a username and password to log-in to the Anthem system. If you do not have a username and password, select “Register Now” to obtain a username and password.
      • Log-in by entering your username and password Your Welcome Page will appear.
      • At the bottom of your welcome page is a “Resources” section. Select “Request ID Card.” New cards will be mailed to your address in 10-14 days.
      • Select “Print Temporary ID Card” for your use until the new cards arrive.
      • ID cards are in the policy holders (employee’s) name only. New ID cards were issued in late June 2013 with an effective date of July 1, 2013. The new ID card number has a “LC” at the end of the number string. If you card does not have an “LC” at the end of the number string, the card is not active.

    Life Insurance

  • VIRGINIA RETIREMENT SYSTEM WEBSITE
  • Health Savings Administrators

  • WEBSITE - 888/354-0697
  • PAYROLL DEDUCTION AUTHORIZATION FORM
  • HSA WINCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS ENROLLMENT BROCHURE
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • TAKE CARE WAGEWORKS - 800-950-0105
  • TAKE CARE WAGEWORKS ENROLLMENT FORM
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  • Sick and Personal Leave

    SICK LEAVE AND SICK LEAVE BANK
  • SICK LEAVE BANK GUIDELINES
  • PERSONAL AND/OR EMERGENCY LEAVE
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave

    Eligible employees are entitled under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons.

    To submit a request for FMLA, please login to TalentEd Records and complete the FMLA Leave Request Form – Part A under the Blank Docs section. The form must be submitted at least 30 days before the leave is to commence, when practicable. If the need for leave is not foreseeable, the employee must give notice within 2 workdays of when the need becomes known. To view the full Winchester Public Schools’ Family and Medical Leave policy, please click HERE.

  • Leave may be granted for any of the following reasons:
    • For a serious health condition that makes it unable for you to perform your job.
    • To care for your child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition.
    • To care for your child after birth.
    • To care for a child after placement with you for adoption or foster care.
    • A qualifying exigency associated with the call of duty or active duty in a contingency operations of your spouse, child or parent.
    • To care for a member of the Armed Forces (including the National Guard or Reserves) with a serious illness or injury who is your spouse, child, parent or next of kin.
  • 403(b)

    403(b) PLAN AND ROTH 403(b) PLAN

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows Winchester Public School (WPS) employees to participate in two types of private retirement investment plans. The traditional 403(b) is a plan that allows employees to invest pre-tax dollars into a qualified plan and a Roth 403(b) plan which allows employees to invest post-tax money into a qualified plan. Each type of plan has different benefits employees should consult an investment counselor to determine which option is best for them.

    Retirement planning should be an important part of everyone’s financial strategy. You should work with your 403(b) provider to determine the best investment option for your situation. The total amount of salary you may contribute to a 403(b) plan is limited by the IRS. The maximum amount you may contribute can be calculated by your 403(b) provider.

    WPS supports both before-tax payroll contributions to a qualified 403(b) plan and after-tax payroll contributions to a qualified Roth 403(b) plan. Information about WPS authorized 403(b) providers and necessary forms are on the Employer Admin Services, Inc. (EAS) website www.employeradmin.com or available from your 403(b) provider. Contributions to both the 403(b) and the Roth 403(b) funds will be shown on your annual W-2 tax form.

    Summary information about the plan and a list of participating 403(b) investment providers can be found at the TSA Consulting Group website.

    Worker's Compensation

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED ON THE JOB!

  • If a life-threatening situation occurs (i.e., a fall resulting in loss of consciousness, excessive hemorrhaging from a wound) proceed immediately to the emergency department at Winchester Medical Center or Warren Memorial Hospital.
  • If a simple injury occurs (i.e., laceration, splinter or foreign body in the eye) report the incident immediately to your supervisor and/or school nurse. If further medical treatment is necessary, seek medical treatment with one of the physicians listed below.
  • Report your injury as soon as possible by giving written notice to your supervisor. This notice should explain when and how the accident occurred. You should keep a copy of the notice and the name of the person to whom you gave the notice. Your employer is not responsible for paying medical treatment or wage loss until you give notice of the accident.
  • Listed below are the approved physicians that can provide medical treatment for a work related illness or injury. You may choose any one of the four listed. TREATMENT RENDERED BY A PHYSICIAN NOT ON THIS LIST COULD JEOPARDIZE YOUR BENEFITS.

  • Amherst Family Practice
    1867 Amherst Street
    Winchester, VA 22601
    540-667-8724
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  • Valley Health
    Occupational Health/Urgent Care Center
    8:00am-4:30pm/after 4:30pm
    607 E. Jubal Early Drive
    Winchester, VA 22601
    540-536-2200
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  • Medexpress Urgent Care
    207 Gateway Drive
    Winchester, VA 22601
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  • Winchester Urgent Care
    2505 Valley Avenue
    Winchester, VA 22601
    540-665-0084
  • VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan

    The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) has developed a new plan, the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, that is mandatory for all eligible employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 that do not have existing service credit with the VRS.

    The Hybrid Retirement Plan combines the features of a defined benefit plan, which pays a monthly retirement benefit based on age, total service credit and average final compensation, and a defined contribution plan, which provides a retirement benefit based on contributions to the plan and the investment performance of those contributions.

    Read the Special Issue of Member News for more information about the plan, eligibility, how to opt in and resources available to you, including the Hybrid Plan Calculator in your myVRS account. A detailed instruction guide is available once you access the calculator.

    In addition, you can click here to view the recorded webinar, “Hybrid Retirement Plan Overview.”

    The VRS is also presenting face-to-face seminars around the state on the new Hybrid Plan.

    If, after viewing the available resources, you plan on opting into the Hybrid plan, please contact Kristen Campbell at extension 14100. While you will enroll in the new Hybrid Plan through your myVRS account, WPS will need to make changes in your payroll records to properly fund both a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan on your behalf.

    Furthermore, if you would like to attend a face-to-face overview of this new plan, please email Donna Eagle.

    SUBSTITUTE INFORMATION

    Qualifications and Compensation

    Substitute Teachers for Winchester Public Schools must hold a minimum of a two-year Associates Degree or have completed 60 college credit hours. If you do not meet our requirements at this time, we encourage you to reapply when you have met the qualifications. Substitute classifications are as follows:

    • Class I Substitute - must hold a Virginia teaching license or a four-year college degree and are paid $100.00 per day.
    • Class II Substitute - must hold an associates degree or possess a minimum of sixty hours of college credits and are paid $90.00 per day.
    • Teaching Assistant Substitute - must have graduated from high school, but do not need college credits and are paid at Step 1 of the Teaching Assistant pay scale (click HERE) for 6.5 hours per day

    All Substitute applicants must complete an orientation and training process, complete all required paperwork, and be approved by the Winchester Public School Board before securing a substitute position.

    Substitute Orientations

    Substitute teacher and teaching assistant applicants must complete an orientation and training process, complete all required paperwork, and be approved by the Winchester Public School Board before securing a substitute position. To be notified of the next substitute orientation session by e-mail, please submit an online application HERE.


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