• 2019-20 New Educator Orientation FAQs

    When is New Educator Orientation?

    New Educator Orientation (NEO) will take place July 29 - August 2, 2019.  

    What time is New Educator Orientation?

    • Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30 orientation has additional sessions for K-5 Elementary Educators. 
      • July 29:  Math Training
      • July 30:  Literacy Training
    • Tuesday, July 30 orientation has additional sessions for Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education educators. 
    • Wednesday, July 31 will kick off with the New Educator Welcome by district leaders from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM.  Breakfast will be served.  We strongly encourage you to arrive early for best parking options.  Sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 AM following breakfast and will conclude by 4:00 PM.
    • Thursday, August 1 orientation will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.  Check the schedule for session times and locations.  
    • Friday, August 2 is dedicated to building orientations and will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 11:30 AM.  All Kindergarten, First Grade, SLP and Special Education teachers should attend AIMSweb Plus training from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Aslin Administration Building.

    Where is New Educator Orientation?
    NEO will be held at Gentry Middle School located at 4200 Bethel Street.

    Do I have to stay the whole time?
    All new teachers are to stay for all sessions to be fully prepared for their teaching responsibilities, unless, in unique situations a Curriculum Coordinator has given you an alternate schedule.

    Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday, July 31.  Breakfast and lunch will not be provided by the District on July 29, 30 August 1 and 2.

    Is there a dress code?
    Casual business attire. 

    What topics will be covered at New Educator Orientation?
    New Educator Orientation covers a wide-range of topics.  

    Will I be paid for attending New Educator Orientation?
    Yes.  Educators are paid $27 to attend the training sessions.  No payment is given for breaks or meals.

    What should I bring to New Educator Orientation?
    You are required to bring your CPS district provided device.  Many participants find it helpful to bring a writing instrument and paper. 

    Will there be child care?
    No, child care will not be provided.

    I am a veteran teacher from a different district.  Do I need to attend New Educator Orientation?
    Yes.  Though you are not new to teaching, you are new to CPS and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to be successful in our district.  Sessions are designed to be beneficial to both new and veteran teachers.

    Who do I contact if I have more questions?
    For all questions related to NEO, you may email Shelli Adams, Director of School Improvement, at shadams@cpsk12.org or Tonya Scofield at tscofield@cpsk12.org