As rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues, please be aware of your right to use leave time to receive the vaccine. You do not need to use your own leave balances for your vaccine appointment; however, you must follow all regular procedures for requesting time off to ensure proper coverage of your work.
If your vaccine appointment occurs during synchronous time or otherwise requires you to do so, please request a substitute educator during that time. Our substitute educators are vital to the strength of our district and our union. We depend on them and they depend on us-- many of our substitute educators have been very hard hit during this pandemic.
To utilize leave to get a vaccine, submit your absence as you normally would and schedule a substitute educator on Frontline by selecting the leave code Inservice-School. Inside the box in a note to the Administrator you will write: COVID-Vaccine appointment.
If you experience side effects from the vaccine and are unable to report to work, follow the regular protocols for using sick leave. This will be charged against your sick day bank.
Sending good wishes to all of our educators as they get vaccines!