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School districts across the country are struggling to fill positions. This problem has highlighted the need for districts to maintain a pool of reliable substitute talent to bridge the gap and fill vacancies. Just as it’s been difficult for school districts to fill their full-time positions, so too has it been problematic to keep substitutes coming to work to support their students when they need it most. As it continues to be challenging to keep substitutes coming back, perhaps school
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Are you interested in winning a big bonus this year? If so, we have an opportunity for you! If you're an ESS employee, we invite you to participate in our Extra Pay Fridays program for a chance to receive a $500 gift card! All ESS employees who work five Fridays between Friday, April 1st and Friday, May 13th will automatically be entered to win. You may choose whichever five Fridays you'd like to work, as long as they're within the
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Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We're pleased to recognize our honorees from February 2022! Fatima SkaggsRussellville School District, AR Fatima was nominated by Jaime Arnold, Art Specialist at Oakland Heights Elementary School, who wrote: "Mrs. Skaggs served as my long-term sub during maternity leave. She updated me on student progress daily. She took on extra duties during lunch, recess, and afternoon dismissal. Her words
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We are celebrating our 22nd birthday! In 2000, ESS started as a vision to provide administrative relief to school districts. ESS also wanted to assist with providing job opportunities to passionate educators. Since then, we can proudly say our team serves over 4.5 million students, in 900 school districts across 32 states. With a team of 80,000 substitute and permanent employees, ESS can make sure that every day counts. Sending a HUGE thank you to our amazing, hardworking substitutes! Thank
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Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! If you work 5+ days in March, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. Daily, long-term, building-based, and virtual substitutes are all eligible, as well as permanent placements!  March Raffle Prizes Microsoft Surface Tablet (1)Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
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When substituting, there will be times when students complete all their work with time to spare. The free time that this creates can involve risks, one of which is losing control of the classroom. Keeping students busy is a proactive way to prevent them from finding their own diversions. We recommend using educational activities to maximize student learning during free time. It’s helpful for substitutes to come to the classroom with backup plans for when free time occurs to ensure
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Nautic Partners, LLC recently announced that it has sold a portion in portfolio company ESS to The Vistria Group ("Vistria") while remaining a key investor. We're thrilled to welcome Vistria to the ESS family and enthusiastic about the invaluable education-related experience and resources the company will bring to our organization. The Vistria Group is a Chicago-based private investment firm that partners with businesses in healthcare, education, and financial services. They focus on companies that are passionate about growth and committed to the
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ESS Employee of the Month January 2022
Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We're pleased to recognize our honorees from January 2022! Donna CareyBLaST Intermediate Unit, PA Donna was nominated by Regional Manager, Danelle Wagner, who wrote: "Donna has been an asset to the BLaST Intermediate Unit and BLaST classrooms. She started with ESS in 2015 and has worked over 700 assignments for the local districts. She has picked up multiple long-term
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Each month, we give away more than $1,000 worth of exciting prizes to some lucky employees who meet or exceed certain work frequency and performance qualifications. We want to reward our most dedicated people with an opportunity to win something big! If you work 5+ days in February, you’ll automatically earn an entry into our monthly drawing. Daily, long-term, building-based, and virtual substitutes are all eligible, as well as permanent placements!  February Raffle Prizes Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (2)Apple
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Calling all artistic K-12 students: If you're ready to show off your creativity, ESS has the perfect opportunity for you! We’re excited to announce the 2022 ESS Art Contest. To enter, simply fill out the web form at ArtContest.ESS.com and submit an original drawing, painting, or digital piece based on the topic: “What would it be like to go to a school made of candy?” Winning students from four grade groups will receive a $500 gift card, plus a $500 gift card for their school! Submissions
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