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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) contracts with Deer Oaks EAP Services to provide staff with free programs that support their health and well-being.

The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and services are confidential. Services include expert resources in managing stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles.  They can also provide additional assistance with:
  • Childcare and eldercare resources with referrals
  • Financial and legal issues
  • Free interactive online simple will
  • Retiree assistance
  • Moving resources/checklist
  • Reimbursed cab ride 

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To visit the Instructional Technology SharePoint website for How to Guides on many topics, click the link above or find it in the Training menu. 

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Employee Gift Policy
All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees should remember that they are subject to the Board of Education’s Ethics Policy, which includes limitations on receiving gifts from students, parents, other employees, and anyone doing business with the school system. Under the Ethics Policy linked here, employees may not solicit for themselves any gift of any value at any time, and may not receive unsolicited gifts worth more than $20 in value. If provided an unsolicited gift above that limit, an employee may avoid any ethics violation by either returning the gift to the donor, or donating the gift to their school or the school system if possible. Click here to read a recent Advisory Opinion issued by the Board of Education Ethics Panel further interpreting the Ethics Policy.


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North Point First Flight Program has spaces availableClick the image above for the informational flyer or click here to visit their website.

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January 7, 2022                                                                                                                          

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



EAP Info

Employee Referral Incentive Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching an employee referral incentive program (ERIP) to attract skilled educators and support staff to the school system.  Current CCPS employees who refer candidates for employment can receive up to $1,000 if the referred employee is hired by the school system.  Click here to read more about the program or find it under the Benefits & Pay menu.


Fixed or Fluid Width

This template has the ability to set the entire width of your set to either a fixed pixel width or a fluid percentage width. You can set the width to any size you want.



Column Widths

You may also set the widths of the following positions to any width that you need to: left, left_inset, right, and right_inset. You may set them to any width you need to. Columns can either be set to a fixed px width or they can be set to a fluid percentage width. If you are enabling the responsive layout we recommend setting these to percentage width.


Row Widths

This template comes loaded with module positions, many of which appear in rows of 6 module positions. Any row that contains 6 module positions can have it's row columns set to automatic widths or manual. For example, in the picture below the first row shows 4 modules published and since it's set to automatic each is set to 25% width. The second row shows a manual calculation for each module in the row. Again, you may do this for any row that contains 6 modules. If you setup a manual calculation they must total to 100%. Not all 6 modules need to be used, as shown below.

All of this is done very easily in the template configuration.




Features:

  • Supports a range of multimedia formats: images, flash, video, mp3s, html!
  • Auto detects formats or you can specify the format
  • Html descriptions
  • Enable/Disable page overlay when multibox pops up (via template parameters)
  • Enable/Disable controls (via template parameters)

  • Images Example

    Image #1. It can support html.
      
    Image #2. It can support html.
      
    Image #3. It can support html.

    Separeate Group Images Example

    Image #1. It can support html.
      
    Image #2. It can support html.
      
    Image #3. It can support html.

    Video Example:

    Youtube.com Video - CLICK ME
    UP: Carl and Ellie


    You can use the following video formats: flv, mov, wmv, real and swf. Just insert the URL to the videos in the href of the hyperlink, here is an example of how we did this for a Youtube video:

    YouTube Tutorial: Simply right click on a youtube video and copy the embed code, then paste into a text editor and look for the embed src and use that URL in your hyperlink.

    MP3 Example:

    MP3 example - CLICK ME
    mp3 example


    iFrame:

    iFrame/HTML Example - CLICK ME
    getfirebug.com



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All modules are fully collapsible

What exactly is a collapsing module? It's quite simple, whenever a module is not published to a postion that position does not appear on the frontend of the template. Consider the example below:



This particular row has 6 module positions available to publish to. Let's say you only want to publish to 4 of these positions. The template will automatically collapse the modules you do not want to use and adjust the size of the modules accordingly:



If no modules are published to the row the entire row itself will not show. The best feature of this is every module can be published to its own unique pages so the layout of your site can change on every page!


Infinite Layouts

Because there are so many module positions available in so many different areas, the number of layouts you can create are limitless! For example, if you would like to show your main content area on the right side of your site but still have a column of modules, simply published your modules to the right or right_inset positions or both. The same would be true for the opposite, if you want a column on the left simply publish modules to left or left_inset. Of course you can always choose to not have a column at all. Remember, any module not published to will automatically collapse and the remaining area will automatically adjust. There is no need to choose a pre-defined layout for your entire site, simply use the power of collpasing module positions and take advantage of the numerous amount of module positions to create any layout you can dream of! Be sure to checkout the layout of modules below.


Dozens of Modules

Below is a complete list of all the module positions available for this template.



How to install and setup module styles:

  1. Download any module you wish to publish to your site.
  2. In the backend of Joomla navigate to the menu item Extensions/Install Uninstall


  3. Browse for the module's install file and click Upload File & Install.
  4. Once the module has be installed navigate to the menu item Extensions/Module Manager (same menu as above)
  5. Find the Module just installed and click on it's title.
  6. Change any parameters that you wish and be sure to set it to published and publish it to your desired module position.
  7. To apply a module style simply fill in the module class suffix field with any of this template's included module styles. This parameter setting is found under Module Parameters on the right side of the screen.


  8. Assign what pages you would like the module to appear on and finally click Save.


This template includes a scroll to feature that will scroll your page to a specified section of your site. All you have to do is create an external link in your menu manager and then in the URL area enter in any ID on your page. You can reference any of the following IDs in order:

  • #s5_header_area1
  • #s5_top_row1_area1
  • #s5_top_row2_area1
  • #s5_top_row3_area1
  • #s5_center_area1
  • #s5_bottom_row1_area1
  • #s5_bottom_row2_area1
  • #s5_bottom_row3_area1
  • #s5_footer_area1

Screenshot of admin area of an external menu item with DIV reference entered:

Setting up the login and register links is very simple. Just enter the login, logout, and register text in the template configuration like shown below. As long as text is present the links will show. To disable them simply empty the fields and save the configuration.

Alternatively, you can fill out your own custom urls just below these fields in the template configuration if you do not want to use the default Joomla login and registration pages.

The lazy load script is a great way to save bandwidth and load your pages much faster. Images that are not visible on the initial page load are not loaded or downloaded until they come into the main viewing area. Once an image comes into view it is then downloaded and faded into visibility. Scroll down this page to see the script in action.

Setup is very easy! By default this script is disabled, in order to enable it simply choose All Images or Individual Images from the drop down, as shown below from inside the template configuration page.



All images will load every standard image on the page with lazy load. There is no extra configuration or extra code to add with this configuration, it will just happen automatically. Individual images would be used if you want only certain images to load with this script and not all of them. To do this simply add class="s5_lazyload" to the image like so:
<img class="s5_lazyload" src="http://www.yoursite.com/image.jpg"></img>


This script is compatible with Firefox3+, IE8+, Chrome14+, Safari5.05+, Opera 11.11+

See the script in action:


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