Update the first day of school in SMA

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Update the first day of school in SMA

As your attention shifts to the new school year and new staff are hired, before you begin to enter the new staff into SEBB My Account (SMA), it is important that the first day of school be updated in the Organizational Profile. 

Updating the first day of school before entering new employees into SMA ensures the employee’s effective date of benefits will be calculated correctly by the system. As a reminder, the effective date of benefits is determined differently in September than the rest of the year. If a newly eligible employee’s first day of work is on or after September 1, but not later than the first day of school for the current school year, the employee is eligible for the employer contribution on their first day of work and benefits begin on that day. (WAC 182-31-040)

To update the first day of school, the BA with SMA administrator access must:

  1. Go to the Organizational Profile tile in SMA.
  2. Update the date in the ‘First Day of School’ field. If there are multiple dates within the district, enter the latest date. For example, if the high school and middle school begin on September 2, but the elementary school begins on September 7, enter September 7. Educational Service Districts, enter the first working day in September.
  3. Click ‘Submit Changes’.

Update the ‘First Day of School’ no later than August 2, 2021.