Frequently Asked Questions


Current substitute teachers have access to Substitute Absence Management, SAM, (formerly Aesop) which allow substitutes to review current assignments, review available jobs, cancel a job, and review personal information.

  • SAM can be accessed by calling (800) 942 – 3767
  • SAM – web site: click here


1.      Is there a work requirement for substitutes at SVVSD?

Substitutes in St. Vrain are required to take at least 10 jobs (full or half days) within the school year to stay active on the substitute list for the following year.


2.      How can I qualify for a long term assignment?

SVVSD requires all long term substitutes to be highly qualified. To be considered highly qualified, you must have an endorsement in the content area that you are teaching, have 24 college semester hours in the content area, or have passed the PLACE/Praxis exam for the content area. 


3.      Is it possible to access SAM on my cell phone?

 On a mobile device enter the following address in your web browser:


4.      Help I need tech help?

SVVSD’s Tech Department has created a web site to help substitutes understand the technology used at the district.