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LEA Look Forward for Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

View the LEA Look Forward for Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, 2021



Reopening & Recovery

  • Updated Health and Safety Guidance for Schools
  • Change in Process for OSSE’s School-Based COVID-19 Testing Program
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment Opportunity for Local Education Agencies and Schools
  • Updated IDEA Guidance on Return to In-person Learning
  • Dear Colleague Letters Addressing Recovery and Accelerated Learning for Students with Disabilities Attending Nonpublic Special Education Schools
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing Support for LEAs (reminder)
  • School-Based Immunization Locations for All Families (reminder)

Health & Wellness: Vaccination Updates

  • COVID-19 Medical Consent and Certification for Distance Learning in the 2021-22 School Year (reminder)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Youth Incentive Program (reminder)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Exchange Program (reminder)

Important Announcements

  • 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Administration
  • DC Reengagement Center Needs Your Feedback
  • Internet for All (reminder)
  • 2021-22 State Title III Advisory Committee Recruitment (reminder)
  • New Special Education Policy Bulletin – Toileting Skills: Nondiscrimination and IDEA Obligations (reminder)
  • Free Books for Title I Schools (reminder)
  • Child Find Model Posters (reminder)
  • Would You Like to Recognize an Outstanding STEM Teacher? (reminder)

Professional Development, Leadership Opportunities & Events

  • New Professional Learning Series: Foundations of Special Education
  • New Online Course: Introduction to Learner Variability
  • 2021-22 State Title III Advisory Committee Recruitment (reminder)
  • PARCC & DC Science Assessment Test Development Recruitment (reminder)
  • Upcoming Virtual Professional Learning for DC Educators

Grants & Funding

  • American Rescue Plan Homeless Children and Youth Fund
  • ARP-Homeless I Next Steps for Current MKV Grantees
  • 2021-22 School Year Safe Passage Safe Block Grants (reminder)
  • OSSE Releases Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant RFAs (reminder)
  • Public Charter School Reopening Facilities Grant Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) – Notice of Preliminary Allocations (reminder)
  • Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) SOAR Formula Combined Allocation and Application (updated)

Important Dates & Deadlines to Remember