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LEA Look Forward for Sept. 10-16, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

View the LEA Look Forward for Sept.10-16, 2021.

Reopening & Recovery

  • Guidance: Collecting & Reporting Attendance for 2021-22 School Year
  • Updated Health and Safety Guidance for Schools (reminder)
  • Change in Process for OSSE’s School-Based COVID-19 Testing Program (reminder)
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment Opportunity for LEAs and Schools (reminder)
  • Updated IDEA Guidance on Return to In-person Learning (reminder)
  • Dear Colleague Letters Addressing Recovery and Accelerated Learning for Students with Disabilities Attending Nonpublic Special Education Schools (reminder)
  • School-Based Immunization Locations for All Families (reminder)
  • COVID-19 Medical Consent and Certification for Distance Learning in the 2021-22 School Year (reminder)

Health & Wellness: Vaccination Updates

  • Additional Health and Safety Technical Assistance Opportunities
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Youth Incentive Program (reminder)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Exchange Program (reminder)

Important Announcements

  • Notice for IDEA Annual LEA Determinations
  • Notice of Second Proposed Rulemaking - Chapter 30 Special Education Regulations
  • School Leader Learning Space on School Behavioral Health
  • Special Education Resource Hub Now Updated: What Families Need to Know for the 2021-22 School Year (reminder)
  • Introducing the Educator Talent and Equity Dashboard (reminder)
  • Confronting Discrimination Based on National Origin and Immigration Status (reminder)

Professional Development, Leadership Opportunities & Events

  • Application Now Open for Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council
  • WIDA English Language Development Standards
  • Science Opportunities for Educators
  • Help Shape DC Education Policy on the Title I Committee of Practitioners (reminder)
  • Mandatory training for LEA Special Education POCs who serve students ages 3-5 (reminder)
  • Energizing Student Potential Program with Pepco and the Exelon Foundation (reminder) 
  • New Professional Learning Series: Foundations of Special Education (reminder)
  • New Online Course: Introduction to Learner Variability (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 (reminder)

Important Dates & Deadlines to Remember