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LEA Look Forward for Sept. 3 - 9, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

View the LEA Look Forward for Sept. 3 - 9, 2021

Reopening & Recovery

  • Updated Health and Safety Guidance for Schools
  • 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)
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing Support for LEAs (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

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Youth Incentive Program (reminder)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Exchange Program (reminder)

Important Announcements

  • Special Education Resource Hub Now Updated: What Families Need to Know for the 2021-22 School Year
  • 2019 DC PAEMST Awardee is Selected as an Albert Einstein Fellow
  • Introducing the Educator Talent and Equity Dashboard
  • Confronting Discrimination Based on National Origin and Immigration Status
  • OSSE Aligns its Equity Requirements under IDEA
  • 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Administration (reminder)
  • DC Reengagement Center Needs Your Feedback (reminder)
  • Internet for All (reminder)
  • 2021-22 State Title III Advisory Committee Recruitment (reminder)

Professional Development, Leadership Opportunities & Events

  • Help Shape DC Education Policy on the Title I Committee of Practitioners
  • Mandatory training for LEA Special Education POCs who serve students ages 3-5
  • Educators Day with the Smithsonian Institution
  • Energizing Student Potential Program with Pepco and the Exelon Foundation
  • National Math Festival Hosts #MathicalBooks with Eddie Woo
  • 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