OCS Weekly Newsletter for July 10, 2020

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Weekly Newsletter- July 10, 2020


Thank you for updating Epicenter!!!

 

FYI: Please email us your questions!

 

We are working remotely, and cannot always access voicemail.

 

PowerSchool Maintenance:

Powerschool Upcoming Maintenance 7/11-12/2020 will affect NCEES Access

 

School Business:

Important School Business News– July 10, 2020

 

SBE Curriculum Information:

Curriculum Information from State Board of Education

 

NCDPI POLICY UPDATE

 

NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING CLASS OF 2020-21 AND 2021-22

DELAY IN ADOPTION OF SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY

 

Due to the State Board of Education (SBE) wanting to give NCDPI and the field more time to refine the Social Studies standards and develop instructional resources, especially in light of the renewed focus on equity and multiple perspectives, the SBE delayed adoption of the Social Studies Standard Course of Study until later this winter.  As a result, the graduation requirements have been changed for the incoming classes of 2020-21 and 2021-22.  The official GRAD-004 policy will be updated soon online, but we wanted to share this information with you because it will impact your high school course scheduling for the incoming freshman.   Note that the Economics and Personal Finance standards were approved by the SBE in June 2020 and will continue as a new graduation requirement.

 

ENTERING CLASS OF 2020-21

Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements for Social Studies

  1. World History
  2. A Founding Principles Course:  Founding Principles, Civics and Economics or Founding Principles of United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  3. An American History Course:  American History I, American History II, or American History
  4. Economics and Personal Finance

 

Note:  SBE recommends beginning with World History so that the new standards may be applied to the other courses starting in 2021-22.

Note:  For students who took a SS course in middle school, it will count towards one of these graduation requirements since the standards have been delayed in adoption.

 

Occupational Course of Study for Social Studies

  1. A Founding Principles Course:  Founding Principles, Civics and Economics or Founding Principles of United States of American and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  2. Economics and Personal Finance

 

ENTERING CLASS OF 2021-22

Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements for Social Studies

  1. World History
  2. Founding Principles of United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  3. American History
  4. Economics and Personal Finance

Note:  For students who take a SS course in middle school not aligned to the new standards, those courses will NOT count towards one of these SS graduation requirements but will count for elective requirements.

 

Occupational Course of Study for Social Studies

 To be determined, because there are planned revisions with courses for better content alignment

 

How does the delay impact Grades K-8?

This delay should not impact Grades K-8 as teachers should continue using the existing Standard Course of Study. 

 

Mathematics & CTE Update:

The North Carolina DPI divisions of Standards, Curriculum and Instruction and Career and Technical Education (CTE) would like to clarify the fourth Mathematics credit option for paired courses FH20 “Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality” and FH21 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality I” OR courses FH20 “Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality” and FH71 “ProStart I”.

 

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Courses Paired Option

Beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2020-21 academic year, paired courses FH20 “Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality” and FH21 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality I” will no longer be a fourth Mathematics credit option as these courses will be replaced with FH10 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality I”, which will serve as the fourth Mathematics credit option. Students entering ninth grade prior to the 2020-21 academic year may pair FH20 “Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality” and FH11 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality II Applications” as a fourth Mathematics credit option.

 

ProStart Paired Courses Option

Beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2020-21 academic year, paired courses FH20 “Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality” and FH71 “ProStart I” will no longer be a fourth Mathematics credit option as these courses will be replaced with FH10 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality I”, which will serve as the fourth Mathematics credit option. Students entering ninth grade prior to the 2020-21 academic year may pair FH71 “ProStart I” with FH12 “Culinary Arts and Hospitality II Internship” as a fourth Mathematics credit option.

The Mathematics Options Charts have been updated to reflect the changes and can be found on the NCDPI website and the K-12 Mathematics Google Site.

 

Dear Early Childhood Colleagues,  

 

As we continue to plan for schools reopening, we are contemplating what transitions into kindergarten will look like for children and families this year. Please join us for a live webinar, where we will discuss considerations, suggestions, and potential strategies for planning smooth transitions for children and families as schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year.  

 

Please click a link below to register for one of these events. Feel free to share this with other relevant stakeholders.

  

NCDPI-OEL - Supporting Smooth Transitions to Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 School Year  

Thursday, July 16 from 9:00-10:00 click here  

Tuesday, July 21 from 2:00-3:00 click here  

 

Sincerely,  

The NCDPI Office of Early Learning Team 

 

NC Arts:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/bulletins/29445d8

 

World Language PD:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/bulletins/294d3ca

 

IDEA GRANT EXTENSION:

 

Please see the following update on behalf of Sherry Thomas, Director of the Exceptional Children Division:

 

Due to 2020-2021 Indirect Costs for Charter schools not being available at this time, the IDEA Grant submission will be extended until July 24th for “Charter Schools only”.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Thank you,

 

Amanda W. Byrd

 

Did you Know!?

 

Great news! Sibling enrollment priority is now available in Year One and there were additional enrollment priority expansions in the new law!  You will also discover additional flexibility with your remote instruction days. Check out the Session Law, linked here https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/SessionLaws/PDF/2019-2020/SL2020-78.pdf and here https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/SessionLaws/PDF/2019-2020/SL2020-49.pdf.

 

BROADEN CERTAIN CHARTER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PRIORITIES SECTION 2.3.(a) G.S. 115C-218.45(f) reads as rewritten: "(f) The charter school may give enrollment priority to any of the following: (1) Siblings of currently enrolled students who were admitted to the charter school in a previous year. For the purposes of this section, the term "siblings" includes any of the following who reside in the same household: half siblings, stepsiblings, and children residing in a family foster home. (1a) Siblings who apply to the charter school for admission beginning in the same school year, such as when a sibling was not initially admitted due to grade level capacity. . .  AND

 

(3) Limited to no more than fifteen percent (15%) of the school's total enrollment, unless granted a waiver by the State Board of Education, the following: a. Children of the school's full-time employees.persons (i) employed full time by the charter school or (ii) working full time in the daily operation of the charter school, including children of persons employed by an education management organization or charter management organization for the charter school. b. Children of the charter school's board of directors.

 

State Legislative Update:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/bulletins/292cf0c

 

 

To help recap important news of the week, we are pleased to bring you the NCDPI COVID-19 WEEKLY TOP TEN.

 

 

SBE Guidelines for the Remote Instruction plan

 

https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/ePolicy/policy.aspx?PC=SPLN-006&Sch=10399&S=10399&C=SPLN&RevNo=1.32&T=A&Z=P&St=ADOPTED&PG=6&SN=true

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Remote Instruction Plan Template

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14eUPdXICmRTcmDN5p0nrzuD0fXOVxF9L/view

 


 

OCS Guidance for Charter Schools SB704/Session Law 2020-3 and SBE RIP Calendar and other Requirements 5/22/2020

 

OCS Guidance for Charter Schools House Bill 1043 / Session Law 2020-4 Supplemental Grants 6/2/2020

 

 

 

Communications Team:

Please note-    Our biweekly Tuesday calls will continue to be held at 8:00 a.m. and recordings will be provided in a follow-up email if you are unable to attend.  We welcome all communications leaders and superintendents to join our biweekly calls. Our biweekly calls occur in the off week of the standing superintendent and charter leaders calls by design, to keep an open channel between NCDPI and the field open each week. 

 

Dates for our upcoming calls are: July 14, July 28. 

 

 


 

Charter leaders, please take a look at the timeline and requirements for the Second Annual NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year Award! Recognize your amazing beginning charter leaders. All the details are right here!

 

Second Annual NCCAT BTOY Award

 

 

The NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year  timeline has changed due to these unprecedented times. Please find a link here to the new timeline. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19cGanTnK5KwiXlKe2BNp2mgtn7Eb5Xgr/view

 

Upcoming Events and Reminders!

Save the Date!

 

OCS Huddle West 

July 28th, 2020

OCS 2020 Summer Huddle West Registration

 

Virtual Huddle Registration Closes July 20

VIRTUAL 2020 OCS Summer Huddle

Charter School Leadership Institute 2020

Charter School Leadership Institute 2020 will be postponed until Spring 2021.

 


NC DPI COVID19 WEEKLY TOP TEN

 

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Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

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Professional Learning & Renewals Newsletters

OCS Huddle West Interest Survey


Did You Know?

Charter Schoolhouse
Online Resources from Finance & School Business Division
Topics with links to our most recent information:
Federal CARES Act
Funding and Allocations
PRC154 COVID-19 Supplemental Funds - State
Emergency Leave
Other

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NCDPI Updates

Attendance Reporting in PowerSchool:

Urgent High Priority Triangle
Grants

 


Leadership Opportunities:

CSUSA Human Resources Generalist

CSUSA School Enrollment Systems Specialist

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Whom Should I Contact at the Office of Charter Schools?

OCS Main number: 984 236 2700 ocs@dpi.nc.gov

Dave Machado         984 236 2702

Director of the Office of Charter Schools

 

Georgia Maimone       984 236 2701; Please use email: Georgia.maimone@dpi.nc.gov

Program Administrative Assistance, Communications

 

Shaunda Cooper      984 236 2707

Consultant, Renewals & Performance Framework

 

Claire Porter              984 236 2709

Consultant, Professional Learning & Ready to Open Process

 

Ashley Baquero         984 236 2708

Consultant, Amendments & Compliance

 

Joseph Letterio       984 236 2703

Consultant, Epicenter Tech Support & Performance Framework

 

Darian Jones           984 236 2705

Consultant, Applications & Renewals

 

Jay Whalen              984 236 2711

Program Administrator, NC ACCESS Program

 

Barbara O'Neal        984 236 2706

Program Coordinator, NC ACCESS Program