April Message - Aligning for Student Success

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April Message:

Thank you to everyone who has participated in recent virtual sessions to learn more about Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance for Six ODE Initiatives. Our team appreciated your engagement and questions throughout the sessions! If you weren’t able to attend a session live, the recordings for the sessions have been posted under the Additional Supports and Information section of the Innovation and Improvement webpage. In addition to these resources, there is a specific Charter School Engagement Session coming up on Wednesday, April 6 from 10:30am-12pm, which will take a specific look at the Integrated Guidance and charter schools. You can register here if you are interested in this session. 

In addition to the larger virtual sessions to date, we’re also currently hosting regional virtual sessions, and later this spring we are looking forward to traveling around the state to take a deeper dive into the new guidance. If you have questions in the meantime, we encourage you to reach out to our team at ODE.EII@ode.oregon.gov.

Important Dates & Deadlines: 


YCEP/JDEP Application Window - April 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022

SIA Final Claim of 100% Available - April 1, 2022

SIA Quarter 3 Progress Reporting Window - April 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022

SIA Quarter 3 Progress Report Office Hours

The Grant Management team is here to support grantees in the completion of their SIA Progress Reports! We are offering office hours throughout the month of April to support grantees in completing their Quarter 3 reporting. 

Program Specific Updates:

Early Indicator and Intervention Systems (EIIS)  

EIIS grant recipients can now complete the EIIS Reporting Form for EIIS allowable expenses from the 2021-2022 school year. Claims can be applied to expenses made between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. All EGMS claims and reporting forms must be submitted by August 15, 2022. 

Districts and charter schools who did not apply for the EIIS grant for the 2021-2022 school year are encouraged to apply for the 2022-2023 school year! Please submit the 2022-23 Intent to Utilize Form by April 30th. Districts and charter schools who completed the Intent to Utilize in 2021 do not need to complete this form and will be sent a new grant agreement in August. If you have any questions, please contact us at ode.eiis@ode.oregon.gov.

For combined Every Day Matters and EIIS drop-in office hours times and registration please see Early Indicator & Intervention Systems (below).

EIIS grant recipients are able to make claims for EIIS allowable expenses until June 30, 2022. Claims can be applied retroactively from July 1, 2021.

Every Day Matters (EDM)

Join combined drop-in office hours for Every Day Matters and Early Indicator and Intervention Systems - connect with ODE staff, Saskia Dresler and Dany Douglas, to bring forward your questions about attendance, share successful strategies, and collaborate on your district’s EIIS plans.

April’s office hours dates and times: 

For additional information, email ODE.EII@ode.oregon.gov.

ESSA Partnerships

In January, districts receiving federal funds to support CSI and TSI schools were asked to provide a progress update though the Winter Update Survey. If you have not already submitted an update, please do so at your earliest convenience to avoid any delays in approving claims.

High School Success (HSS) 

We recently released a new research brief looking at student access to and enrollment in AP and IB coursework! The two earlier briefs we released can be found under “Research and Data” on the HSS Resources page.  Please feel free to share them with any colleagues, schools, or districts who may be interested!

Student Investment Account (SIA)

After the first year of SIA implementation, ODE pursued a summer extension rule change, which now provides a universal extension to all SIA grantees to spend SIA funds through September 30 annually. If you would like to decline the universal summer extension for the 2021-22 year and spend all funds by June 30, 2022, you will need to notify ODE in writing between now and no later than June 1, 2022. Any grantee opting out of the universal summer extension will need to sign and return a grant amendment by June 30, 2022. Charter schools applying with a sponsoring district will need to connect and work with their sponsoring districts to determine if the district will decline the universal summer extension. Please send this request or any summer extension questions to SIAinfo@ode.oregon.gov


I need to make an SIA Plan Change, how do I submit one?

District and independent charters will submit Strategy, Activity, or Budget Allocation changes for their 2021-23 SIA Plan Update by accessing the SIA Plan Update View on their District and Eligible Charter School Portal.

District-Sponsored Charters will submit their Strategy, Activity, or Budget Allocation changes for their 2021-23 SIA Plan Update by emailing their Grant Manager. 

If you need assistance in accessing your District and Eligible Charter School Portal please contact your Grant Manager or email ODE.EII@ode.oregon.gov to direct you to your Grant Manager. We also have two resources linked below to support you with plan changes.



District and Charter Portal Manual:


Highlighted Resources:

Statewide online survey (open through April 15th)

Please fill out this survey to share what matters to you about graduating from high school in Oregon.

In 2021, the Oregon state legislature passed Senate Bill 744. This Bill is to explore how to make graduation requirements more equitable for all students in Oregon. It directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to review state high school graduation requirements. As part of this review, ODE is partnering with Oregon’s Kitchen Table to get input from people across the state about this topic.

Your voice counts! By filling out this survey, you can help make high school graduation requirements work better for future high school grads. You can also share how to help make sure graduates have the support they need to be ready for success after high school. This means success no matter what path they choose after high school.