Aligning for Student Success - October Message

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Aligning for Student Success - October Message

As it begins to feel more like fall, we hope students and staff in your communities are settling into another great school year! This month’s main focus will be on the 2023-24 Integrated Programs Quarterly Reporting, with an emphasis on Quarter 1 reporting. 

Early Literacy Success School District Grants

ODE will soon be releasing guidance and tools to support the implementation of the Early Literacy Success School District Grants. Significant effort is being made to align with the Integrated Guidance from the jumpstart.


2023-24 Integrated Programs Quarterly Reporting Guidance

The first Integrated Programs Quarterly report will be released through your Integrated Programs Reporting and Application Dashboard (RAD) on October 1, and is due on October 31.

In order to support grantees in completing this first quarterly report, we have updated the Integrated Programs Reporting and Application Dashboard Technical Guidance to include technical support for quarterly reporting under the Integrated Guidance (see page 33). If you are interested in a more condensed version, please see the Integrated Programs Quarterly Report Quick Guide.

The Grant Management and Monitoring team will be offering several office hours opportunities throughout October to support you. Please see the dates and times below. 

Office Hours:

Wednesday, October 4 - 10:30-11:00

Wednesday, October 11- 3:30-4:00

Thursday, October 19 - 11:00-11:30

Tuesday, October 24 - 2:00-2:30

Monday, October 30 - 9:00-9:30

As always, please reach out with any questions to your District Grant Manager, or email

Important Dates and Action Items

Career and Technical Education - Perkins V

  • October 23, 2023: CTE Program of Study Yearly Updates due for schools.
    All updates must be completed. Tied to funding allocations.
  • November 15, 2023: Final Perkins EGMS claims for 2022-23
  • November 15, 2023: Perkins Annual Fiscal Report due for 2022-23

Integrated Programs

  • October 31, 2023: Integrated Programs Quarter 1 Report Due

Reminder: The Required Monthly Submission and Reporting Calendar lists all required school district submissions for the 2023-24 school year. 


When will we receive grant agreements for SIA, HSS, and EIIS?

The grant agreements for SIA, HSS, and EIIS are currently under review for legal sufficiency by the Department of Justice. We anticipate that review to conclude in the next couple of weeks, and will release grant agreements as quickly as we can once approved. Please keep in mind that the SIA grant agreement must go before the board for approval before being fully executed. That said, spending under these agreements is allowable to the backdate of July 1, 2023.

Program Specific Updates

Career and Technical Education - Perkins V

Oregon Career Journeys

Opening students’ eyes to career opportunities is now easier thanks to the Career Journeys video series. Traveling throughout Oregon, a wide variety of career paths are explored through 30 video stories. A sampling of communities from which the stories are told include:

  • Enterprise
  • Bandon
  • Roseburg
  • Carlton
  • Burns
  • Portland
  • Lakeview

Each video story comes with a lesson plan that allows students to explore their connection to the story. The introductory video provides a 3:48 minute overview. This is a great resource to expand the career connected learning experiences for students in your schools. 

Upcoming Learning Opportunities 

  • October 4 - Oregon Natural Resource Educator Association (ONREA) Fall Conference - Nat Res / Forestry program required professional development - Albany, OR
  • October 12 - Oregon Agriculture Teacher Association (OATA) Fall Conference - Prineville, OR
  • October 25-27 - Career Connected Learning Partnership Summit - Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon

November 29-December 2 - ACTE’s CareerTech Vision 2023 Conference

Early Indicator and Intervention Systems

Professional Learning Opportunity: A Lever for Student Success and School Improvement

As a reminder, two different learning series will be offered during the 2023-24 school year - EIIS: Foundations for Student Success and EIIS at Middle and High School. Each of these learning series will be offered at no cost to Oregon public schools and districts. Designed and facilitated by Education NW and FHI360, these learning series will provide participants with resources and skills to expand and deepen EIIS best practices. Both series include synchronous and asynchronous sessions, as well as optional consultation with Facilitators. All sessions are virtual and districts and schools are encouraged to have four to six person teams of educators and leaders participate. 

Both learning series will be repeated several times during the 2023-24 school year and there may be more than one learning series group per session depending on the number of participants who register.

Please view this flyer for more information about the schedule for each learning series and registration links. To register your team for the learning series for the 2023-24 school year please complete the Registration Form.

Student Investment Account

The SIA Financial Audit Suggested Procedures complement ODE’s efforts in making sure SIA funds are considered when conducting their regular financial audits annually. The suggested procedures are designed to include an audit of the financial aspects of SIA program implementation such as contracting, budgetary, accounting, and reporting requirements. These procedures are only supplementary and serve as a guide to the municipal auditors should they deem it necessary to conduct an audit specific to SIA. Financial Audits, as well as board minutes that demonstrate the presentation of the financial audit are due with the Quarter Two Integrated Programs Report on January 31, 2023.

Highlighted Resources for the Month

Taking Flight:  How to Maximize the Potential of Career-Connected Learning

Done right, career-connected learning is the key to a once in a generation opportunity to make good jobs and careers available to a broader pool of young people.

NASA TechRise Student Challenge

We encourage you to share this across schools and classrooms in your district! 

Are you ready for this year’s NASA TechRise Student challenge? From researching Earth’s environment to designing experiments for lunar and planetary exploration, schools are invited to join NASA in its mission to inspire the world through discovery. If you are in sixth to 12th grade at a U.S. public, private, or charter school – including those in U.S. territories – your challenge is to team up with your schoolmates and develop a science or technology experiment idea for one of the following NASA TechRise flight vehicles:

  • High-Altitude Balloon with approximately four hours of flight time at 70,000 feet and exposure to Earth’s atmosphere, high-altitude radiation, and perspective views of our planet
  • Rocket-Powered Lander that will fly for approximately two minutes at an altitude of 80 ft (~25 m) over a test field designed to look like the Moon’s surface

A total of 60 winning teams will be selected to build their proposed experiment. Each winning team will be awarded:

  • $1,500 to build their experiment
  • A flight box in which to build it
  • An assigned spot to test their experiment on a NASA-sponsored flight
  • Technical support during the experiment build phase from Future Engineers advisors, who will help students learn the skills they need to turn their experiment idea into reality.

Note that no experience is necessary to participate in the NASA TechRise Challenge!