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  • September 2021: Student Engagement — Feature article: Stand Stronger: Stand-Out Practices from the Pandemic by Kaaren Andrews, National Director for the Center for High School Success.  Review data relating to 9th Grade Success and the Student COVID Survey, find tools for extended learning opportunities for students and adapting early warning systems with success teams
  • August 2021: Back to basics: Gearing up for the new school year! — Hear from students, learn about the Attendance Awareness Campaign, find professional development opportunities and review data relating to attendance.
  • June 2021: Social Emotional Learning and Improvement Science – Hear from Gina Yonts, AWSP – “Data is Foundational to Implementing MTSS” and OSPI’s Armando Isais-Garcia on the Power of Nursing: Supporting the Health and Social Emotional Learning of Migrant Youth.  
  • May 2021: Career Readiness – Hear from Assistant Superintendent Veronica Gallardo. Read about expanding Dual Credit, engaging and re-engaging students with High School and Beyond Planning, and learn about additional funding sources for Dual Credit. 
  • April 2021: Academic Press: Rigor – Hear from A4E about their Action for Equity (A4E) Framework. It provides foundational supports to operationalize school and district commitments to equity. Find resources for Rigor and learn of professional development opportunities to support Rigor in your school. 
  • March 2021: The Power of School Improvement Planning – Read about Creating Schools Where Multilingual Students Thrive Building a Multilingual Network Using Continuous Improvement.  Learn how to embed equity in Continuous Improvement.  Find tools, resources and professional development opportunities.
  • February 2021: Social Emotional Learning – This month's focus is Social Emotional Learning. February is also Black History Month. This newsletter includes reading, tools, resources and professional development opportunities in both SEL and Black History.
  • January 2021: Relationships – Veronica Gallardo, newly appointed Assistant Superintendent of OSSI introduces herself and emphasizes the importance of relationships. The newsletter includes many tools, resources and professional development opportunities.
  • December 2020: Data Inquiry – Learn how a district uses data inquiry to inform practices, how to navigate the data inquiry process, and tools focused on supporting remote teaching and learning.
  • November 2020: Engagement – Read about meaningful student engagement, family engagement, get strategies for educators to support the social and emotional needs of students, and resources to support conditions for continuous improvement.
  • October 2020: Focus on Informed Action – Change Management, Supporting Equity through High School Graduation and Beyond Plan, Resources for Remote Learning, online PD and more.
  • September 2020: Focus on School Climate – Distance Learning Ideas, Framework for Remote Learning, on-demand webinars, and more.
  • August 2020: Focus on Attendance – Tools to Support Staff Conversations with Students and Families, Virtual PD and more.
  • June 2020: Continuous Support Through COVID-19 – Special Messages from Superintendent Reykdal, celebrating the class of 2020, Learning in a Virtual World, Peer Learning Network, and more.
  • May 2020: Continuous Support Through COVID-19 – Special Messages from Superintendent Reykdal, virtual mentoring, on-demand webinars and more.
  • April 2020: Continuing Support Through COVID-19 – Special messages from Superintendent Reykdal, a look at Continuous Learning 2020, virtual supports, on-demand webinars and more.
  • February 2020: Supporting Language Learners – At look at languages spoken in the home from the Healthy Youth Survey, Discussion on tiered supports, Spotlight on School Climate, Increasing Access to Graduation Pathways and more.
  • January 2020: College and Career Readiness – Elementary School Counselor Guide, Is “College and Career Readiness” code for “College for All”?, High School and Beyond Planning and more.
  • December 2019: Hope and Mentoring - Dr. Seuss, Resilience and the Science of Hope, Tobacco 21 update, book recommendations, and more.
  • November 2019: 9th Grade Success – The Ongoing Work to Help Every Student Successfully Finish High School, Building Resilience and Leadership for Struggling 9th Graders Through Peer Mentoring and more.
  • October 2019: Substance Use – Why Social Norm Campaigns work, Teaming up to prevent Teen Marijuana Use, Do’s and Don’ts of Substance Use Prevention and more.
  • September 2019: School Climate – Reaching Students with Difficult Behaviors: Tier 3 PBIS Behavior Supports, Capturing Student Voice Through Listening Circles: a K-12 strategy and more.

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