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Dear Legal Mailbag:
We have had a successful in-school suspension program for some years now. One of the aspects of our program has been to email the staff the afternoon prior to the ISS so that teachers can get the work ready for the students scheduled the next day. That work is then brought/emailed to our ISS coordinator who then tracks the work completion and ensures that completed work is returned to the teachers. My question deals with that email.
Are you an administrator who will be evaluated under the new SEED model?
CAS is offering a short workshop to familiarize administrators with the components of the SEED administrator evaluation model. This orientation is designed for administrators who will not be evaluating other administrators but will need to be aware of how the model will evaluate their performance. This no-cost session will be held at the central office in Cheshire on September 26th at 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
CSDE Seeks Volunteers for Data Committee
The CSDE would like to establish a Data Reports Committee which, among other things, would review data collection plans that the CSDE develops prior to the implementation of those plans. CAPSS, CAS and CASBO (CT Association of School Business Officials) have been invited to select five representatives to serve on this committee. If you are interested, or possibly interested and have additional questions, feel free to contact Karissa Niehoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Open For 2013 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference
The CIAC will host its 2013 Sportsmanship Conference, featuring keynote speaker A’ric Jackson and breakout sessions with the Positive Coaching Alliance, on November 21, 2013 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, Conn.
The Power of Twitter
With over 500 million users, it's hard to believe that some educators are still in the dark when it comes to the power of Twitter. It is an amazing, free professional development tool; a great resource to improve student sharing in the classroom; and, a simple way to improve communication for classrooms and entire school districts. Join us on October 15th to learn from digital expert Patrick Larkin concrete ways to utilize this great resource in school communities.
Breakthrough Coach is Full - Wait List is Offered
Registration for the Breakthrough Coach November 2013 session is at capacity and therefore closed. However, we are offering a wait list registration in the event team space becomes available.
Do You Know an Outstanding Assistant Principal?
Nominations are now open for the 2014 CAS Assistant Principal of the Year Awards. These awards were established in 1990 to spotlight the critical role that assistant principals play in the education of our youth and to honor outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills, a commitment to their staff and students, service to their communities, and contributions to the overall profession of educational leadership. If you know or work with an exceptional assistant principal and would like to nominate him or her for the Assistant Principal of the Year Award, please click on a link below for further information.
2014 CAS Assistant Principal of the Year Awards
Partnership With Palace Theater Provides Discounts to Members
CAS is pleased to announce that its new partnership with The Palace Theater in Waterbury affords all CAS members the benefits of the theater’s exclusive Affinity Discount Program! As an affinity member, you can receive a minimum 10% discount off most Palace events with the chance to receive even larger discounts on certain performances.
2014 NASSP Convention Destination: Dallas, TX!