OF THE WEEK
Dear Legal Mailbag:
We have a student who is clearly in need of long-term inpatient psychiatric care. There is a long history with this student, and we have followed the law to the letter in terms of interventions. However, a recent psychiatric evaluation (requested by the PPT but not conducted by school personnel) has confirmed the student’s need for long-term inpatient treatment. The student has coverage that pays for such long-term inpatient treatment.
KiDSMARATHON is Back!
The CAS-sponsored KiDSMARATHON program is back for the sixth consecutive year – and growing! What started 6 years ago with 150 elementary school participants grew to a dramatic 3,500 participants last year. This year’s numbers are expected to be greater than ever - for good reason! The KiDSMARATHON program, founded by former Olympian and marathoner Rod Dixon, is built upon the simple concept of getting kids active and inspired at a young age. MORE
Reframing the Conversation
In the most recent executive staff blog, CAS Assistant Executive Director Mike Buckley encourages principals "to embrace the perfect storm of opportunities that accompany the challenges of SEED and CCSS and the positive changes they are beginning to produce in our schools." MORE
Going Ga-Ga over Google. What's the BIG Deal?
Join the CAS Tweetchat #CASchat Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 - 8:30 pm and discuss the implications for and integration of Google in education. Share your experiences, ideas, and questions about how to use Google tools such as Hangouts, Google Drive, Google Apps for Education (GAfE). What are the best practices and best methods to deploy Google tools? What are people doing for professional development? What Google tools are helping students get ready for SBAC?
Elementary Leadership Conferences Surpass Expectations!
Over 875 children in grades 4 through 6 attended the 21st Annual CAS Elementary Leadership Conferences held at Sacred Heart University, Naugatuck, Asnuntuck, and Three Rivers Community Colleges during the second week in January. These events - which promote productive thinking, decision-making, creative problem-solving, and communication - offer unique, interactive learning activities that support the good work taking place in our elementary schools. MORE
Breakthrough Coach Returns in March 2014
If you want to learn how to work with less, produce more and still get everything done in a sensible school week, then it sounds like you’re ready for The Breakthrough Coach; and, he’s returning to Connecticut in March! Register now for the overwhelmingly popular Breakthrough Coach training being held March 24-25, 2014 at CAS. MORE
Last Call for Distinguished Friend of Education Nominations
Is there an extraordinary individual who has given his/her time, energy or expertise to your school? Has a local business provided services or resources which have resulted in positive experiences for your students? If so, please consider submitting a nomination for the CAS Distinguished Friend of Education Awards. The deadline is January 30th. MORE
CIAC Football Committee Approves Changes
At its meeting earlier this week, the CIAC Football Committee approved several changes for the 2014 football season. The committee voted to make no changes to the dates or format for the 2014 football regular season with Thanksgiving Day remaining as the last date to count for the postseason. MORE
Summer Leadership Institute Dates Set
One year into SEED… One year removed from CCSS/SBAC… Isn’t it time to take stock??? And what better time and place to do so than the Annual Summer Leadership Institute. This year’s S.L.I. will be held June 26th & 27th at the Heritage Conference Center in Southbury. Mark your calendars!