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Year 2018

Current year correspondence from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

January | February | March | April | May | June
July | August | September | October | November | December


October

2019 California Student Mental Wellness Conference
October 22, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the 2019 California Student Mental Wellness Conference.

Implementing California’s New Law on Educational Equity for Students in Immigrant Families
October 12, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding California’s new law on educational equity for students in immigrant families.

2019 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project
October 8, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, High School Principals, Counselors, and Scholarship Coordinators regarding the 2019 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project. The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 15, 2018.


September

Uniform Complaints Procedures External Stakeholder Meeting
Uniform Complaints Procedures External Stakeholder Meeting - Spanish Version
Uniform Complaints Procedures External Stakeholder Meeting - Vietnamese Version
September 20, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Uniform Complaints Procedures External Stakeholder Meetings in October of 2018.

2018–19 Specialized Secondary Programs Grants
September 19, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding 2018-19 Specialized Secondary Programs Grants.

2018–19 Civic Learning Awards
September 17, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding the 2018–19 Civic Learning Awards.

Fall Digital Citizenship Week 2018
September 7, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Fall Digital Citizenship Week.

Importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy
September 6, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy.

Back to School
September 5, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals to welcome students back to school for the 2018–19 academic year and to share some important resources.


August

California Labor Management Initiative
August 31, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the California Labor Management Initiative Northern California Network Convening. The Convening is September 27–28, 2018, and registration is due September 7, 2018.

Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
August 30, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

High School Voter Education Weeks
August 29, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding High School Voter Education Weeks, which take place September 17–28, 2018.

2018 Request for Applications: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
August 27, 2018: Letter to Select County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2018 Request for Applications for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program.

State Board Of Education Call for Applications: Instructional Quality Commission
August 24, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding recruiting currently practicing teachers and leaders with experience and expertise in history–social science, visual and performing arts, and world languages to apply for membership on the Instructional Quality Commission.

California Student Mock Election: Register Your School Today!
August 23, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Middle and High School Principals regarding the Student Mock Election on October 9, 2018, and share with your colleagues.

Register for the 2018 California STEAM Symposium
August 22, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding the 2018 California STEAM Symposium.

2019 United States Senate Youth Program
August 21, 2018: Letter to High School Principals, Counselors, and Scholarship Coordinators regarding applications for the 2019 United States Senate Youth Program.

Supporting the Directing Change Program Student Film Contest
August 10, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the Directing Change Program Student Film Contest.

Request for Committee Members to Revise the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools
August 8, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Interested Individuals and Organizations regarding a request for committee members to revise the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools.

Cal Grant Grade Point Average Submission Reminder
August 8, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, High School Principals, and High School Counselors regarding Cal Grant Grade Point Average submissions.

Smoke and Ash Safety Webinar
August 7, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding a webinar on August 8 for school districts to review best practices for smoke and ash safety.

Request for Committee Members to Revise Visual and Performing Arts Framework
August 3, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Interested Individuals and Organizations requesting for committee members to revise Visual and Performing Arts Framework.

Budget Act for 2018–19
August 2, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and County Chief Business Officers regarding the Budget Act for 2018–19.

Student Mental Health Legislation
August 1, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals requesting support letters for student mental health legislation. Support letters are due to their respective committees on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Attendance Awareness Month: Trainings to Engage Communities and Reduce Chronic Absenteeism Rates
August 1, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Attendance Awareness Month and trainings to engage communities and reduce chronic absenteeism rates.


July

Request for Advisory Committee Members to Develop New Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
July 17, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Interested Individuals and Organizations regarding a request for advisory committee members to develop the new Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.


June

Character Day
June 15, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding Character Day.


May

Youth Suicide Prevention Policy
May 29, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators reminding LEAs to implement their Youth Suicide Prevention Policy.

2018 California Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Symposium
May 15, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2018 California Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Symposium.

Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers Program Webinar
May 15, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers (PEAT) program webinar.

The Great California ShakeOut
May 14, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Great California ShakeOut for 2018.


April

Schools as Polling Places and Student Poll Workers
April 30, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding schools as polling places and student poll workers.

School Proms—Limousine, Party Bus, and Ride Services
April 27, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding transportation for school proms.

Invitation to Submit Public Comment on the Draft 2019 Health Education Framework
April 26, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding public comment submissions for the draft 2019 Health Education Framework.

2018–19 Schools to Watch™ —Taking Center Stage Program
April 26, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2018–19 Schools to Watch™ —Taking Center Stage Program applications.

Local Control Funding Formula Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map
April 19, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Local Control Funding Formula Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map.

Educational Art Contest
April 17, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators and School Principals regarding an educational art contest for students ages six to fourteen.

New K–12 Online Content for Schools
April 11, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding new K–12 online content for schools.

California Healthy Youth Act—Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
April 5, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the California Healthy Youth Act and Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.

Media and Information Literacy Summit
April 3, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding the Media and Information Literacy Summit on May 23, 2018.

Exceptional Education Leaders
April 3, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Elementary School Principals regarding exceptional education leaders recognition.

California Labor Management Initiative Summer Institute
April 2, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents regarding the California Labor Management Initiative Summer Institute.


March

Annual Mandated Reporter Training
March 28, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Executive Directors and Program Directors of Child Development Programs regarding Annual Mandated Reporter Training.

High School Voter Education Weeks (April 16-27, 2018)
March 26, 2018: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Secretary of State to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding High School Voter Education Weeks, April 16-27, 2018.

The Fair Share for Equality Convening
March 23, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding the Fair Share for Equality Convening on April 6, 2018.

Sign Up for 50/50 Day on April 26 to Join a Global Conversation Around Gender Equity
March 20, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding sign up for 50/50 Day on April 26, 2018.

Recruiting Focus Group Members for the Revision of the World Language Framework for California Public Schools
March 19, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding recruitment for focus groups for the revision of the World Language Framework for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

Recruiting Focus Group Members for the Revision of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools
March 19, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding recruitment for focus groups for the revision of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

California Earned Income Tax Credit Opportunity for Your Parents and Teachers
March 12, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding a California Earned Income Tax Credit opportunity for parents and teachers.

National Arts Education Data Project: California Re-Launch with New Data and Features
March 8, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, and Charter School Administrators regarding the National Arts Education Data Project re-launch in California.

Keep Guns Out of the Classroom: Allow Teachers to Teach
March 8, 2018: Letter to President Donald Trump regarding keeping guns out of the classroom.

2019 California Teachers of the Year Program
March 7, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019 California Teachers of the Year Program.

A Message from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California’s Homeland Security Advisor
March 6, 2018: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Office of Emergency Services to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding school safety.

2018 California Council for the Social Studies Conference
March 6, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding the 2018 California Council for the Social Studies Conference.

Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program
March 2, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Local Educational Agency Medi-Cal Billing Option Program.

A Guide for Possible Student Walkouts
March 2, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding possible student walkouts.


February

ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program
February 23, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Elementary and Middle School Principals regarding the ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program for kindergarten through eighth grade schools.

Essay and Visual Arts Scholarship Contest for High School Students: March 23 Deadline
February 23, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding an essay and visual arts scholarship contest for the 2018 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

The California Dream Act Application
February 22, 2018: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the California Dream Act Application.

Middle School Foundation Academies Planning Grant
February 22, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Middle School Foundation Academies Planning grants.

2018 California Distinguished Schools Program
February 7, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Elementary School Principals regarding the 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program and Exemplary Districts Award.

Comprehensive School Safety Plans: Annual School Safety Plan Update Reminder and New Guidance
February 1, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding annual school safety plan updates.


January

Education For A Global Economy: California’s Model Programs Award Competition
January 30, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding the Education for a Global Economy Model Program Award opportunity.

Choosing Instructional Materials Based on the New History–Social Science Framework
January 26, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding instructional materials based on the new History–Social Science Framework for California Public Schools.

21st Century Learning Exemplar Program
January 19, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program applications.

California Student Mental Wellness Conference
January 18, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding participation in the second annual California Student Mental Wellness conference.

2018 National Youth Science Camp
January 17, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the 2018 National Youth Science Camp.

2018 Classified School Employees of the Year Program
January 16, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators inviting each County Office of Education to participate in the 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year program.

January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January 16, 2018: Multi-agency letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding Human Trafficking Awareness Month and take the brief survey noted in the letter, which is due on January 26, 2018.

The Great Kindness Challenge Week: January 22–26, 2018
January 9, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, School Principals, and Child Development Program Directors regarding the Great Kindness Challenge Week.

Availability of Title IV, Part A Funding
January 8, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding availability of Title IV, Part A funding.

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