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Year 2019

Correspondence from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond from 2019.

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December

Designated and Integrated English Language Development
December 18, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Designated and Integrated English Language Development.

2020 California Student Mental Wellness Conference
December 17, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the 2020 California Student Mental Health Wellness Conference.

Supporting the Directing Change Program and Film Contest
December 10, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Middle and High School Principals regarding support for the annual Directing Change Program and Film Contest.


November

Steps to College 2020 Event and Scholarship Opportunity
Pasos a la Universidad 2020 y Oportunidades de Becas
November 22, 2019: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento to select County Superintendents, District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the Steps to College 2020 Event and Scholarship Opportunity.

Safe Storage of Firearms and School Safety and Security
November 20, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding safe storage of firearms and school safety and security.


October

2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program
October 31, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Elementary School Principals regarding the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program.

2019 California STEAM Symposium
October 30, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019 California STEAM Symposium on December 9–10, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Schools as Voting Locations and Student Poll Workers
October 1, 2019: Letter from the California Department of Education and the California Secretary of State to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding schools as voting locations and student poll workers.


September

Cal Grant Grade Point Average Submission Reminder
September 26, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, High School Principals, and High School Counselors regarding Cal Grant grade point average submissions.

Importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy
September 20, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy.

2019–20 Civic Learning Awards
September 17, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019–20 Civic Learning Award applications.

Public Charge Final Rule: Potential Impact on Public Education and Programs Provided by Schools
September 16, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Public Charge rule.

California Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program Request for Applications 2019–20
September 6, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding the California Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Program Request for Applications.

Model School Attendance Review Board Recognition Program 2019–20
September 4, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and School Attendance Review Board Chairpersons regarding the 2019–20 Model School Attendance Review Board Recognition Program.

Attendance Awareness and Model Attendance Programs
September 3, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents regarding Attendance Awareness and Model Attendance programs.


August

2019 California Labor Management Initiative Northern California Network Convening
August 30, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019 California Labor Management Initiative Northern California Network Convening.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
August 29, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

The 2019 California STEAM Symposium
August 28, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019 California STEAM Symposium.

High School Voter Education Weeks (September 16–27, 2019)
August 26, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding High School Voter Education Weeks (September 16–27, 2019).

2020 United States Senate Youth Program
August 23, 2019: Letter to High School Principals, Counselors, and Scholarship Coordinators regarding the 2020 United States Senate Youth Program.

2019–20 Schools to Watch™ Program Application
August 22, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Middle School Principals regarding the 2019–20 Schools to Watch™ Program application.

Wildfire Smoke Guidance for California Schools
August 9, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding wildfire smoke guidance for California Schools.


June

2019 California Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Symposium
June 14, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding a Call for Presenters and early bird registration for the 2019 CA STEAM Symposium.


May

California Labor-Management Initiative Summer Institute
May 7, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents regarding the California Labor Management Initiative Summer Institute on June 25-26, 2019.


April

Request for Reviewers of Kindergarten Through Grade Eight Health Education Instructional Materials
April 25, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators requesting reviewers for the evaluation of kindergarten through grade eight instructional materials for the 2020 Health Education Adoption.

Recruiting Focus Group Members for the Revision of the Mathematics Framework
April 19, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding focus group members for the revision of the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

School Proms—Limousine, Party Bus, and Ride Services
April 17, 2019: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the California Public Utilities Commission to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding prom season and limousines, party buses, and ride services.

Exceptional Education Leaders
April 12, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals regarding confidential nominations of exceptional educators, which are due by May 10, 2019.

High School Voter Education Weeks
April 3, 2019: Joint letter from the California Department of Education and the Secretary of State to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding High School Voter Education Weeks on April 15-26, 2019.


March

Essay and Visual Arts Scholarships to Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide
March 26, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding two scholarship contests to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Youth Symposium
March 11, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the National Alliance on Mental Illness Youth Symposium.


February

Student Financial Aid Deadline is March 2, 2019
February 25, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, High School Principals, and High School Counselors from the California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission encouraging all California high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act Application.

Assignment Monitoring and California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Update Trainings
February 22, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Assignment Monitoring and California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Update Trainings.

2020 California Teachers of the Year Program
February 12, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2020 California Teachers of the Year Program.

2019 California School Employees of the Year Program
February 8, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the 2019 Classified School Employees of the Year Program.


January

2019 California Distinguished Schools and Exemplary Districts Award Programs
January 24, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Middle and High School Principals regarding the 2019 California Distinguished Schools and Exemplary Districts Award Programs.

Steps to College 2019 Event and Scholarship Opportunity
Steps to College 2019 Event and Scholarship Opportunity (En Espanol)
January 22, 2019: Joint letter with the Sacramento Mexican Consulate to select County and District Superintendents and High School Principals regarding a Steps to College Event on Saturday, February 2, 2019, as well as a scholarship opportunity due on March 15, 2019.

Middle School Foundation Academies Planning Grant
January 18, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding a Request for Application (RFA) to establish Middle School Foundation Academies.

2019 National Youth Science Camp
January 4, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the 2019 National Youth Science Camp.

Pathways to Success: Multilingual Education Grant Program
January 3, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding Assembly Bill 2514 and the Pathways to Success Grant Program.

Comprehensive School Safety Plan Reminder, Legislative Update, and School Safety Resources
January 3, 2019: Letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding comprehensive school safety plans, a legislative update, and school safety resources.

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