NYS TARC Newsletter—December 2021

Updated: Feb 17

 

NYS TARC Newsletter—December 2021

 

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NYSED News/Updates

New GPRA Measures: View the 21 APR New GPRA (Iterative Implementation Guide v.1.4) to learn more about the new GPRA measures. Please note that student State IDs will now be required and need to be entered into EZReports. Please speak with your District Data Coordinators to collect student State IDs.

21st CCLC Timeline: Remember to reference the 21st CCLC Timeline for all activities and requirements. Some upcoming reminders:

  1. Spring ‘21 data will be uploaded into APR by December 15, 2021. Complete data checks as soon as possible to ensure an accurate data upload. Contact your Resource Center for questions or support.

  2. Upload Fall ‘21 attendance into EZReports no later than December 31, 2021.

  3. Submit FS-25 claim forms to request funds to the Office of Grants Finance (no less frequently than quarterly).

Site Monitoring Visits (SMVs): SMVs for the final year of Round 7 have begun. All programs should be utilizing the SMV tool, regardless of participating in a visit, to ensure quality programming and compliance.

Teacher Survey Timeline: View the updated Spring ‘22 Teacher Survey Timeline.

Program Modifications: View the updated Program Modification Fact and Cheat Sheet.

School-Age Child Care (SACC) Registrations: As program SACC licenses are renewed and received, don’t forget to email a copy of the updated SACC to your Resource Center.

Highlights from Fall ‘21 Kick-Off Event: Thanks to all of you who joined our first event of the year: Refresh. Reset. Re-engage. We introduced new members of the NYSED and Resource Center teams and shared important updates and resources. We also reflected on what strengths we bring to our teams and how we will re-engage our programs. Click here to watch a video of shoutout stories and photos submitted by subgrantees across the state. Presentation slides and resources will be shared via email. See below for the other webinar opportunities included as part of our Fall conference.

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Resources

  • New Resources Available to Support NYSED’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework:

  1. Professional development toolkits that can be shared within schools and professional communities to support raising awareness of the CR-S Framework

  2. Articles written by fellow educators to share ideas and resources on implementing the CR-S Framework

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Additional resources:

  1. Youth for Youth

  2. Lights on Afterschool

  3. NYSED – Teaching in Remote/Hybrid Learning Environments (TRLE)

  4. National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

  5. Pure Edge: Success Through Focus

  6. eTEACHNY: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments

  7. Hunger Solutions New York

  8. New York State Community Schools Technical Assistance Centers

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PD/Events

PD:

  1. Free PD Offering from the Central/Western CS TAC: On-demand online professional development courses to support your work

  2. You for Youth (YFY) STEM/STEAM and Digital Literacy Resources: Online professional learning and technical assistance for 21st CCLCs

 

Events

December 8 CW NYS CSTAC & NCCS Event: Advancing Equity: Strengthening School Culture and Leveraging Family Engagement to Improve Attendance

December 9 Virtual Vaccine Town Hall with the US Department of Education: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know

December 9 NYS ETAC Event: Health & Community Schools Virtual Series—Part 3: Intellectual-Emotional Development & Community Schools

December 14 – April 12 NYS ETAC Event: Creating Resilience Virtual Events Six-Part Series: How to Train and Strengthen Our Brains During Stressful Times

December 16 IEL Webinar: Co-Creating Leadership Development Opportunities for Immigrant and Refugee Youth

December 17 CW NYS CSTAC & Netter Center UACS Regional Training Center Event: Exploring Community Engaged Learning Courses as a Strategy to Form University-School Partnerships

December 17 (Submission Deadline) 2022 MLK Student Art and Essay Exhibition | Announcement | Details and Application

January 7 (Submission Deadline) The Network for Youth Success seeks submissions from afterschool participants to design the cover art for the Schools Out, Make it Count! 2022 conference brochure. Details and Application

April 8 + 9 The New York State Network for Youth Success Annual Conference: School’s Out, Make it Count! 2022 | Troy, NY

 

Virtual Fall ‘21 Webinars

Please note: Subgrantees are required to attend two out of the 4 webinars (does not include the December 2 Fall Kick-Off). One of the required webinars will be the EZReports Webinars 101 or 201, depending on the subgrantee’s experience with the system. Please share this information with your teams!

  1. Tomorrow! Tuesday, December 7, 10:00-11:15am: EZReports 201 Training. Register now.

  2. Thursday, December 9, 10:00-11:15am: Self Care and Caring for Others. Register now.

  3. Wednesday, December 15, 10:00-11:15am: Program Sustainability. Register now.

  4. In case you missed it: November 18 EZReports 101 Training. Contact your RC for a recording.

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RoS Spotlight:

The CAO NURTURE Academy team has been supporting students back to a sense of normalcy. While bus driver shortages and COVID restrictions have limited field trip opportunities, the CAO Nurture Academy team has brought the festivals to the centers and created pen-pal connections for socialization with students from another program.

Students at Pratt Willert Community Center were excited to get their first letters from their 4-H Pen-pals from a suburban 4-H Club. Students are having fun practicing our spelling, learning how to write a letter, drawing pictures, and learning how the postal service works. The letters are mailed to the centers instead of their homes to protect privacy and to encourage other students to participate when they see the excitement their friends at the center have when they receive a letter.

Students also participated in a Harvest Festival, including a petting zoo, hay, games, and fun.

-Submitted by JoAnna Rozier-Johnson, VP of Youth Services with the Community Action Organization of WNY, Inc.

 

The Schenectady City School District participated in the “Lights On Afterschool” event on Thursday, October 28th where each 21st CCLC site had their own “Lights On” event. Students participated in a variety of activities including STEM, Literacy, Growth Mindset and arts and crafts. The City of Schenectady joined the celebration by lighting up City Hall.

-Submitted by Simone Miranda, Community Learning Center Project Manager with the Schenectady City School District

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NYC Spotlight

The Middle School Student Success Center at the Abraham Lincoln Campus for Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has spent the past few years counseling students through the high school application process, presenting workshops to students on college and career readiness, and providing their families with the knowledge necessary to support their children in their educational journeys. They recruited youth leaders (8th graders) in the school who counsel their peers alongside the program staff. These photos were taken during the summer when their current 8th grade youth leaders were team building and training for their role. This allowed them to learn about their leadership styles.

-Submitted by Sindy Nuesi, Director of Middle School Student Success Center for Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

 

Partnership with Children at P.S.194 Countee Cullen Academy started the school year off with a “Bang”. The successful engagement activities included scholar, staff and parent interactions. Some of these events included the “Back to School Fair, Dad’s take your Child to School Day, Latin X Heritage Appreciation, Breast Cancer Recognition, Fall Harvest, Community Movie Night and Character Day. Each activity was led with the intent to increase the Attendance in their Community School and build the culture in the building. Please take a look at the phenomenal pictures submitted by Camille Gill, Community School Director for Partnership with Children.

-Submitted by Camille Gill, Community School Director for Partnership with Children

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