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NYS TARC Newsletter—May 2022

Updated: Apr 26, 2022



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  • REQUIRED: Mandatory GPA for GPRA information session May 6, 11:00 am. This is a mandatory Zoom session for all programs serving youth in grades 7-8 and 10-12. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • REQUIRED: The Spring 2022 New York Statewide Conference is coming soon. To maintain conference attendance requirements, subgrantees must attend the end-of-the-year conference on June 8 and at least two of the four additional webinars, all sessions are recommended for local evaluators.

    • Webinar 1 - Power of Wellness: May 4, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

    • Webinar 2 - Parent and Family Engagement: May 11, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

    • Webinar 3 - In Person and Virtual Behavior Management: May 18, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

    • Webinar 4 - Strategies in Change Management: May 25, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

    • Year-End Event: June 8, 2022, 10:00-11:30am CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS.


 

Important Reminders for May from the 21st CCLC Timeline:

  • Conduct 4th Advisory Board Meeting(May-June) and 2nd administration of the QSA  

  • Conduct analyses of spring Performance Indicators, where possible for review at 4th Advisory Board Meeting (May-June) 

  • Administer required Teacher Surveys through EZReports

  • Administer Student Outcomes Survey or another validated student survey selected by the local evaluator that measures youth development attributes to students in grades four and above; obtain student input from students who cannot complete survey through other methods (May-June) 

  • Begin process for closing out Round 7 grant (NYSED memo will be sent) 

  • Certify student demographics, monthly enrollment, activities and attendance records in EZReports 

  • Ensure that students' State ID numbers are entered for every student enrolled and teachers’ names are entered for every student in grades 1-5 

  • Submit FS-25 claim forms to Grants Finance (if applicable) June 2022 

  • Attend Spring 2022 End of the Year Conference (June 8, 2022) required for all subgrantees and recommended for local evaluators) 

  • Encumber funds for staffing to close-out Round 7 grant beyond June 30, 2022. Payment to be made by September 30, 2022. 

  • Enter Spring 2022 attendance data into EZReports by June 30, 2022 

  • Certify student demographics, monthly enrollment, activities, and attendance records in EZReports 

  • Ensure that students' State ID numbers are entered for every student enrolled and teachers’ names are entered for every student in grades 1-5 

  • Obtain GPA and/or grade report data from district(s) (tentatively June-July 2021) 

  • Submit FS-25 claim forms to Grants Finance (if applicable) 

  • Ensure there are staff to help with required close-out requirements after June 30, 2022. Please complete this form to indicate the name and contact information for the person(s) responsible for closeout.


 

Resources


3/28/22 Teacher Survey Information Session

Resources from the information session are available below. An EZReports Teacher Survey Demo is available through the Support Videos on EZReports. Please contact the Resource Center for access to the session recording and EZReports Teacher Survey Cheat Sheet, or with any additional questions.


 

21st CCLC Website

Check out our Resources page, including tools, webinars, and more. A *new* Fiscal page with forms and best practices has been added.





 

PD/Events


Required 21C Events:

REQUIRED: Mandatory GPA for GPRA information session May 6, 11:00 am. This is a mandatory Zoom session for all programs serving youth in grades 7-8 and 10-12. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

REQUIRED: The Spring 2022 New York Statewide Conference is coming soon. To maintain conference attendance requirements, subgrantees must attend the end-of-the-year conference on June 8 and at least two of the four additional webinars, all sessions are recommended for local evaluators.

  • Webinar 1 - Power of Wellness: May 4, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

  • Webinar 2 - Parent and Family Engagement: May 11, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

  • Webinar 3 - In Person and Virtual Behavior Management: May 18, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

  • Webinar 4 - Strategies in Change Management: May 25, 2022, 10:00-11:15am

  • Year-End Event: June 8, 2022, 10:00-11:30am CLICK HERE TO EGISTER FOR EVENTS.



 

Other (non-required) events that may interest you:


Upcoming Community Schools Technical Assistance Centers Webinars & Events:


 

RoS Spotlights


Waverly Central School District

Kimberly Rymer, a Site Coordinator at Waverly Central School District, shared about how the after-school program has ‘gone to the dogs’ in the absolute best way possible!


Students in the community service learning club had been collecting toys and treats to donate to Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA. The entire REACH program got a surprise visit recently from the director of Waverly Stray Haven. The director talked to the kids about what the organization does and ways that students can help out and volunteer their time with the animals.

Way to go Wolverines!


 
Dunkirk City School's School 7 After-School Program


Marcella Dolce, School 7 Site Coordinator at Dunkirk City School, shared about a project her after-school program worked on this year. School 7 After-School Program promoted healthy lifestyles by running a turkey trot with all after-school participants and many of their families. As part of the project, the after-school students, families, and staff collected donations to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need. With all of the generous donations and the partnership of the Outpour Project, we were able to provide turkeys to 21 families and full holiday meals to 7 families.


Great work, School 7!


 

NYC Spotlights

The Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School's BioBuilderClub Team

The Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School BioBuilderClub Team, led by dedicated science teacher Alfred Lwin, completed a year-long synthetic biology project, a new approach to lead detection using a fluorescent sensor. Each year, the BioBuilderClub, made possible by 21st CCLC funding, researches and designs an experiment, travels to Boston to build and test the experiment in a professional lab, and presents their work at the BioBuilder Final Assembly with teams from all over the country. This year, MCNDHS was the only New York State school that participated in the Final Assembly.


 
MS 322's Gardening Club

The Gardening Club at MS 322 is a partnership with a local organization, I challenge Myself (ICM) and the NYC Restoration Project, which provides an outdoor hands-on scientific experience that helps students learn about the environment and promotes healthy living. This exciting opportunity will teach students how to plant and grow organic food in a sustainable way in an urban neighborhood--from seedlings to harvesting. All this through a methodology that fosters collaborative work while promoting self-learning, critical thinking, creativity, and curiosity.


MS 322 Students: Lisbeth Cespedes, 8th grade; Maria Espejo, 7th grade; Jeremi Ferrer, 6th grade; Aiden Lee, 6th grade; Lyss Parra, 8th grade; Edelyn Perez, 7th grade; Jonathan Ravelo, 8th grade

Facilitator: Omar Gonzalez, Dr. Rosa Yolanda



 

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