NYS TARC Newsletter—September 2022
Updated: Sep 7, 2022
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Fall 2022 Conference Schedule
All sessions are mandatory for all subgrantees. Sessions are held virtually via Zoom from 10:00-11:30am
September 21st: Site Monitoring Visit Tool
September 28th: Fiscal Requirements
October 12th: NYS Network for Youth Success Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool
October 19th: Fall Kick-Off Conference
Zoom links will be available immediately after registering, and will be sent to you via email the day before and morning of the event. If you do not receive the Zoom link, please contact your Resource Center.
Check out the August 31 session on 'The Evaluability Checklist and Advisory Boards' recording + slides.
October 30, 2022 — Lights On Afterschool
Lights On Afterschool celebration is only a few weeks away! On October 20, join the Network and the Afterschool Alliance for Lights On Afterschool, the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities.
Lights On draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. Lights On highlights the importance of afterschool and the need for quality afterschool programs for all youth.
Visit the Afterschool Alliance's Lights On Afterschool Planning Kit to learn how you can participate. Register your Lights On event here.
New Round 8 21st CCLC subgrantees:
Your Resource Center will be reaching out to schedule Welcome Visits with your team, to learn more about your program and introduce you to grant expectations and the Site Monitoring Visit Tool. Please be on the lookout for additional information from your Resource Center. (Please note: returning Round 7 subgrantees are eligible for Site Monitoring Visits in the 22-23 school year, and may be contacted by the Resource Center to schedule the visit.)
Important Reminders from the 21st CCLC Timeline:
Convene 1st Advisory Board Meeting/Kick-Off. Invite all stakeholders, including school administration, all program partners, parents, evaluator, age-appropriate students, educational liaisons, and all other community stakeholders. Purposes: Comprehensive Planning, creating/clarifying mutual agreements. Topics might include scheduling, roles, norms/expectations for engagement, communication, collaboration. See Advisory Board memo for more detail.
Engage in 1st Internal Improvement Cycle Session. Use the Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool to guide the process of identifying measurable targets/goals, practical ways of tracking progress, indicators of success to look for. Additional information about the QSA Tool is available at: http://networkforyouthsuccess.org/qsa.
School Age Child Care (SACC) Registrations must be current and sent to NYSED and TARCs before funds are released and programming can begin.
Attend the Local Evaluators’ Network Forum/Kick-Off Meeting. Sept/Oct, TBD. Recommended for Local Evaluators and interested Program Leaders to receive policy updates, to engage in clarifying discussions about evaluation and reporting requirements, and to share/exchange resources, tools, and insights about data collection, progress reporting, and measuring program outcomes/impacts.
Be aware of new COVID guidance for the upcoming school year:
As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, with increased access to COVID-19 information, vaccination, testing, and treatment, New York State, based in part on federal CDC recommendations, is changing COVID-19 guidance to give school districts and schools more flexibility.
We hope these resources will help guide your back-to-school plans as you commence the 2022-2023 academic year. Questions may be directed to the NYSDOH by email at SchoolQuestionsCOVID@health.ny.gov.
Required: Fall '22 Conference
All sessions are Mandatory for all subgrantees. Sessions are held virtually via Zoom from 10:00-11:30am.
Sept 21: Site Monitoring Visit Tool
Sept 28: Fiscal Requirements
Oct 12: NYS Network for Youth Success Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool
Oct 19: Fall Kick-Off Conference
Check out the August 31 session on 'The Evaluability Checklist and Advisory Boards' recording + slides.
Other (non-required) events that may interest you:
Ongoing: Self-Paced Professional Development
As a 21st CCLC subgrantee, you have access to free professional development through Change Up Learning, an online training platform for youth development programs. Relevant topics include Restorative Practice, Equity and Inclusion, Positive Behavior Management, and more! Users can explore content, gain resources, and receive a certificate with SACC credits upon the completion of each course. Gain access to a growing library of courses by creating an account using the custom links below:
If you’re based in NYC, activate your account here.
If you’re based in the rest of NY state, activate your account here.
On-Demand Recordings: Cultivating Equity in Community Schools Using the NYS Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework: A Four Part Regional Conference Series
Through Dec '22: Network for Youth Success Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Training Series
Sept 15: A Walk Through The Family Engagement Core Competencies
Sept 16: Building Successful Partnerships to Support Community School Strategies (Virtual Event)
Sept 20-22: 2022 New York State Suicide Prevention Conference
Sept 22: Virtual Youth Town Hall: How Adults Can Help Address Challenges in the New School Year
Oct 4, Oct 18, & Nov 8: ETAC: Creating a Culture of Care Series
Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 2, & Mar 2: Mental Health and Well-Being with Communication Pathologist and expert Dr. Caroline Leaf (Registration opening soon. This is an ETAC event.)
Oct 11-15: National Family Engagement Summit
Nov 10, Dec 7, & Jan 18: Fatherhood Initiative: Community of Practice (Registration opening soon. This is an ETAC event.)
Nov 15, Dec 13, Mar 7, & May 3: CS/MTSS Community of Practice with Ali Hearn, LCSW: Holding It All, Together
Applying for a Full-Service Community Schools Grant? The Network for Youth Success Can Help!
The U.S. Department of Education has released the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Grant application for FY 2022 with proposals due September 12th. Expanded and enriched learning time, such as afterschool and summer programs, is one pillar of full-service community schools. If you are submitting a proposal, the Network for Youth Success offers a number of services and professional development opportunities to improve the quality of expanded learning programs.
Learn more about the Network's Services for Prospective Grantees. Read more about the FSCS grants and access recorded webinars from the Coalition for Community Schools here.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Training
The New York State Network for Youth Success is pleased to offer a FREE training series on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) for afterschool and youth professionals.
We encourage every youth professional to participate. The lens of your own experience is just one perspective, but with JEDI training you will be able to see the entire landscape.
Recruit New Staff for Free - post Your Jobs on the NEW Afterschool Pathfinder!
Need support finding staff? The New York State Network for Youth Success recently launched the redeveloped AfterschoolPathfinder.org, the premiere career site for afterschool and youth work. This FREE resource maintains a comprehensive list of jobs available to the dedicated people who work in afterschool, expanded learning, and other youth programs in New York State. The website provides a platform to advertise positions for potential staff and access to browse eligible candidates to work for your organization.
Physical Fitness Resource
Power Up Fitness is teaching us that Movement + Learning = FUN! Add physical activity to your lessons with these fun active ideas from Power up Fitness!
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Check out these Suicide Prevention resources: http://www.nysed.gov/news/2022/mental-health-education-and-suicide-prevention-resources-now-available-schools-develop
Affordable Connectivity Program Helping Families Connect to the Internet
The cost of internet services just became more affordable for Head Start families through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This $14 billion ACP program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to connect families and households to internet services. Eligible households may receive subsidies of up to $30 per month on internet service plans, and up to $75 per month for eligible households on tribal lands. READ MORE.
Training Resource for District Leaders to Provide Mandated Training for Staff as Required by The Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (Project SAVE)
The Office of Student Support Services has developed a training resource to supplement existing district training on school violence prevention.
This recorded slide deck provides an overview of student mental health, violence prevention, and prompts to guide your school through an overview of your District-Wide School Safety Plan and Building-Level Emergency Response Plan.
The training includes several opportunities for administrators and/or safety team members to lead participants through discussions and review of district and school protocols and safety plans.
Additional information and a link to the recorded training module are available on the Student Support Services SAVE webpage, under News.
Questions should be directed to 518-486-6090 or SafetyPlans@nysed.gov.
The New York State Commission On National and Community Service Request for Proposals
The New York State Commission on National and Community Service has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Student Support Corps (SSC) to address the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on K-12 students in New York State.
Additional information about the SSC program can be found at the following website https://newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov/.
Information about the RFP (RFP 1099) is available at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/
Questions about this RFP must be sent to AmeriCorpsRFP@ocfs.ny.gov no later than noon on September 16, 2022.
A questions and answers summary will be posted on or about September 23, 2022.