February 2022 Newsletter
At a recent community event, a group of students from Sault Area Public Schools volunteered to assist with setup, games, and fundraising. The students were friendly and courteous to the attendees and were a great help. I know this occurs in many communities, but I wanted to commend the students for taking their time to help. Volunteering is an easy way to support the community and organizations. It was heartwarming to see these students at work! If you have talent or time, reach out to any of your community organizations to offer your assistance. Our communities are better for it!
We have a shortage of teachers and other positions in Michigan schools. The Michigan Department of Education recently announced a grant program for schools called “Grow Your Own” as part of the Future Proud Michigan Educators. The first round of grants provides mini-grants (up to $10,000) for support staff to become certified teachers. Local school districts who are interested in this can find additional information at the Future Proud Michigan Educator website. Additional grants are available for preparation and recruitment activities. The deadline for the grant cycle is Friday, March 18.
Education is a challenging, but very rewarding field. There is no other career where the impact is greater on our future!
Reading Recovery, Literacy Lessons, and Literacy Support
- Click HERE for the Reading Recovery: Top to Bottom Newsletter
- Administrators: Let’s have a conversation about how to improve Reading Recovery Implementation or how to start to implement Reading Recovery in your school. Contact Brooke Beacom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional History Day
Friday, March 11, 2022 is Regional History Day! This year the event will be held virtually. Please use the google form linked here to record your school’s planned participation in Regional History Day and share local history dates. Local fairs should be completed by February 21. Regional History Day projects will be judged during the week of March 7, with prizes and winners announced March 11, 2022. Please contact Helen Craig (email@example.com) or Julie Coneset (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
EUP MiSTEM Region
- Click HERE for the EUP MiSTEM Region Newsletter
Regional Data Systems/Instructional Technology
REMC 22 Lend-Items Library Access
Teachers, REMC 22 has a library of classroom materials that can be checked out to support student engagement and learning... books, robots, maker materials, tools, and technology. Contact Marianna Ripple (email@example.com) if you have questions or if you need to set up your account.
REMC FREE Virtual Courses for February
REMC Association of Michigan offers free virtual courses for SCHECH credit every month. Courses include: Assessment Tools for the Classroom, Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome, Digital Tools for Classroom Collaboration, and many more. Need SCECHs? REMC Free February Virtual Courses
Discovery Education is a resource for classroom use that includes media, curriculum, and activities to support on-site and virtual learning. This resource is available to most teachers and students in the region. If you are interested in using this resource in your classroom, please contact Marianna Ripple to get you started.
Regional Data Manager Meetings
Data Managers from all regional schools are asked to participate in these meetings in order to create and communicate regional processes related to student enrollment, NWEA, technology, and reporting. Please see Wisdomwhere to register for the meetings.
3/17/2022 - 5/12/2022
Click HERE for the February 2022 Health Education Newsletter
HIV Prevention/Sex Education Framework – Upcoming Trainings
Training dates have been set for HIV Prevention & Sex Education Framework and are available for registration via Wisdomwhere. In Michigan, school districts are required to teach about dangerous communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS. Instruction regarding dangerous communicable diseases must be offered at least once a year at every building level (elementary, middle/junior, senior high). Principals, use the following form to share what HIV prevention curriculum your school is using as well as who is responsible for teaching HIV prevention in your school building: Google Form. Training dates & information:
- February 23, 2022 (Tentatively in-person at the EUP ISD or virtual attendance is available)
- March 1, 2022 (Tentatively in-person at the COP ESD or virtual attendance is available)
Extended School Year Services
Extended School Year (ESY) services refer to special education and/or related services provided beyond the normal school year or school day for the purpose of providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to a student with a disability. Students may suffer losses of social, behavioral, communication, academic, self-sufficiency, or other skills during periods of interruption of services that are so significant that they can jeopardize progress made during the normal school year. To ensure students' needs are being met, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams are required to consider ESY services at every IEP meeting. Click to access the EUPISD Guidelines for Extended School Year.
Summer Y.O.U. Program
The EUPISD, in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), is excited to again offer supported summer employment opportunities for youth with disabilities via our Summer Youth Opportunity Unlimited (Y.O.U.) program. The program application will open on February 1, 2022 and remain open through March 1, 2022. The application is intended to be completed by the student and their special education case manager / teacher. Please note - the applications will be sent only to the teachers. The special education teacher will need to fill out the application with the student. The YOU Summer Work Program will run from June 20, 2022 through August 5, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Search is an internship based work experience program (located at War Memorial Hospital) for young adults (ages 18-26) with disabilities. Interns gain hands-on work experience through three different internship rotations based on the interns’ interests and career goals. Project Search is now recruiting interns for the 2022-23 school year. Applications are due by March 25, 2022. CLICK HERE for the Project Search Recruitment flyer to learn more about the program. Contact Kelli Fenlon for more information - email@example.com
On February 1, 2022 through March 1, 2022 the EUPISD Youth Opportunity Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Summer Work Program Application will be open. Please remember that the special education teacher will need t
Please write or call with your comments, suggestions, and/or concerns.
Angie McArthur, Superintendent – firstname.lastname@example.org