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7/16/2014

Please verify administrator roles before school begins

As districts update their information in the Ohio Educational Directory System Redesign (OEDS-R), the department asks that superintendents and OEDS-R administrators take action soon to verify information needed for several important upcoming activities.

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7/16/2014

Reminder – plans for makeup of excess calamity days via online lessons or blizzard bags due July 31

Schools have the option to use online lessons or blizzard bags to make up days when schools close for circumstances such as hazardous weather conditions, disease epidemic, damage to school building, inoperability of buses or other equipment necessary to the school's operation, or temporary conditions making the school building unfit, such as utility failure. The online lessons or blizzard bags can be used to make up a maximum of three school days, or hours equivalent to three days.

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7/16/2014

Training scheduled for school Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning

A two-day training course for school Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning will be held Aug. 12-13 at Upper Sandusky High School. The course is designed to provide schools with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school emergency operations plan and to identify how to train and exercise the school plan.

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6/30/2014

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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6/30/2014

Your school safety plan information is critical; complete the Safety Plan Survey

Thank you to those who have already completed the Safety Plan Survey. If you have not yet gone online and completed the assessment tool, it is important that you provide information about your school safety plan. This information is critical for the safety of all students and staff in Ohio schools.

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6/30/2014

Survey about your district’s test form needs in 2014-2015 due July 18

District test coordinators received a survey on Friday, June 27, about your district’s plans to use online testing, paper forms or a combination of both in the 2014-2015 school year. The department must have this information to ensure that the appropriate number and type of forms are available for your students.

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6/30/2014

Community Eligibility Webinar: Everything You Want to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

Join this question-and-answer session on Tuesday, July 8, from 3-4 p.m., to get your Community Eligibility Provision policy and implementation questions answered by federal, state and local experts. CEP is a new option to allow high poverty schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge while eliminating meal applications. School districts have until Aug. 31 to notify their state agencies that they would like to opt-in for the 2014-15 school year.

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