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Professional Learning Series Registration information
Published on Thursday, 2 December, 2021



Professional Learning Series

A Three-Session Training for School Leaders & Staff



January-February 2022





Are your schools struggling with student attendance? 


The Attendance Works 3-part training series will help you to learn proven, evidence-based tiered strategies to engage students and promote attendance using a team approach. 


Interact with peers and the Attendance Works team in breakout rooms! Join a group that is focused on Elementary or Secondary School Teams. 


Each series includes 3 sessions:


  • Session 1 Whole School Engagement Strategies for Reducing Student Absenteeism


  • Session 2  Early Intervention Strategies: Using Teams to Monitor and Identify Students in Need of Support

  • Session 3 Partnerships that Make a Difference


Register for National Professional Training!  


  • Group A - Elementary, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22
  • Group B - Secondary, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23
  • Group C - Elementary & Secondary, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24


Cost - $300 per person. The series is eligible for Title 1, Title 2A and Covid relief funds. Space is limited to 100 participants in each group. Sign up today!



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Awards for Esteemed Colleagues
Published on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021

Happy New Year OACAS Members! 

Even though we are virtual we want to recognize our Colleagues! 

A reminder that your OACAS  Executive will hold their Winter Executive Meeting later this month.  At this meeting we review nominations for awards for esteemed colleagues.  Nominations can be taken from any active member for another active member.  The awards are done at the Annual Conference. 

There are two award categories to consider.  The nominations need  to be submitted to Marsha Sylvia, Secretary at by February 1, 2021.  

The nomination letter can be submitted by the deadline with the supporting letters to follow shortly thereafter (for the Orv Watson Award, two additional supportive letters are recommended).


Award of Merit

This award can be given annually in recognition of individuals who have brought distinction to our profession through service to their community or our Association. Supporting documentation such as a nomination letter and letters of support must be submitted by the deadline for consideration.


Orv Watson Award

This award is given annually in recognition of an individual who has made an out-standing contribution to their profession, to the Association and to the community.

Supporting documentation such as a formal letter of nomination and letters of support, including a letter detailing their community involvement, must be submitted by the dead-line for consideration.


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