Superintendent Mail

The commissioner of education communicates with superintendents and charter leaders via email on a weekly basis through the Superintendent and Charter Leader Update newsletter. This is a critical part of our effort to keep superintendents informed about issues, deadlines, and changes in education policy and procedure that affect their district. Bulletins are posted below for the 2020-21 school year. Last year's bulletins will soon be available at left and older bulletins can be found in the Archive.

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Updates from MDE - June 11, 2021
ICYMI: Statewide Graduation Rate Reaches Another Historic High; Training on Governor's Discretionary ARP Funds to Support Student COVID-19 Recovery; Required "Safe Return to In-Person Learning" Plan Clarifications; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - June 4, 2021
State American Rescue Plan Update; Public Comment Period on American Rescue Plan Education Funds Reopened Until June 21; Federal Relief Funding Updates; Wearing Cultural and Traditional Items During Graduation Ceremonies; Extended School Year (ESY) Clarification; Online Learning Provider Application Process; COVID-19 Test Kits; Reminder: Graduation Videos Available; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - May 28, 2021

Reminder: Public Comment Period on American Rescue Plan Education Funds Closes June 1; Federal Relief Funding Flow Chart; Graduation Videos Available; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - May 21, 2021
Updated Mask Guidance; COVID-19 Testing for Vaccinated Staff; American Rescue Plan (ARP) - State Fiscal Recovery Fund (Governor's Discretionary Funds); Public Comment on American Rescue Plan Funds; Additional Federal Funds Information; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - May 10, 2021

Minnesota's Response to COVID-19; COVID-19 Vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds; Zoom-enabled COVID-19 Saliva Tests for Students; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - April 30, 2021
Finishing the School Year Strong; Reminders for Prom Planning; Vaccination for 16- and 17-year-olds; COVID-19 Testing Program for Students; Federal Funds Updates; Meal Program Updates; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - April 22, 2021
COVID-19 Testing Announcement; Federal Accountability Waiver Update; Summer Programming Information Needed by April 23; Resource: Vaccines for 16- and 17-year-olds; Support for School Nurses; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - April 16, 2021
ESSER III Allocations Released; Summer Programming Information Needed by April 23; Resource: Vaccines for 16- and 17-year-olds; Reminder: Case Reporting and Quarantining; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - April 8, 2021
Accountability Waiver Update; Resource: Vaccines for 16- and 17-year-olds; Case Reporting and Quarantining; Recruiters Visiting Schools; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - April 2, 2021
ESSER II Allocations Posted; COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to all Minnesotans 16+; Updated Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Persons; Pandemic EBT: Thank You Message; Read Well by Third Grade Data and Plan Submission Opens, Science and English Language Arts Standards Implementation Delay; Summer Programming Information Needed by April 23; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - March 26, 2021

MDE Announces New Members of Executive Team; Federal Funds Update; Information Needed by April 23: Summer Programming; USDA Waivers Extended; Reminder: Accountability Waiver Public Comment; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - March 12, 2021
Commissioner Announcement; Executive Order 21-11; COVID-19 Variant and Cluster of Cases Update; COVID-19 Testing for Families; Student COVID-19 Testing Update; Spring Break Reminders; Accountability Waiver Opportunity for 2020-21; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - March 5, 2021
P-EBT Deadline TODAY; Minnesota Ranks First in the Nation for Children Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; Teacher Preparation Time; Federal Funds Update; COVID-19 Testing Resource for Families; COVID-19 Testing Updates; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - February 26, 2021
U.S. Department of Education Update; Learning Model Portal Updates; Life After the Vaccine; COVID-19 Testing Resource for Families; Pandemic EBT (P-EBT); Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccine Connector; Training Opportunities, Important Updates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - February 18, 2021
Safe Learning Plan Updates; Minnesota's COVID-19 Vaccine Connector; 2020-21 Enrollment Data; Minnesota Social Studies Standards; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - February 12, 2021
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for School Year 2020-21; Spring Break; Work from Home Policy Reminders; Training Opportunities, Updates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - February 5, 2021
Second Dose Vaccine Appointments Beginning Next Week; Continued COVID-19 Testing and Life After the Vaccine; COVID-19 Testing for Young Minnesotans; Training Opportunities, Updates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - January 28, 2021
Reminder: Distance Learning Option for Families; COVID-19 Saliva Testing Updates; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - January 22, 2021
Vaccine Update; COVID-19 Testing Guidance from MDE; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - January 14, 2021
Vaccine Update; COVID-19 Saliva Testing Updates; County Case Rate Data Posted Today; Masks and Face Shields; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - January 8, 2021
Mask and Face Shield Distribution; Executive Order 21-01; College Entrance Exams in School Facilities; Extension of the Spring 2021 ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Testing Window; Reminder: Regional Support Team Consultation Requests; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - December 30, 2020
Regional Support Team Consultation Requests; News Release: Minnesota Advisory Group Working on Phased Approach for COVID-19 Vaccines; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - December 21, 2020
Safe Learning Plan Updates; COVID-19 Saliva Testing for all In-Person and Hybrid Staff; Pandemic EBT for the 2020-21 School Year; Free and Reduced-Price Meal Certification Extension; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - December 4, 2020
New CDC Guidance on Quarantine; Updated COVID-19 Notification Letter Templates; Communicating about Schedule Changes for Teacher Prep Time; COVID-19 Exposure Notification App Now Available in Minnesota; December ACT and SAT; Saliva Test Codes; Training Opportunities, Important Updates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - November 25, 2020
December ACT and SAT; Use Saliva Test Codes by November 30; Training Opportunities, Important Updates and Announcements

Updates from MDE - November 20, 2020
Executive Order 20-99; December ACT and SAT Update; Statewide Assessments; Use Saliva Test Codes by November 30; Keep the Learning Model Portal Updated; Training Opportunities, Important Updates and Reminders

Updates from MDE - November 16, 2020
Teacher Preparation Time Guidance; Distance Learning Option for Families; Who Should be Tested, Testing from Home; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Reminders

Updates from MDE - November 6, 2020
Executive Order 20-94: Clarifications to Guidance; Providing In-Person Support for Students with Disabilities; Remote Administration Pilot; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Reminders

Updates from MDE - October 14, 2020
Learning Model Portal Reminders and Clarifications; Adding Antigen Test Results to COVID-19 Data; Minnesota Students Continue to Lead Nation on ACT; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Reminders

Updates from MDE - October 9, 2020
Update on Facilities and Spectator Guidance; Homecoming Information; Saliva Tests; Resources for Responding to Racism, Violence and Trauma; Training Opportunities, Important Dates and Reminders

Updates from MDE - October 2, 2020
School-Related COVID-19 Case Data; Distance Learning Option for Families; Public Comment for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Waiver; National Bullying Prevention Month; Kicking off Farm to School Month

Updates from MDE - September 25, 2020
Communicating about COVID-19 Cases; Guidance for Those Offering Support to Distance and Hybrid Learners; Materials and Resources from MDH; CRF Application Deadline is October 1; CDC Halloween Guidance; Saliva Tests for School Staff FAQ; October is Farm to School + Early Care Education (ECE) Month; National Blue Ribbon Schools

Updates from MDE - September 18, 2020
Clarification for COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance; Public Reporting of School COVID-19 Case Data; Learning Model Portal: Staying Updated; ACT Testing; Engaging with Local Incident Command Teams; Updated Guidance for CARES Act Funding; FY 20201 Concurrent Enrollment Aid Application: Due October 30

Updates from MDE - September 11, 2020
Clarification for COVID-19 Decision Tree; PELSB Memo on Out-of-Field Permissions; Nutrition Guidance for Fall; Welcoming Back Your Resident Students; Training Opportunities

Updates from MDE - September 4, 2020
Learning Model Portal Submissions Due Today; New Health Resources for Schools Webpage; MARSS Reporting Guidance; Reminder about Face Coverings; Training Opportunities

Updates from MDE - September 2, 2020
Face Coverings; Learning Model Portal; Reassigning Teachers; Process to Follow if a Student or Staff Member is Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19; USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids; Saliva Test Codes

Updates from MDE - August 21, 2020
Face Masks and Face Shields Update; Training Opportunities for Educators

Updates from MDE - August 13, 2020

Engaging with Your School Community; Safe Learning Plan Guide for Families; Arts Education Guidance; Additional Guidance Coming Next Week; Training Opportunities for Educators

Reminders and Updates for Superintendents and Charter Leaders for August 7, 2020
 
Guidance for Delivering Direct Student Support Services; Transportation of Nonpublic and Charter School Students 2020-21; Training Opportunities for Educators; Safe Routes to School - A Message from MNDOT

Reminders and Updates for Superintendents and Charter Leaders for July 31, 2020
 
Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year; Final Reminder: P-EBT Application Window Closes TODAY, July 31; Student Learning Goals: Designing and Improving Systems for Student Success

2020-21 School Year Announcement Coming July 30 and Other Updates 
Upcoming announcements; Statewide Masking Executive Order; Farm to Summer Week; Farm to School Grants Available; Upcoming trainings

Reminders and Updates for Superintendents and Charter Leaders for July 17, 2020 
Annual Verification of District and School Site Information; SEL Roadmap; DLI Resources; Public Engagement Update; Upcoming deadlines

Reminders and Updates for Superintendents and Charter Leaders for July 10, 2020 
Fall Planning Survey results available; Family Guide for Planning for the 2020-21 School Year available; Upcoming trainings and deadlines

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 19, 2020 
Distance Learning Practitioner Conference Call March 20, 2020; Grant Deadlines Extended

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 13, 2020
Superintendent and Charter School Director Call March 17: Region 1 & 2 and Region 3; Working Through the Legal Framework of School Discipline

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 6, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update; Network for School Leaders Serving the Somali Community; Needs for Input on Computer Science Education in Minnesota

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 27, 2020

Call TOMORROW with the Department of Health on COVID-19/Coronavirus; Superintendent and Charter School Director Calls for 2020;  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition-Apply by March 20

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 21, 2020 
Timeline for Release of 2019 Graduation Rates; FY 2020 Advanced Placement Program Application – Due April 30; Coronavirus Update from Minnesota Department of Health; Schools are Census Partners!; 2020 Restorative Practices in Schools and Communities Trainings

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 13, 2020
 
Grow Your Own Competitive Grant Opportunity - Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 - FY21; Sharing of Student Meal Eligibility Data for ACT fee Waivers; School Finance Director Announcement; Monthly Calls with Superintendents and Charter School Leaders

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 6, 2020 
Minnesota Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for 2020 Summer Food Service Program; Commissioner’s Dialogue with Superintendents; Possible Amendments to Rules Governing an Individualized Education Program

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for January 30, 2020
Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; Online Telecommunications/Internet Access Aid Cost Reporting – FY 2019 Actual Costs; Special Education Statewide Average Expenditures Fiscal Year 2019; Updated Timeline on Mainframe Modernization Project; Social Emotional Learning Communities of Practice – FAQs Update; Social Studies Standards Review Feedback Requested; Statewide Screening to Understand Children’s Dental Health; Minnesota Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for 2020 Summer Food Service Program

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for January 23, 2020 
Governor Walz Announces 17 Partnerships to Receive Youth Skills Training Grants; Updated Language Available for School Websites to Meet New Statutory Deadline for Dissemination of Postsecondary Enrollment Options Information; Alternate Assessment Participation Documentation; Paraprofessional Recognition Week, January 27 – 31, 2020; Now Available: Updated Postsecondary Enrollment Options Notice of Student Registration Form; Mainframe Modernization Project Update; Commissioner Ricker Appearance Requests

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for January 17, 2020 
MCA-IV Draft Test Specifications for Science: Public Review Period Now Through February 17, 2020; Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V); Introduction to Teaching Concurrent Enrollment Competitive Grant Opportunity; Minnesota Nonpublic Education Conference; Application Process for Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program Streamlined; Visiting Teacher Program Information WebEx

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for January 2, 2020 
Voluntary Prekindergarten and School Readiness Plus Application Open from January 3 to January 30, 2020

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for December 26, 2019
 
Available Funding: Homework Starts with Home; DIRS Open Announcement 2019-20 School Year

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for December 19, 2019 
Voluntary Prekindergarten and School Readiness Plus Application Open from January 3 to January 30, 2020; Grant Opportunity: National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance; FY 2019 Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Reconciliation Final Review

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for December 13, 2019
2018-19 Combined World's Best Workforce Summary and Achievement and Integration Progress Report; FY 2019 LTFM Revenue - Second Preliminary Review; Text4College: A Unique Opportunity for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to Participate in a College Matriculation Texting Study; Flexible Learning Year Application Deadline Extensions; Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act; Principal Development and Evaluation: Statewide Survey and Support Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for December 6, 2019
 
0-4 Year-Old Census Counts; 2018-19 Combined World’s Best Workforce Summary and Achievement and Integration Progress Report; Race 2 Reduce: Engaging and Empowering Water Warriors – FY20 State Funding; Minnesota Common Course Catalogue (MCCC) Announcements; MCA-IV Reading Test Specification Committee

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for November 22, 2019 
2020 Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Conference: Championing Transformative Learning Environments; Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Launches Campaign Against Abuse; General Education Revenue Disparity Report; ELA Standards Town Halls

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for November 14, 2019 
0-4-Year-Old Census Counts; Reminder: Compulsory Instruction Compliance Reporting Deadline is December 1; REMINDER: Final EDIAM Security Release Date is November 15; 2019 Payable 2020 Levy Limitation and Certification Report

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for November 7, 2019 
FY 2019 LTFM Revenue – Preliminary Review Approved vs. UFARS Expenditures Reconciliation Report and 2018-19 Aid Entitlement Report

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for November 1, 2019 
Minnesota Students Again Outperform Nation on ACT; Road Test Hours Expanded to Reduce Wait Times; 2018-19 Combined World’s Best Workforce Summary and Achievement and Integration Progress Report

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for October 24, 2019 - 10-24-19
Compulsory Instruction Compliance Reporting Deadline is December 1

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for October 17, 2019 - 10-17-19
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act; Minnesota Student Survey; Stay Tuned: Combined World’s Best Workforce Summary and Achievement and Integration Progress Report; Racial Equity Leadership Institute; 2019-20 Math Leadership Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for October 10, 2019 - 10-10-19
Federal Restrictive Procedures and Maltreatment Reduction Grant – State Fiscal Year 2020; Facilities Age and Square Footage Report Memo – Due December 16, 2019; NEW! Curriculum Leader Meetings: Arts Education; 2019-20 Math Leadership Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for October 3, 2019
- 10-3-19
U.S. Department of Education Recognizes Ten Minnesota Schools as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools; Commissioners Ricker and Malcolm to host Statewide Call with Educators on Vaping; Safe Schools Supplemental Aid; Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Accepting Applications for Cohort 16; Project North Star Training Module Workshop: October 22, 2019; Gifted Education Coordinator and Specialist Two-Day Workshop: October 23 and December 11, 2019; Physical Education 2019-20 Workshop Schedule Released; 2019-20 Math Leadership Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for September 26, 2019 - 9-26-19
FY 2020 Concurrent Enrollment Aid Application – Due October 30; October 1 Deadline for Nonpublic School Reports to Superintendents; Update on Data Available in the Minnesota Department of Education Report Card; 2019-20 Math Leadership Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for September 20, 2019
- 9-20-19
Encourage your High School Students to Apply Now for The U.S. Senate Youth Program; IOwAs Needed to Transfer Access to Secure Systems and Reports; 2019-20 Math Leadership Opportunities; Working Through the Legal Framework of School Discipline

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for September 13, 2019 - 9-13-19
Indian Education Aid Plan Submission Date Survey; Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Aid Entitlement Reports on Minnesota Funding Reports; Public Charge Briefing Session Invitation

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for September 5, 2019
- 9-5-19
Stay Tuned: Monthly Superintendent Calls; School Indoor Air Quality Trainings

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for August 29, 2019 - 8-29-19
State of Our Students Report; Principals, Nominate a Student to the U.S. Senate Youth Program; Severe Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping; Annual Immunization Status Report and Infectious Diseases in Minnesota Schools

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for August 22, 2019 - 8-22-19
Minnesota Farm to School Grant Proposals Now Open; Accountability Release Timeline

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for August 16, 2019 - 8-16-19
Referendum Cap; Annual Verification of District and School Site Information for Fiscal Year 2020; Toolkit for Schools: Addressing Student Use of E-cigarettes and Vapes; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Notification; Engaged Classroom Institute; Navigating the Changing Landscape of Vaping

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for August 8, 2019 - 8-8-19
Important Elementary and Secondary Elementary Act Programs Funding Action Items; New Education Identity and Access Management Security System -- Create a New Account by September 6; Updated Accountability Release Timeline; Tax Shift Spreadsheet and Minnesota Funding Report Available; Grow Your Own Competitive Grant Opportunity -- Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 -- FY20; Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program Grant Opportunity

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for August 1, 2019 - 8-1-19
Changes Coming to Secure Web Applications and Reports; Grant Opportunity for Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Classes; Accountability Release Timeline; Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants: 2019-20 Allocations are Available for All Districts and Charters; School Indoor Air Quality Trainings

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for July 25, 2019 - 7-25-19
K-12 Academic Standards in Science Rulemaking Process; 2019 Payable 2020 Levy Limitations and Certification Forms, Instructions and Other Information; English Learners with an Interrupted Formal Education; Updated Legislation to Diversify the Teaching Workforce

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for July 11, 2019 - 7-11-19
Superintendent and School Leader Communication Survey; USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Opens March 20; Attention Science Educators! Be a Part of Developing the New Science MCA-IV Specifications; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – March 20, 2019

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for June 27, 2019 - 6-27-19
Snow Day Relief Reporting; 2019 Read Well by Third Grade Data and Plan Submission Reminder; Save the Date – 2019 MDE Back to School Conference; Family-Community Liaison Newsletter; New Competitive Grant Page; Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology: July 31-August 1

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for June 20, 2019
- 6-20-19
Alternative Delivery and Specialized Instructional Services Funding Announced; Save the Date – 2019 MDE Back to School Conference; Guidance for School Districts on Statewide Enrollment Options; Apply for the Behavioral Health and Wellness Grant

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for June 13, 2019 - 6-13-19
Nonpublic Pupil Aids; Revised FY 2020 Program Rates of Entitlement

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for June 6, 2019 - 6-6-19
Renewal of Expiring Board-Approved Referendum Authority; Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Program Update for Fiscal Year 2021 – Due July 31, 2019; New Funding Opportunity for Homeless Students in Rural and Tribal Areas; Sixth Annual New Teacher Support Summit ‒ November 6, 2019

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for May 30, 2019 - 5-30-19
Community Connections: Addressing Student Crisis; Working Through the Legal Framework of School Discipline

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for May 23, 2019 - 5-23-19
Report Count of Denied Open Enrollment Applications for 2018-19 to MDE

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for May 16, 2019 - 5-16-19
Attorney General Ellison: Public school districts may not restrict student participation in graduation ceremonies because of unpaid meal debt; Annual Verification of District and School Site Information for FY20; Summary of Audit Requirements Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for May 9, 2019
- 5-9-19
Career and Technical Education Levy Revenue Reporting – Due June 7; State Fiscal Year 2018 Federal Requirements for Maintenance of Effort for Special Education Services; Recovery Program Approval; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – May 15, 2019; Learn How to Use Restorative Practices in Schools; World's Best Workforce (WBWF) District Support

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for April 26, 2019 - 4-26-19
2018-19 Canceled School Days; Recommended Timeline for Transition to Arts Standards; Career and College Readiness Workshop and Documentary Screening on May 10

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for April 19, 2019 - 4-23-19
2018 Graduation Rate Release Information Reminder; Read Well by Third Grade Data and Plan Upload Site Now Available; Call for English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Reviewers; Title IV, Part A, Update: Student Support and Academic Enrichment - 2018-2019 Allocations and Applications are Now Available; SFY 2020 Special Education Application Materials and Eligibility for Program Approval; Bullying and Harassment Investigation Trainings; Learn How to Use Restorative Practice in Schools

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for April 9, 2019 - 4-9-19
Update on Release of 2018 Graduation Rates; Important Guidance Regarding Canceled School Days for the 2018-19 School Year; New Immunization Form; Fire Is…; Creating Supportive School Climates for LGBTQ Students Webinar set for Wednesday, April 17; Student Engagement and Positive School Climate Webinar Set for Wednesday, April 24

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 28, 2019 - 3-29-19
Certification Incentive Revenue; Preventing Suicide in Schools; Governor’s FY 2020-21 Revised Recommendations; Recruiting Districts/Charter Schools to Participate in the Kindergarten Entry Profile (KEP) for School Year 2019-20; 2019 MCTM Ross Taylor Symposium for Mathematics Education and Leadership; 2019 Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) Spring Conference; Learn How to Use Restorative Practices in Schools; Register for the Dismantling Disparities Workshop: April 9, 2019 − Roseville; Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Opportunities

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 21, 2019 - 3-21-19
National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils; Minnesota Student Survey; Open Enrollment Forms Language Translation Now Available; Updated FY 2019 General Education Revenue Report and School Land Trust Endowment Report; Working Through the Legal Framework of School Discipline; Minnesota Indian Teacher Training and Preparation (MITTP) Grant Opportunity

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 14, 2019 - 3-14-19
Superintendent and School Leader Communication Survey; USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Application Opens March 20; Attention Science Educators! Be a Part of Developing the New Science MCA-IV Specifications; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – March 20, 2019

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 8, 2019 - 3-8-19
ELA Standards Review Process – Provide Feedback on the 2010 ELA Standards!; Update on Release of 2018 Graduation Rates and Complementary Data Suppression; 21st CCLC – Cohort 8 Request for Proposals: Deadline April 19, 2019; FY 2019 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA); Title IV, Part A UPDATE: Student Support and Academic Enrichment – SFY 2019 Update; Free WIDA e-Learning Courses for Minnesota Educators on Meeting the Needs of English Learners; Bullying and Harassment Investigation Trainings; Get Help in Rethinking Your Discipline System – Join Community of Practice; Spring Federal Programs Training: Improving Student Achievement with Effective Federal Title Programs; MDE Webinar: Developing e-Learning Day Plans

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for March 4, 2019 - 3-4-19
Message from Commissioner Ricker Regarding Testing Windows; Apply Now for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Educational Services; School Climate Improvement Webinar with the BARR Center – Wednesday, March 27

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 21, 2019 - 2-21-19
Spread the Word Inclusion Day – Wednesday, March 6; Instructional Time; Paraprofessional Recognition Week – March 4-8, 2019; Registration Is Open for Webinar 4 of the Addressing Discipline Disproportionalities Webinar Series

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 14, 2019 - 2-14-19
Three Schools in Minnesota Will Each be Gifted a $100,000 DON'T QUIT! Fitness Center From the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils; PBIS Recognition System: Deadline March 29, 2019; Provide Feedback on the Second Draft of the 2019 Science Standards!; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – February 20, 2019; FY 2019 Advanced Placement Program Application – Due April 19; Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium: June 18-20, 2019; Invitation to the 2019 Multilingual Learner Summit; Title IV, Part A, Grant Program Overview Webinars

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 7, 2019 - 2-7-19
90-Second Newbery Film Festival; Registration Is Open for the Webinar 3 of the Addressing Discipline Disproportionalities Webinar Series; Webinar Series: Strengthening Tier 1 Multi-Tiered System of Supports

MDE Weekly Superintendent Mail for February 1, 2019 - 2-1-19
Minnesota Department of Education Seeks Sponsors for 2019 Summer Food Service Program; Update Regarding Winter Weather Cancelations and Instructional Days/Hours; Nonpublic Pupil Aids; Promulgation of Fiscal Year 2019 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure; Online Telecommunications/Internet Access Aid Cost Reporting – FY 2018 Actual Costs; Join Webinar on Improving Student Attendance

Special Superintendent Mail for January 30, 2019 - 1-30-19
Questions about Winter Weather Closures and Financial Impacts

Special Superintendent Mail for January 28, 2019 - 1-28-19
Message from Governor Walz about Weather Closures; Cold Weather Tips and Resources

Superintendent Mail for January 24, 2019 - 1-24-19
Registration Is Open for Webinar 2 of the Addressing Discipline Disproportionalities Webinar Series

Superintendent Mail for January 17, 2019 - 1-17-19
Save the Dates for Restorative Practices in Schools June Trainings; Upcoming School Climate Improvement Webinar

'Superintendent Mail for January 11, 2019
- 1-11-19
Minnesota Awarded Federal Grant to Coordinate Early Learning Systems; Registration Is Open for the Addressing Discipline Disproportionalities Webinar Series; Commissioner's Dialogue with Superintendents – January 16, 2019