News and Resources for Administrators and Educators in the EUP ISD, COP ESD, AMA ESD, & COOR ISD
Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators, Administrators, & School Staff
Upcoming trainings for Health & PE Educators
Professional learning for educators is ongoing as we enter the second half of the 2021-2022 school year:
- Michigan Model for Health: State-wide training session available March 1, or training available by school district upon request
- Sex-Ed/HIV Prevention: February 23 or March 1
- COPESD/EUP ISD/AMA ESD/COOR ISD- Regional Health/PE Educators Curriculum Resource Team: Last 2 sessions of the year - February 11 & March 9.
Michigan Model Updates:
- Michigan Model for Health is now available online! Contact school health coordinator Helen Craig with questions.
- All Michigan Model assessments for grades 2-12 are now available as Google Forms. For access to these assessments, view the following link with information and complete the agreement form.
Sex Ed Advisory Board - 101 & 201
FREE - Sex Education Advisory Board Professional Learning Opportunities
This state wide virtual workshop opportunity is to educate and network with other Sex Education Advisory Board Supervisors. Participants will be refreshed in sex education laws, leading the SEAB meetings, current issues, parent engagement, national standards and choosing/updating your curriculum. This is SEAB basic "need to know information" or 101.
This state wide virtual opportunity is to educate and network with other Sex Education Advisory Board's. This workshop will dive a little deeper into the Sex Education Advisory Board, their roles, curriculum review and 2 year surveys and much more!
Genetics Labs at Lake Superior State University
MiSHCA School Health Conference
Save the date! The Michigan School Health Coordinator's Association is coming up on June 20 & 21, 2022 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI.
Registration for the conference will open in early spring. Lauren Kazee, Mental Health Consultant at MDE, provided approval for 31n 12 funds to cover this conference! Please, spread the word to your team and locals. Please, invite other folks from your district who might be interested in our other conference offerings like PE, Nutrition, etc. For more information, please visit https://www.smore.com/wm435
Virtual Health Series
The Michigan School Health Coordinator's Association (MiSHCA) is excited to offer FREE virtual professional learning opportunities to educators and administrators throughout the state. The series will focus on using data as a tool to inform, engage and create opportunities for students. Registration forms are available for the series:
- HSAT: Healthy School Action Tools (February 24, 4-5 p.m.): The Healthy School Action Tools are a suite of online tools designed to help schools assess the health of their school environments and take action to improve those environments.
- MICIP: Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (Spring 2022 - registration coming soon): The MICIP is a pathway for districts to improve student outcomes by assessing the whole child needs to develop plans and coordinate funding.
Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Open for 2022-2023 School Year
Bullying Prevention Initiative Grant open for 2022-2023 School Year
The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) and Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) are pleased to announce a small grant opportunity for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Each school district is eligible to apply for up to $10,000 for their program.
Eligible programs need to demonstrate the ability to meet the following objectives:
- Create safe cultures for children with special health care needs within school communities.
- Provide or enhance the school environment for peer support for youth with special health care needs.
- Increase social and emotional support in schools for children with special health care needs.
- Expand anti-bullying efforts for youth with special health care needs.
The deadline to have the application emailed is Friday, March 18, 2022. Please note this is a fillable PDF application. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Jones at JonesK50@michigan.gov or 517-335-9096.
Competetive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP)
The Michigan State Police (MSP) Office of School Safety is pleased to announce that applications for the Fiscal Year 2022 Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP) are now available at www.michigan.gov/officeofschoolsafety.
The purpose of this grant is to improve the safety and security of students and staff through the purchase and installation of technology and equipment for school buildings or to upgrade hardening measures. Public schools, nonpublic schools, school districts, public school academies, and intermediate school districts are all eligible to apply. Completed and signed applications (including all attachments) must be received via email at MSP-SchoolSafety@michigan.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT on Thursday, March 24. Questions about the CSSGP can be directed to MSP-SchoolSafety@michigan.gov.
New MOASH Resource launched: The K-5 Consent Toolkit
MOASH, in partnership with sexual violence prevention experts across the state, is excited to announce the launch of a new resource: the K-5 Consent Toolkit!
This resource responds to the needs of teachers, parents, and caregivers for quality consent education for students in elementary school. The toolkit includes recommendations for specific resources - including curricula, videos, books, and websites - as well as best practices for implementing consent lessons with K-5 youth. Also included is an overview of Michigan’s standards for K-5 consent education and a guide to understanding local district policy to advance school-based education in your community.
It's a MiPHY Year!
The Michigan Profiles for Healthy Youth survey is open for students in grades 7, 9, & 11. The MiPHY is an online student health survey offered by MDE & MDHHS to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve prevention and health promotion programming.
Resources for administrators, educators, and MiPHY facilitators:
Family Resources: UP-Wide Guiding Good Choices Caregiver Program
The Upper Peninsula Communities that Care coalition is offering their FREE U.P. Wide Virtual Guiding Good Choices Caregiver Program. By participating in the Guiding Good Choices Program parents and caregivers:
- Learn specific actions that promote healthy development
- Understand ways to reduce risk-taking behavior in adolescents
- Utilize skills that promote strong family bonds as the key that motivates preteens/teens to follow family guidelines and stay on course for better health and educational outcomes.
Please contact Kelly Sager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Registration links for upcoming courses: https://upctc.com/ggc
MiBridges - Medicaid Support
Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age is available. Call the MIChild and Healthy Kids hotline: 1-888-988-6300 OR
EEqual Scholarship Awards - CLOSES MARCH 1
Kelsey's Law Scholarship - Distracted Driving Awareness
Families Against Narcotics of Chippewa County
Families Against Narcotics offers several scholarships each year:
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an EUP senior student intending to further his/her education at a community college, college, or university in the fall of 2022 studying social work, medicine, education, criminal justice, or first responder training.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one EUP resident, a college student furthering his/her education at a community college, college, or university in the fall of 2022 who is studying social work, medicine, education, criminal justice, or first responder training.
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an EUP resident in recovery who is intending to further his/her education at a community college, college, or university in the fall of 2022.
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Applications for each scholarship are linked above. Please contact the following Families Against Narcotics affiliates for more information:
HIV/STI & Sex Education Legal Obligations and Best Practices
Equity Resource Guide
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights have released an Education Equity Resource Guide. This guide is designed to provide Michigan educators, principals, superintendents with a template for increasing equity in schools and strategies to help dismantle institutional and structural barriers to success for all students. See the Michigan Department of Civil Rights news release for more information, or review the equity and inclusion guide below.
DOCUMENT: Resource Guide to Developing a School Equity Plan: A template to operationalize diversity, equity, and inclusion in Michigan's K-12 Education System
Safe Schools for LGBTQ+ Students
CATCH Global Foundation with the support of the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is offering a limited number of Michigan K-8 schools access to it’s unique training, implementation and support model and evidence-based Whole Child Coordination resources at no cost this school year. You can read more about the CATCH Program in Michigan and enroll schools here: https://catch.org/catch-michigan
Contact: Helen Craig
Helen Craig is the Regional School Health Coordinator for MiSHCA Regions 3 & 5, serving the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower MI - Sunrise Side counties. She is also the McKinney-Vento facilitator and social studies curriculum consultant for the EUP ISD.