SST9 Monthly Newsletter

October 2021

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October is here! For a few weeks, the autumn season will showcase foliage in various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. Perhaps you will enjoy a walk or hike- or even a hayride to take in the sights, sounds, and aromas of this time of year. SST9 has plenty in store for you, as well! The Regional Literacy Network begins on October 21 and a new opportunity for networking begins October 14 - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Belonging (DEI+B). Please take a moment to peruse the newsletter and consider sharing information with members of your district/school.

Please contact me, or any team member, should you have a need for assistance.


Laurie Langenfeld

SST9 Associate Director

American Recovery Plan: IDEA Funds

American Recovery Plan: IDEA Funds with Mark Lynskey, Program Consultant at OEC

October 18, 2021

1:30-3:00 (virtual)

Mark will provide "details on various aspects of the ARP IDEA funds, including details about which most districts may not be aware" Please note: If your district has already submitted their applications, amendments can be made if desired.


Tri-County ESC & SST9 HB318/Restraint and Seclusion Training

PBIS & Restraint and Seclusion Rule Overview

October 26, 2021

9:30 - 10:30

HYBRID: Tri-County ESC Event Center, Room A & Virtual Option

This 1-hour session will outline the updates to the PBIS and Restraint

and Seclusion Law in Ohio that went into effect in June 2021 - ORC

3301-35-15. Val Pack (SST9), Beth Gaubatz (TCESC), and Andrew Johnson

(TCESC) will facilitate this review of the updated law and provide

feedback regarding requirements still in place from Ohio House Bill

318. District PBIS coordinators, special education directors, and PBIS

team members are encouraged to attend.


Early Childhood PD Brochure

Our team develops professional development that is OCCRCA-approved for our early learning partners. Region 9. There are required trainings, networks, book studies, on-demand options, and more. CLICK HERE to check out the offerings.

Emergent Literacy Series - NEW Start Date

Please note the date change for the first session of the Emergent Literacy Series below.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Phonological Awareness

NEW DATE: November 5, 2021

Please click here for more information

SST9 PD Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the entire PD calendar on our website.

Local Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to Whipple Heights Elementary School (Perry Local) for being named a National Blue Ribbon School!

U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, recently recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including 16 schools in Ohio. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Report Cards

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Report Card Guide. The release of the report cards is scheduled for October 14th.

One Needs Assessment

The 2021-2022 One Needs Assessment questions will be released in October. The One Plan will no longer be entered in the CCIP but will have its own platform that is connected to the ONA. We will be sharing more information at our ED STEPS Network on October 20, 2021.

CLICK HERE to access the Ohio Department of Education's ED STEPS page.


OCALICON will be November 16-19, 2021. CLICK HERE to register and learn more about OCALICON 2021. This will be the event's 15th year. SST9's very own, Julie Weyandt and Colleen Kornish, will be presenting.
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Message to Our Partners

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This document/product/software was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Award H027A210111 CFDA 84.027A, awarded to the Ohio Department of Education). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.