Calendar

Overview

School counselors are involved regularly in updating and sharing their professional knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development. The purpose of the school counseling program calendar is to help school counselors, and other educators, with forward planning of Utah State Board of Education-sponsored training opportunities and events. Dates outlined include professional development opportunities, as well as important school counseling reporting deadlines.

Elementary Updates and Essentials

The next School Counseling Program Elementary Updates and Essentials training will be held 2021-2022.

Secondary Updates and Essentials

The secondary School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials training is for school counselors and administrators and is required every six years as outlined in the Assurances of the School Counseling Program Performance Review. This training has been changed from an in-person to an online training through Canvas. It is recommended that the school counselor(s) and administrator(s) enroll and complete this training at the same time as a team during the school year prior to the 6-year on-site formal review. Taking this course simultaneously enhances collaboration, aligns school counseling programs with school improvement goals, and strengthens the partnership between school counselors and administrators.

Course Information

The online School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials Canvas course will be offered twice each school year, both Fall and Spring semesters.

Fall Semester: September - December 2020
Coursework deadline is December 31, 2020

Spring Semester: January - April 2021
Coursework deadline is April 30, 2021

This course is designed for you and/or your team to work at your own pace. However, you must have everything submitted by the last day of the month for the semester in which you are enrolled (December 31, 2020, or April 20, 2021).

If this coursework is not completed by the deadline, you will not receive credit for meeting compliance and will be required to re-enroll in a later course. Course registration for each semester will close 30 days prior to the coursework deadline.

Registration Instructions

To begin the School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials training in Canvas, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps.

Fall Semester: September - December 2020

  1. If you already have a Canvas account, go to Enroll in Secondary School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials Fall 2020
  2. If you do not have a Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
  3. Click on I'm a Student.
  4. Enter the Join Code BTXPP8.
  5. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

Spring Semester: January - April 2021

  1. If you already have a Canvas account, go to Enroll in Secondary School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials Spring 2021
  2. If you do not have a Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
  3. Click on I'm a Student.
  4. Enter the Join Code 43MBTL.
  5. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

For technical assistance, please contact Tina Morandy, Executive Secretary, at tina.morandy@schools.utah.gov

Meetings

School Counseling Local Education Agency (LEA) Leadership Meetings

For LEA Leadership only, school counselors do not attend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Utah State Board of Education, North Board Room

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Utah State Board of Education, Basement West Conference Room

Charter Schools with Approved Programs

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
8 a.m. to Noon
Zoom Meeting

Career and Technical Education (CTE)/School Counselor LEA Leadership Meetings

For CTE Directors who support school counseling programs, school counselors do not attend.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, March 25, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

School Counseling Advisory Meetings

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Elementary School Counseling Advisory Meetings

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Elementary School Counselor Grant Program Quarterly Meetings

Elementary School Counselor Grant Program recipients only.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Conferences

Safe and Healthy Schools Conference

Information coming soon.

Compliance

Annual Due Dates for Compliance

October 1

School Counselor Full-time Equivalent (FTE) entered in Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) for 1:350 ratio report completed by Local Education Agency (LEA) leadership.

April 1

Program Ratio Plans (for LEAs not meeting 1:350 ratio) completed by LEA leadership and submitted via e-mail.

May 1

Program Reviews (Formal and Interim) completed. Interim reports completed by LEA leadership and submitted via e-mail.

June 1

Program Performance Self-Evaluations completed and saved in the school counseling program’s electronic evidence box.

Program Data Projects completed by school counselors and submitted via e-mail by LEA leadership.

Program Request for Funding (RFF), with RFF Signature Page, completed by LEA leadership and submitted via e-mail.