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

Information coming soon.

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

Fall Semester: August - December 2021
Coursework deadline is December 31, 2021

Spring Semester: January - April 2022
Coursework deadline is April 30, 2022

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, 2021, or April 20, 2022).

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

Registration Instructions

To begin the Secondary School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials training in the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Canvas, you must self-enroll into the course by completing the following steps.

Fall Semester: August - December 2021

  1. If you already have a USBE Canvas account, go to Enroll in Secondary School Counseling Program Updates and Essentials Fall 2020
  2. If you do not have a USBE Canvas account, go to Create a Canvas Account to register.
  3. Click on I'm a Student.
  4. Enter the Join Code B3G6R8.
  5. Complete the Student Sign Up Form. Check that you agree to the terms, and then click on Start Learning.

Spring Semester: January - April 2022 

Information coming soon.

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Charter Schools with Approved Programs

Tuesday, September 23, 2022
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 16, 2021
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, January 20, 2022
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 2022
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

School Counseling Advisory Meetings

Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

Elementary School Counseling Advisory Meetings

Thursday, October 28, 2021
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2022
1 p.m. to 3 p.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.

Letter of intent for new schools seeking program approval.

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.