Community School Coordinators Network August 2018
A message from your co-chair Liz Thacker - Community school coordinator_ Whittle Springs Middle Community School_ Knoxville_ TN

As a new school year is starting or has recently started, I want to take a moment to wish you all a fantastic smooth sailing start to the 2018-2019 school year! As you navigate through the crazy hectic beginning of the school year, take a moment to remind yourself why you do what you do and all the many lives you are helping. 

This summer, we started a webinar series to help coordinators with professional development. Please register for our September 24th webinar on chronic absenteeism. Also, mark your calendars for our second annual Coordinator Appreciation Week on September 24th - 28th. 
Coordinator Spotlight - Curtesa Vanderpool. Community school director_ evans high school - a community partnership school_ Orlando_ FL

"Get Healthy, Be Healthy, Stay Healthy!" is Curtesa Vanderpool's advice for coordinators getting ready to start the new school year. Read how Curtesa is developing youth leaders at Evans High School - A Community Partnership School in Orlando, FL as she also starts to create a culture of health this year in this month's  Coordinator's Spotlight.
Share your stories

Coordinators Appreciation Week is coming up next month, and we want to feature YOU and the amazing work you do everyday. To do that, please let us know if you've tackled any of the following hot-button issues in your community school, and what impact your efforts had by August 31:
  • Supporting immigrant and/or refugee students and families
  • School closing
  • Opioid crisis
  • School safety
  • Powerful learning opportunities
Opportunities _ resources

Register for the 3rd webinar in our National Forum Hot Topics Webinar Series on addressing chronic absence on September 24, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST.

Start planning how your school and community can participate in Attendance Awareness Month this September. 
Learn how to support and serve transition-age youth in this new webinar series. Each webinar focuses on different sub-groups of youth including youth in the juvenile justice system, youth who are homeless, and more.

Access resources from the School-Based Health Alliance's Hallways to Health toolkit to create a culture of wellness that extends into school hallways, classrooms, and cafeterias. 

Sincerely_ your co-chairs_ Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana
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