March 19, 2020
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
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State Leadership Conference
Please note due to the cancellation of Region 3 Career Development Events, State Qualifiers have been postponed until further notice. We will notify you as soon as we have established a procedure for going forward.
Dates and Deadlines
March 27 - Executive Council Information Application. Electronic format sent to this address Electronic signatures from school personnel will be accepted.
Career-Technical Education Updated Assessment Schedule Based on School Reconvening on April 6
Field testing for all Engineering and Manufacturing Course Assessments will tentatively close on May 8th. Students using these assessments to meet graduation requirements may not receive final scores until May 15th. All remaining end of course assessments will tentatively close on June 12th. For these assessments, students and schools would have access to the scores immediately after completing the assessment. End of year reports will tentatively be released on June 26th.  
Face to Face events cancelled
Based on the governor’s recently announced Executive Order following the confirmation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ohio, the events listed below are cancelled. This step is taken through an abundance of caution.  Registration fees submitted will be returned. We are working on alternatives and will communicate decisions through this newsletter and emails.

  • Region 3 Career Development Events – Eastland Career Center, Groveport, Saturday, March 14
  • Executive Council Candidate Training – Ohio FFA Center, Columbus, Saturday March 28
  • Interviews – Executive Council Candidate – Outstanding Chapter - State Degree – Ohio FCCLA Endowment Scholarships - Eastland Car eer Center, Groveport, Saturday, April 4
  • 2020 Ohio Early Childhood Conference (Additional Details)
CDA Assessment Fee Scholarships
CDA Assessment Fee Scholarships are available through OCCRRA. As soon as students are ready to apply to the Council, they can apply for this scholarship. Please contact Marla Tiano at OCCRRA with questions. She can be reached at 614-310-1369 or via email at ACT NOW as these scholarships are limited in number!
Say YES to FCS signing ceremony
Ohio FCCLA is committed to helping fill the FCS Education pipeline and wants to celebrate our future Family and Consumer Sciences teachers. This year at the State Leadership Conference, Ohio FCCLA will host its first “Say Yes to FCS” signing ceremony.

Seniors who have Said Yes to FCS and plan to enroll in FCS education program in college are invited to attend this special event on Thursday, April 23 at 3:00 P.M. in the Celeste Center. Members must be registered for the conference. Registration
Go For the Red Chapter Award
Your chapter will be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold status for the total membership of their chapter at the State Leadership Conference. Enrollment will be based on the following qualifications:
Bronze 50 - 100 affiliated members
Silver 101 - 200 affiliated members
Gold - 201 - Plus affiliated members
If your chapter is close to achieving one of these levels you, have till April 1 to affiliate members. Any questions feel free to contact the state office.
Conference call with the CDA Council
ECE Message from the Council of Professional Recognition
ECE Message from the Council of Professional Recognition
Discover Parenting
Discover Parenting 2020 - Photo Entry deadline April 15

Photo Entry Form for all photos entered 
You can Submit photos in our original Safe and Responsible Parenting category or in the newer special topics category. There are prizes to fit the category in the same amounts. Some students may wish to submit in both categories. (More information)

New Prize for teachers/advisors: an inducement to encourage teacher participation in 2020 OATFACS conference and Discover Parenting.  We are adding a drawing for participating DP teachers, of one $250.00 “extras” prize to help support your attendance that could be applied to hotel, transport or anything needed to support participation in the OATFACS conference. Teachers must enroll and participate in Discover Parenting, and must register and attend the conference to win!
Teacher Posting
Save the Date
October 12-13 - FCCLA Leadership Training - Heartland Conference and Retreat Center
November 13-15, 2020 - National Fall Conference
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