May 14, 2020
Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences Newsletter
CTE Guidance Letters
As a result of the ordered school-building closure, all entities have until December 31, 2020 to finalize their CTE State Supplemental Funding Expenditures based on the guidelines provided in these letters.
OATFACS Summer Conference Cancelled
OATFACS has always focused on serving the best interests of all FCS teachers in meeting their needs for professional development. 

It is with sincere regret we announce the cancellation of our annual meeting and conference scheduled for August 3-4, 2020 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest.

With the uncertainty related to Covid-19, and the unfortunate budget cuts to Ohio education, we recognize both the risk and difficulty in gathering everyone together at this time. However, this does not mean we have abandoned our purpose in providing quality professional development this year. 

OATFACS Board members remain committed to helping all FCS teachers provide high quality teaching and learning and are in the process of developing plans for online programming to fill the void created with this cancellation. 

Please continue to watch this newsletter and your school email for future announcements regarding these options. We wish everyone good health, a smooth ending to the current school year and a summer of rest and rejuvenation!

Save the Date: August 1-3, 2021
OATFACS 2021: Knowledge You Can’t Teach Without! 
EVERFI Anti-Vaping Course Development
As we start to finish out another school year, we have started to develop our new modules for the 2020/2021 school year. Launching in November of next school year, EVERFI will be releasing a course around Anti-Vaping. We need you and your High School teacher's assistance by answering a few questions about the course.
Cindy Weaver (
Senior Regional Director, Great Lakes
Adviser Opportunities

Description: Learn how you can use FCCLA to complete a whole trimester/semester of learning! Through a portfolio of work, your students will have many opportunities to research careers through the competitive event Career Investigation, National Programs Career Connection and WebQuest, and all 5 Power of One sections. Students will also gain a working understanding of the Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards. Presenter: Rene Ketchum, NCT

Description: Due to the evolving health crisis, FCCLA’s National Board of Directors has made the decision to change the 2020 National Leadership Conference (NLC) from an in-person conference to a virtual format. This year, FCCLA’s NLC will be held virtually July 7-9, 2020 with all information and resources to remain accessible for all registered attendees on the virtual platform through the end of August. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to make the first-ever virtual NLC a part of “Your Story” and kick-off FCCLA’s 75th anniversary by experiencing keynote speakers, taking part in breakout sessions, exploring a virtual EXPO, participating in online networking events, and more! This webinar focuses on tips to help chapter advisers prepare for virtual NLC. Presenters: Marla Burk, CMP, Director of Conferences; Kelley Conners, CMP, Conference Manager; Joline Dunbar, National Consultant Team
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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