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  • Outside Is In

    Chase Buffington
    Sep 17, 2020
    A lot must be considered when teaching indoors safely this year. If the concern is a constant strain, mix it up.
  • AWSP News for September 10, 2020

    David Morrill
    Sep 11, 2020
    In this edition of AWSP News, we discuss our upcoming Building Effective Leadership series, our new “Smart Series”, our “Lead Out Loud” series, AWSL's Fall Programs, our annual ASB Finance Practices workshop, some OSPI resources for suicide prevention and to help support the mental health of students, a chance to talk about the realities of principaling during COVID, and our Save Cispus campaign.
  • Statewide Attendance Guidance Webinar

    Gina Yonts
    Sep 08, 2020
    Missed the webinar? You have the option to view the recording. Register and watch the AWSP and OSPI partnership meeting with School Leaders and Attendance Clerks on Attendance Guidance.
  • School Safety Tips for September

    Mike Donlin | OSPI School Safety Center
    Aug 21, 2020
    The 2020 Washington Great ShakeOut is coming soon! We are all experiencing what happens in times of a statewide threat to our schools. Even in times of COVID, that means: “Drop, Cover, Hold on!” The official date and time is October 15 at 10:15 am, but any date that works for you and your school community is fine. Make sure you involve your families!
  • Rep. Lisa Callan Wins AWSP’s 2020 Torch of Leadership Award

    David Morrill
    Aug 21, 2020
    Each year, AWSP’s Advocacy Advisory Council has the opportunity to select a state-level public servant who has demonstrated support of principals and the principalship in the education of all students. For 2020, the Council selected Representative Lisa Callan as AWSP’s 2020 Torch of Leadership Award winner. Representative Callan is a Democrat representing the 5th legislative district, which includes Issaquah, North Bend, and the surrounding areas.
  • AWSP News for August 21, 2020

    David Morrill
    Aug 21, 2020
    In this episode of AWSP News, we discuss one of the strangest experiences in education history ever, our brand new membership portal, virtual school-wide programs for your school, our ASB Practices in a Virtual World, a survey about the realities of principaling during COVID, our SMART START professional learning series, the AWSP Leadership Framework Version 3.0, the Inclusionary Practices Project 2020–21 Grant Funding Application, our 2020 Torch of Leadership Award Winner Representative Lisa Callan, and our Save Cispus Campaign.
  • School Celebration Newsletter | August Edition

    Cindy Cromwell, Alternative Learning Education Administrator for the Kelso School District
    Jul 31, 2020
    Here are some fun days in August and ways to use them with your students, staff, and families.
  • OSPI School Safety Tips for August

    Mike Donlin | OSPI School Safety Center
    Jul 31, 2020
    The 5th Annual School Safety Summit was held on June 12 of this year. Annual Summits are designed to be participatory. Over the years, we have had targeted presentations on specific funding issues, safety topics, and studies mandated by the legislature. Some excellent recommendations have come out of the Summits, and some notable legislation has been proposed – and passed.
  • UPCOMING WEBINAR | Planning for the Next Normal at School

    David Morrill
    Jul 20, 2020
    To assist school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping school communities healthy during school reopenings, a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations have come together to develop a playbook for school reopening — “Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy.”
  • Office Closure for July 1 to July 7

    David Morrill | Communications & Technology Director
    Jul 01, 2020
    After a crazy sprint to wrap up the school year amidst all the change due to COVID-19, including putting on our first-ever virtual conference, we're going to shut our doors for a few days to relax, recharge, and rest up. Some of us will still be checking email periodically, but we'll be officially closed until Wednesday, July 8th. In the meantime, you can email each of us or our webmaster account and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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