Financial Aid and FAFSA Night is on October 29!
Mental Health Reminder from Jessica O'Muireadhaigh, Director of Mental Health & Counseling
I would like to remind APS families that everyone is carrying a heavy load, so please be kind to yourselves. This is a tough time, and even more difficult when you are alone or feel alone. Resources and support are available, and we can help connect families to those resources. For connections to support at school, you can contact the social worker(s), counselor(s), or school psychologist(s) at your student's school. Here is a link to those supports: https://mentalhealth.aurorak12.org/home#h.zi0v41ezb6jr.
This Wellness in the time of COVID 19 PDF gives some good information and resources related to the pandemic.
Mental health resources for people of color: https://www.purewow.com/wellness/mental-health-resources-for-people-of-color
Parents can contact me at 720-287-9979 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mask-Wearing Policy and Attendance Information from Behavior Systems Support
Remote Learners: Please log in to your respective classrooms on-time, and participate during the duration of the school day. Please contact your student’s school when your student will be absent in order for the school to mark your student in our system as an Excused absence.
Hybrid Learners (in-person): Please arrive at school on-time and ready to learn. Please contact your student’s school when your student will be absent in order for the school to mark your student in our system as an Excused absence.
Hybrid Learners (remote): Please log in to your respective classrooms on-time and participate during the duration of the school day. Please contact your student’s school when your student will be absent so that the school can mark your student in our system as an Excused absence.
Internet Connection Issues: Please contact your student’s school when experiencing internet connection issues to inform them of the issue. Your student’s attendance will be excused in this case.
Please stay within your assigned cohort and contact your student’s school with any questions.
Our Response to Students without Masks is how we will handle it when students refuse to wear masks or do not properly wear their masks.
Federal Student Aid Information from College & Career Success
Governor Jared Polis launched the $32.7 million Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education (RISE) fund to support high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public institutions of higher education in creating sustainable innovations to improve student learning, close equity gaps, and enhance operational efficiency for pre-K-12 through higher education.
The deadline for the first round of applications is October 17, 2020. Applicants can find more information about the grant here. Applications will be reviewed by a grant selection committee composed of parents, educators, students, education leaders, and other community members appointed by Governor Polis and chaired by Gary Community Investments President and CEO, Mike Johnston
U.S. Department of Education News - Updated 9/14/2020
Did you you know that more than 90 schools in Colorado accept Federal Aid? Here is the complete list (and access to out of state schools, too!). "The Federal School Code List contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education (ED) for schools participating in the Title IV federal student aid programs. Students enter these codes on the FAFSA form to indicate which postsecondary schools will receive the processed application results."
Recordings of FAFSA-related webinars can be found at StudentAid.gov/resources#webinars.
The final versions of the 2021-22 FAFSA form, FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, and Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet for Question 23 are now available in English and Spanish, in Portable Document Format (PDF) are available on this website.
ED continues to update its COVID-19 information and resources web page. Questions for the Department may be directed to COVIDemail@example.com.
FAFSA4caster and Federal School Code Search URLs
Would you like to report a missing student in your FAFSA Portal Roster?
Log in to your FAFSA Portal account > Under the “Student Detail” tab, select “Missing Student” > Fill in applicable fields. Report up to 5 missing students by clicking ‘Add Another Student.’ Users may submit the entire list by clicking ‘Submit Inquiry’
Resources Section (Last Update: 9/20/2020)
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