DO TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS OUR
CASCWA's 2020 STATE CONFERENCE
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Conference Cancellation and Refund Information
On March 11th, CASCWA cancelled the 2020 CASCWA State Conference in San Diego. This cancellation was the direct result of the coronavirus crisis.
We have been receiving several emails regarding this decision and the goal of this email is to communicate with all of our registrants regarding the refund.
First, all registrations have been cancelled. You need not contact us with a request to cancel.
Second, we will be sending refunds to all registrants who have paid.
If your status is that of not paid, there will be no action required.
If you made payment through pay pal, after verifying the data, we will initiate pay pal's refund process.
If you paid though a check or if your district issued a purchase order and followed up with a check, we will be sending a refund check to either the individual who wrote the check or to the business office who issued the check.
The refund process will take some time, but we hope to proceed quickly in a timely manner. There are a large number of refunds that we need to process. This is also compounded due to the mandates currently in place.
This is real issue of public health, and on behalf of Rick Riegel and the entire Southern Section Board, we wish each of you the best during these difficult times.
CASCWA is an organization comprised of practitioners and educational experts who are dedicated to improving school climate, safety, increasing school attendance, reducing chronic absenteeism, increase graduation rates, and addressing social justice inequities. We have established ourselves as the State leaders in professional development in the area of student services.
Each year we come together for our annual state conference. This year it will be in San Diego, California. Our Southern Section Executive Board Members have been working diligently for the past two years in preparation for the "20/20 Vision for Student Services Conference." They are bringing together experts in specific fields relating to student services. We sincerely hope that all conference attendees will find this year's conference to be meaningful and important in their professional careers!
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION
On September 4th, 2019, CASCWA began the registration process for our 2020 CASCWA State Conference. We set a cap of 350 registrants. Our conference committee was hoping that we would be able register 350 attendees by April of 2020. The number of registrations greatly exceeded our expectations! On November 12th, we received our 350th registration and a waiting list started.
Our Southern Section Executive Board worked with the staff at the Bahia Resort Hotel and added additional sessions for presentations and we revised the cap to 420 registrants. As of March 1st, there are 420 registrants and 59 entries in our waiting list. We want to thank each and everyone on the lists for supporting our "20/20 Vision for Student Services Conference."
Our conference committee decided early in their planning to focus on six key areas. The areas quickly became the strands that link the conference presentations to the main areas of interest of our conference attendees. The names of the strands for this year's conference are:
CLIMATE & CULTURE
SAFE SCHOOL PLAN
CULTURAL COMPETENCE & EQUITY
WELLNESS AND HEALTH
ATTENTION TO SUBGROUPS
Please click on the 2020 Vision above to see the specific focus for each conference strand!
We all recognize that the number one reason why our members and friends attend our conferences is for the presentation delivered from the experts in our student services fields. There is so much to know and it is important to be up to date professionally. We are always amazed at the questions and answers shared at the sessions. We also witness the professional connections that take place that in many cases remain for a lifetime (please note that the presenters and daily schedule are subject to change.)
We are in the process of process of posting information on this year's presenters. Once posted, you can click on the 2020 Vision above to see specific presenter information and the title of their presentation!