** Registration information will be posted in the Fall **
2020 Conference Cancellation and Refund Information
The COVID-19 crisis caused us to cancel our 2020 State Conference. Refunds have been sent out. If you have not
received your refund, please send an email to Frank Boehler at
This pandemic is a 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.
About the Annual State Conferences
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 and bring together experts in specific fields relating to Student Services. Our Southern Section Executive Board Members have been working diligently for the past two years preparing for the next conference. We sincerely hope that all conference attendees will find the topics to be meaningful and important in their professional careers. Our next conference will be at the Bahia Resort Hotel in beautiful Mission Bay of San Diego, California. Below you will see information that was planned for the 2020 CASCWA State Conference that was cancelled. This will be updated in July of 2020.
Our conference will 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
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.)
Conferences throughout the state (including CASCWA's last few conferences), have featured the popular "Sched." Sched is an all-encompassing event management solution mobile web app for Android and iOS. With it, we can manage the event seamlessly for you on your mobile devices and offer participants a personal conference experience. We are pleased to announce that our conference will be offering SCHED to our attendees.
THE SPONSORS AND VENDORS
CASCWA is grateful to the men and women who join our conference as sponsors and vendors. We have found over the years that there is tremendous expertise in their table area, and, in many cases, you are talking directly to the number one person in their organization. We will be putting together an information flyer that will provide our attendees, prior to the conference, with specific information about their organizations, their offerings, and about the special representative manning the tables themselves!
Every year, all four CASCWA sections thoughout the state grant scholarships to graduating senior high school students. During our annual conference, there will be several items raffled off each day. The money raised will help support this Scholarship program. Then in June of each year, several students who have overcome adversity and are graduating, will be selected to receive a donation of financial support by our Southern Section of CASCWA at our annual "Lillie Wilson Scholarship Luncheon". One of the raffle items offered at the conference will be registration for the following years' state conference. Your support would be greatly appreciated!
AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT
One of the highlights of our annual CASCWA conferences is the recognition of the "Model SARB Award" recipients. The California Department of Education oversees the process to identify school districts across the state with exemplary SARB programs. This year, we are expanding CASCWA's efforts to assist CDE in promoting strong student attendance. Prior to the conference, we hope to develop a central page on our website that will link CDE's exceptional resources with other agencies that will provide links to all of CASCWA's members and friends. There will be a special day selected when we bring together our CASCWA awards recipients, the model CDE State SARB recipients, the cash activity and sounds of our DJ at the CASCWA Celebration. This will be ton of fun and will be a great way to end the day!
THE BAHIA RESORT HOTEL & THE CATAMARAN HOTEL
The host hotel for the 2021 conference will be the beautiful Bahia Resort Hotel off Mission Bay in San Diego. The Catamaran hotel is only one mile away and will offer us all the same conference rate as the Bahia Resort Hotel. Below you will find a link to their websites and to their web page with driving directions.