Sec Series


The MASSP Secretary Series brings support on hot topics right to their desktop! We know school administrative assistants, registrars and attendance secretaries would benefit from information and time to collaborate virtually with those in like positions around the state.  Making the time for these sessions can be a challenge so we have varied the schedule and each webinar is limited to two hours...all sessions will be recorded for viewing when convenient as well.

Group Rate- $50 each when you register 3 or more Secretaries! Contact the MASSP office at 517-327-5315 or email sarah@michiganprincipals.org to take advantage of the group rate pricing! 

Join us on 4 different days to cover a variety of topics featuring guest presenters all of which is centered on you: the building secretary!

  • January 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • February 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • February 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • March 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Quick Agenda:

January 20: Contact Tracing or Zoom Tips & Tricks
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

 

  • Contact Tracing (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
    [MDHHS Perspective and Q&A - Katie Macomber, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services]
    During this session, you will learn the general flow of process from testing to case investigation to contact tracing for people who test positive for COVID in Michigan. The presenters will cover the basics of timelines, case investigations questions, roles and responsibilities, how contact tracing is initiated, tools and resources available to cases and contacts, and how these programs fit Michigan guidelines to control the epidemic.
     
  • Contact Tracing from a School District Perspective (2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
    [Susan Demeniuk, Administrator, Rochester Community Schools]
    Susan has been the lead for district-wide student and staff contact tracing since the onset of the pandemic.  Prior to entering school administration Susan was a nurse in the neonatal unit and brings both a school and health care perspective to this challenging task. Susan will share her tracking templates and walk attendees through the process she has implemented
     

  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to discuss their process, share ideas and seek support from collegial sharing.

Bonus On-Demand Session:

  • Zoom 101: Tips & Tricks (On-Demand Session)
    [Ryan Cayce, MASSP Director of Digital Learning & Resources]
    Scheduling Zoom meetings and helping to facilitate might be one of your responsibilities.  This session will start with Zoom 101 and move into more advanced features.  Ryan will also share facilitation ideas to encourage discussion and collaboration as well as how to ensure your Zoom meetings look professional and well planned.

February 3: Pupil Count or Self-Care
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Attendees Choose One of the Options Below)

Want to attend both? No worries, each session will be recorded so join one live and catch the other option when time allows.

Option 1:

  • Pupil Accounting (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
    [Rob Dickenson, Executive Director of The Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association and Bob Kefgen, MASSP’s Director of Government Relations]
    Count day is just around the corner and the pandemic has added many twists  and turns to how student attendance and participation is tracked.  Join this Interesting and informative discussion with Rob and Bob and hear directly from two of people who have been working directly with MDE on this year’s changes to the pupil accounting manual.  Time will be provided for questions and answers as well!
     
  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to  discuss their own programs and debrief collectively about year end event plans.

Option 2:

  • Self-Care - Taking Care of YOU so you can take care of your school! (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
    [Amy Wassmann, Saginaw ISD]
    Everyone knows that the school secretary is key to running the school! But you cannot run it effectively if you are running on empty.  This session will offer easy ways to find that work/life balance and will also provide ways to practice self-care to maintain your sanity!
     
  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to discuss their process, share ideas and seek support from collegial sharing.

February 24: Year-End Event Planning
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • May and June Will Be Here Soon! (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
    As the pandemic continues to run its course schools need to start planning now for virtual and hybrid year-end events.  MASSP will assemble a panel of Middle and High School Administrators to share the creative ways they were able to honor and recognize student and staff accomplishments. Everything from staff retirements to commencement, eighth grade graduation, athletic recognition and transition opportunities will be included.
     
  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to discuss their own programs and debrief collectively about year end event plans.

March 3: Google Apps or Student Information Systems
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Attendees Choose One of the Options Below)

Want to attend both? No worries, each session will be recorded so join one live and catch the other option when time allows.

Option 1:

  • Make The Most From Gmail, Google Drive & Google Calendar (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
    [Ryan Cayce, MASSP's Director of Digital Learning & Resources]
    In this session, learners will explore a variety of ways to maximize efficiency using tools from Gmail, Google Calendar & Google Drive that promotes organization, communication and collaboration.  Basic & advanced features will be showcased during this session.
     
  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to discuss their own Google structures and to share ideas.

Option 2:

  • Student Information System Tech Tips Featuring Skyward, PowerSchool, Infinite Campus (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
    Attendees will select a breakout with representatives from Skyward, Infinite Campus and Powerschool.  The Representatives will review changes in their SIMS System, preview upcoming upgrades and answer any questions participants may have.
     
  • Collaborative Sharing (Optional 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
    Participants will have the opportunity to join small group breakout rooms to discuss SIMS shortcuts and helpful tips they have created/encountered in their own work.

Who Should Attend?

Office Secretaries, Counseling Secretaries & Executive Assistants

Location:

Anywhere you are comfortable!

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4 Sessions for only $99!
Price: $99.00