New Advisor Update - February 5, 2019

New Advisor Update - February 5, 2019

TOPICS FOR TODAY'S E-BLAST 

*Dress Code Reminder
*Allowed Visuals For Competition 
*10 Page Paper Deadline
*Testing Dates Extended 
*Practice Testing Closes February 10
*SBE Certifications Announced
*SBE Market Planning Resources On Teach DECA
*Thursday's Webinar On CTE Month [Pre-recorded]
*DECA Amped Announced [For Advisors]
*Pre-College Program At UMass [For Students] 

DRESS CODE REMINDER 
Linked here is a PowerPoint covering the dress code for SCDC. Keep in mind that skirt length is no shorter than 2 inches above the knee WITHOUT a slit.  For ladies wearing a collared shirt, neckties, ascots or scarves are recommended, but not required; they will be at ICDC.   

ALLOWED VISUALS FOR COMPETITION 
Please see the below guidelines from the DECA Guide for visuals in competition: 

10 PAGE PAPER DEADLINE 
Due to the inclement weather and school closures, the deadline for 10 page papers has been extended. Here are the guidelines for extension: If your school was closed yesterday, but you are in session today, papers are due (postmarked/delivered) tomorrow, February 6. If your school is also closed today, papers are due (postmarked/delivered) on Thursday, February 7.  

TESTING DATES EXTENDED 
Linda Andersen sent out an email yesterday with information on testing.  Please see below: 
Feb. 11-12; 7 am - 5 pm (new window) 
Feb. 13-14; 7 am - 5 pm 
Feb 19-20; 7 am - 5 pm 
*if you need a window open earlier or later please let me know but be aware I may not be available to target shoot any problems until I get into the office each day. I will try to get in by 6:30 but with the commute now I may not be able to guarantee that. 

PRACTICE TESTING CLOSES FEBRUARY 10 
Practice testing is open until February 10th, so encourage you students to participate in this great opportunity between now and the 10th. Free if you attended FLC and $1 per testing student to all others. You will be billed after testing closes. 

SBE CERTIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED 
SBE Gold Certification and Re-Certification qualifiers were announced in the DECA Direct this morning. Winners will be posted on Teach DECA in Unit Two | SBE.  Congratulations to all of our qualifiers!  

SBE MARKET PLANNING RESOURCES ON TEACH DECA 
For those of you that have students competing in SBE at SCDC and/or that have qualified to compete at ICDC, the topic for this year's competition is Market Planning. Posted to Teach DECA are the competition guidelines, as well as a PowerPoint with some links to resources that should help with that topic. They are posted in Unit Two | SBE Resources.  

THURSDAY'S WEBINAR ON CTE MONTH [PRE-RECORDED] 
This Thursday's webinar is being pre-recorded and will be posted by 3:00pm.  The topic is CTE Month and will feature information on explaining CTE to your students, telling a compelling CTE story, and using social media to share your story! 

DECA AMPED ANNOUNCED [FOR ADVISORS] 
DECA has published information on DECA's Amped Conference taking place this summer. Here is the information and it will also be posted on the professional development page of Teach DECA for future reference. 

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM AT UMASS [FOR STUDENTS] 
Here is a great opportunity for students that are interested in sports marketing. It is a two week program happening this summer from July 7-20 at UMass.  

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