GEAR UP Maine Bulletin
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October, 2016


GEAR UP Maine staff

Here is what we have included this month

(Don't forget to click "view entire message" at the bottom of this email to view all of our updates)

Bulletin Highlights
  • National GEAR UP Week photo collage
  • Student and Parent Leadership Summit October 28-30
  • SCRIBE Tips & Tricks
  • Resource of the Month -
 Check out our public facing website here for the following information
Share your GEAR UP successes and challenges with us to share in Bulletins to come!

The GEAR UP  Maine Staff

Grant Must Do's
October Must Do's

College Access Team Members
  • Review Updated Allowable Cost Guidelines here
  • Parent and Guardian Financial Awareness (FAFSA)
  • GU Student, parent, and staff leadership summit October 28 - 30  (please see your CAT lead with questions)
  • Provide services/activities and receipt documentation to Data Stewards & Business Managers
School Counselors
  • Fee Waivers for ALL GU students (College application, PSAT/SAT/ACT’s)
Data Stewards
  • Previous month’s data is entered by the 5th of the month. Know that the GU-ME Data Manager will run a report on all districts the 6th of the month.
  • Submit any available assessment data (SAT/PSAT) not yet submitted for 2015-16.
  • Enter services/activities described in your GEAR UP Action Plan.
  • Enter courses (math, science, ELA, AP, STEM).
  • Update grades for 2015-2016. 
  • Ensure that students who are GEAR UP eligible and in the program are correctly identified in SCRIBE.
Parent CAT members
  • Leadership Summit October 28-30
Student CAT members
  • Leadership Summit October 28-30
  • Contracts signed and submitted by September 16th
November Must Do's

College Access Team Members
  • Distribute 21st Century Certificates to all seventh grade GU students and to any newly identified GU eligible students                                    
  • Provide services/activities and receipt documentation to Data Stewards & Business Managers

National GEAR UP Week Photos!
Be sure to check out the GEAR UP Maine Facebook page for more photos of
National GEAR UP Week 2016

What's Happening
Turn Around
(Click the image above to start the video from SEEDs )

Student and Parent Leadership Summit
October 28-30, 2016

We are excited to invite students, parents, and staff to work with us and SEEDs Training to tap into their leadership potentials"to write a new story of what's possible."
SCRIBE Tips & Tricks
Service Summary – Who Should Use This?

Every service you create in SCRIBE has a service summary by default.
Here is an example:

Different groups use the service summary data for different purposes. Some use it to track backup documentation; some use it to input student specific information. The fields can be customized to meet the needs of our GEAR UP Maine schools. CATs might have some specific ideas of how these service summaries can be used. Speak to the GEAR UP data manager, Becky Young, about your ideas for customizing these fields.
Resource of the Month
A grassroots coalition that helped establish the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit,a college affordability program for individuals who have earned a college degree and choose to live and work in Maine. This tax credit reimburses student loan payments made by the employee or Maine employer on their behalf.
District Portal
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The GEAR UP Maine program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037; Karmon Simms-Coates, Project Officer) from the U.S. Department of Education to University of Maine at Farmington administered by Syntiro.

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