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  Lucas Allen  3/24/2020 5:21:00 PM  

Sent to all District 2 Teachers

Greetings Ag teachers! What a strange reality we are living in right now! I hope you’ve been able to set up a nice little work-from-home space that makes it easy to focus on work. I’ve turned part of my enclosed front porch into a workspace, and it’s been nice to get away from the rest of the noise in the house!

I wanted to touch base with you all to let you know that FCAE staff continue to be available to assist you however we can. While we are working from home we are making website improvements, developing and implementing new curriculum projects, answering teacher questions, and making plans for summer professional development.

When you get a spare moment this week (before Monday), would you mind checking your teacher and school profile information on the IL AgEd website? When you’re logged into your dashboard, click Account Settings and review all of the information. Thanks to Megan Coy for crating a tutorial video to walk you through it. As always, if you’re having trouble please feel free to contact me and I can walk you through it or change the information for you.

Please do try to upload a photo of yourself for the picture directory.  It needs to be a head and shoulder shot, preferably something that we can see your face easily and doesn’t have other people in it. If you need to send me a photo I would be glad to upload for you.  You can view the Directory (you don’t need a login) and click Generate PDF Directory. Only your school information shows on the public directory.

Before the end of the week I will be reviewing Incentive Funding and 3 Circle Grant reporting from ISBE to identify schools who have not yet completed their purchases. Please try to use this time to get your Incentive Funding Grant money spent if you have not already done so.

I was contacted by a local medical provider who has asked me to ask Ag and Tech teachers who may have large quantities of dust masks/respirators to consider contacting your administration for approval to donate your supplies to your nearest Senior Living or Healthcare facility. Given the current and expected future shortages, these may be very useful in your communities.

As always, please feel free to contact me anytime if I can help you in any way.

Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: 815-530-2065
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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