Summer Workshop Cancellation FAQs

FAQs regarding Summer Workshop Cancellation, Texas Heroes Recognition, ALL STATE ACADEX/Teens Serving Texas Recognition, and Committee Meetings

On April 30, 2020, the TASSP 2020 Summer Workshop was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We regret that the workshop was cancelled, but the decision was made in the best interest of our attendees and staff. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Summer Workshop, June 16-18, 2021 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.

If you have questions about refunds and related events for the 2020 Summer Workshop, use this Information Center as a processing tool.

Registration Cancellation

The TASSP staff has begun the refund process for all registrations for the Summer Workshop. The refund will be sent to the business office at the school district. If the payment was made by an individual or a non-school related organization, the refund will be mailed to the address noted with the payment. If the registration was paid with a credit card, the refund will be posted to the credit card account. If we received a PO (but no actual funds yet) or have received no payment at all, we will void the invoice and cancel the registration with no refund. Any checks we receive for the 2020 Summer Workshop will automatically be returned to the sender. Allow 2-4 weeks for the process to complete.

FYI: The $125 refund policy is being waived for all registrants.

Texas Heroes Awards Dinner Reservations 

Since we have cancelled the Texas Heroes Night of the Stars, we will automatically refund everyone that registered and paid for the awards dinner. If you paid by credit card, the card will be refunded back the full amount.  If you paid by check, a refund check for the full amount will be refunded.

Hotel Reservation Cancellation

Conference Direct (CD) oversees hotel reservations for the TASSP Summer Workshop. CD will also oversee the cancellation of all hotel reservations. Notification will be sent to the person on each reservation. Notifying the school business office is the responsibility of the school employee. If monies were encumbered for this hotel reservation, the business office will want to know that the reservation has been cancelled.

Reservation cancellation fees are being waived for all reservations. If you need to contact CD, call (877) 262-5617.

ED 311/TASSP Law Conference for Secondary School Principals

The ED311 conference is moving online - it will consist of 6 hour-long webinars comprising the originally scheduled line-up. ED311 is also bringing 5 BONUS WEBINARS of special, timely content to help you, your staff, and students transition back to campus after state-wide school closures due to COVID-19. The line-up of speakers for these extra webinars includes Jim Walsh, Dr. Andrea Ogonosky, and Sean Cain. Early Payment Rates are extended through the life of the event and registration is still open! The webinars will begin on June 2. Learn More and Register.

Exhibitor Cancellation

Ofra Levinson, Exhibit Coordinator, at [email protected] is contacting all exhibitors to offer opportunities for applying 2020 exhibit fees to the TASSP 2021 Summer Workshop. We look forward to reconnecting with you at other TASSP events. We thank you for your continued support for the secondary school principals in Texas.

Concurrent Session Presenters

We regret that we will miss the awesome presentations you proposed for consideration for the TASSP Summer Workshop. We invite you to resubmit for the 2021 Summer Workshop which will be in Austin at the Austin Convention Center, June 16-17, 2021. The Concurrent Session Proposal Form for the 2021 Summer Workshop will go live on July 12, 2020! We encourage you to use this time to create the best proposal that catches the minds and interests of secondary school educators. Think Big! If you have questions, please contact Emily Mikolaitis, TASSP Meeting and Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected]

Jostens is partnering with TASSP to create a virtual recognition ceremony for the Texas Heroes which includes the Texas Principal of the Year, the High School, Middle School, and Assistant Principal of the Year, retirees, and the Eddie G Bull Professional Development Scholarship recipient. This ZOOM event will occur on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. An email invitation to the event will be sent to the email on your TASSP membership profile. If you need to update your email address, do it now.

The All State ACADEX and Teens Serving Texas recipients will be honored in a ZOOM event online. Invitations to students and to principals will be sent to the email address provided in your TASSP profile. If you need to update your email address, do it now.

Principals of the Year, EG Bull Professional Development Scholarship Recipient, Retirees, Student Award Recipients: ACADEX and Teens Serving Texas please ensure that the TASSP staff has the very best picture of you for this presentation.
ACADEX & TST Students & their Principals: If you need assistance, please contact Donita Garza at [email protected]

TASSP ZOOM events:

May 20, 2020    9:00a - 2:00p TASSP Finance Committee Meeting
June 8, 2020     1:30p - 3:30p TASSP Executive Officers
June 9, 2020     6:00p  Jostens Virtual Night of the Stars/Texas Heroes Recognition
June 10, 2020   9:00a  TASSP Nominating Committee Meeting
June 10, 2020   12:00n TASSP Assistant Region Coordinators Meeting
June 11, 2020    9:00a - 11:00a  TASSP Board of Directors Meeting
June 11, 2020    12:00n  TASSP All State ACADEX & Teens Serving Texas Recognition
June 12, 2020    2:00p - 5:00p  TASSP NEW Board of Directors Orientation

Contact Cindy Jackson, Associate Executive Director, with additional questions about the Summer Workshop and the recognition presentations: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you on June 16-18, 2021 in Austin for the TASSP 2021 Summer Workshop.

*Please note: The TASSP Staff is working remotely, but all employees have full access to communicate with you. You may call 512-443-2100 and listen to the Directory to identify the extension number for the person you are trying to reach. You may also go to the Staff page to find the list of staff members and areas of responsibilities. You can leave a voice message on the main number, and the receptionist will direct the message to the appropriate staff member.