Transition Plus March 11

In the future there will be no female leaders, just leaders

A friendly reminder: If you have information that needs to go out to the whole staff, and it can wait until Monday, submit it to be included in the MMM. We are trying to cut down on all staff emails.

Nate P., a student from the Leadership Module, is the student leader of our fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He would like to announce that we have set a goal to raise $100.00 by the end of the 3rd quarter.

We currently have $28.28 raised as of 3/1/19. This is not a competition between classes but it is a cooperative, project based activity. Look for Nate and others as they come around to collect donations.

There are PenniesforPatients boxes throughout the school.

Thank you to those that have already contributed to this great cause.

Teachers, our AESOP is defaulted to your work hours - 8:30-4:30 p.m. Please do not change the hours if your absence is for a full day. We were unable to secure a sub last week due to the hours changed.

This was the email I received from the Reserve Desk.

Good morning,

Please see below. It is critical the absence time is recorded correctly. The default hours for your site is 8:30 to 4:30.

This teacher entered her absence from 8:00 to 4:00.

It is now very unlikely you will get a sub for this assignment.

Thank you

Professional Development

If you are in need of Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Training for licensure, please see below for offerings in the next few months. Sign up on e-Compass. Using the course and section codes.

Course 91661 Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Section 114616 Thursday, March 21st 7:30-8:30 am Davis Center N5-083

Section 114617 Wednesday, April 24th 4:10-5:10 pm Davis Center N5-083

Course 90271 Early Warning Signs/Mental Health Course

Section 114624 Tuesday, April 9th 4:00-5:30pm Davis Assembly room

Section 114618 Wed, April 24th 3:00-4:00 pm Davis Center N5-083

Hanna Bolstrom would like to invite staff to her dance performance.

Click here for more info.


All visitors must sign in and wear visitor’s badge visibly and have an appointment especially for tours. We have had some issues with people just walking in. Please direct them to the front office if you do not see a visitor's badge or are not with a staff member.

Concordia University St. Paul's upcoming information meetings

Information Meetings:

Online Meeting
Wednesday, 3/13/2019 at 3:30 PM or 5:00 PM

- OR -

Henry High School
4320 Newton Avenue N, Minneapolis
Thursday, 3/14/2019 at 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM

To RSVP visit our Information Meeting Page. For more details or please call (612) 806-0684 or

Programs Offered:

- Special Education Master’s w/ SLD, EBD or ASD Licensure*
- Ed. Technology Master’s (can be used for certificate only)
- Educational Leadership Master’s
- Differentiated Instruction Master’s
- Reading Endorsement w/ Master’s* (can be used for endorsement only)
-Master of Arts in Teaching w/ K-6 License (can be used for license only)
- Educational Specialist w/ Principal or Superintendent Licensure
- Doctorate in Educational Leadership

*Must hold a MN teaching license

Engagement News

Staff have asked for the levels of Behavior.

Behavior Continuum Feel free to refer to list of 1-4 Behaviors when completing incident reports or have questions about levels of behaviors.

The next Accuplacer administration will take place on Wednesday, March 13th during 2nd, 3rd, and 4th period in Patricia's room, T301.

Project SEARCH update

Reminder: Project SEARCH information sessions will be from 4-6pm at Children's Hospital on March 13 and Hennepin Health on March 14. Make plans now to attend one or both sessions.

Please contact Trish Praus with any Project SEARCH questions

Just a reminder--

The time cards that Traci ordered are a bit different from what everyone is used to, but they will work the same.

The new ones are not 2 sided.

Go ahead and use the other side to punch in and out as you normally do, there aren't lines, however, you can easily punch in and out without the lines, just line up using the red guides in the time clock.

There is an example posted by the time cards.

ESP Staff who do not ride buses - If you are late, or leave early you will need to make sure your punch in/out time reflects what your time sheet says to your ESS entry.

If your normal work day is 6 hours and you are 5 minutes late, you would enter 5.92 hours. You will subtract .08 for each 5 minutes additional - 10 minutes late is 5.85 and 15 minute increments is .25. I can't approve time your time sheet doesn't match what you entered on ESS.

Does your Promethean Board or Chromebooks need cleaning? Traci received the official method from IT.

For Chromebook

Clean Chromebook keys and screen with a very lightly moistened soft cloth. Lightly spray a soft cloth to moisten it. It should be just barely damp. You do not want any moisture from the cloth to leak into the computer. Be very careful.

A micro fiber cloth works the best.

Do not spray directly onto computer or onto the screen.

Water tends to work best. Never use any product containing any alcohol, ammonia, or other strong solvent to clean your Chromebook. Do NOT spray or wipe your Chromebook with any windex/household cleaner.

If you need a micro cloth to clean your screens or boards, we have some available from the office.

Here is the link for instructions for cleaning Promethean Boards

Upcoming at TPlus

Monday -------- licensed staff meet to talk about building/student concerns

Tuesday --------

Wednesday---- 4:00 Project Search Info Mtg, Children's Hospital


Thursday-------- 4:00 Project Search Info Mtg, Hennepin Healthcare

Friday ------------ 8:30 ILT