Transition Plus Newsletter

Back to School 2023 Edition

Welcome to Transition Plus!

Hello and welcome back to school for all of our wonderful T-Plus families! As I enter my second year as Principal of Transition Plus, I am super excited about the upcoming school year. My first year at T-Plus was amazing, our staff was great, and our students were even better! We can't wait to get started on so many cool projects and career opportunities for your students. We look forward to seeing you and your child at our Open House on Friday, August 31st. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you on the 31st!

Joe Groves, M.Ed.


Transition Plus sends out monthly newsletters to keep you informed about what is happening in our Tplus community, actions you need to take, and to make helpful information easily accessible to you. The newsletters are also found on our website in 3 languages. We are so excited to partner with our students and families to make a robust year of learning and growing!

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August-September Calendar

  • August 31: Open House 4:30 - 7:00
  • September 5: First day of school
  • September 25: No School - Yom Kippur

Looking Ahead:
  • October 13: Latine Celebration
  • October 17: Conferences, International Potluck 4:30 - 7:00
  • October 18: Conferences 8:30 - 12:00
  • October 18 - 20: No School - MEA Break


Action Items

Come to Open House!

Our Open House is in person at Transition Plus from 4:30 - 7:00 pm on August 31st.

  • Meet your teachers
  • Get your schedule and transportation information
  • Fill out paperwork
  • Prepare for the first day of school

We are so excited to meet YOU!

We'll have food, PC's for people, and a few other resources in attendance.

Update Contact Information

Over this summer, MPS is adopting a new student information system.

How can you help?

Fill out this form, Call 612-668-4100 or email by June 22 to update the following information:

  • Address
  • Caretaker phone numbers
  • Student cell phone numbers!!
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Add active email addresses

Tplus uses texting and emailing as a primary form of whole-school communication. Please be sure you have these up-to-date

Talking Points App

Teachers use the Talking Points App to communicate with their caseloads. Please download the free app now to communicate with your teacher.

Lunch Account Moving to LINQ

The previous lunch platform, Titan, is moving to LINQ. All of your information and funds will switch over to LINQ, but you will need to log in to complete the process.

Why log in if school food is free this year?

LINQ is used for:

  • viewing menus
  • Completing the Educational Benefits form

Why should I complete the Educational Benefits form?

  • It generates funding for your specific school
  • It helps families gain access to scholarships and discounts
  • It determines meal reimbursement for MPS (=more $ for education)

Please complete the Educational Benefits form! It makes a big difference!!

Track your bus

Track your student's school bus

You will need:

  • MPS District Code: 87018
  • Your student's school ID # (also their lunch #)

I Need a Metro Transit card

  • Returning students who had a GoTo card last year and students who are attending Minneapolis College can pick up their GoTo cards up at Open House.
  • Questions about GoTo cards?, 612-668-4079

Site Council

Your gifts, time, and talents are supportive to Tplus student community events and encouraging students to advocate for themselves.

Please contact Christina Brantner if you are interested in this chance to get involved!


Stay Informed

School Schedule

School starts on Tuesday, September 5th!

Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast + Advisory: 9:30 - 9:45
  • Period 1: 9:50 - 10:45
  • Period 2: 10:50 - 11:45
  • Period 3: 11:50 - 12:45
  • 1st Lunch: 11:50 - 12:30
  • 2nd Lunch: 12:50 - 1:20
  • Period 4: 1:25 - 2:20
  • Period 5: 2:25 - 3:20
  • Advisory: 3:25 - 4:10

Monday - Thursday: Academic classes and worksites

Fridays: Community-Based Instruction (CBI).

What is CBI??

Every Friday morning, during Community-Based Instruction (CBI) students will:
  • Explore the community
  • Get acquainted with educational and employment opportunities
  • Connect with helpful organizations
  • Explore positive recreation
  • Practice independent living skills

Students engage with a cohort of peers in a topic for 5 consecutive Fridays before switching to a new topic. Fridays are an integral part of our programming which bring more depth and practical application to what our students are engaging in during the rest of the week. Students will use school buses, city buses, walk or bike to their various destinations.

Friday Afternoons:

We find that our students need some time to socialize in healthy ways with each other.

On any given Friday afternoon, students can be seen engaging in the following activities:

  • Lead or join an interest-based club
  • Engage in games with each other and staff
  • Join the e-sports league
  • Sing karaoke and cheer on their peers
  • Craft
  • Play collective games in the gym
  • Walk with staff and students in the neighborhood

School Supplies

Transition Plus provides all the standard school supplies that our students need. It can be helpful for students to arrive at school with a backpack. Chromebooks and other needed devices will be issued at open house and on the first day of school


Community Connections

Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling

Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling (TCAC) has over 30 adaptive bikes available for use, including handcycles, recumbent foot trikes, tandems, and therapeutic cycles. Whether you are new to cycling or returning, their knowledgeable staff will help you select the right bike for you.

Blind or visually impaired cyclists can ride on a tandem recumbent bike with a trained tandem pilot. Please sign up on our website or call ahead to schedule this. 612-208-8764


3100 E 28th St. Mpls, MN Athletic Field (Sullivan/Anishinabe Academy)


May-October(weather-permitting) - check the website for up-to-date hours

Suggested Donation:

$20/adaptive cycle fitting


$75/Season Pass



Personal Services

InControl is a wellness hub for adults with disabilities. Their weekly in-home programs educate, engage and enable clients to make wellness as lifestyle.

What is Included:

Weekly meetings with a coach in your home to learn and practice:

  • Physical Wellness & Hygeine
  • Social Wellness
  • Nutrition Education & cooking tutorials
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Activities & Challenges for each pillar of wellness

Payment Types:

  • Private pay
  • County Program funding


Community Ed ACCESS

Access Services for Adults with Disabilities

  • build community and friendships
  • opportunities to learn new skills and to explore areas of participants' interests
  • classes designed for adults (18 and up) with developmental disabilities who are interested in community-driven learning and enrichment opportunities.

How do I sign up/ Find out more?

Contact our Access Citywide Coordinator Laura Campbell

All Community Ed Catalogs

Food Support @ Corcoran Park

Fridays: 1pm-4pm

Corcoran Park Food Distribution

3334 20th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

It is outside, so dress accordingly

Contact: Sofia Iglesias: 651-295-3240





Make changes or need any information about your student's school bus transportation throughout the school year.

Track your student's school bus

You will need:

  • MPS District Code: 87018
  • Your student's school ID # (also their lunch #)

MPS Dispatch:

If you need assistance before 8:30 or after 4:00 or over the summer, please reach out to MPS District Transportation dispatch 612-668-2300.


Metro Transit cards (GoTo Card) are provided for our students with consistent attendance or who are attending classes at Minneapolis College.

  • Questions can be directed to Daphne Breauxsaus via phone or email. 612-668-4079,
  • Many students can pick up their GoTo cards at Open House

Many students can learn to use the Metro Transit! Make steps to move toward independent transportation - either Metro Mobility or the city bus and biking. There are no school buses after Tplus!

Frequent Contacts

  • Transition Plus Office: 612-668-4100
  • Tplus Transportation: 612-668-4103
  • Tplus Nurse line: 612-668-4071
  • District Transportation Dispatch (before 8:30, after 4:00): 612-668-2300


Helpful Links - click on the Picture

Frequent Contacts

  • Transition Plus Office: 612-668-4100
  • Tplus Transportation: 612-668-4103
  • Tplus Nurse line: 612-668-4071
  • District Transportation Dispatch (before 8:30, after 4:00): 612-668-2300


Mission Statement

The mission of Transition Plus is to provide services to students with differing educational abilities & assets. We focus on meeting transition needs in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living to promote a successful transition from high school to adult life.

Our Vision

To provide experience and learning that will assist students to have meaningful, satisfying work and home lives as family members, leaders, employees, and citizens.

We offer students:

  • Access to learning environments that help students develop their skills and confidence.
  • A positive school environment characterized by peace, compassion, and the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.
  • A structure of support and collaboration with our community, students, and families
  • A team of highly qualified professionals with a passion for learning and sharing.

We offer:

  • Continuing high school support after 18-21 years of age
  • Lots of hands-on options
  • Extensive learning & training in the community
  • Additional resources available for individual needs
  • Support the growth and maturity of each student

Transition Plus Services

Transition Plus provides services for students with learning disabilities and transition needs.