Fridley Moore Lake ALC
Monthly Newsletter | October
10-11 | Indigenous Peoples' Day10-18 | ALC Fall Picture Day | Student ID's - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10-20 | No School - MEA - ALC Student Conferences 7:15 - 11:15 am
10-21 | No School - MEA
10-22 | No School - MEA
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Social Worker News/Information
Know the Truth - KTT
Know the Truth (KTT) hosted an in-person presentation on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Students heard from two Youth Peer Support Specialists about their personal experiences with substance abuses and then students were able to engage in conversations around various topics including; what drives substance use among youth, and goal setting.
Know the Truth Prevention Program utilizes evidence-based practices by implementing risk assessments, providing education on the impacts of substance use, and administering survey evaluations. They use a peer-to-peer, interactive approach facilitated by prevention advocates who are close in age to the students. These trained prevention advocates share targeted information about substance use, address common misconceptions of drugs and alcohol, and discuss healthy coping methods and life-skills.
Check out KTT's website for more information - https://www.knowthetruthmn.org/. If you are interested in your student getting more involved with KTT - please contact ALC School Social Worker, Jean Hanson.
Parent Portal/Student Support Services/Student-Parent Handbook/On-Line School Calendar
Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
Families Can Sign up for Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
Eligible families will receive monthly child credit tax payments from July through December 2021. The IRS Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant can help families decide whether they should register for monthly payments or file a regular tax return using IRS Free File. Eligible families can receive advance payments of $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 years and older.
Advance Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit: The Basics
The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Three Steps to Getting Your Advance Payments
DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES & REMINDERS
Fridley Public Schools will continue its practice of notifying the Minnesota Department of Health of any lab confirmed positive case in its schools. Parents/Guardians will also receive direct communication if their child is identified as a close contact of a confirmed positive case. Notification will include the most current information on symptoms that parents can watch out for and monitor.
- Please keep your child home if he/or she is not feeling well. Notify the school if someone in your household has been exposed to, has symptoms of, or has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Properly wearing a face covering/mask is a universal protection strategy that can help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
- Remember to send your child to school every day with a mask. They are required on school buses and inside our school/buildings.
- If your child is 12 years and older, consider having him or her vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are free and are available to all Minnesotans ages 12 years and older.
- COVID-19 vaccines are currently available free of charge to all Minnesotans ages 12 years and older.
- Please follow this link to learn more, to schedule a vaccine for yourself, family member or child who is 12 years or older: COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 saliva tests are available to all Minnesotans at no cost.
- Regular screening testing is an important mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
- Any parent/guardian who wishes to order a test kit for their children and/or family members can use this link to order a free COVID-19 saliva test kit through Vault Health.
STUDENT LEARNING DURING SCHOOL BUILDING CLOSURE
As we approach fall and plan for winter, we want to share this annual information with you regarding our procedure for school building closures and student learning when school buildings are closed.
Notification of school building closure
In the event that school buildings have to be closed, the school district will inform parents/guardians through multiple channels. District/school will send parents an email, text message and will also call parents directly. In addition, the closure will also be posted on the district website as well as local television channels. The district uses the parent contact information on the Campus Parent Portal to communicate with parents/guardians. Please make sure that your contact information is accurate on the Parent Portal.
School building closure due to inclement weather
When severe weather conditions create hazardous conditions that pose life threatening risks for students and staff, the superintendent of schools may need to close school buildings and implement the district’s E-Learning Plan.
- The district’s E-Learning Plan will support learning for students in grades PreK-12 for up to five days a year when school buildings are closed due to inclement weather.
- There may still be a need for a traditional snow/cold day, but the district will make every effort to utilize E-Learning days to continue learning.
- An E-Learning day is considered an instructional day and attendance is taken.
- On an E-Learning day, students will learn from home through online instruction provided by students' individual teachers through SeeSaw (PreK-K) or Google Classroom (1-12).
- Students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in the fulltime Fridley Online Academy will have no change in their learning day.
- As we near winter, each school will share more information with parents/guardians prior to any school building closure.
School building/classroom/program closure due to COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has approved the provision of short term online learning to allow for flexibility in learning formats during the pandemic. In case of a COVID-19 situation that requires a school, program or classroom to temporarily transition to online learning, Fridley Public Schools will implement its MDE approved Blended Learning Plan for students.
- We will follow our district’s Blended Learning Plan that will allow students to continue to learn at home.
- Blended learning “blends” short-term online learning in place of regular in-person learning in the event groups/buildings need to isolate due to a COVID-19 spread.
- Students will learn from home through online instruction provided by students' individual teachers through SeeSaw (PreK-K) or Google Classroom (Grades 1-12).
- Our district has been provisionally approved to provide short-term online learning in order to allow flexibility during the pandemic.
- Each school will share more information with parents/guardians prior to any classroom/program or school building closure.
Fridley Moore Lake ALC
Nicole Moussette, IL/TOSA | 763-502-5113
Jean Hanson, Social Worker | 763-502-5145
Jan Caven, Secretary | 763-502-5103