Talahi Family Bulletin
September 4, 2023
Dear Talahi Community School Families,
The first week of school is finally here. Our staff has been working hard to prepare for the first day with students on Wednesday, September 6. There is important pick up and drop off information listed below so please review that information. We again want to ask for your patience as pick up, drop off, and buses always run a bit behind schedule during the first part of school.
It was great to see so many of you at goal setting conferences last week, and we look forward to connecting with the rest of you at goal setting on Tuesday. If you need any help finding your conference time or teacher, please contact our school office. Take care!
Sam Court and Camille Murphy
Please make sure the barcode tag you received at Goal Setting Conferences is attached to your child's backpack. Students will need these cards for breakfast each day.
If you had Goal Setting Conferences last week and did not receive a barcode, please call our school office at 320-370-7780
Pick Up and Drop Off Information
For congestion purposes in our front parking lot, we encourage students to ride the bus if possible. However, if you choose to pick up and drop off your children at school here is some important information for you.
Families will be issued a pick-up number and tag. This number and tag should be hung on the front mirror of your car when you come to pick up your child. Student backpacks will receive a matching number.
See the video above for traffic flow before and after school.
Families can enter the Talahi parking lot from University Drive SE or 15th Ave. SE
4: Labor Day (Building Closed)
5: Goal Setting Conferences
6: First Day of School for Students
15: No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development)
18-22: South Side Homecoming Spirit Week
4: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
19-20: MEA Break - No School for Students
26: Picture Day
1: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
2: Family Conferences
9 Family Conferences
22: No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development)
23-24: No School for Students
30: End of Trimester 1
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Information from Previous Bulletins
Goal Setting Conferences
Adjusted School Times for 2023-24
Our school day is adjusted slightly this year to help pick-up and drop off for families who have students at Lincoln and Talahi.
Student Start Times
- 7:30-2:00 Lincoln
- 7:35-2:05 Talahi
Student Drop-off and Pick up for Talahi is in the front of the building off University Drive SE. Look for more information on Drop-off and Pick up coming in future Family Bulletins.
School Supplies 2023-24
Here is a link to our K-5 school supply lists for the school year.
If your family is in need of an assistance with purchasing school supplies, please reach out to our main office. 320-370-7780 or email Mr. Court at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota Free Meals Program
We are excited to announce that all K-12 students in St. Cloud Area Schools—regardless of income--will receive one free breakfast and lunch each day this school year (23-24) due to the new Minnesota Free School Meals Program.
Although students will automatically be eligible to receive free meals, it is important to note that families will be asked to complete a benefits application in the fall. Completing the form ensures individual eligibility for certain state and federal programs as well as additional school funding, so it is extremely important for all families to return it.
Remember, there are many advantages when you qualify for educational benefits.
Your school receives educational funding that depends, in part, on your educational benefits eligibility.
Your household may be able to receive free or reduced-cost internet.
You will also receive free district device insurance and reduced activities fees if you qualify.
You may even receive a discount for after-school childcare.
Furthermore, your student may receive discounted fees for college applications and testing.
Even if you are unsure if you qualify for educational benefits, you should apply.