JPS Rhino Updates
Sept. 10, 2023
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Message from Principal Tenner
Growth Mindset ~ Resilient ~ Open Minded ~ Wellness Centered ~ Thinker ~ Hopeful
The first week of school started well! All students went through an expectations assembly for success led by Asst. Principal Stevenson. She covered the following topics:
- JPS Mission & Vision
- Auditorium etiquette
- Backpacks and jackets must be kept in lockers
- Bell to Bell No Cell for phones, ear buds & smart watches
- Bathroom expectations
- Pass and planner expectations
- Tardy expectations and the importance of being in every class on time every single day.
- Physical altercations, fights and playfighting expectations and outcomes
- Conflict resolution options
- Harassment vs Sexual Harassment and possible outcomes
- Lunchroom protocols
- Dress code expectations and options if not followed
- No Fast Food Deliveries
- Chromebook expectations
- Bus expectations
- Tobacco, weapons and drugs expectations and outcomes
We are an inclusive community committed to the success of each learner. The only way that we can do this is by having structure and expectations in place. Justice Page must be a safe environment for ALL. I appreciate your support in upholding our expectations along with us. Together. Everyone. Achieves. More.
As I've stated many times already. This school year is going to be E-P-I-C!!!
Application for Educational Benefits (AEB)
Completing the AEB form has a significant impact on Minneapolis Public Schools. It will assist your student, family, school, and district in receiving benefits. Benefits for schools include school funding, so by completing the application you are helping to ensure every school in MPS gets all the funding it deserves. Student and family benefits may include free or discounted fees for cable and internet providers, no-cost meals and snacks, reduced athletic, transportation, and testing fees, etc.
Funding determined by the application can be used for the following:
Family Engagement CPEO – Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities
Early Childhood, Hi-5, Pre-School
Direct Remedial Instruction Services: Reading, language arts, mathematics, study skills
Additional teachers and teacher aides
Lower instructor to learner ratios
Out of School Time Programming
Instructional Materials, Digital Learning
Truancy Reduction Programs
Bilingual and Bicultural Programs
All Day Kindergarten
MPS Application Information
The Application for Educational Benefits (formerly known as Free and Reduced) can be completed at LINQConnect.com.
An eligibility notice letter will arrive via mail or email within 10 business days.
Families that do not qualify or are not interested in receiving benefits have the option to opt-out. This allows families to respond to our application request without filling in their personal income information. Families can only opt-out on the paper applications – When opting-out on the paper application, families will only need to include their MPS student’s names and birthdates, their total number of household members, their signature, and check the opt-out box. Online, families will complete the application as requested and their ineligible status will be calculated based off of their income.
ALL Families Must Fill Out the Following:
This week, students will be completing Fast Reading and Fast Math testing in their Crew classes on Wednesday, Sept 12 and Thursday, Sept 13. Opt-out forms for Fast Testing are available here.If you have any additional questions about our testing schedule, please contact our Testing Coordinator, Asst. Principal Erik Hensel. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first couple of days were a little rough as expected. We anticipate bus pick up and drop off will be smoother. Thanks so much for being patient with MPS during this time.
- Eligible middle school students may request a Go-To Card in place of yellow bus service. Learn more and complete a request form.
Washburn Soccer Ball Chasers Wanted!
Washburn soccer coaches are looking for ball chasers for their varsity games. Ball chasers get a $5 voucher for to use at concessions!
Here is the link to sign up on sign up genius!
Sign Up Here!
Do you enjoy downhill (alpine) skiing? Would you like to learn how to ski race? The Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team (MAST) may be just for you.
Slalom ski racing is a varsity sport of Minneapolis Public Schools and MAST is Minneapolis’ slalom racing team. MAST is open to Minneapolis students in grades 7-12. Everybody races as part of a team, either varsity or junior varsity. No racing experience is necessary. We offer excellent coaching and training, a fun and friendly team atmosphere, exciting competitions against other high school ski teams, and the chance to participate in the fastest, non-motorized sport in the world! Our team is very welcoming and supportive of its seventh and eighth grade students. Last year we had twenty-nine 7th and 8th graders on our roster. Our coaches are excited to teach you how to ski with perfect technique. Start now and by the time you enter high school you will be on the way to becoming an outstanding ski racer.
Here is how to learn more about high school ski racing with MPS Athletics:
ATTEND the MAST Information Meeting for Athletes and Parents from 7-8PM on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Fuller Park Rec Center, 4802 Grand Ave South, 55419.
CHECK OUT our website at www.mplsalpineski.org
DOWNLOAD the 2023-24 MAST Fact Sheet
COMPLETE the NEW Athlete Inquiry Form so we can keep you up to speed about all preseason meetings, equipment, schedules, and registration.
You can also contact our Head Coach, Mark Conway, 612-275-8392, or email email@example.com if you have additional questions.
It is never too soon ---or too late--- to learn to ski race.
NOTES from the Health Office
WELCOME BACK JUSTICE PAGE FAMILIES!
We are looking forward to a healthy year here at Justice Page. Ms. Chelsea and I are here to support you and your student with your health needs or concerns.
If your student needs to take medications during the school day we will need a doctor’s order, parent/guardian signature and the medication in a labeled bottle from the pharmacy. Here is the link to our medication authorization form giving us permission to administer medications in the health office.
If your student is sick with a fever of 100 degrees or higher or is vomiting (more than once), please keep your student home. If you are unsure whether to send your student to school, please call the health office at 612-668-4030 or 668-4064. We are here to help you make the best decision about your child’s school day.
If your student calls or texts you from school asking to be picked up due to illness, please direct your student to go to the Health Office. We will assess your student and contact you if they need to be picked up.
We are working to help families catch up on immunizations required for school. If you have updated records, please have your student bring them to the health office or have your child’s clinic fax it to us at 612-668-4050. Feel free to call/email us if you have questions about your student’s immunization status. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thank you for partnering with us for the 2023-2024 school year.
Here’s to a Healthy and Safe Year!
There is No Wrong Way to PTA...
We are delighted to invite you to our first PTA meeting of the school year!
9/12/23, 5:30p-7pm @ JUSTICE PAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Enter in Door 9 and follow signs!
Special Guests: JPMS Principal Shannon Tenner, Assistant Principal Erik Hensel, and Assistant Principal Tara Stevenson discuss goals, themes for the year and be open for parent questions!
Translation will be available in English, Somali and Spanish. RSVP NOW or just come on out, all are welcome!
OTHER Upcoming PTA Events (click on the links below to see more info):
Volunteering Opportunities (sign into free account to get details/sign up):
Justice Page PTA President 2023-2024
763-807-4898 (texting works best)
We all belong and there is no wrong way to PTA.
Sept. 12 - PTA Meeting at Justice Page (5:30p - 7p)
Sept. 12 - National Day of Encouragement
Sept. 20 - National String Cheese Day
Sept. 22 - Morning Greeters and fun for staff and parents (8am)
Sept. 15 - Green Peace Day
Sept. 25 - NO SCHOOL
Sept. 27 - National Day of Forgiveness
Sept. 29 - National Coffee Day
Who to Contact...
Main Office (612)668-4040
Principal Tenner: firstname.lastname@example.org
6th grade Admin (Jim Schmit): email@example.com
6th grade Counselor: (Carolyn Cottingham): firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade Admin (Erik Hensel): email@example.com
8th grade Admin (Tara Stevenson): firstname.lastname@example.org
8th grade counselor: (Marie Hassel): email@example.com