Transition Plus Newsletter
March 2020 Special Edition
This is our first year of the Transition Plus Newsletter! It is delivered via email to all of our families that have submitted their email address. We are excited to share some of the great things that happened this month, things to look forward to next month, and needs that you can help us with.
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March 19: 4:30 - 6:00 Site Council - cancelled
March 17-April 3: No school
April 17: Tplus Talent Show - Tentatively scheduled for now - we'll let you know about date changes or cancellations
April 23: Transition Plus Resource Fair 5:30 - 7:00 Fair designed for transition age students to connect with community resources around education, employment, and independent living
Tplus Talent Show
Friday, April 17th, 1:30-3:30pm
2015 East Lake Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Governor Walz signs executive orders to halt evictions
By now, you should have received your invitation to participate in the 2020 Census in the mail.
It looks like this:
The census questionnaire can be completed online in less than 10 minutes – there are only a few simple questions. The process is fast, secure and important. We need to count every Minnesotan! So grab the invitation letter with your Census ID code on it and get it out of the way, now! You’re already sitting at your computer, right?
Ensuring critical services continue for state’s most vulnerable
Governor Walz signed two executive orders late last week that will streamline access to public health programs and ensure the most vulnerable Minnesotans still have access to critical services during the COVID-19 crisis.
Recognizing the severity of COVID-19, Project Prom 2020 is canceling all of our events. We will greatly miss seeing you this year. Please take care of yourselves and your neighbors. Thank you for understanding.
Project Prom is donating HUNDREDS of prom dresses to Arc’s Value Village Richfield location. If you are still in need of a dress, they will have a large selection available at a low cost starting mid-April. Please check their website for updated store hours.
- Project Prom Planning Committee
If you have questions, contact Jeni Asaba at email@example.com or 646.354.0219
FOOD RESOURCES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
MPS Food Pick-Up Sites
The student food pick-up sites are listed here on this website (Tplus students included): https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/covid19
List of Restaurants offering free food to students during school closures:
Children means (a) persons 18 years of age and under, and (b) persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a State educational agency or a local public educational agency of a State to be mentally or physically handicapped and who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.
FREE COMCAST INTERNET INFORMATION
Comcast is committed to helping our community amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As MPS school district may be considering a virtual learning option or keeping students connected during a quarantine, we want to make sure you are aware of an announcement we made yesterday about our Internet Essentials program to help low-income families with internet access.
More details can be found in the attached document, and general program information can be found at www.internetessentials.com. In summary, we announced the following:
1. We will make it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
2. Also, we are increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. In this way, we will ensure that Internet Essentials customers will be able to use their Internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis.
FREE SPECTRUM INTERNET INFORMATION
Comprehensive District Design
In the coming months, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will be making many important decisions about the Comprehensive District Design (CDD). The goal of the CDD is to provide all students in Minneapolis a well-rounded education by focusing on academics, equity and sustainability.
Because these decisions directly impact MPS students, families, staff, and the community, we are seeking your input. You can learn more about the CDD, and the current models they are considering, as well as give your feedback in the form below and/or in the survey below.
Update Your School Messenger Preferences
As we head into the winter weather season, stay on top of school closures by making sure your school has your correct contact information. Once you've verified your school knows how best to reach you, create an account in School Messenger to manage your communications preferences. Families can now opt-in to receive text messages as well.