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When You Can't Find the Sunshine, Be the Sunshine

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Non-licensed staff, for the snow day on Tuesday, you need to enter the time as if you worked a typical day. Put in regular hours and bus hours as appropriate.

Got questions about your MN Defererred Compensation Plan?

David Wrightsmith from MN State Retirement System will be at TPlus

Tuesday, February 6th

to discuss your 457 plan.

A sign up sheet is located in the staff lounge.

ESY Services

There has been a change in the location of ESY services for the 18-21- Transition age students. We are again going to have the 18-21 year old students ESY cluster site services located at South High School. Combining locations of our programs to fewer sites will cut down on some of the over-all programming costs such as transportation, nursing etc. and it will allow again for collaboration between the two programs. Attached is the final document of service locations for all of our ESY summer services.

Mental Health Team Tip of the Week:

Mental Health Team tip of the week:

Stress is part of our work as educators. Finding new ways to help manage stress can help reduce feelings of burnout. Here are a few tips:

1. When on a break, make it a true break. Take a walk, close the door, avoid over-thinking all the things you have to get done.

2. Get at least 8 hours of sleep.

3. Find colleagues that inspire you and get to know them. Spend time with them to increase positivity throughout the day.

Kelli Skoog our EAP Clinical On-site Counselor through HealthPartners is facilitating a

Stress Management Support group statring February 5th.

Please contact her with questions 1-866-326-7194

Monday, Feb 12 -Peggy and Dana will be taking interested students to attend a major job fair at the Central Library. Employers include Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Swissport, Best Buy, etc. Students must have a current resume to participate. Please see Peggy or Dana to sign up for this event.

Interpreter Requests for Conferences

Spring Conferences are coming up on February 15 and 16. In order to ensure efficient interpreter coverage, Communications is asking schools to arrange conference schedules and start submitting any required interpreter requests to ARCH Language Services.

Please see the Translation and Interpretation webpage and follow the guidelines and procedures to submit an interpreter request. All requests go directly to ARCH. Schools are encouraged to submit interpreter requests as longer blocks of time rather than as individual appointments when possible.

Requests can be submitted from now until Friday, February 9, 2018 for guaranteed coverage. Schools that submit their interpreter requests during this time will receive their confirmations by the end of Monday, February 12, 2018, including appointment date, time, location details and interpreter names.

Any interpreter requests received after the deadline (Friday, February 9, 2018) will not be guaranteed coverage. If any school has any questions or needs further assistance, please contact ARCH directly at 651-789-7897 or the Translation and Interpretation Office at 612-668-1830.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students with ASD

Project Search Information Nights 2018

Do you have a student who would be a good fit for Project Search? Have them attend an Information Night. Please see the attached memo for detatils.


We have recently developed a significant mouse problem. Going forward, please eat only in the staff lounge and the cafeteria, and please place food trash in the hallway trashcans. We don't want to share our building with these critters!

If you are going to be absent or late please notify Traci Lyngstad.

Now that we have a full clerical team Melissa will act as student support and Traci will provide staff support.

Staff Updates


Tim McCarren our new Speech Pathology Intern &

Grace, a Student Teacher working with Nikki

Lennon will be in M-W this week for Anie and then Danica Bleess will be here the rest of Anie's leave.


Teachers- Remember to log in term two in Gradebook for your new semester.

Upcoming at T- Plus

Monday--------- Beginning of New Semester- Extended Homeroom - Licensed Staff have the schedule.

Tuesday --------Team 2 Data Mtg

Wednesday---- Team 3 Data Mtg

Thursday------- Team 1 Data Mtg

Friday ----------- PSWE

--------------------- ESP PD 9:30-10 & 10:05-10:35- Engagement Room

--------------------- Monday/ Wednesday Schedule

February 7------------ Visit Transition Plus--------- 10 am-11 am

February 8 ----------- Site Council--------------------- 4 pm

February 15 - ------- Family Engagement Night- 5:30-7 pm

February 15 & 16 - Conferences (Licensed staff that work in the evening on 2/15 may exchange Friday afternoon)