Ramsey Weekly Update
Parents and guardians in primary households MUST complete the 2020-2021 Back-to-School iUpdate.
Parents and guardians will:
- Complete all, annually-required school and district forms including the Technology Use Agreement (for student iPad use), field trip and media permission forms.
- Add or change primary and/or alternative addresses to ensure accurate school-bus transportation to and from home and/or childcare addresses.
- Slideshow of the steps in iUpdate.
Every SPPS family should complete an application for Education Benefits/Free or Reduced Price Meals. Not only does this help us identify families in need of assistance, it also allows the District to receive federal dollars for classroom programming.
A new form must be completed each school year. Additionally, families who have completed an application and have experienced a change in household income or size are encouraged to complete a new application. Click the button below to complete the application.
Dates to Remember:
November 26-27: NO SCHOOL, Holiday
November 30- Dec. 1- Hmong New Year
Student Attendance During Distance Learning
- During distance learning, it's more important than ever that students stay engaged in learning. This year, students and parents - working together - will keep track of student attendance, student participation and grades through Campus.
A student or a student's parent or guardian should complete daily attendance once each school day. When completed, the once-daily attendance process will confirm attendance for all of a student's classes for that day.
To take attendance, students should log into their Campus Student iPad app, located on their iPad home screen. Parents who are taking attendance for their student should use "Campus Parent" at spps.org/onestop.
Need help taking attendance? Please contact Ramsey Middle School for support 651-293-8860
Click the link below to read the first edition of the 2020 Ramsey Newspaper brought to us by:
Are you interested in FREE HOME MEAL DELIVERY?
If you are a Ramsey County resident and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to have prepared meals delivered to your home for free. All meals are nutritionally balanced and are prepared by licensed food providers. Some providers offer meal options that accommodate specific dietary restrictions.
Click the link below for more information:
Ramsey Food Pantry:
Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)
If your family is in need:
Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5
If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.
If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.
If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org
Coats for Kids
The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.
Families can register with their local Salvation Army:https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/twin-cities/coats-for-kids/
RMS is committed to improvement and looks forward to your feedback, please take a moment to share your feedback with us.
COMMUNITY FOOD RESOURCES:
Several local organizations are offering free or low-cost holiday meals on Thanksgiving this year.
Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The City of Saint Paul is partnering with Youthprise, Arts-Us, and the Sanneh Foundation to provide free meal service to Saint Paul families in need. Families with a minor child in the home can pick up one meal bag per child per week. Each meal bag contains seven dinners and seven snacks.
YMCA locations in St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and Maplewood have free family meals and lunch bags Monday through Friday, noon-1 p.m. while supplies last.
The West 7th and Eastside locations have free meal boxes Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grab-and-go meals are served Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m.
Enter your zip code and find food resources near you.
Call 888-711-1151 for assistance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Message from your School Nurse:
Please call me if you have any questions or concerns (612)568-3098 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have attached the current guidance from MDH. Take Care, Nurse Maureen