Humboldt Weekly Newsletter

January 9, 2022

Covid Updates and Resources

Covid and Student Illness

Parents and students, as positive cases rise in our state we urge you and your family to stay safe and keep others safe. If your student is sick, please keep them home. If your family is able to test do so. We have made tests available for students with symptoms here at school. We have a button below for you to use(other languages also available) to report if your student or a family member has tested positive. It is very important to report it to us so we can determine if other students were also near your child and should remain home and isolate.
Covid Reporting

Please use this link to report a positive case of covid for your student or someone in your home.

Vaccinations and Testing

Vaccinations

At this time students ages 5 and up are eligible and encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not done so already. Community clinics are being held at select SPPS Schools and Gordon Parks offers vaccines for ages 12 and up every Friday. Pfizer booster shots are also available at these clinics. Click on the links below to make an appointment.


Anyone who has been a close contact or has had Covid can get vaccinated as soon as quarantine ends and no longer show symptoms. One added benefit of vaccination is that students who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine if they are a close contact and do not have any symptoms. *Fully vaccinated is considered having received two vaccinations and are 15 days out from the 2nd vaccine.


Vaccine Clinics:

County, state and community partners are hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at SPPS schools for kids ages 5 and older and those ages 16 and older who qualify for booster shots (must be 6 months after your second COVID-19 vaccine). Students who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact and do not have any symptoms.

  • Every Friday: Gordon Parks High School (1212 W. University Ave.) from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Vaccines are available for students ages 12 and older. Booster shots are available.

  • 1/12: Mississippi Creative Arts (1575 L' Orient St.) from 5-7:30 p.m. No appointment needed.

  • 1/13: SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne St.) from 3-6 p.m. Register here.

  • 1/20: SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne St.) from 3-6 p.m. Register here.

  • 1/22: Saint Paul RiverCentre (175 Kellogg Blvd. W.) from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. during the School Choice Fair. Register here.

  • 2/2: Mississippi Creative Arts (1575 L' Orient St.) from 5-7:30 p.m. No appointment needed.


St Paul-Ramsey County Public Health also has vaccine clinics at the following locations:

  • Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave.)

  • Consulate of Mexico (797 E. Seventh St.)

  • Oxford Community Center (270 Lexington Pkwy. N.)

  • New Brighton Community Center (400 10th St. N.W., New Brighton)

Resources for Families

Clothing:

https://www.josephscoatmn.org/


https://www.morecommunity.org/free-store (free store in st paul that has specific hours and is free to shoppers - items include, clothing, linens, household items and some housewares.)


Food:

https://www.spps.org/Page/42552 (2021-2022 Meal Services available through SPPS and Ramsey County)


http://neighb.org/program/foodsupportprogram/ (food market style resources for food)


https://keystoneservices.org/ (food resources as well as some limited programing or other assistance)


Childcare:

Salvation Army- St. Paul has openings for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

401 West 7th Street, St. Paul (651) 602-3018


Utility Assistance:

https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/assistance-support/assistance/financial-assistance/energy-assistance (county assistance with utilities 651-266-4444)


Financial Assistance:

https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/financial.jsp (MN Covid-19 response for economic assistance


Day Shelter and Resource connections:

https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/saint-paul-opportunity-center/ (meals, laundry access, shelter, physical, mental and chemical health support, etc.)


https://listeninghouse.org/ (shower, hospitality, open 8-8pm, connection to resources etc)


No-School Day Programs:

https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-centers/parks-recreation-programs/no-school-day


Family Fun in the Twin Cities:

https://www.familyfuntwincities.com/twin-cities-free-budget/


https://www.exploreminnesota.com/article/school-break-staycations-kids-all-ages

Happening at Humboldt

Message from Counseling Office

Do you speak and write more than one language?

It is time to be recognized and earn up to 4 FREE semester college credits per language!


What?

Seals of Bilingualism Assessment is a language proficiency test. The test includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Earn your Minnesota Bilingual Seals or Certificate with a qualifying score!


Where?

Humboldt High School


When?

Monday, April 11th - Thursday, April 14th


Curious? Have a look at a sample test HERE.


Register today! Registration ends February 7, 2022

Assessments are available in:


Amharic • Arabic • Dakota • French German • Hebrew • Hindi

Hmong • Italian • Japanese • Karen • Korean • Mandarin • Oromo • Ojibwe * Portuguese • Russian Somali *Spanish • Tamil • Thai • Vietnamese


Talk to a language teacher or counselor for more information, or email mary.ojala@spps.org

Black Student Union

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Upcoming events

PTO/Site Council- We apologize for having postponed the last meeting and we will be posting updates and more than likely moving to virtual meetings or information. We will work with our school, staff and district to see if we'll continue in-person or just make information available online. Our hope is to get out information to our neighborhood about donations and helping grow our support for our school. If you have a business and would like to donate please let us know. We have started preparing for our Senior Party and will be accepting donations, (monetary or gifts) that we can use as prizes for our student graduates. We look forward to working with parents and community members as we prepare for the Graduation of the class of 2022!


Virtual Open House for Prospective Families- Keeping an eye toward safety and district suggestion, we will more than likely be having a virtual/online Open House. Decision will be made this week but the suggested date is Wednesday, February 23. We will get information posted as quickly as possible including links and course book.


Please see Humboldt Calendar Below for daily events.