Transition Plus June 3

And so the adventure begins...

A friendly reminder: If you have information that needs to go out to the whole staff, and it can wait until Monday, submit it to be included in the MMM. We are trying to cut down on all staff emails.

End of Year Items

An end of the year check off form will be provided to all staff next week. It is expected that all ESP's return their keys and walkie talkies by the end of the day on Friday, June 7th, licensed staff will return keys and walkies on June 10 & 11. Melissa and Traci will work together to ensure a smooth process.

The following rooms will be used for ESY. If your room is on the list, please make sure your supplies are secure. ESY will bring their own supplies for use.

206B (Peter)

206A (Speech)

T105 (Small Kitchen)

203 (Jake)

204 (Anie)

205 (Molly)

200 (Kathy)

201 (Patricia)

202 (Jeremiah)

211 (Adam)

212 (Brett)

213 (Susanne)

301 (Brad)

207 (Workroom)

208 (Sierra/Tom)

209 (Frederick)

205 (Scan Lab)

308 (Apartment for check out)


ESP Staff !

We need your input on the return to school days for you. We need as many ESP to vote as possible!

Here is the Link to vote on return to school for ESPs!

Summer Read

As a part of our work, we will be reading White Fragility as an entire staff over the summer.

When we are all together in August we will have a time to get together in Affinity groups to process the book.

There will be questions to ponder as you read. These will come out next week.

Please pick up your copy of the book from Traci or Melissa.

Caps and Gowns!

Please send your graduating students to the office to get a cap and gown if they have not already done so. We will have a few extras on-hand at the ceremony, but not a lot. We want our graduates to look their best on this important day!

Q Comp Updates

I would like to know if you are interested in leadership positions for next year. I know the applications are not updated yet but I would like to start looking at who might be interested in leadership opportunities.

Use the 2018-19 Application

Coming Soon 2019-2020 Q Comp Leadership Positions

Please see the full update for May 1, 2019 here.

End of year PD

All staff are expected to be onsite at T Plus June 10 & 11.

June 12th is a record-keeping day for licensed staff- ESP staff does not report (year over)

Breakfast and Lunch is on your own

On June 10 - 8:30-3:30

AM - Intelligent Lives w/ break out sessions afterwards

PM - ESPs rotation of several offerings

-------- Licensed staff will do Team Planning

On June 11- 8:30-3:30

AM - ESPs meet w/ ADmin

------- Licensed staff will do Cross- Team Coollab. & Planning

PM- Reflection & Celebration for All

----If you have signed up for CPI on June 11th, please let Traci know!

Equipment Reminder: Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Other Mobility Equipment

If a student's wheelchair or other mobility equipment is not working properly or is broken, please inform case manager and/or contact Taylor Reff, Physical Therapist at

Staff should NOT be taking apart equipment and/or attempting to repair student's mobility equipment.


Student Leaders are planning to celebrate Transition Plus and the awesome year that we have had by having a Spirit Week during the last week of school. Students have planned themes and student led events during advisory* for each day.

Monday Be Kind

Twin Day

Kindness Fair *

Tuesday Be Safe and Well

Coach Tom Day

Sports Day

Wellness Walk *

Wednesday Be Creative

Creative Dress

Art O Whirl *

Thursday Graduation Day!!!

Dress Professionally


Friday The Last Day

Dress Comfortably

Lake Nokomis

During the advisory time, case managers can meet with returning students to plan schedules for the 2019-2020 school year.

CBI 2020!

Hello Teachers and Staff,

It is time to pull together our CBI plans for next year! Follow this link to the CBI Friday Resources Folder and click on the CBI Module Overview 2019-20 to add your module ideas and who you are facilitating with. Once you get you Module down, you can work with your co-facilitator (if you have one) to plan the activities. All weekly plans for Round 1 must be submitted to Colleen by May 31st. Some ideas have been listed already. If you would like to facilitate any of those ideas, type your name next to it. Plan all your rounds through the end of the year if you can!


Add documents to your "My Drive" for easy access!

You can add any documents and folders that have been shared with you to your "My Drive". For example, once you're on the CBI Friday Resources page, click on the "CBI Friday Resources" words near the top of the page and click "Add/Move to My Drive" in the drop down menu. Or click on the "" symbol near the top of the page. Do this for all important documents that are shared with you.


  1. When organizing loose documents, create folders by topic on your main "My Drive" page
  2. Inside the main topic folders, create folders by school year or sub-topics so it is easy to assign places for new documents or locate what you are looking for. Too many loose documents on your main page makes it difficult to find what you need. (think of a file drawer with hanging files as the main topics, and file folders as the sub topics.)
  3. Folders are automatically arranged alphabetically at the top of the list. Loose documents are listed below the folders.
  4. Click on any of the column headers (Name, Owner, Last Modified) to arrange the list differently.

Assign Colors!

Right click on the picture of any folder and change the color so it is easy to see.

Forgot your badge?

Forgot your ID badge and want to print?

You can enter your user name and password on the key pad on the copier to print.

Also, your 3 key will open the main inside doors to the building.

Mailing Reminders

When sending U.S. mail to students and families, the envelope should be addressed to a parent or guardian if the student lives in a multi-housing unit.

We get mail returned due to the mail being addressed to the student. It is likely that the student's name is not on the mailbox.

For instance - Mail carrier's don't know who lives in apartment #2. They only know who lives there by who's name is on the mailbox.

Don't let your mail get delayed.

Leaving Early?

Please sign out and let Melissa or Traci know if you are leaving early. We can't help people who are looking for you if we don't know you are not in the building.

You should not leave early without notifying me. If I am out of the building please notify Daphne and Traci or Melissa.

Communication is very much appreciated!

Summer Kick-off Family Potluck

Friday, June 14th

5:00pm until the fire dies out!

The Brantner’s

17969 Equinox Ave

Lakeville, MN 55044

218-831-3215 (see details in the evite link below too)

Bring your family, kids can bring scooters or bikes, and bring a dish to share! We have plenty of outdoor seating, but feel free to also bring a lawn chair or blanket. We’ll have the fire going, we’ll provide the hotdogs, veggie dogs, s’mores, and drinks! Come join us for a summer kickoff!



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I’m pleased to share dates for upcoming Minnesota Customized Employment (MN-CE) trainings through 2020. The MN-CE training was developed by a team of DEED-VRS & DHS MSOCS practitioners of Customized Employment that utilized the Essential Elements of Customized Employment for Universal Application as its foundation. This is ACRE certified training.

Many of you have indicated an interest in upcoming MN-CE Training cohorts. I am pleased to share with you dates for these cohorts through 2020. The training spans 14 weeks and students will complete a CE-Discovery process with a CE-Job Seeker and start Job Development. We anticipate the cost to attend the training will be 725.00 per person.

2019 Dates:

Cohort 3:
  • July 9th
  • July 30th
  • August 27th
  • Sept 24th
  • October 29th and 30th

Cohort 4:
  • July 16th
  • August 6th
  • September 5th
  • October 1st
  • November 5th and 6th

2020 Dates:

Cohort 5 & 6

January—May 2020

Cohort 7 & 8

July – November 2020

If your organization is interested in attending the MN-CE Training, please send an email to by Friday, April 26th and let us know the following:

  • Organization (CRP, LUV, School District, VRS)
  • Region (Northern, Central, Metro, Southern MN)
  • Number of attendees your agency would like to attend (Please indicate each attendee as Student or Auditor)
  • Which cohort(s) preferred

(Please note: Students are typically Placement Professionals or Work Coordinators who work directly with the CE-Job Seeker throughout the CE Discovery & Job Placement process. Auditors are typically Managers of Placement staff, VRS Counselors, RAMS or Special Education leadership).

PDP Share outs-

We will meet in the small kitchen from 8:30-9:30 on Tuesday 6/4 to discuss and share-out our PDP and book club work for the school year.

Be prepared to discuss your PDP/Book and how your work has/will affect our work with students.

Teams will be split into small groups to hear about each book and individual PDP work.

Upcoming at TPlus

Monday ---------

Tuesday -------- 8:30-9:30 PDP Share Outs


Thursday-------- 11:00 Graduation

Friday ------------ 10:15-1:30 Cook Out