TEXAS MEP Quarterly

Family Edition- August 2021

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Welcome parents and families, to the Texas Migrant Education Program quarterly newsletter! This issue will highlight resources, events, and summer ideas.

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Communities have many resources to support back to school. Feel free to reach out to your migrant education program (MEP) staff or recruiter to learn about some of these resources.

Back-to-School Programs and Services may include:

  • School supply and/or backpack distributions;

  • Clothing distributions;

  • Meet-the-Teacher events; and

  • Community outreach events at the campus, district, community, or regional level.

Your district’s MEP recruiter may also:

  • Provide information about services and supports available to migratory students, including access to free hot lunches at school;

  • Explain how to complete any back-to-school forms or surveys; and

  • Assist with access to the list of school supplies and other resources.

Stay Connected with your MEP Recruiter

As migratory parents and families, you should let your MEP recruiter know of any migratory move you or your family made over the summer. This will help ensure your children remain eligible for services and support for as long as possible.

In addition, when your family is considering making a migratory move during the school year, please reach out to your MEP recruiter. Your district MEP staff will send a move notification to the district you are moving to, which will assist with the enrollment process for your children and ensure they continue to receive MEP services at their new location.

The Migrant Family Hotline supports Texas families moving within and outside of Texas and offers information, resources, and support.

Contact Ms. Beatriz Garcia

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 1-888-984-6251

Email: migrantfamily@escregionone.samanage.com
If you change your address or phone number, be sure to provide the current and most updated contact information to your MEP recruiter or school office staff.

Your children may be eligible to receive specific educational supports and services if your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • A homeless shelter

  • Doubled-up with other people

  • Car, park, empty building, bus or train station

  • Motel or campground

Parents of school-age youth, and school-age youth themselves, can access information to learn more about resources available.

Information for Parents of School-Age Youth (English/ Spanish)

Information for School-Age Youth (English/ Spanish)

Reach out to your MEP staff or recruiter to learn about how to get involved with the migrant Parent Advisory Council (PAC).

Migrant PACs:

  • meet periodically throughout the school year at times that work for parents’ schedules;
  • allow migratory parents an opportunity to provide input on the programs and services offered to migratory children; and
  • provide information about trainings and resources available to migratory families.
Visit the Supporting English Learners in Texas Web Portal which has been designed to provide parents and families of English learners with information and resources to ensure the academic success of your child.

Check out these college resources!

Assist your child in searching for colleges across the country by visiting the College Board web page.
You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Visit the FAFSA website at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to learn more.
Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid for college or for a career school education, are encouraged to complete the TASFA. Visit this Financial aid application webpage for more information about applying for FAFSA or TAFSA.

Learn all the facts about college and assist your child in developing a plan. Visit the College for all Texans web page.

Check out the Education Resources K-12 portal and be sure to get registered!

You may currently access many literacy resources to use at home to support your children in grades K-8. In September, literacy resources will also be available for students in grades 9-12. These new, interactive modules support students in reviewing some of the content tested on the English I and English II End of Course Exams. You will provide access and can help your high-school students identify appropriate modules to complete based on his or her learning needs.

Please register at txmigrantk12.net today!! The access code may be obtained from your district MEP staff or recruiter.

Save the Date! Association for Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET) Parent Strand

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 5-7pm

This is an online event.

Visit the AMET page for more information.

Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

Thursday, Dec. 9th, 8:30am-4pm

This is an online event.

Visit the Virtual Statewide Parental Involvement Conference page for more information.
As summer is quickly passing by, it is important to look ahead for the new school year. To help your child continue to improve their reading skills, provide fun books that are of interest. Visit Start with a Book, to discover books and activities.
Remember to take some time for you and your family as summer time winds down. Your child may be experiencing many feelings as they prepare for back to school . Reassure your child that they are prepared and discuss things they are looking forward to.
Visit the Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP) portal and click on Parents to access free educational resources.