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In an effort to get all of our student's vaccinations up to date, District 622 will host one more vaccination clinic. The clinic is available for all ISD 622 students at no costs. The clinic will take place at:
Justice Alan Page Elementary School: Monday, September 25th, 4:00-7:00
Follow these links or scan the QR code below to register.
Scene Around 622
First week of school!
Check out these photos from the first week of school. Look out for more photos in next week's e-News!
North St. Paul Fall Round-Up Parade
Several District 622 students participated in the North St. Paul Fall Round-Up Parade. See our students in the photos below!
Save your receipts!
Purchasing school supplies can get expensive for families. You should save your receipts from these purchases because most school supply purchases qualify for a valuable K-12 Education Credit or Subtraction. Learn more about the credit and subtraction and how to claim it on your taxes next year: www.revenue.state.mn.us/k-12-education-subtraction-and-credit
622 Families - Please take action on the items below.
Action Needed: Application for Educational Benefits
We kindly ask ALL 622 families to complete the application for educational benefits. Even though school meals are free for students this year, there are still other benefits that come from completing the form. Visit isd622.org/services/nutrition or scan the QR code below to apply.
Why is it important to fill out the application? Check out this article from the Star Tribune about educational benefits.
Points of Pride
Tartan student at the Mayor's Challenge
Tartan senior Sabrena Thao will participate with other students in the Minnesota Urban Debate League (MUDL) at the Mayor's Challenge. Students will showcase their debate skills in front of Governor Tim Walz and First Lady Gwen Walz, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.
You can read more about the event in Newsweek.
A Big thank you from the Gladstone Woodworking Club!
Jill Markovich recently donated a treasure trove of woodcarving tools and accessories to Gladstone Senior Programs previously owned by Paul Kummel, a retired Principal of Richardson Elementary School.
We now have an amazing collection of tools at our disposal, ready to take your woodworking skills to the next level.
The woodworking club meets at Gladstone in Room 107A from 1-3pm every Tuesday. One of our very own members, Dennis St. George, won a blue ribbon at the State Fair this year in the woodcarving and whittling class. Congratulations Dennis!
To learn more about the many activities that Gladstone has to offer, check our our website:https://communityeducation.isd622.org/adult/gladstone
Gladstone Little Free Library
This beautiful little library was created by Laura Greenlee-Karp, and it holds a very special place in our hearts. It's not just about books; it's about celebrating diversity, inclusion, and the power of storytelling.
The library pays tribute to "The Snowy Day" by Jack Ezra Keats, a timeless tale that features a young African-American boy named Peter. Jack Ezra Keats, an author and illustrator, was a visionary who recognized the importance of representation in children's literature.
Gladstone Little Free Library stands as a symbol of this commitment to diversity and inclusivity. It houses a treasure trove of books for both adults and children, inviting everyone to learn, grow, and explore new worlds.
We invite you to visit the Gladstone Little Free Library, take a book, leave a book, and be part of a community that celebrates the power of stories to unite and inspire.
Let's continue to honor the legacy of Jack Ezra Keats and his dedication to ensuring that every child sees themselves in the pages of a book.
English Language Learners class
Are you interested in learning the English language in a fun atmosphere with your child alongside other families with children of the same age? Join our ELL (English Language Learners) class!
(For children birth–4 years, on or before September 1, 2023)
You and your children attend together to improve your English language skills through conversation, learning activities, and more. This class meets three afternoons per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Register to one or both of the sessions here: https://isd622.ce.eleyo.com/course/ecfe/10977/ecfe-2023-2024/2023-24-ecfe-ell-birth-5
Alumni news form
We would like to highlight/give a shoutout to alumni of District 622 in upcoming editions of our e-News. Please complete the alumni news form if you have interesting news to share regarding alumni of District 622.
DHS member eligibility renewal process
Through January 2024, Minnesotans on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare who need extra time and support will have an additional month to turn in their renewal paperwork.
- If the previous deadline to renew coverage was Aug. 31, 2023, the new deadline is Sept. 30, 2023
- If the previous deadline to renew coverage was Sept. 30, 2023, the new deadline is Oct. 31, 2023.
- If the previous deadline to renew coverage was Oct. 31, 2023, the new deadline is Nov. 30, 2023.
- If the previous deadline to renew coverage was Nov. 30, 2023, the new deadline is Dec. 31, 2023.
- If the previous deadline to renew coverage was Dec. 31, 2023, the new deadline is Jan. 31, 2024.
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Discounted At-Home Internet
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households a discount of up to $30 per month off their internet bills (or up to $75 per month for households living on Tribal lands), as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 off an eligible connected device like a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. In many cases, households can get high-speed internet without paying a dime by choosing a fully covered internet plan.
A household is eligible to participate in the ACP if a child in the household receives free or reduced-price school meals. Therefore, under the ACP rules, every household with a child attending a school participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program is eligible for ACP benefits.
Households can learn more and apply for the ACP at GetInternet.gov.
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Join the 622 team!
We're Hiring! Join ISD 622!
We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. Join our team and become a Paraeducator, Substitute Teacher, or School Bus Driver (we'll help you get your CDL)!
Please visit our careers site for a list of open positions.
For more information please contact Human Resources at (651) 748-7421.