As we begin the new school year on August 31st, 2020 with online learning, we want to ensure that your child/ren continues to have access to high quality instruction. We also want to ensure that we provide our families with information needed to begin the year in an effective and well-organized manner. Below is important information for you to begin preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
Back to School Letters
Seeds of Health Elementary, Tenor High School, and Veritas High School
We will continue to provide Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch bags for families interested in this service. Daily pick-up will be Monday-Friday at the following sites:
- Seeds of Health Elementary, 1445 S. 32nd St. from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Tenor High School Jackson Street Campus, 840 N. Jackson St. from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Tenor High School 1st Street Campus, 131 S. 1st St. from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Veritas High School, 3025 S. Oklahoma Ave. from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grandview High School
During the closure, MPS is continuing to provide meals for students. Please click here for more information including times and pick-up locations.
Additional AssistanceHunger Task Force anticipates food pantry and program closures and decreased access to emergency food as a result of the outbreak. In response, Hunger Task Force has created a list of confirmed, trusted sites that are providing food safely and reliably. Click here to see a map of the sites.
In addition to our daily instruction to all students, the special education team will continue to provide specially designed instruction as outlined in their individual education plans (IEP). These services will be through virtual face to face time on Google Hangout, email, Google Chat, and resources send home by their special education teacher.
Student Mental and Physical Health Resources During COVID-19
We recognize during these unprecedented circumstances this is a stressful time for all. Your school administrators and school counselors remain committed to serving students’ personal, social and emotional needs. We acknowledge that each person will cope differently and will have different needs. Below please find resources that address taking care of your emotional health and managing anxiety during this stressful time. If you feel you need to talk to a counselor or school administrator during you time at home please send an email to schedule a phone call.
- Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
- Mental Health Links:
While school closure has everyone stuck at home, it’s important to remember to take breaks and stay active! Being active can even help reduce stress due to the endorphins that are released during activity. A few simple ways to do this could be, an indoor scavenger hunt, have a dance-off to your favorite songs, or do a chore you don’t normally do at home. Below we have provided a few links to even more ideas to stay active and healthy during this hard time.
Milwaukee Jewish Free Loan Association offers a hand-up instead of a handout, promoting self-sufficiency with dignity. Offering interest-free loans instead of charity, MJFLA seeks to empower people by furthering the concept of Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving-kindness). MJFLA provides confidential loans on a non-sectarian basis to people who meet established criteria. As loans are repaid, MJFLA recycles those funds into new loans.Click here for more information.
Letters from Marcia Spector, Executive Director
Staff are available throughout the school day (8:30 am-3:00 pm) through email and Google Hangouts
Chat or Video Call using Google Hangouts
During the closure, students will have access to Google Hangouts at https://hangouts.google.com/
Administrators will have access to their phones during the closure. Click here to see a list of contact numbers.