Latest Updates

  • March 28, 2021:
     
    Solidarity with our Asian students, families and colleagues:  Valuable resources for for helping you and your students work through these acts of violence can be found on the SPPS Center for Equity and Culture website at this link.  We hope you take time to explore the website further for additional resources.
     
    ESP of the Year Nominations: We are now accepting nominations for the SPFE Educational Support Professional of the Year award. This award is open to any SPFE member who is an Educational Assistant or School and Community Service Professional. To nominate a colleague, please fill out this form
     
    Educational Assistant Professional Development Day: This Friday, April 2nd is EA PD day! This year EA PD will be open to all EAs and SCSP staff. Registration is in PowerSchool. Session information and web links included. Register for each session to get credit. Hope to see you there!
     
    NEA Virtual Representative Assembly: The National Education Association’s Representative Assembly will be virtually this year from June 30-July 3.  If you are interested in serving as a delegate to the assembly, please complete this nomination form by March 30.
     
    SPFE COVID-19 Updates Page: At the bottom of this webpage you will find all of the agreements that are currently in effect for this school year due to the pandemic. Here are direct links: For VLS Educators; For in-person elementary, Fed 4, and Fed 3 educators; For Secondary; additional SPED MOA
     
    Help us Report and Resolve Your COVID Concerns: Let SPFE leadership and staff know about current in-person conditions or VLS issues using the form at this link. SPFE leadership will be sharing updates on problems that are reported with the School Board and District weekly. We are also reviewing these reports and following up if needed. You can read the 3/28/21 SPPS Board of education report here.  Also, be sure to report COVID cases using the SPPS reporting form and SPFE reporting form. SPPS is only sharing overall district numbers. Reporting information to SPFE will help us support members in schools where there are confirmed cases. 
     
    Health Start Clinics Available at Our High Schools: Did you know that our students have access to a Health Start Clinic in a High School near you? They are open and here to help. The clinics provide telehealth and  in person care for all children 11+.  They will bill insurance if you have it but will never bill you. They never turn anyone away and provide medical health, mental health, nutritional health and sexual health. Please call 651-233-8951 to ask questions and make an appointment.
     
    SPFE Climate Action Group– 
    • Have I ever mentioned how AWESOME SPPS STUDENTS ARE??  Not only do we have about 455 people(SPFE staff, SPPS staff, Saint Paul residents) signed on to our Solar Power for SPPS petition, we have 115 STUDENTS SIGNED ON.  If you have not already, please act in solidarity with our students in pushing for a healthy future and sign the Solar Power for SPPS petition at the link below.  Feel free to share the link with other students as well.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMWwA0wSWcstzpvI1i6gG6ez4sIhydP2z0mcUp0-96gOO_6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
    • In addition, a group of SPPS students have taken it upon themselves to organize across schools/the district to work on climate action in SPPS together.  These students need our help.  Please check out the Climate Justice presentation (at the link below) they created.  Once you watch they would greatly appreciate your thoughts on their survey questions.  This presentation is a part of an effort to promote current Climate Justice Education legislation in the MN House.    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WsfglI-VWH0mHR568o0z9SkA_qQ0lAuNgLg9yn7dQXU/edit?usp=sharing
    • Lastly, if you are interested in attending an upcoming SPFE Climate Action Group meeting please contact Tom Lucy and thomas.lucy@spps.org.  Our next meeting is April 12th at 4:30pm (virtually) and we would love to see you.