I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which is stands, 
one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Lisa Noren Shellum - Superintendent/Principal/Sped. Director    shelluml@truman.k12.mn.us Ext. 3917
Deb Sherman - School Social Worker - shermand@truman.k12.mn.us  Ext. 3980
Kayla Anderson - Dean of Students/Activities Director:  andersonk@truman.k12.mn.us
District Office Number:   507-776-2111   office@truman.k12.mn.us

 Truman Public School Board Meeting -  October 26th, 5:30 in person and virtual     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
LEARNING MODEL CHANGES for

 Monday, October 19th and Monday October 26th

After consulting with the Regional Support team about returning to school TPS created a new safe learning plan that was approved.   The numbers in the county are still high which would force us into distance learning, but our school community is not being affected so we can begin to return to school. 
MDE did make some changes for our elementtary students.  

We can no longer offer "hybrid" elementary  by MDE retulations by bringing everyone in each day and distancing students.   TPS needs time next week to plan for an AA/BB for elementtary students. This means that elementary students will also be able to attend but only for 2 days per week when in hybrid model. 
 They will be divided up by familiy as we did with the high school so this is the reason that
 are not able to start right away.  

 We are still excited to have a plan to come back to school but need to remain very safe in this return.  
Our plan is as follows:  Please e-mail 

October 19th 

 HIGH SCHOOL HYBRID -  AA/BB model.  Busses will be running
Group A - Monday / Tuesday
Wednesday 100% distance learning
Group B - Thursday / Friday
New Provisions to be able to return to school for high school students include: 
Temperature checks  and symptom documentation done by students daily. 
Students may come to the office for special provisions if needed.   
 *Students will keep their own data and only share if they have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms. 
Please call with questions about this process if you have them.
 
 Elementary  - Pre-K -6th  grade - Distance Learning
We need to keep elementary in distance learning to prepare for a new type of hybrid model for them beginning on 


October 26th 

Pre-K - 12th grade Hybrid Learning AA/BB Model - 2 days per week for all - Busses will be running
Groups of A and B will be formed with each elementary class.
Each family will be notified of what group they are in for school to start in elementary hybrid on October 26th by Wednesday October 21st via e-mail and regular mail. 
(We will group elementary students in the same  group if they have a sibling in high school for convenience. 
We will have this information out to you by Wednesday of next week so that you can plan accordingly) 

**Students of Essential workers**  No Changes, they continue to be in school each day.
 When in hybrid, students will be in class for two days and then in the childcare program the other days.

Special Education students:  High School students with teacher recommendation can be in for 5 days a week as long as one group is on hybrid.  Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 20th, SPED students will be allowed to come in each day.  Case managers will be in touch.  

Lunches are still provided for those on distance learning and hybrid.  This is new so we will let you know how this will be arranged for pick-up and delivery.   
PLEASE call us with any questions.  Thank you.  TPS Administration

FREE and REDUCED LUNCH SHEETS STILL WANTED - Families will have to pay for lunches unless you qualify for a free/reduced lunch  by January 1st.  We would like this paperwork filed with the state by October 25th. Please submit these to ensure you can keep 
 or be eligible for free/reduced status.   

                                                                                                                                                             

Attendance and Compulsory Attendance Laws are in place and cannot be modified as was last spring.  
We will take attendance hourly as we did last spring.  If there are issues we will contact parents to discuss. 

High School Students are expected to be in class each day either in person or distance learning including Wednesdays. 
Students will get a copy of their schedule on their Chromebooks through e-mail as the class times will remain the same throughout the entire day.   

You can check on the MDH website IS IT COVID -19? for signs and symptoms at any time. 

*Contract tracing from several large gathering events CONTINUE to cause the community spread according to Martin County Public Health Officials.  
Our local public health felt that it was important that this information get out to families.  
 We will follow all protocol given to us and keep you informed. 
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all together again navigate this new territory.  

Sports - Please continue to look for updates on how sports will work during these changes or please contact Mrs. Anderson.  




FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH 
Extended to ALL Students until Dec. 31, 2020
The USDA extended the summer lunch program which offered free lunches and breakfast to all students until Dec. 31st.  It may look like your account is charged, but at this time all students in VPK -12th grade will be able to receive a free breakfast and lunch.  

At this time ALL students are receiving meals at no charge and will continue to do so until December 31, 2020.  On January 1, 2021 all of these will go back to you being responsible for paying the entire cost of the meals UNLESS you have filled out the Eligibility Form.  
Please fill out the Eligibility Form and return it to the school  ASAP .  A report of this information from all families is still necessary in order to give a final report on October 1, 2020.  The information you provided is confidential, so take just a few minutes, (even if you know you may not qualify), fill out and return.  
Thank you

                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                 
Covid-19   IMPORTANT QUESTION/ANSWER DOCUMENT POSTED 
or found on the Covid-19 Update page.   
Please check this page frequently for fall 2020 opening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The Truman Public School board has 3 openings this fall for the Nov. 3rd election. There are 3 persons that filed for candidacy.
Kenna Krahmer, Lewisville, Mn       Jeffrey Nauman, Truman, Mn.   Paula Heckman, Truman, Mn
Thank you for the interest in our school.  Please remember to vote.   If you are planning on mailing in your ballot, please remember to request one but also to remember that you can deliver to the polling site as well.            
                                                                                                                                                                                             Immunizations Information 
Our nurse is looking for information.  Please get this to her, call or e-mail eytchesonc@truman.k12.mn.us
It is recommended that children stay up-to-date on their immunizations during the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent outbreaks of other infectious diseases.  Please use your family Dr. or contact the Faribault & Martin County Public Health Organization.  They are resuming immunization services, by appointment only.  
Precautions are in place to keep you and your child as safe as possible during the appointment. 
To schedule an appointment or to ask questions, please contact Candi.
  507-238-4757 in Martin County 
507-526-3265 in Faribault County
                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                       
                                                                                 

YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE 
2018-19 and 2019-20
 2018-19  $25.00 per book - Reduced Rate
2019-20 $45.00 ORDER NOW to ensure you get one
                                                                                                                                                                                                           


      Lunch Menu, Sports information and additional announcements: 
click on 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 
        at the top left hand of this website - updated when school starts