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 - September 28, 2020       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

LEARNING MODEL CHANGE - DISTANCE LEARNING

\ EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN DISTANCE LEARNING WE NEED TO HAVE YOUR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH SHEETS.  THESE BENEFIT YOU AND THE SCHOOL IN A HUGE WAY.  PLEASE RETURN THEM, OR CONTACT CONNIE SMITH for assistance AT smithc@truman.k12.mn.us
WE NEED TO HAVE THEM IN BY OCTOBER 1.  LUNCH ACCOUNTS WILL BE CHARGED WHEN APPLICABLE DURING THE YEAR WITHOUT THIS SHEET.  THANK YOU.   SEE BELOW. 

Beginning on Monday, September 28th and Tuesday, September 29th
 the Truman Public School in consultation with MDH Martin / Faribault Public Health, school board officials and staff will be changing to the following model:

High School  - Distance Learning 7-12 beginning on Monday - Sept. 28th

Elementary  - Distance Learning beginning on Tuesday- Sept. 29th

**Elementary Teachers will be in touch with parents on Friday, Sept. 25th. Essential school supplies and technology will be sent home as well or by appointment on Monday, Sept. 29th. Appointments may be made to pick up items and consult with the teachers on Monday.  
Please contact your child's teacher to make this arrangement. 

PLEASE check BACK to this website for schedule updates for high school and elementary after we meet about them on Friday, September 25th.   They will begin next week.   Thank you.  

**If you have a child in our Special Education area we will be in contact with arrangements for your child in addition to your meeting with the classroom teacher. **

If you would like a lunch, please contact the school by e-mailing office@truman.k12.mn.us or
 calling from 8:00 until 4:00  - 507-776-2111

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.  

COMING SOON - Distance LEARNING HIGH SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY BLOCK SCHEDULES
 


New Year, New Class, New Masks!  Mr. Kosmatka wrote a grant and was awarded money to purchase guitars for students which will be coming soon.  Pictured here are some of the class using Mr. Kosmotka's guitars on the first day of school, distancing and wearing masks.  This looks great and we are proud of all of the accomplishments by staff, students and parents at TPS!

BUSSES will be arriving between 8:00 AND 8:05
It is important that you do NOT send your children any time sooner than this because we need to have staff available to supervise in the hallways before class to make sure that they stay distanced properly and safe.    Thank you.  
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 by September 25th.  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

Information about the opening of School
Please see the Updated Covid-19 Update Page for the latest information 
and the posting of the TPS Safe Learning Plan for fall 2020.

FACE COVERING POLICY
MSBA Policy #808 as adopted by TPS Public School Board now required that all staff, students, visitors and parents wear a face covering.  If you are not able to wear a mask, please contact the office to determine a suitable accommodation for entering the building per policy #808.  See Covid - 19 Resource page to ready policy in full.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                 
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
                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                       
Jaguar Clothing Fundraiser
All Clothing is Non-school or Sport Specific. July 15th is the order deadline.
We lost all of our normal spring and summer fundraising opportunities due to Covid-19. This is really important for us so we can raise some money to keep going for the upcoming school year. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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