This year’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) results were rightfully cheered for the gains Tennessee students made, but it’s important to keep in mind achievement gaps still persist. This is especially true for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). These students scored 15 points lower than the state average in English Language Arts and 10 points lower in Math. As our state looks for solutions to the inequities that create these achievement gaps, we can learn much from the model that’s currently serving Memphis students at Compass Community Schools.>>>>>Read More>>>>>>>>
The scores are in, and we have something to celebrate! Find out how Compass measured up to competing Memphis schools. For the first time, we see the effects of a full year of learning as evident through our TVAAS scores. And we are thrilled to share the great news with YOU. >>>Click here to read more about Compass TVAAS Scores and Reward Schools for 2022.
The 2021-22 school year has come and gone. What a great year it was! As this school year begins, here is a look-back at some of the great things that happened at Compass last year. While this issue of our newsletter is full of content, it is certainly not everything that happened this past quarter. If you are interested in keeping up with Compass daily, follow us on Facebook and/or visit our website.>>>>Click here to read more.
Report cards will be sent home and emailed on Thursday, March 10th. There will be no school for students on Friday, March 11th. The school office will be open and teachers will have professional development. Students will be out of school for spring break from March 14th-19th. The school office will be open during spring break week. Classes will resume Monday, March 21st. Have a safe & happy break!
March 7, 2022 Dear Compass parents, It’s hard to believe we’re already approaching spring break – I know we’re all looking forward to a week of rest and recharging. After that, it’s back to work to finish this year strong! Many of you are likely aware that Memphis-Shelby County Schools has lifted its indoor mask mandate, in alignment with guidance from the CDC and Shelby County Health Department (SCHD). Masks are now recommended but optional for their students and employees. Compass Community Schools will follow suit – beginning Monday, March 28, masks will be recommended but optional for our students, faculty, and staff. Our leadership team has chosen March 28 as the start date because it will allow us one week (March 21-25) of COVID testing post-spring break to mediate any spread of the virus [...]
Compass Families, Happy New Year! As we welcome students back into our classrooms after a well-deserved winter break, our highest priority continues to be the health and safety of our Compass community. To this end, our safety protocols will remain intact as we head into the spring semester – we are taking precautions to fight COVID on every front through vaccinations, regular COVID testing at every Compass campus, social distancing measures, hand washing and mask wearing! We know that nothing is more important to you than keeping your children in school – learning in healthy and safe environments. Families across the city are doing all they can to keep communities safe from the Omicron variant: Vaccinations: Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from the virus. The available [...]
Dear Compass Families: Compass Community Schools is proud to partner with Poplar Healthcare to provide free COVID-19 testing on-site to our school communities! With case counts rising, we strongly encourage all of our students to take advantage of this testing. One way for us to keep everyone safe is for us to catch any asymptomatic cases early, and testing is the best way for that to happen. A link to the consent form can be found at: https://hipaa.jotform.com/poplarhealthcare/SCS-patient-auth-consent This online form is in English by default but you can change the language to Spanish in the top right corner. If you would prefer a paper form, it is attached in both English and Spanish. If you are using the paper form, your child must bring a signed copy of this form with them to their testing appointment. We expect to be on a [...]
Dear Compass Community, First, I’d like to thank you for your support, patience and perseverance as we navigated the process of reentering into classrooms over the past few months. Our students’ school family and home family worked together, like we always do, to provide them with the best education possible, and we couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. We thank you for entrusting your child with us this year, and we look forward to continuing your student’s educational journey as we head into the next school year. We have finalized our calendar for the 2021-2022 school year! Compass operates on an extended day and extended year calendar, so more days in school result in more learning. Our first day of school for students is July 21. All Compass schools and all grade levels [...]
Youth Villages is the District's largest community partner for providing specialized crisis services staff for children and youth up to age 18. For assistance, call 901-251-5000, 901-252-7600 or 866-791-9226. Learn more by visiting the Youth Villages West Tennessee web page. The Statewide Crisis Line is available if you are experiencing a mental health or psychiatric emergency. Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471). The TN REDLINE is available for referrals related to substance use disorder treatment and resources. Call 800-889-9789. The TDMHSAS Office of Consumer Affairs provides non-emergency mental health and substance abuse services. Call 800-560-5767. The SAMHSA National Helpline offers free, confidential treatment, referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 800-662-HELP (4357). For additional mental and behavioral health resources from the Shelby County Division of Community Service Click Here Access additional tips and social emotional learning [...]