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 [...]
The Aging Commission provides services for seniors, adults with disabilities, CHOICES, public guardianship, SHIP, SNAP and family caregiver services. Each call is handled on a case by case basis. GET DETAILS HERE.
DIAL 2-1-1 FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES & SUPPORT: If you are looking for help or want to provide someone with help, dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Library. Clothing Community Clinics Disaster Services English Instruction Emergency Food Foreclosure Assistance Furniture GED Home Weatherproofing Legal Services Literacy Programs Mortgage/Rent Assistance Substance Abuse Transportation Tutoring Services Utility Assistance Free Tax Assistance
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Families can apply for up to two months of financial assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and either lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic. This is in addition to any unemployment benefits members of the family may be receiving. DETAILS HERE. Apply for EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE HERE. STATE UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has helpful information for citizens with unemployment claims. GET DETAILS HERE. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES- COURTESY MEMPHIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Widespread job loss has been one of the most extreme impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. To assist, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce is making it easier [...]