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 [...]
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.
Tennessee parents have additional time to apply for an important program designed to help them feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will now be accepted online for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program here until Friday, August 14 at 4:30 P.M. Central Time. Apply Today! See flyer below for details. YMCA is providing free student meals Monday through Friday during the extended school closure. GET SITES AND DETAILS HERE. For MIFA assistance eligibility, call (901) 529-4545. Our partner, Ozanam Center, is also providing meals. DETAILS HERE. SCHOOL MEAL FINDER - CLICK HERE to locate meals in your area.
At Compass, our goal is to serve our students while keeping their health and safety, as well as their academic and social emotional needs, top of mind. Click below for a list of resources to keep your children healthy from one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, Lebonheur. Shelby County Health Department The health department has compiled a list of most of the grants, funds and assistance programs available to Shelby County residents. Follow the link below for a summary of the funding available, the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the grant or loan. LeBonheur Health Resources Flu Guide Flu Guide (Español) Meningitis Guide Meningitis Guide (Español)