Summer Lunches 2019
Our FREE Summer Lunch Program is up and going! We're serving free lunches to any child 18 and under at 3 locations in the community. No application or registration is required, walk-ins are welcome. Meals will be served on a first come first serve basis.
Free meals are available at the following locations during the noted days and times:
Robert Randall Elementary
1300 Edsel Drive
June 17 - July 25
Monday - Thursday
Joseph Weller Elementary
345 Boulder St.
June 17 - July 24
Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.
June 17 - August 9
Snack: 1:45-2:15 pm
All sites will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Please bring your child(ren) to a site for Summer lunches daily!
Milpitas City Season of Self Care
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7, Free, Confidential: 1-855-278-4204
Santa Clara Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741
Trevor Project (LGBTQ): Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
Uplift Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program- 877-412-7474
MY3 mobile app
Care for the Caregiver
“Suicide prevention is a significant public health concern and a top priority for NIMH,” said Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of NIMH. “This study highlights the importance of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other crisis mental health services, and the need to build surge capacity of these services that could help save lives.” Read More...
The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices.
AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households:
Click on the image below to view the flyer. Or go to att.com/access for complete information.
Message from CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson
March 12, 2018: Letter to County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and Principals regarding a California Earned Income Tax Credit opportunity for parents and teachers.
Click here to view the letter.
SAN JOSE, CA – The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time for students and parents, especially those who are transitioning to a new grade, new school, or for families that are new to the area completely. For this reason, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is releasing a six-part informational series, entitled "Navigating Public Schools in Santa Clara County," to help families and newcomers across the county.
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Guides created to help parents develop, build healthy financial habits for children
Please note: This posting does not constitute an endorsement by Milpitas Unified School District. The information is being shared as a resource for our parents.
A recent study found that over half of Americans are effectively financially illiterate. In an effort to be a part of the solution, The Simple Dollar -- a website dedicated to conducting data-driven and unbiased research -- has created a series of guides designed for students and parents that give practical advice on developing and building upon healthy financial habits throughout one's life as well as a comprehensive guidebook on credit. View the resources below:
The stages of being a teen and growing into an adult are not easy. While in those stages, many may lose confidence or feel down due to their thoughts or environments, which is where the importance of one's voice and self-love comes in. If your child does feel down and has little confidence in themselves, encouraging them and offering them support can boost their confidence and change their mindset to a more positive one.
Why Self-Love is Important and How to Cultivate It.
BTS, a worldwide phenomenon and K-Pop group, has partnered with Unicef to promote their message of the importance of self-love and to speak themselves. Through their music and campaign, they hope to inspire those of all ages to have a positive mindset and more confidence in themselves. Kim Namjoon, BTS's leader, has spoken at the United Nations to bring more awareness and spread their message further.
Love Yourself, Speak Yourself.
Read or Listen to Kim Namjoon's speech at the United Nations.
The National Association of School Psychologists has sent a notice to school mental health professionals across the country about how families and schools can talk to students about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why." Educators and mental health professionals across the country are warning parents about the show, saying its graphic depiction of a teenager's suicide may contribute to a "contagion effect" among people with mental illness.
A Netflix spokesman issued a statement saying the company has heard that the show has “opened up a dialogue” about the intense themes depicted in it. Netflix said it added explicit warnings to the three most graphic episodes and is adding another warning before the first episode. The statement said it also produced a behind-the-scenes documentary about the show called “Behind the Reasons.” In it, the actors and creators indicate they consulted with mental health professionals on some aspects of the show.
Read the national association's guidance about how to open up this important dialogue.
There are times in our history when greater understanding and care for one another resulted from discord in society. This year’s election process and presidential inauguration is one of those moments, what Jack Weinstein (Senior Program Advisor at Facing History and Ourselves, and former educational leader at MHS) calls a “flashpoint” in time. It is neither about good nor bad, right nor wrong, it is an opportunity for us to guide our youth in learning how to use civil dialogue to express their feelings, questions and wonderings about what they read on social media, hear in the news, in our community, and from one another. It is not a time to argue, it is a time to listen, seek understanding, empathize, and be connected to one another.
In these uncertain times for our families who have immigrated to Milpitas, our employees continue to stand UNIFIED in our commitment to work together and show that Milpitas values every single student, regardless of background, experience, and views. We have increased our efforts in creating a Culture of We so that our students feel that they belong, and can continue to learn in a safe environment.
Click here to read more of Superintendent Cheryl Jordan's message
On Monday, April 10, we were devastated to learn of the incident that transpired at a San Bernardino school. Our thoughts and support go out to the community as they continue to heal and rebuild in the wake of their loss.
Although it happened in Southern California, I recognize that as the images continue to play out on television the thought that this could have happened anywhere is a reality. And I understand that you and your child may have questions or concerns about returning to school on Monday.
As a school district, counselors will be available for those students who need additional support when they return to school on Monday. Simply let your school Principal know, so s/he can connect you to school counseling services. I also encourage you to have an open discussion with your children to help them process the incident, and more importantly, provide them the assurance of safety and comfort.
I want to assure you that student and campus safety is of utmost importance to everyone in the Milpitas Unified School District. We certainly hope that our planning is never put to use, but to help ensure campus safety and security, every year we evaluate and update our District Emergency Preparedness Plan. This ongoing process details step-by-step guidelines and policies for all personnel and site locations to follow in preparing for or in the event an emergency. In addition, drills are practiced each year to ensure everyone is aware of his/her roles and duties in establishing the safety of our students and staff.
Click here to read more of Superintendent Cheryl Jordan's message
Message from CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson:
The California Department of Education (CDE) would like to remind local educational agencies (LEAs) of the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. EHCY is the key piece of federal legislation pertaining to the education of over 240,000 California children and youth experiencing homelessness from early childhood through high school graduation. Every LEA is required to implement these provisions. EHCY’s key themes are school access and stability, support for educational success, and child-centered decision-making. Click here to read more
Resources for Immigration Support
Violence Related Trauma Resources
Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Talking with Children about School Shootings
Helping Kids during Crisis American School Counselor
Message from the Superintendent: MUSD Emergency Preparedness Plan
Santa Clara County Homeless Services
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services' LGBTQ Teen Survey
Drug and Alcohol Use Prevention
Alcoholics Recovery Resources
Student Residency Questionnare
2016 City of Milpitas Family Emergency Preparedness Guide
Navigating Public Schools in Santa Clara County
SCCOE Region V Parent Engagement Innitiative
MUSD Family Engagement Plan
College & Career Center
Free Summer Lunch
June 18 - July 27, 2018
Milpitas Sports Center