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    If you have specific questions about your student's situation, please contact his or her IEP manager.  A directory of our building staff can be found here.

    Saint Paul Public Schools also maintains an extensive set of links, information, and resources specifically for families.  

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    Immunizations are important now more than ever. Slowing or stopping immunizations or vaccines increases our risk of other disease outbreaks. Saint Paul Public Schools continues to address and promote immunizations during the pandemic. Please reach out to your clinic or utilize the following local resources:

    Student Placement Center - 2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55114
    Immunizations are given by appointment. These are open to students in grades K-12 who are uninsured or have state covered insurance. Please call (651) 632-3763 to schedule an appointment. Reach out to your school nurse if you are unsure if your child needs vaccines.
    Health Start School Based Clinics Remain Open
    The Washington Tech Health Start Clinic provides immunizations and flu shots by appointment or walk-in for students from PreK through 12th grade on Mondays from 8-4pm. Call 651-487-8531 to make an appointment. Most SPPS high school Health Start Clinics are open. Most Health Start Clinics serve students ages 12-18, and services include urgent in-person mental health care, medication management for depression and anxiety, sexual health concerns, check-ups and vaccines, non-respiratory illness, injuries and asthma follow-up. They can also provide winter sports physicals. A student does not need to attend the school that the clinic is located in. Call 651-412-8445 to make an appointment at any location.

    Registration Packet: Community Vaccination Clinic for Students and Families 


    What is transition planning?

     Transition Planning Guide

    Transition Planning is the process of services to assure that students with disabilities will be able to lead rewarding adult lives. Planning should begin during a student's freshman year.

    It takes place when parents, educators, adult service providers and the student sit down together to develop a Transition Plan as part of the Individual Education plan (IEP) process. The IEP should contain transition related goals and objectives that will reflect the student’s strengths, interests, needs, family values and a path to achieve his/her goals for the future.

    Transition planning for individuals addresses:

    • present and future living arrangements
    • travel within the community
    • personal management skills
    • developing and maintaining relationships with the family and friends
    • medical service needs
    • advocacy and legal service needs
    • vocational training options
    • postsecondary education