From the Deputy's Desk: Susie Hedalen is Montana's Deputy Superintendent for Education Services
May 13, 2019
Hello Montana Students, Teachers, Families, and Communities,
With the end of the school year fast approaching, the OPI wishes you a safe and fun summer break! The Health and Safety Division of the OPI, under the new leadership of Division Administrator Tracy Moseman, has a variety of summer initatives to promote continued safety and learning during the summer. Below are a few of the featured programs.
Summer Food Programs: Thousands of Montana children are at risk of experiencing summer learning loss without access to healthy meals, social engagement, learning, and supervision in a safe environment this summer. You can be a part of the solution to help kids return to school ready to learn and grow. The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps combat summer learning loss by providing free meals to kids and teens, age 18 and under, during the summer months when school is out.
Montana Drive Workshops: Adults and teens can develop skills to respond safety to driving risks at Montana Drive Workshops, on track in Lewistown since 1979. These one-day workshops begin June 3rd and run through August 8, 2019. A special week of one-day driving workshops is scheduled July 22-26th. Visit Montana Drive Workshops for more information.
Montana Behavioral Initiative Summer Institute: The OPI's largest conference of the year is June 17-20 at MSU! This institute brings together educators from all backgrounds for professional development in the areas of student safety, mental health, social-emotional support, family engagement, Indian Education for All, drug prevention, content standards, and more. Visit: https://tofu.msu.montana.edu/cs/mbi2019 to learn more.