Military Family Support at NTPS
Welcome BACK NTPS Military Families to the new 2020-2021 school year! The Military Support Team is currently working remotely at this time. We are readily available to assist you via email or phone everyday from 7:30 - 3:00pm.Due to our current COVID-19 situation, we know many of you may have questions and concerns. The Military Support Team is here to provide you with the most up to date information and are ready to support or assist you with your individual needs.As we work to strengthen our partnership with JBLM, NTPS would like to introduce our Military Support Team, Carmen Lopez, NTPS Military Liaison, and Adrienne Perez, NTPS Military Family and Student Support. They are excited about facilitating outreach and advocacy between North Thurston Public Schools, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the District’s military-connected families.
Up and Coming
Be on the lookout for Federal Impact Aid Surveys in your mail. The 2020-2021 Federal Impact Aid Surveys will be distributed to all students on October 1, 2020. All active duty parents and guardians are asked to complete the form, sign, and date it in ink. Completed forms should be returned to as soon as possible.
Benefits of the Federal Impact Aid (FIA) Survey:
- School Based Health Clinic
- Military Family Life Counselors
- Military Student Ambassadors Clubs
- NTPS Military Liaison
- NTPS Military Family and Student Support
- Military School Activites
- School Based Health Clinic
Operation Backpack for Military-Connected Students
Operation Backpack Sponsored by Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Thanks to a $5000 grant to the Olympia Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, and in partnership with Thurston County Veterans Services, the Moore-Wright Group, and Costco, backpacks filled with school supplies will be available for our military connected students enrolled at Komachin, Salish and North Thurston High School. Priority distribution is to those students in most need of assistance. If your student is still in the need of Backpack, please contact the Military Support Team at 360-412-4408 to schedule a pick up date and time.
The Olympia Area Chapter, MOAA is a 501(c)(3) organization, P.O. Box 5957, Lacey, Washington 98509-5957
LINKS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
Military Payroll Tax Deferral for information on how this pertains to your military family, please click on the link Payroll Tax deferral for Soldiers
Digital Garrison App- Digital Garrison, an Army enterprise mobile app, is now available. The app puts real-time information into Soldiers’, Families’, and civilians’ hands and keeps military communities connected, a key part of readiness and resiliency.
Military Families, communities, and Veterans are experiencing intense challenges during this global pandemic. To identify these pain polls, the Blue Star Family Organization launched the COVID-19 MILITARY FAMILIES PAIN POLL. The Pain Poll operates in real time allowing us to alert military, government, and nonprofit leaders to challenges as they arise in the weeks to come. To learn more about the Pain Poll or to take the survey, please go to the Blue Star Families Pain Poll page!
For the latest up to date Commissary, JBLM Closures, Madigan and JBLM Town Hall information check out the JBLM UPDATES page.
Looking for fun ways to stay fit and active? With the support and resources from JBLM MWR, DPFR and other community members during this difficult time of Quarantine you will feel more engaged and connected with JBLM. With virtual fun competitions and Trivia on JBLM, you may even get a chance to win prizes! Join in on the fun at: JBLM Resiliency Page
Need tutor help? Well look no further, tutor.com is a wonderful resource for military children to get help for FREE. Are your children looking for fun activities to do online, check out the Online Resources page. From Scholarships for students to military family online resources for parents.
A Hero's Promise is here to help you, learn about the resources on the Online Resources Pages under Community Partners check it out.
The Lacey Veterans Service Hub is a one stop shop for the needs of veterans and their families in Thurston County. To see the list of services they provide, click on Lacey Veterans Service Hub.
Veterans looking for high quality, accessible care regardless of discharge status. Low cost co-payments for therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, marriage counseling, children's behavioral issues and much more, please check out their webpage at: Steven Cohen Clinic to find a location near you.
Are you interested in services to include seminars, workshops, counseling and intervention to help strengthen the relationship of being military families? Check out the Family Advocacy Program through JBLM on the Online Resource page under Military Parent Resource.
Come check out wonderful Resiliency websites for military families during COVID-19. Click on here to see what resources are available: Resilience Resources for military Families
Are you new to the area? Come check out our wonderful Military Community Resource Guide, the site list programs and services to members of the US military communities including military service members, their family members, DoD civilian personnel and retirees.
Effective immediately, eligible Soldiers with dependent children in kindergarten through twelfth grade may receive up to $500 per family for supplies to support remote learning. Check out our JBLM Resilient Page for more information.
Fee Assistance and Respite Care for Military and DOD Families. If you need a little assistance in Day Care or Respite Care, Please click on this link for more information: Child Care Aware.