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    Email: jeffrey.thomas@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 211 W
    Subject(s): Transition Services
    Building Phone: 314-776-3300
    Virtual Office Hours:  10:00 AM-12:00 PM Mon-Fri
    Parent Teacher Conferences10/18/21 and 10/19/21
    Hello families! Please join me via Zoom on either 3/16 or 3/17 to discuss transition programs available for our students. Here are the links for the Zoom meetings:

    Topic: Parent teacher conferences
    Time: Oct 18, 2021 02:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 884 4987 6912
    Passcode: YU8M4J

    Topic: Parent teacher conferences
    Time: Oct 19, 2021 02:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 831 3600 3483
    Passcode: a09rt5

    You an also call me at 314-776-3300 X12110
    Teacher Message: Hello there!  I am one of the district's vocational adjustment counselors.  My job is to prepare students for life after high school.  I refer students to work experience programs, link them with community services such as the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Department of Mental Health, teach them to use public transportation, and assist them with finding employment.  I currently serve students at Gateway STEM High School, Virtual Academy @ Gateway, McKinley High School, Central VPA, Cleveland NJROTC, Carnahan High School, Metro High School, Gateway Middle School, and McKinley Middle School. 
    I would like to stay in contact with you about your child's transition services during this diffcult time.  If you have any questions regarding your child's transition services, please contact me at jeffrey.thomas@slps.org.  I will make every attempt to respond the same day.  I am also providing links to services you can access while school is not in session.
    Employment services through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation for students at Gateway STEM and Gateway Virtual Academy:  (314) 587-4877
    Employment services through Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation for students at Central VPA, Cleveland NJROTC, Carnahan, McKinley, and Metro:  (314) 877-2940
    For information about case management throught the St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office of the Department of Mental Health: https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/regional-offices/stlouis
    Community service providers for individuals with disabilities that can provide a wide range of information and services:
    Applications for Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation services and Department of Mental Health case management services can be found by clicking the "Applications" tab on my web page.
    If you click on the "Resources" tab, you will find access to a number of resources for students interested in exploring the world of work.    
    Additional resources for families during the summer
    Biography: I have held down many jobs in my illustrious career:  short-order cook, factory worker, railroad conductor, licensed professional counselor, special education teacher.  I think these experiences serve me well in my current position. 
    I have two sons.  My oldest is in his fourth year of college.  My youngest is a senior in high school.  I don't have a lot of spare time, but I enjoy reading, gardening, and learning Turkish.  I've been to Turkey eight times and I plan to go back soon!