Tyngsborough Elementary School

May 12, 2022 Update

Today's author visit was a tremendous success! I'm sure you will hear all about it.

Our students in kindergarten - grade 5 enjoyed every moment. His message about the power of working hard, being kind while promoting a love of reading and writing was inspiring!

A special thank you to our PTO for co-sponsoring this event!

Phil Bildner Visit

Team TES T-Shirt Order

Don't miss your chance to purchase a TES Spirit t-shirt! The window for placing orders will close on Sunday, May 15th. We apologize for the quick turnaround.

Field day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1st (rain date Thursday, June 2nd). Team colors have been selected and we are offering TES spirit t-shirts that students can wear on field day!


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Check out all of the amazing things happening throughout our district!

Visit the Tyngsborough PubIic Schools communication website page. Here we are showcasing all the amazing things our students and faculty do everyday throughout the district.

Tyngsborough Elementary School

The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.

The official text is the English version of this communication. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance or enforcement purposes. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information, refer to the English version of this communication, which is the official version. Please contact Tyngsborough Public Schools if more help is needed.

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Update From the TES Health Office

Message from our Health Office

As we approach the end of the school year I wanted to send a friendly reminder of important information for the end of this school year and planning for next year.

Student Medication

For any students with medication in the Health Office (Epi-Pens, inhalers etc) If you would like the medication returned to you for the summer, please contact me as soon as possible to let me know. Otherwise any medication that is unexpired, will be kept at the school for the next school year. Medication expiring over the summer will be sent home. Additionally, any student medication that is kept on hand as a daily medication or an as needed medication must be picked up by the last day of school or it will be destroyed. Kindly contact the health office to make a plan for any leftover medication.

Physical Examinations

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Education, it is the policy of the Tyngsborough Public School District that students are required to submit a current Physical Examination report to have on file in the nurse's office prior to entry into the preschool, kindergarten, & 4th grade. Examinations must be dated within the previous twelve months to be considered current and must include a certificate of proof of immunization. Per state requirements, proof of the following immunizations must be on file for your child. The required immunizations can be located by clicking here.

Documentation of Physical Examination is also required prior to a student's participation in competitive athletics, on an annual basis. Please do not submit Physicals to a coach. This documentation can be forwarded to the email, fax, or mailing address listed below during the summer or to the School Nurse when your child returns to school. Early submission is very helpful in avoiding delay in your child participating in try-outs and starting the season.

Health Concerns

Has your child been prescribed an EpiPen/epinephrine auto injector?

If yes, we must have an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan and it must be signed by both the parent and by the physician that manages your child’s allergy. If your child’s physician’s office has their own form, we will accept it, providing it has all the necessary information.

Does your child use an inhaler?

If your child uses an inhaler for any reason (asthma, sports-induced asthma, viral-induced asthma, reactive airway disease etc.) and may need to use his/her inhaler during the school day, after school (ex. sports/band/theater) or on field trips and travel opportunities, an Asthma Action Plan is required. This plan allows TPS to follow your child’s physician’s guidelines as to how to manage his/her care.

Does your child have a seizure disorder?

If yes, please have the Seizure Action Plan Seizure Action Plan completed by your child’s physician so we may keep your child safe during the school day or during school-sponsored events. We will accept an action plan utilized by your child’s physician in place of this form, provided that it meets the needs of TPS.

Will your child be taking any medication during the school day?

If yes, kindly bring the Student Medication Administration Order Form to your student’s physician for completion. This form is required for all prescription and over the counter medications to be administered at school. If your child's physician has his or her own form, it will be accepted as long as it provides all of the required information and written parental consent to administer is given.

Does your child have diabetes?

Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss the plan for the school year. During the school year, contact the TES Health Office as soon as possible following diagnosis.

Any other health concerns?

Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss. I will work with you to create an Individual Health Care Plan to meet the needs of your student.

Mandated Screening

Screenings are conducted in Tyngsborough Public Schools annually in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Regulations (refer to guidelines below). Screening tests are not diagnostic in nature. They are designed simply to indicate students who may need further attention in a specific area.

If a parent/guardian does not wish to have this screening done at school, they must send:

  1. A written request to exclude their child from participating in school screenings AND

  2. Written documentation from the family physician documenting their results of the screening.

Screenings are performed at TES throughout the school year as the student's schedule allows.

Postural – students will be screened for scoliosis in the 5th grades. Complete privacy is afforded the students during this examination. If your child is currently under the care of a physician for scoliosis, documentation for their health record is very beneficial.

Vision and Hearing Screening– will be conducted during the school year.

Growth and Development – Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) and corresponding percentile will be calculated for students in 1st & 4th..

Parents/legal guardians will be notified of any findings of the above screenings that necessitate medical follow-up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the TES Health Office via telephone at (978) 649-1990 (option 2). My fax number is 844-417-3492.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.


TES Nurses

sarah.isenberger@tyngsboroughps.org grades k-2

jennifer.spanos@tyngsboroughps.org grades pre-k & 3-5

Proof of Vaccination

In an effort to better understand our current vaccination rate, and to assess how close we are to the 80% threshold we would like to give parents the option to provide proof of vaccination for your child. If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccination and you would like this information added to your child’s health record, please provide proof of vaccine through one of the following options:

  • Reply to this email with an attached copy of vaccination card (vaccination@tyngsboroughps.org)

  • Secure Health Office Fax (844) 417-3492

  • Photocopy your student’s proof of vaccination and send it into the school nurse in a sealed envelope addressed to the Health Office

While the school nurses have access to the Massachusetts State Immunization Registry which is a database that keeps confidential vaccination records in one place. Individuals choose to opt into this database which is typically offered by the primary care physician, or they may decline to have the information shared. As a result, our nurses do not always have the most updated information. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Save the Date

May 2022

Monday, May 16th - Grades 3-5 Math MCAS

Tuesday, May 17th - No School/Staff Professional Development Day

Tuesday, May 17th - Town Election

Wednesday, May 18th - Grades 3-5 Math MCAS

Thursday, May 19th & Friday, May 20th - Math MCAS Make-Ups

Thursday, May 19th - Prek-Gr 5 Art EXPO & Gr 4-5 Science EXPO and Family Pasta Dinner

Wednesday, May 25th - Grades 5-12 Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. (THS Auditorium)

Friday, May 27th - Early Release Day (Preschool dismissal @ 11:10 and K-5 dismissal @ 12:00)

Monday, May 30th - No School/Memorial Day

June 2022 (*Details to follow - dates subject to change)

Wednesday, June 1st - Annual Field Day (Rain date: Thursday, June 2nd)
Wednesday, June 8th - End of the Year Celebration @ 5:00-6:30 (Rain date: Thursday, June 9th)
Monday, June 6th - Friday, June 10th - 5th Grade Fun Week
Tuesday, June 14th - 5th Grade Moving on Celebration @ 9:30-10:15 Bicentennial Field (Rain date: Wednesday, June 15th)




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Substitute Teachers Needed **Daily Rate Increase**

Day to Day Substitutes

We are looking for day-to-day substitutes. Our daily rates are:

Paraprofessionals - $90

Teacher - $100

If you are interested or know someone who might be, please email john.salmon@tyngsboroughps.org
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William James Interface Referral Service

Having difficulty accessing mental health support for your child or family?

We are pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Public Schools, in collaboration with the Town of Tyngsborough, has partnered with the William James INTERFACE Referral Service for the 2021-2022 school year. The William James INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral helpline available to subscribing communities across Massachusetts to access outpatient mental health services.

When you contact William James, you will speak with a resource and referral counselor who will complete a confidential intake. Referral counselors will then use the information you provided to match you with providers in our community that accept your insurance as well as match your preferences for appointment times, specialties, and services.

Please call the Interface Helpline at 1-888-244-6843 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5.

You can also visit their website at interface.williamjames.edu for more information!

Resources to Support Mental Health

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education bulletin regarding resources to support families' mental health.

https://content.govdelivery com/accounts/MADESE/bulletins/30f2026

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Tyngsborough Tigers Golf Umbrella

Be prepared on the sidelines with a quality Tyngsborough Tigers Golf Umbrella selling for $30 each.

Link for Umbrella order form: https://forms.gle/Sev4CTXLcxu5hh56A