Tonasket High School
THS School Start Information
Dear Tiger Family!!
Here we are ready for the new school year to start!! It may not be exactly how we hoped and expected, but we cannot wait to connect with you, and we are working hard to prepare for an exciting year of learning opportunities.
Five months ago when school closed unexpectedly, we had some strict guidelines to follow from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) which impacted how school could be operated. With our reopening, we want everyone to know that our Flexible remote learning 2.0 is VERY different than how things looked in the Spring. Attendance is mandatory, no matter which program you are enrolled in. Instruction will occur on a regular basis. Assignments will be given and graded.
New this year to THS is the block schedule. What does that mean? Students will have FOUR block classes each semester. Students will have a total of eight classes for this school year. If a student completes Eng 9 during the first semester, the student will be done with English for the year. Students also have the opportunity to advance, if class space is available. When we return face-to-face, students will be in four 84-minute classes.
The reasons we moved to the block schedule for this year include: To minimize student transitions when we return to the building, decrease the number of contacts students will have in a day, and help students manage their workload both online and in person.
I am sending a LOT of stuff to you!!! Please read the enclosed papers. You will find information about: Scheduling/Registering (we have to register again), Freshmen Orientation, Online Schedule (what will school look like each day?), Conferences, HS Flexible Chromebook Pick-Up, etc. PLEASE, regularly check your email!!!
We are also offering Tonasket Online Academy (TOA). This program is independent learning, and a Tonasket teacher will monitor and provide support. However, students will not be in class with other students or receiving instruction from THS teachers. If you have signed up for TOA, but you believe that you would learn best by working with other students (for now online) and receiving instruction from our teachers, please call the office at 486-2161, as you can still switch to the Flexible option. TOA students will be enrolled in Math, History, Science, and English class for first semester. If you have any questions about TOA, please contact the HS office.
In a time where it feels like our world is chaotic and even scary, I am filled with HOPE and the belief that we are resilient, and we will keep moving forward.
TIGER TO DOs Upcoming & Important THS EVENTS
Tonasket Online Academy (TOA) HS students will NOT need to register in Skyward. Registering in Skyward is ONLY for Flexible Learning THS students. TOA students will receive their class and schedule information at conferences. All TOA HS students will take English, Math, Science and History courses for the first semester. TOA HS students should also pick up their Chromebooks at Conferences and do not need to attend the Chromebook Pick-Up events. TOA HS students will be contacted for a conference appointment.
Monday, August 24 at 7 p.m. *Freshmen Orientation Meeting*
ALL THINGS FRESHMEN!!! Welcome, to our Freshmen!! Class of 2024 :)
Check your email for an invite!! Here is the link.
Tuesday, August 25 **HS ONLY** Grades 9-12 - CHROMEBOOK Pick-Up 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. by the exit door by Mrs. McCormick’s room. Students will drive through the bus lane. It is very important that HS students have their Chromebooks, so they can register for classes and receive a new schedule.
Wednesday, August 26 **HS ONLY** Grades 9-12 - CHROMEBOOK Pick-Up 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. by the exit door by Mrs. McCormick’s room. Students will drive through the bus lane. It is very important that HS students have their Chromebooks, so they can register for classes and receive a new schedule.
NEW SCHEDULE ALERT: THS FLEXIBLE
Wednesday, August 26 - Senior/Junior Google Hangout for registration 6 p.m. Meeting Link
Don’t dilly dally and miss out on classes you want. You have upperclassmen priority and you can schedule ONE DAY before underclassmen. GET IT DONE!!
NEW SCHEDULE ALERT: THS FLEXIBLE
Thursday, August 27
Sophomore Google Hangout for registration at 6 p.m. Meeting Link
Freshmen Google Hangout for registration at 7 p.m. Meeting Link
Classes are first come first served. Attend this meeting to receive info for scheduling. Any questions you have, you can call THS at 486-2161 and talk to the counseling office.
Conferences - In person, in the building, only one student and parent, must wear mask. Your adviser will contact you for an appointment. IMPORTANT: Bring your Chromebook!!
8/31 (Monday) Conferences (by appointment)
9/1 (Tuesday) Conferences (by appointment)9/2 (Wednesday) 1st Day of online learning
HIGH SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
- Three-ring binders w/ dividers and Paper
- Spiral Notebooks
- Pencils and Erasers
- Pens (black or blue)