TGMS Weekly Update

May 18, 2020

Introducing Ryan Wells, TGMS Assistant Principal

Ryan Wells will be the new Assistant Principal at Toll Gate Middle School. Please welcome him to the Toll Gate Middle School family. Below is a short bio from Mr. Wells:

I currently live in Orient, Ohio with my wife Kaitlynn and my eight year-old son Bentley. I was a history teacher before becoming an intervention specialist for the past five years in central Ohio. I am a firm believer that through hard work, and by building relationships, anything can be done. I’m excited to be a part of the TGMS and PLSD family and I look forward to adding more to this great school, district, and community!

Outstanding Fees and Report Cards

In accordance with District Policy, final report cards will be held for unpaid school fees. Please review your student's fee screen in the Parent Portal. Fees may be paid through the Parent Portal. Report cards will be mailed May 29, 2020.

URGENT-ODE Technology Survey

Dear Pickerington Parents and Guardians,

The Ohio Department of Education, in preparation for whatever the educational landscape looks like during the 2020-2021 school year, has asked that all school districts collect the following technology information from all students.

1. Does your student have access to a device (personal or school-issued) in order to participate in online/remote learning?

2. Does your student have access to the Internet when at home?

This information will help the Ohio Department of Education determine the best course of action with recent Federal funds to support remote learning.

Please fill out the below survey for each of your students separately. A reminder that the PLSD student ID# is the same as the student's lunch code.

Deadline for this information is Tuesday, May 26th

FYI - PLSD does have plans already in place for every K-12 student to have a PLSD issued device for the 2020-2021 school year. More information will be released at a later date.

TGMS Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook distribution will take place during the following times. There are two time slots to choose from:

Tuesday, May 19 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, May 21 10:00-11:00 am

In order to keep traffic to a minimum we are asking that families whose last names begin with A-M come in the first 30 minutes of the hour and families whose last names begin with N-Z come in the last 30 minutes.

If you did not order a yearbook and would still like to purchase one, we have a limited number of extras that can be purchased for $20 during the pick up times. These yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to purchase one please have a check ready made payable to “TGMS PTO”

If you have any questions regarding yearbooks please contact Lindsey Morgan at

Virtual PTO Meeting May 20 at 7:00 pm

You’re Invited!

To: All Current & Future Toll Gate Middle School Parents

What: Toll Gate Middle School PTO Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom Meeting

Come and learn about all the great things TGMS PTO does and how you can become involved for the upcoming school year!

Shawn Hammel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TGMS PTO May Meeting

Time: May 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 767 9856 6381

Password: 1taX5P

If you have any questions and are unable to attend the meeting, you can email or call Shawn Hammel (TGMS PTO president) at 614-949-6659.

Immunizations Requirements for 2020-2021 7th Graders

Immunizations Requirements for 2020-2021 7th Graders

Per the Ohio Department of Health, all students entering the 7th grade must provide documentation of receiving the Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccines before being allowed to enter junior high next school year. You may send record of receiving these immunizations to the school nurse via email until the end June.

For students going to Ridgeview Jr. High, if the immunizations are received after July 1st, please forward the record to the that building’s school nurse.

School Nurses:

Toll Gate Middle: Tami Tackett, BSN, RN, LSN

Ridgeview Jr High: Marcia Stewart, MSN, RN, LSN

Lakeview Jr. High: TBD (If needed, may send to Tami Tackett over the summer)

Junior High Sports

Parents please be sure to watch the Junior High websites for important information regarding sports/cheerleading meetings and try-outs.

Girl's Golf Lakeview

Please click the link for more information regarding Girl's Golf at Lakeview.

Ridgeview Girl's Volleyball

Any girl interested in information for the 7th-grade volleyball team at Ridgeview Junior High, please reach out to one of the coaches:

7th-grade Coach Kirk:

8th-grade Coach Krueger:

Freshman Coach Furlong: