Bulldog Bulletin

TGNS Family Newsletter - November 2020

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"Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Each Other, Take Care of This Place"

A Note from Mr. Pippin, Executive Director

Hello Bulldogs!

I want to take a moment to thank all of our parents, students and staff for all the patience, flexibility and grace you have shown while we navigate these strange times! While I am absolutely LOVING having the students back in the building in-person, I know that our new COVID-19 precautions and protocols have been a challenge. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation when we need to send children home unexpectedly. Thank you for advocating for your child's learning needs.

Please know that we take this situation very seriously. I am asking all parents and guardians to take a few minutes each morning to screen your child for symptoms. Please see the screener document linked below.

As we continue through the rest of this semester, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help you and your family in any way we can.


Mr. Ross Pippin

School Hours


Regular attendance and tardy policies are in place this school year, even virtually. If you need to report your child's absence, please contact the school at 317-226-4215 by 8:30am.

School Messenger

Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the text messaging service to receive important school-based and district news. It is really simple to just follow three easy steps:

  • Text 67587
  • Send Text
  • Reply Yes or Y to receive messages

You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying "Stop" to any of the messages.

TGNS is so very proud to have earned an "A" grade from the state of Indiana!


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Quick References for COVID-19 Guidance

Please see the documents linked below for guidance around TGNS and IPS's protocols for monitoring student health and attendance during this pandemic.

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November Featured Staff Member

Mr. Evan Bennett

Mr. Bennett began his teaching career in Physical Education just two months after receiving his BS in PE/Health for grades K-12. Since he has enjoyed teaching at Thomas Gregg for some six years now. Bennett discovered a creative approach to teaching PE in a virtual setting. In an effort to keep kids engaged and moving, he decided to have silly themed workouts where the kids could follow along.

The costumes made it more light-hearted and entertaining for students participating, which increased activity levels through all grades! Bennett enjoys spending time with family and anything guitar related. During morning arrival, Bennett plays a tune or two on his guitar for the students in the hallway as they grab breakfast before heading to class.

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Dial 211 for Resources

  • Supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • Shelter and housing options
  • Utility assistance
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Service for veterans
  • Healthcare, vaccination, and health epidemic information
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Re-entry help for ex-offenders
  • Support groups for mental illness and domestic violence
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John Boner Neighborhood Centers Coat Drive

When: Saturday, November 14th

Time: 9:00am to until everything is gone

Where: John Boner Neighborhood Center

2236 E. 10th St.(Door #2)

Parking: Park in the rear of the building

***This event is for kids 17 and under***

CUB Scout Event

Date: Monday,November 9th

Time: 4:00 -6:00pm

Location: Blackburn Terrace Apts. (Front Office Parking Lot)

TO RSVP: TEXT "SLIME" TO 317-732-8935

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~Richard Branson

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