Tusculum View Tiger Talk

News for the week of January 9, 2023.

Tusculum View Mission Statement

Tusculum View has a heart for ALL kids by providing engaging opportunities to achieve excellence.

Good Afternoon Tiger Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was so good to see our Tigers back in the building! I want to thank all of our families for your thoughts, prayers, and kindness during this time of loss and grieving. Mrs. Davis was a wonderful role model and support for our students and will be greatly missed. Your support during this time was a help to our staff and students.

We are looking forward to a week filled with learning and fun for our Tigers! Hope everyone has a great week and stays well!,

Dr. Luttrell

Front Circle Pick up

We need around 15 cars to move to front circle from side parking lot pickup in the afternoons. We have an imbalance of cars and it is taking much longer for side to dismiss. Please email me and let me know if you are willing to move - luttrelll@gcschools.net THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Afternoon dismissal will now begin at 3:08 pm. Please begin lining up for car riders at 3:00 pm.

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Birthday Book Club

Each year, Tusculum View has a Birthday Book Club to help students celebrate their birthday with a fun-filled event. This provides our library with new books and is a great way to honor your child’s birthday!

A form will go home with students on Jan 9th. Please fill out and attach the form with your $15 cash or check made payable to Tusculum View and return to school before January 20, 2023.

You can also sign up and pay in the Tusculum View school store, found on the TV website. For more information about Birthday Book Club, you can read the letter here: https://tusculumview.gcschools.net/apps/news/article/1704170

Lego League

Lego League will resume after school on Jan 19th for 4 Thursdays. We will ONLY stay after on Thursdays, no Tuesdays.

Lego League state competition in Cookeville February 10th and 11th. Congratulations and GOOD LUCK to the Mysterious Lego Society! We are so proud of you!

National Law Enforcement Day and Week

We want to thank our police officers who serve our community! You risk your lives daily to keep us safe and we appreciate that so much! THANK YOU for your service!
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NHRA YOUTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES PROGRAM IS BACK! AT THE 2023 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday June 9, 2023

(Deadline to Register and Receive a Free Race Ticket is Wednesday June 7th at 3:00 PM EST)

In order to sign up and attend the NHRA YES Program, simply go to www.nhra.com/yesprogramregistration. You will then be prompted to the registration page with the same registration questions that you are accustomed to seeing in previous NHRA YES Program events.

Nurse Sally's Corner

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Learn more about Sleep

  • Our brains need sleep. Brains process and consolidate our memories while we sleep. It helps our kids remember the important things in life. Sleep helps remove toxins from our brain that build up while we are awake. Without sleep, we can’t form new pathways in the brain that help us learn new things.
  • Our bodies need sleep. This is especially true for babies and younger children. Sleep is necessary for muscle growth and repair. Some growth hormones are secreted and synthesized during sleep. Poor sleep is associated with obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also helps our immune system and we are more prone to colds when we are sleep deprived.
  • Sleep isn’t just about quantity. Quality is important, too. Poor sleep quality is associated with poorer school performance as measured by teacher ratings, grades, and neurocognitive functioning. It can make kids and adults be more moody, angry, and anxious.
  • There are significant benefits when we get enough sleep. Good quality sleep is associated with greater ability to focus. Kids are better able to solve problems, are more creative, and do better socially when they are well-rested.

Studies have found the following strategies to be most effective:

  • Know how much sleep they should be getting. Take a look at the guidelines above. Set a goal to hit a goal somewhere within those parameters. There is a range for each age group, because kids do differ in their need for sleep. Figure out where in that range your child should fall.
  • Limit screen time before bed. Also, get the TV out of the room. Kids should not be exposed to the glow from electric screens for at least an hour before going to sleep. Some researchers would say that two hours before bed is an even better idea. (This applies to parents too!)
  • Stick with the same bedtimes and awake times. Yes, these can change a bit on the weekends or over the holidays, but they shouldn’t change very much.
  • Have a bedtime routine that includes non-stimulating activities. These might include activities like a bath, stories, prayers or daily reflections, and snuggling.
  • Provide a good environment for sleeping. Dark, quiet, and cool are the three magic words when it comes to good sleep. Some kids like a nightlight and that’s ok. Just be sure you get one that is as dim as possible. Same goes for noise. Some kids don’t like the quiet. In that case, a noise machine can be a good idea.

From: Ellen Braaten, PhD. https://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/the-importance-of-sleep-for-kids-mental-and-emotional-well-being-2/

and https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/children-sleep.htm

Ballad Health Virtual Clinic Opportunity

Greeneville City Schools now have a partnership with Ballad Health for a School Virtual Health (Telehealth) Clinic.

Below is some information from Ballad Health about what the program entails:

· When your child needs medical attention during school, you’ve always been able to rely on the caring touch of your school nurse. Now, for minor illnesses or injuries that need a higher level of care, your child can have virtual access to our medical professionals without leaving the nurse’s office. Using telemedicine technology, students and school staff receive quality healthcare in the convenience of the school setting.

About the Ballad Health Virtual Health Clinic:

  • Your child will be seen by a physician or licensed nurse practitioner who can assess the child, work with the school nurse to perform basic labs (flu, COVID, and strep testing) and write prescriptions if needed.
  • The school will call you before initiating a visit to obtain your consent.
  • Parents can come to the school to participate in the virtual visit or receive a link to participate remotely in the virtual visit.
  • Our Ballad professionals will follow up with the guardian / parent after the call. There will also be a faxed copy sent to the primary care provider if this was indicated on the paperwork.
  • Ballad will bill your insurance, or you can pay a flat fee of $49 for the visit. If your child does not have insurance, Ballad can also work to determine if they are eligible for the state health insurance plan (TennCare).

Attached is a PDF link to the Ballad Telehealth permission form packet for you to fill out for your student if you would ever like for your child to be seen. Participation is optional and not required. Packets should be turned in to the school nurse.

References: School Virtual Health Clinic in East TN & Southwest VA | Ballad Health

Important Information

  • If you would like for your child to eat breakfast please arrive by 7:45 in order to allow time for them to eat as class begins at 8 am.
  • DO NOT pass cars in the car line unless instructed to do so by a staff member or SRO.
  • When dropping students off at side parking lot in the mornings, please DO NOT turn LEFT out of the parking lot. Right turns only during drop off and dismissal.
  • IF you are front circle pick up, please use the line on Lafayette St only. If you are side parking lot, please only use the line on Luther St.
  • Please utilize Front circle for morning drop off as soon as the PreK sign is gone - usually around 7:40. This helps keep our lines moving.
  • When you make the choice to be front circle or side parking lot during afternoon pickup, you must keep that same pick up location all year.
  • Please DO NOT get out of your car in car line to help your student get out of or in to the car. If you need to do this, please pull over in to a parking space.
  • Please pay school fees ASAP. Fees -$15; over the counter - $5;
  • Computer protection plan for grades K-5 - $30. The protection plan is very beneficial if your student incurs damage to their device. It is very costly to repair them without the protection plan.

Bus transportation

If you have questions about bus pick up or drop off times or need to add bus transportation, please reach out to Kristen Rollins at 423.787.8003. If you are changing your mode of transportation that you selected during registration, even if for just one day, you will need to submit this in writing to Mrs. Mary before it can be changed.

We cannot accept a phone call to change to/from riding the bus, walking, or pick up. Thank you for your help in this matter. Safety of our students and getting them home to you is our top priority!

Car Tags

To ensure the safety of students, all car rider vehicle’s picking up students MUST have a car tag issued from our office. Only a parent or guardian can obtain these from the office, but will need to distribute them to whoever will be picking up your student(s). All persons with a car tag MUST be on the approved pick up list. If a car tag is not present in the vehicle, the driver must park and come in the office to check out the student with their driver’s license and be on the APPROVED PICK UP LIST. If you have not gotten your car tag, please come to the office and pick them up prior to the 28th. You receive the following at no cost - 2 for car riders, 1 for bus riders, and 1 for walkers. Extras are $2 each. Only a parent or guardian can add or remove individuals from the approved pick up list and must do this in person at the office.

Please remember that we will not be able to allow vehicles to begin lining up in our parking lots or the side roads until 3:00 pm for afternoon student pickup.


If your child misses a day a school, per policy you must submit written documentation to the school office within two days of the child returning to school. You are allowed three parent notes per semester.

    1. Several ways to submit your written documentation
      1. Send written parent note, doctor, dentist, or therapy note with your child to school. Your child will give the written note to their teacher and it will be sent down to the school office.
      2. Email your excuse to Mrs. Mary at freshourm@gcschools.net
      3. Fill out the Online Absentee Reporting. This is found on Tusculum View Website at the top click Report Absence. Remember to give the reason why your child was absent from school.
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If you have had a change in address, phone numbers, or emergency contacts, please contact the school at 423.639.2751 ASAP to get your information updated.


Visit our school store to get Tiger apparel to show your school spirit and Tiger Pride! You may purchase and pay on our site. Merchandise will be sent home with your student when it arrives.

TV Online School Store

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