TGMS Weekly Update

July 28, 2020

A message from Dr. Jackson

Over the next several weeks we will be sending out weekly videos for you and your child to get to know Toll Gate Middle School. This week's feature video will be "Welcome to Toll Gate". Look for future videos here from your child's teachers and a google meet invitation to "Meet Your Teacher" prior to the first day of school.


Please click the link to view this week's feature: "Welcome to Toll Gate".


We hope you will enjoy this video as we prepare for the start of the school year.

Start of the School Year under the Hybrid Model

The first day of school under the Hybrid plan will be Monday, August 24, 2020.

The hybrid model means that your student will attend school with a cohort of students (which will be roughly half the amount of students that we normally would have). Cohorts will be the same for families so if you have a student in another building they will attend classes on the same day. Cohorts will attend either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday, with Wednesday being a virtual day for all students. As a district and building, we are working on how to get schedules/cohorts to families so please be patient with us. More details about how the school day will look will be forthcoming as soon as they are made available. As indicated in this plan, please note that masks will be required for students who are riding the bus and in the school buildings. Please start to discuss and practice this with your student at home so they become more comfortable with wearing a mask. This is also a great time to stress the importance of wearing a mask for everyone’s safety.


The updated "Flexible Learning 2.0" plan was approved by our Board of Education. To view the detailed plan, visit https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/flexible-learning-2-0-plan-qa/ or you can find it by clicking the blue "Back-To-School Plan & Forms" button at the top of our homepage (www.pickerington.k12.oh.us). It will likely answer a lot of your questions! You may also submit any additional questions to plsd_communications@plsd.us. One of the biggest changes was in the start date to this school year. The change was recommended by our calendar committee and was approved by the board. The new start date for the 2020-21 school year will be on Monday August 24th, 2020. More information about preschool, kindergarten, and cohort (A and B) start times to come. Updates to the 2020-21 school calendar will be published as soon as possible.