Tyngsborough High School

May 13, 2022

What's Happening...

AP testing concluded this week with 104 students taking 120+ exams. Sophomores will be participating in MCAS math exams on Wednesday, 5/18 and Thursday, 5/19.


As a reminder there is no school on Tuesday, May 17th due to the town elections.


The Academic Excellence Awards ceremony took place on Thursday recognizing 22 members of the Class of 2022 that earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher during their high school career. Congratulations on this great achievement. The ceremony presentation can be found here.


Last Saturday, the Tyngsborough High School Robotics team hosted the regional Botball Tournament which consisted of 10 teams. An initial seeding round of three matches took place to create the tournament bracket. Tyngsborough performed well, winning their first two matches before falling in the semifinals. The team battled back with a win over Pembroke in the consolation finals for a 3rd place finish overall.


Congratulations to our senior athletes! This week softball, girls tennis, and girls lacrosse all recognized and celebrated their seniors. Thank you for the last four years.


For the latest news and announcements follow Tyngsborough High School on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #tpsprepares

Important Dates

05/18: MCAS Math Session 1

05/19: MCAS Math Session 2

05/24: Senior Awards Night 7:00pm

05/25: Spring Band Concert 7:00pm

05/26: Prom (Pre-Prom 5:00pm at TES)

06/01: Early Release

06/03: Graduation 7:00pm

06/04: SAT Exam

Congratulations to the May Students of the Month!

Mikayla Balkan

Casey Butler

Daryl Hut

Sarah Pontbriant


Click here for student profiles.

School Counseling

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are posted on seniors’ Naviance accounts. Students should check it regularly as new applications become available throughout the academic year. Read deadlines & requirements carefully; they may require letters of recommendation, transcripts, and/or other supplemental documents. See Student Services with questions.


Senior Parent Information

Helpful information for senior parents regarding the college application process can be found in the “School Counseling” section of the THS website under “College Planning” . Videos and helpful links are available to help students and families feel prepared and informed on the college application process: School Counseling website page


SAT Registration for Juniors

Juniors interested in taking the SAT’s this Spring should register through the College Board at: www.collegeboard.org


Upcoming SAT Dates

June 4th (Registration deadline: May 5th)


Help Wanted Job Board

Student Services maintains a job board website for students looking for a job. Click here to view. On this website, there is a link on how to obtain a youth employment work permit for Massachusetts and New Hampshire jobs.


Community Service Board

For students looking to help the community and/or earn service hours, the Student Services office created a “Tigers Volunteer” website. Students, click here to view. The community service board is only accessible from students' TPS Google accounts.

Athletics

Upcoming Weekend Events

05/13: Softball @ Clinton

05/13: Baseball @ Clinton

05/13: Boys Tennis vs Leominster

05/14: Track & Field Districts Meet @ Lunenburg

05/14: Boys Lacrosse vs Lowell Catholic

05/15: Girls Lacrosse vs Dracut


This is a reminder that Spring Athletic User Fees are now due. Please go to the Athletics Page to access the online payment option or you can have your student bring a check made payable to Tyngsborough High School to the athletic office.


Sports schedules:

All of the THS and TMS sports schedules can now be found on Arbiter Live. Please be sure to follow your athlete's team for notifications of updates to the schedule.

Illness update from the Health Office

We are still seeing an increase in illnesses among our student body which include many viral and bacterial infections (influenza A, stomach bug, strep throat, etc.) and recent increase in Covid cases across the district as well as in the community. Consistent with the TPS Illness Protocols please keep your child home from school if they have symptoms of illness and contact your child’s physician as well as the school nurse. Please keep in mind that while not all illnesses are Covid related, it is important to reduce the transmission of ALL communicable diseases to keep our school community healthy.


If your child has symptoms, especially those outlined by DESE as covid-like symptoms as listed by the Department of Public Health (DPH), it is recommended to test your child for Covid-19. If you choose to utilize an antigen (at-home) test, and if it is negative, DPH recommends testing again 24-48 hours after the first test. It would be best practice to test your child before sending them back to school.

Tyngsborough Public Schools is participating in the at-home rapid antigen test program recommended and offered by DESE. Once signed up for this program, your child will receive an at-home rapid antigen test 2-pack every other week enabling them to test at home. Students participating in the at home antigen program are encouraged to test weekly and encouraged to use those tests in the instance of any symptoms or exposure. If you have not yet opted-in, but would like to do so, please click here.


If your child is diagnosed with Covid-19 or experiences an out of school exposure, please contact your child’s pediatrician and notify the school nurse. Please review state guidelines on Covid-19: TPS COVID-19


Covid vaccinations are available for anyone age 5 and up. More information about the vaccine can be found on the CDC website. The Tyngsborough Board of Health is regularly scheduling covid vaccine clinics for the community. Please visit their Covid-19 Information Page for details about scheduling a vaccine as well as information about Covid-19 in the community.


STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 11 IN THE FALL

Under the guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Education, it is the policy of the Tyngsborough Public School District that students must submit a current Physical Examination report to have on file in the nurse’s office prior to entry into Grade 11. Examination must be from within the previous twelve months to be considered current and must be signed by their medical provider. Documentation of immunization according to the Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 2021-2022 is also required at this time. Documentation of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenACWY (brand names Menveo or Menactra) is required prior to entry into Grade 11. The booster dose of MenACWY must be received on or after the students 16th birthday. (one or more doses of MenACWY vaccine are acceptable, as long as one dose was received on or after 16 years of age.) Students who are not 16 when they enter Grade 11 will need to provide documentation of booster dose once they turn 16.



Physical Examinations

A periodic physical examination is critically important for all children and adolescents. Ideally, I advise that students submit a copy of their Physical Exam to me as close as possible after the date they had it performed. Documentation of Physical Examination is also required prior to a student’s participation in competitive athletics on an annual basis. Early submission is very helpful in avoiding delay in your child’s participation in try-outs and starting the season.


Additionally, please keep the health office notified of any changes in your child’s health status to include fractures, sprains, concussions, new diagnosis, new medication or medication changes, surgery, hospitalization, etc.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and well being of your child, please contact me at the number below.

Debbie Donohoe BSN, RN, NCSN

Phone (978) 649-7571 (option 2)

Fax: (978) 649-1877


debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org

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Class of 2022 End of Year Events

5/24/22: Senior Awards Night 7:00pm (Kelleher Gymnasium)
5/26/22: Prom (Pre-Prom 5:00pm at Tyngsborough Elementary)
6/03/22: Graduation 7:00pm (Pierce Field)

Attention Class of 2022 Parents

CELEBRATE YOUR SENIOR & ORDER YOUR LAWN SIGN! LAWN SIGNS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME THE WEEK OF MAY 31ST FOR SENIOR WEEK! ONLY $30 ~ LINK TO ORDER


Link for Lawn Sign order form: https://forms.gle/pjaTd6tHWwxRet9L6

Grad Night Fundraiser

April Showers & Spring Sports are here! Be prepared on the sidelines with a quality Tyngsboro Tigers Golf Umbrella selling for $30 each.


Link for Umbrella order form: https://forms.gle/Sev4CTXLcxu5hh56A

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Student Parking

Parking permits are now on sale. All students that drive to school are required to have a parking permit. Please register online by clicking here and visit the THS website and select “Pay Fees Online.” Permits can also be purchased from the High School main office.


Parking permits will be distributed to students as registration forms are submitted

COVID-19 Dashboard

Click here for the TPS COVID-19 Dashboard. Information includes active case and quarantine numbers as well as current vaccination rates.

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The Tyngsborough Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age.


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