Titan Weekly

May 15, 2022

Hello Titan Families-

It is a big week for us at Toll. Our first spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress, opens this week. Performances are Thursday and Friday at 7pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 16th after school in our ASB office: $5 general admission; $10 VIP seating (limited availability)

Tickets available at the door but subject to availability. Cash only please!

Break a leg to our Titan cast and crew!

The ribbon cutting for our UCLA Sound Body/Sound Mind spin room is this Thursday at 9:30. Check out the flyer below for information.

Our girls basketball and boys soccer teams played at home against Roosevelt last Thursday. Both teams ended the season with a win. Our boys soccer team won the middle school league and our girls basketball came in second. Cheers to our Titan players, Coach Luis, Coach Doolittle, Coach Lopez and all of our staff who made this a great season.

Shout out to our Toll Choir for receiving a Gold Rating at the Knott's Berry Farm End of Year festival last Friday. Thanks to Mrs. Estep for leading the way!

Late last week we received updated guidance from the LA County Department of Public Health. Please see the section below for details regarding adjustments to our quarantine protocols.

The safety of our staff and students is our first priority. If your child is feeling ill or exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19 please keep them home and call our office.

It's still a great day to be a Titan. We are so glad you are here!

Ms. De Ladurantey



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What's in this edition of the Titan Weekly?

  1. Spin Room Ribbon Cutting Event
  2. New COVID quarantine guidelines
  3. Counseling Corner
  4. Parent Education Corner - Anxiety & Teens
  5. PTA
  6. Accessing Report Cards
  7. Tutoring & Student Supports at Toll
  8. COVID Testing in GUSD
  9. Important documents - Toll Bell Schedule and Family Handbook
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New COVID Guidelines for Quarantine

Glendale Unified School District is required to adhere to all guidance and directives put forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

This week, Public Health issued new guidance as it relates to student quarantines. Based on this new guidance, "close contacts" will no longer be identified as who sits within six feet of a positive case. Instead, the entire class will be considered close contacts. Students who are close contacts, regardless of vaccination status, will NOT be required to quarantine and may remain in school provided they meet the following requirements:

(1) Monitor for symptoms for 10 days following the exposure;

(2) Wear a highly protective mask (such as a surgical or KN-95 mask) indoors, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days after the last date of exposure; and

(3) Test with an FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 test (e.g., PCR or Antigen test, including at-home tests) within 3-5 days after the last date of exposure.

More information will be shared with families should a positive case result in a classroom exposure. Thank you for your understanding as we transition to these new directives from Public Health.

Counseling Corner

Super Tutors

Are you 14? Do you have good grades? If so, apply to be a SUMMER Super Tutor!

There are many reasons to consider becoming a Super Tutor:

  • Helping others can be extremely rewarding

  • Teaching others actually aids your own understanding

  • Gets you one step closer to college (great for your application/resume and potential letter of recommendation)

  • Hourly compensation

Details will be provided during the training sessions. Check out the flyer below for details on how to sign up.

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Toll PTA Association Meeting Tuesday, May 24, 2022

at 6:00 PM via Zoom With Guest Speaker: Dr. Stepan Mekhitarian

All parents are invited to attend.

At the meeting, we will review finances, discuss upcoming business, hear from Ms. De Ladurantey, and have a special presentation from Dr. Stepan Mekhitarian.

Dr. Stepan Mekhitarian serves as the Director of Innovation, Instruction, Assessment and Accountability at Glendale Unified School District, where he was awarded the Robert A. Sanchis Award of Excellence in 2020. He will present data/information on testing such as CAASP, MAP, and I-ready.

To register for our Toll Association meeting, please email us at: titanstrongpta@gmail.com

Last PTA Drawing of the Year

Thank you to all of those who supported us this year by purchasing an annual PTA membership. For just $10 a year you supported your children and their school. Thank you to parent Gina Tucker for her donation of gift cards for the monthly raffle. There is one more chance this month to enter. Please join Toll PTA by clicking on this link by or before May 26th. Thank you! https://jointotem.com/ca/glendale/eleanor-j-toll-pta

Parent Education Corner

Periodically we will share articles and resources about supporting and understanding our students better. This week we are sharing an article on understanding anxiety in teenagers.

Toll provides multiple forms of support for students. The best place to start is with our great counseling team. You can find their information on the counseling tab of our Toll website - www.gusd.net/toll

As we approach the end of the school year, stress levels often escalate. Here are some tips to help with stress and anxiety.

COVID Testing at Toll

Don't forget - Every weekday from 7:30-11am and 12-4:30pm Toll hosts a COVID testing site right at the corner of Concord and Glenwood Road in front of or inside our Malt Shop.

If you would like your child to be tested weekly while at school, please complete the form linked below. Students whose parents opt-in for this weekly testing will be assigned a day and can be tested before school and during lunch.

Important Toll Documents

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Eleanor J. Toll Middle School

It's a great day to be a Titan!

We are so glad you're here.