TMHS Weekly Update- Staff
April 27, 2020
While School is out...
You have figured out and implemented remote learning with one week notice. You have shared your kitchen's, living rooms, dining rooms and office's with your students. You have balanced your own children's education while educating other people's children. You have sat quietly on a zoom or google hangout and just listened. You have worried about our student's families and your own. And you have mourned the loss of the rest of our school year and felt deeply the disappointment for our seniors. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Send me pictures of your quarantine adventures and you may be featured at the background for the weekly update!
End of Year Events
Some of our students have been affected tragically by COVID19. Whether they are worried about a friend or family member that is currently sick or a loved one has passed away from it, we would like to brighten their days and surround them with the love of the TMHS community. We are asking for teachers to volunteer to write cards or postcards to send by good old fashioned snail mail to these students. Just imagine how good they might feel if they get multiple cards from teachers! If you know of a student affected, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/UuF5CrLBnnj4doeJ7 If you are willing to write to students, please send an email to Beth Beauchesne.
Quarter 3 Grades
Below is the information for finalizing Quarter 3 grades for students. Please consider the impact on students and families when finalizing grades- no student had the opportunity to bring up his/her grade this quarter. If a student missed a test/quiz due to absence before March 12th you must exempt them and it will not be factored into their final Quarter 3 grade.
Quarter 3 (Q3)
Grades for Q3 will close on May 1, 2020
Students will receive a grade for Q3 based on work assigned prior to the close of school on March 12, 2020.
Every student will have the opportunity to do one additional assignment/assessment/ activity assigned by their teacher in each course. It will count as a test/project grade in their Q3 grade. This is optional and not doing the assessment/activity will not negatively impact the Q3 average as of March 12th. Optional assignment is due by May 1st.
Q3 grades will be factored into the final GPA
- DO NOT POST Q3 GRADES. The district will post for everyone on May 8th.
Students in Need of Devices
Reminder- Nominations for Teacher's Choice Award and Principal's Award
Teacher's Choice Award: This award is given annually to a senior nominated and chosen by the faculty who exemplifies the spirit TMHS.
Principal's Award: This award is given annually to a senior nominated and chosen by the faculty who has exhibited excellence and a strong commitment to academics and extracurricular activities at TMHS.
Aspen Posting Update
Message from Special Education
Individualized Remote Learning Plan (IRLP)
This plan temporarily takes place of the IEP during remote learning. The IRLPs are currently being developed. When the IRLPs are finalized, the liaison will give you a copy of the plan.
Some standard accommodations are:
~Shortened assignments when applicable.
~Directly check in with student to offer help.
~Check in with student's liaison when student misses a number of assignments.
~Email/Call parent on student's progress, when applicable
Each special education teacher has been assigned to a core subject area to assist with modifying work. While most of our special needs population can complete assignments without modifications, please don't hesitate to ask questions or reach out if you need assistance.
Algebra 1, Senior Math
Geometry, Algebra 2
English Gr. 11 & 12
English Gr. 9 & 10
Biology, Intro to C&P, Env. Sci.
History; World Languages
Posting of Remote Learning Assignments in Google Classroom
TMHS Remote Learning Plan
Physical Education/Wellness Activities
Remote Learning Plan
Here is the link to the TPS Remote Learning Plan. There is information about the TMHS plan for remote learning included on this site.
Students will receive feedback on this work and whether students receive credit/no credit will be determined for all students at the end of the school year.
School Events Update
Resources Worth Reading
Educational Leadership Special Report– ASCD’s flagship magazine has produced a free online issue focused on ideas and resources for the coronavirus crisis. It’s available at
“A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right,” April 2020 (Vol. 77)