March 12, 2021
Update from Dr. Ryan Glaze Superintendent, Tipton Community School Corporation
While this week didn’t start off as planned such is daily life during a pandemic! It was a reminder that we still need to be mindful of continuing our mitigation measures on and off school grounds. It’s important to continue to support a culture of health, safety, and shared responsibility by taking precautions in masking, distancing in social situations, and staying home when sick.
In fact, yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19, a new respiratory virus, a “pandemic.” Since that time, we have learned a great deal about operating a school system during a pandemic. We have learned the importance of being flexible, relying on science, collaborating with our local health partners, communicating with other school districts, rising to incredible challenges, and working together for the greater good.
The decisions and adjustments we have made throughout and will continue to make to best meet the moment, are based on new and changing information, careful review, input from our local health department, and always in the best overall interests and well-being of our students and staff. We remain undaunted and optimistic as we ready to return to and remain at full, in-person instruction for the remainder of this school year.
Speaking of our students, on Tuesday, the TCSC School Board passed a resolution against HB 1005 and SB 413, two bills that will divert public tax dollars to private schools. We support our students and the 94% of students who attend public schools in Indiana and oppose any legislation that does not benefit public education in Indiana.
I am also pleased to share that TCSC is in the process of developing a new strategic plan. Helping to guide us in this collaborative effort is Dr. James M. Halik, President and Founder of Compass-Keynote Consulting. Our plan will serve as our road map to guide future decision making and address three priority issues including facilities, academic achievement, and branding. We will update our mission/vision statement, beliefs, and values central to the purpose and function of TCSC, outline our objectives, and establish a set of strategies, action plans, and timelines at both the corporation and building levels. Stay tuned! More to follow.
In other exciting news, in less than two weeks of opening enrollment for Kindergarten and Preschool at Tipton Elementary School for the 2021-22 year, we have registered 60 kindergarten student and 15 preschoolers! The word is out - our kindergarten and preschool educators are phenomenal in providing an exceptional blend of engaging, inspiring, and fun learning experiences that are the building blocks of early literacy, numeracy, socialization, independence, and success in school. Go to bit.ly/TESPreKin for more information on what you need to know to begin your child’s educational journey at Tipton Elementary School.
Thank you for continuing to pull together with patience, flexibility, and resilience as we continue to navigate through the dynamic nature of the extraordinary times we are in. Be well, stay safe. #TiptonPride
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March 11-Beginning of Fourth Nine Weeks
March 14-Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 17-Secondary Students Begin Attending 5 Days a Week
March 23-Special Board Meeting 6:30 PM-Administration Offices
March 26-Spring Break Begins
April 5-Students Return
April 6-Board Work Session 6:30 PM-Administration Offices
April 13-Monthly Board Meeting 6:30 PM