Husky Highlights Newsletter 👋
Back to School - SPECIAL EDITION -
Greetings Tuscarora Family,
There has been so much great work happening, we just had to send out a mid-month newsletter!
Welcome back, teachers, staff, students, and families to the 2023-2024 School Year. Our team has been working diligently to make sure we are ready for an amazing year of fun and learning. If you have not had a chance to review the information from our August Newsletter, please click here to view the information.
A special Thank You to our PTSO for a fantastic lunch on August 23rd. The entire team enjoyed the special treat and we are truly grateful for the collaboration and support.
I want to specifically highlight a few items:
- Tuscarora Tailgate - August 25th 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The tailgate is a Tuscarora tradition and a fantastic opportunity for families to have some fun, grab some food, and gather for the first football game of the season.
- The new cell phone expectations were communicated earlier this week. The expectations are included in this newsletter. Please review them with your student.
Please read through this newsletter to familiarize yourself with other events at the school.
As always, please reach out to me or any of my staff for assistance. We are looking forward to the best school year ever!
Tuscarora Cell Phone Expectations
Tuscarora High School Cell Phone Expectations
At Tuscarora High School our faculty and staff value making connections with our students in the classroom. Teachers have expressed concerns about student cell phone use and the impact it has on classroom engagement, relationship building, critical thinking and peer collaboration. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Tuscarora teachers, administrators, and support staff to strengthen our classroom learning environments and deepen learning experiences. We appreciate interacting with students before, during, and after lessons so that they feel confident and engaged with our content and school community.
The school wide expectation is cell phones and earbuds be placed in backpacks or a designated place inside the classroom. Cell phones are to be silenced and will not be accessible during instructional time, Tusky Time, and Advisory. Students are not permitted to bring cell phones to the bathroom. Students should use all LCPS provided apps on their LCPS provided Chromebooks such as e-hallpass.
Hallway, Lunchroom and Library
Students may use cell phones and ear buds during class changes, in the hallway, and in the lunchroom.
Appropriate use of cell phones is also permitted in the library.
Teachers may permit students to use their phones in study hall, however if a student is failing a course or has make up work to be completed for one or more classes, the student will not be permitted to use their cell phone or earbuds until the assignments are completed and submitted to the classroom teacher, with the goal of reducing the need for credit recovery.
If students need to communicate with parents they may do so during class changes. If parents need to reach out to their student, in the case of an emergency, please contact the main office (571-252-1900).
Teacher defined guidance:
If a student does not adhere to the school wide initiative, the following steps are to be taken:
1st occurrence: Teacher will remind the student of the expectation and a warning.
2nd occurrence: Teacher will remind the student of the expectation & contact parent.
3rd occurrence: Teacher will remind the student of the expectation and assign detention.
4th occurrence: Teacher will remind the student of the policy, assign detention, and contact parent.
Please keep in mind that this is schoolwide practice, and it is important to be consistent. We thank you in advance for helping students fully engage in the instructional day.
Hello Husky Families!!! Hope you had a fun and relaxing summer! The PTSO is quite excited to have our students and staff back in the building this Fall!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on THS happenings. We do our best to share information about sports, clubs and special activities at THS. Our social media information can be found on PTBOARD: https://thsptso.ptboard.com/home.
Why join the PTSO? To help support our staff and students, of course! Your membership dues mean so much! Each Spring, our PTSO offers scholarships to 5 graduating Seniors who exemplify the canons of RISE! We would love to bring back our PTSO Staff Grants with your help as well! We also enjoy spoiling our staff as often as possible with Staff Appreciation Events.
Membership is our main fundraiser each year. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated!
For more information or to join the PTSO, visit our membership page:
Our PTBoard school code is VC8NVN.
Interested in joining our PTSO Board? We’d love to have you! Email me at THSPTSOLeesburg@gmail.com. We’ll also be around at Back-to-School night!
Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Wishing everyone a wonderful school year!
President, THS PTSO
Tuscarora Tailgate 2023!
Tuscarora Husky Fans, let's hear you HOWL!
Get ready, Tuscarora fans, to cheer on the Tuscarora Huskies! Parents, students, families, and fans, please join us on Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. for the Tuscarora Tailgate. There will be food, school spirit, and lots of fun and energy as we connect as a Tuscarora Community. The tailgate will take place on Fortune Field, Tuscarora High School's football field.
This event precedes the Tuscarora vs. Heritage football game that begins at 6:00 p.m. A ticket to the game ($7 per ticket) is required to participate in the tailgate. Tickets will be available on Ticket Spicket.
Important Attendance Information!
Welcome back Tuscarora Huskies!
As we kick start the 2023-2024 school year, there is some important information to share about the attendance process.
Here are 5 "Must Knows" for students and parents/guardians about Attendance. Please contact the school's Attendance Secretary with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you all, on time, on the first day of school!