Mr. Kennedy's Community Newsletter
Clubs & Power Hour
Transportation is provided. Late bus routes are different from the the regular AM/PM schedule. It may be a different bus/driver and routes may be longer. If your child will be a car rider you would just need to notify the club sponsor (for Clubs) and school (for Power Hour).
Please click on the link above to learn more:
Our clubs offerings at TSGA are:
- Student Council - every other Wed. all year long
- Choir - Tue. all year long
- Cooking - Wed. 1st Quarter
- Creativity (Art) - Thur. 1st Semester
- Let Me Run (boys) - Tue./Thur. 1st Semester
- Girls on the Run
- Science - Wed. 1st Semester
- Tech - every other Wed. 1st Semester
- Writing - Thur. all year lon
I have included a letter with information about Power Hour below.
Please remind them to bring them to school each day, especially on Mondays (easiest day to forget) and to help them find a location at home where they can charge their device each night.
If for any reason your child has issues with the iPad and/or charger please let us know so that we can try and resolve the issue.
8:05-8:48 1st Hour
8:50-9:33 2nd Hour
9:35-10:18 3rd Hour
10:20-11:05 4th Hour
11:39-12:34 5th Hour
12:36-1:31 6th Hour
1:33-2:16 7th Hour
2:18-3:01 8th Hour
Science/Social Studies 12:45-1:10
Student Schedules for 2019-20
We will pass out student schedules on Thursday, August 8th from 5-7pm at Back-to-School Night.
Every child will have the following in their schedule:
- Homeroom to start/end each day
- ELA (90 min.)
- Math (90 min.)
- Science (90 min. every other day)
- Social Studies (90 min. every other day)
- Explo - Art, PE, Music/Band & Mobile Media (45 min.- two each day)
We have BLUE & GREY days. On these days students will rotate science/social studies and their explo classes.
We can answer any questions you have about your child's schedule on Back-to-School Night. This will be new for our incoming sixth graders. Our staff will assist them in getting to the correct class and learning their schedule, especially on the first few days of school.
Attendance and Tardies
Our goal is to have all of our students here everyday so that they do not miss out on any academic experiences.
Student can arrive starting at 7:40am. Our buses start dropping off students at this time. This allows students an opportunity to eat school breakfast.
Classes start at 8:05am. After 8:05am a student will be counted tardy.
All students get 10 excused absences. If your child is out for a medical purpose, please bring in a doctor's note and our office staff will enter this as a medical absence. This does not count against you.
If your child is absent for any reason, please call the school at 913-288-3800. Our office staff will get this marked in our attendance system.
Office Staff - Tammy Wake and Teresa Torres
Nurse - Debbie PIttman
Kitchen Manager - Joanna Romo
Math Team - Carrie Weber, Michael Borders, Shelby Smith, Karen Parra
ELA Team - Sarah Holland, Nichole McAninch, Ron Wilks, Molly Carty
Science Team - Sarah Rushing, Breanna Copple
Social Studies Team - Alexa Zarich, Nina Heer
Special Education (SPED) Team - Erica Etzel, Ashley Pieper
SPED Paraprofessionals - Leslie Harris, , Misty Miller
English Language Learning (ELL) - Melissa Smith
Counselor - LIndsey Mankameyer
Social Worker - Susanna Hendrickson
Psychologist - Jacquline Cowher
Mobile Media - Monica Roland
Band - Wesley Lewis
Music - Erin Highland
Art - Dana Hetzler
PE - Pete Neri
Insctructional Coach - Sarah Tidwell
Title I Paraprofessional - Helene Voorhees, Hayley Cain
Recovery Room - Misty Deckard
Speech - LaQuita Rabana
Custodian - Rosie Kurtz
SRA - Office Brewer
Schoology is our district's learning management system. Your child will use this daily at TSGA. When logged is as a parent you can view information about your child's grades and can communicate with their teachers. I encourage you to download the app, if you have not already done so, in preparation for the upcoming school year. Use the link below if you need additional support.
This link will take you to the "Student Handbooks" section of our district website. You can view the district handbook as well as TSGA's handbook. This information is not yet updated for the 2019-20 school year, but it will allow you to view important information about academics, attendance, code of conduct and more.
TUSD Food Service Information
- meal prices & how to pay
- free and reduced lunch