TSD Family Updates

September 29th, 2023

TSD Families,

As we prepare to turn the calendar to October, we hope that the first few weeks of school have been full of fun and learning for your student(s). We continue to work to improve and know that there are opportunities for us to get better. For many, bus transportation has been a challenge. We will be forming a task force in the near future to help develop a comprehensive plan to address reliable home-to-school transportation. Please look for more information in the near future as we seek volunteers to serve in this important work.

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TOMORROW - Kids Closet Clothing Giveaway

Going back to school can be an expensive time of year and our Clothing Closet Coordinators want to help with that! On Saturday, September 30th from 12-3 pm at Michael T. Simmons Elementary School, 1205 2nd Ave SW, Tumwater, the Kids Closet Clothing Bank Giveaway will take place. This is for families with children of all ages who live in our Tumwater SD community. This giveaway provides gently used clothing of all sizes available. Please bring your own bag. Click here for more details.


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Spiritfire - TOMORROW!

JOIN THE FUN! Thank you to BHHS Mascot, Rufio, and friends for stopping by to invite Superintendent Bogatin to the Spiritfire that is taking place on Saturday! He is excited to join all the fun! To find more information about Spiritfire, link here.

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BHHS Native Prairie Plant Sale

Black Hills High School Plant Biology students have been hard at work preparing for their first Native Prairie Plant Sale that will happen September 28, 29 (2:30-5:30), and 30 (11-6) at the BHHS Hoop House (next to where Spirit Fire area in the back of the school). Link here for a flyer with the plants that will be available and prices. Cash or check will be accepted for payment. Contact John Glenn with questions.

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Family Survey- please provide your input

Please help us get better! We launched the fall family survey so we can get perspective on how your child is experiencing school so far this year. An email was sent this week with information and instructions. You can access the survey here or the QR code in the picture. The survey is available in multiple languages. Once you get to the survey, the language option is in the upper left-hand corner. Your voice matters!!

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When to Keep Your Child Home

We are starting to see a fair amount of illness already this school year. As a reminder, you will find the "When to Keep Your Child Home" information that we use to assist families as to when children should be kept home due to illness.


If your child has Covid-like symptoms, you can see the most recent Department of Health flow chart here. As of September 25, families are able to order four free test kits by visiting here: https://www.covid.gov/tests.


Thank you for doing your part to keep our students healthy.

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Have a great weekend!

Laurie Wiedenmeyer, Communications Director

New Flyers for this week

Fall Mini Dance Clinic- Tumwater High School, October 20th. Please see flyer for more details.

McLane Black Lake Fire Department- Open House, October 7th. Please see flyer for more details.



To see other activities and events please see TSD Website for all flyers.