TGMS Weekly Updates

September 20, 2021

Reporting student absences

When a child will be absent from or tardy to school, parents must notify the school no later than 10:00 a.m. the morning of the absence. An answering machine is available 24 hours a day for reporting a student absence or tardy. If school office personnel have not been notified of an absence, we will place a telephone call either to the home or to the parent’s place of employment. You can reach the attendance line at Toll Gate Middle School by dialing 614 834-6400.

Petermann Transportation

A note to parents that Petermann Transportation is unable to allow students to ride home with other students at this time. If there is an emergency need, please contact Petermann directly at (614) 837-8525.

Walk-a-thon fundraiser continues!

Game on! Mr. Wells has agreed to join Mr. Kauffeld as they challenge our students to reach the $30 level of donations for the Walk-a-thon - students are then entered into a drawing to "Pie the Principal!" The Walk-a-thon is our biggest fundraiser with all funds going back to the school for events and items for the students and staff.

For more information and a list of prizes, please see the attached flyer.

A message from PLSD

We thank you and your family for being our partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. Pickerington Local School District values input from our community, and we need to hear from your child(ren). Their voices are important as we work to improve the overall school experience for students and their families.


We would like your child’s feedback via a 20-30 minute online survey that s/he will be completing at school or home (VLA). The survey will provide us with social and emotional learning (SEL) information. SEL is the process through which children and adults apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These are the skill sets that promote success in life.

Students will have an opportunity to take part in a Panaroma Survey in early October. For more specific information please see the attached flyer.