Welcome to TMS!

Information for our New Students & Families!

Timberlane Middle School New Students Next Steps

This newsletter will provide you with everything you need to know to start your journey as a Timber Wolf!


Once you meet with the registrar https://www.hvrsd.org/page/new-student-registration and provide all of the required documentation, please follow the next steps:


1. Provide the most updated academic record (Unofficial Transcript and Report Card)

Email your unofficial transcript and report card to Ms. Kathy Prassas, TMS Counseling Department at kathleenprassas@hvrsd.org



2. Request that your official records be sent to:

Timberlane Middle School

Attn: Ms. Kathy Prassas, Counseling Department

51 S. Timberlane Drive

Pennington, New Jersey 08534


3. Students/Families Registering to Start in September 2021:


If you register prior to July 1,2021, you will have a course selection meeting with your TMS Counselor in the month of June once all of the following steps are completed:

1. Your academic record is received and reviewed by the school counselor

2. Your placement testing is completed and results shared with the school counselor

3. Your elective/world language google form is submitted


These meetings typically happen in the last two weeks of June before the counselors leave for summer break. Once all of the above steps are completed, Ms. Prassas, Guidance Secretary will notify your school counselor. At that time, your assigned school counselor will reach out to the parent/guardian directly to schedule the meeting. Any questions, please contact Ms. Kathy Prassas, TMS Counseling Department Secretary at kathleenprassas@hvrsd.org



If you register after July 1st, you will have a course selection meeting with your TMS assigned school counselor once all of the following steps are completed:

1. Your academic record is received and reviewed by the school counselor

2. Your placement testing is completed and results shared with the school counselor

3. Your elective/world language google form is submitted


Once all of the above steps are completed, Ms. Prassas, TMS Counseling Department secretary will notify your school counselor. At that time, your assigned school counselor will reach out to the parent/guardian directly to schedule the meeting. These meetings will take place before school begins based upon counselor availability. Please be mindful that school counselors will be out of the office for the summer with limited availability.

TMS Math Placement for New Students

Dr. Vicky Pilitsis, director of STEM for HVRSD will review the incoming student's report card for current math levels to see if a math placement test is required. Not all new students will need to take a math placement test. After Dr. Pilitsis reviews your report card, Ms. Kathy Prassas will reach out to the family to let them know if the new student needs to take a math placement test or not. If it is required that the new student needs to take a math placement test, the math placement test will be administered on: August 12th and August 30th: 9am - 11am


Students who need to take the math placement test will work with Ms. Prassas on signing up for their math placement test date. Students will choose either August 12, 2021 or August 30, 2021.

Be Prepared for Your School Counselor Course Selection Meeting

Prior to meeting with your TMS Counselor, it is important to review the 2021 - 2022 Program of Studies(official listing of approved middle school courses of study) and elective offerings:


2021 - 2022 Program of Studies Link-

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r4lSdq_7DUqZgszdnohIWASkSImhHF3MYUcKoWg6sOk/edit?ts=605c8685


Once you review the Program of Studies, the incoming new student will need to complete the elective course & world language google form prior to meeting with their school counselor.


Rising Grade 6 Elective & World Language Google Form:
https://forms.gle/DkMmcs4Prcj6ee1f6


Rising Grade 7 Elective & World Language Google Form:

https://forms.gle/nNdk3zg6KNyBmZ4k7


Rising Grade 8 Elective & World Language Google Form:

https://forms.gle/pBLfovAkBe6oCaVa7

Special Education

If your child is receiving special education services please provide the most updated IEP and any testing that has been done in the past three years. A child study team member will contact you to coordinate a meeting to discuss his/her/they special education program.

OnCourse Connect

OnCourse is a secure web based portal that allows parents, guardians, and students to view student information in real time including: student schedules, grades, attendance, and homework.


Students will receive their own login and password.


Parents/Guardians will receive their own login and password.

Chromebooks, Student I.D's, & Student Login Accounts

All new students will receive their TMS chromebook, student login accounts, and student id and lanyard at orientation. New student orientation date and time will be forthcoming.

TMS Website & Resources

Summer Assignments

All incoming and current students are required to complete summer assignments.


All summer assignments are located on the TMS website, please refer to the link below:

https://tms.hvrsd.org/o/tms/page/summer-assignments

Important Dates!

More detailed information will be shared from Ms. Gianfredi, TMS Principal via email. In the meantime, mark your calendars!


6th Grade Open House: August 25, 2021


6th, 7th, 8th Grades Walk Through TMS: August 31, 2021


First Day of School: Wednesday, September 8, 2021


2021 - 2022 HVRSD Calendar:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hidBYkZs9PK50LHP9z17URVb73bojlil/view

TMS Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

TMS Athletic Department Website:

https://tms.hvrsd.org/o/hvrsd/page/athletics

TMS 2021 - 2022 Counseling Department Contact Information

Phone Number: 609.737.4004

Ms. Erin Harvey, 8th Grade School Counselor, erinharvey@hvrsd.org, ext. 4115

Ms. Terri Stimmler, 7th Grade School Counselor, terristimmler@hvrsd.org, ext. 4125

Ms. Amanda Zimmer, 6th Grade School Counselor, amandazimmer@hvrsd.org, ext. 4116

Ms. Kathy Prassas, TMS Counseling Office Secretary kathleenprassas@hvrsd.org, ext. 4119

Ms. Laurie Rotondo, Supervisor K-12 Counseling Services laurierotondo@hvrsd.org ext.3524