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TMS-THS Summer Updates - July 14, 2022

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TMS - THS Families,


We wanted to reach out with some important information as we prepare for what will be a fantastic school year. You can expect to receive some additional information in the middle of August. We are not trying to overwhelm you and cut your summer short with this communication, but we do want to make sure you have access to important dates and details so you can plan accordingly.


Thank you for taking a minute to read through the updates listed below. As always, feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.


Sincerely,


Kevin Krenz - Middle School Assistant Principal

kkrenz@triton.k12.mn.us

(507) 418-7510


Luke Lutterman - Principal

llutterman@triton.k12.mn.us

(507) 418-7520


Together #WeAreTriton

Upcoming Calendar Items

Monday, August 8, 6 PM, Fall Sports PAC Meeting

Monday, August 15, Fall Sports Begin

Thursday, August 25, 9 AM - 12 PM, 9th Grade Orientation

Thursday, August 25, 2 - 5 PM, TMS Orientation for 6th Grade

Thursday, August 25, 5 - 6:30 PM, 6th Grade Family Info. Night

Thursday, September 1, 3:30 - 6:30 PM, TMS-THS Open House

Thursday, September 1, 6:30 PM - Senior Information Night (PAC)

Tuesday, September 6, First Day of School

Triton High School Orientation Information

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Triton Middle School Orientation Information

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Fall Sports - Parent, Athlete, Coach Meeting. Tuesday, August 9, 6 PM

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Sports and Activities Registration


Sports Physicals:

This is a reminder that a physical, completed in the last three years, is needed for students to participate in Activities at Triton High School. This is extremely important for students entering seventh and tenth grade to make sure that a current physical is on file. Information on the Free Sports Physicals dates are below:


Mayo Family Clinic Kasson

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Appointment is required via your patient portal or call 507-634-7011 to schedule.


OMC Sports Physicals

Saturday, August 6th, 2022 - Time TBD


Physicals can also be completed by local physicians such as chiropractors.


Registration

Please register for fall sports as soon as possible. You register by visiting the website listed on the above graphic or via the button below.


Contact Mr. Corey Black - Activities Director with questions.

cblack@triton.k12.mn.us

(507) 418-7520

TMS & THS Open House!

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Class of 2023 Student and Parent/Guardian Meeting

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When Can I Access My Class Schedule?

We are working very hard on finishing schedules and locker assignments. Our goal is to have all student schedules finished as soon as possible. Schedules will be published after freshmen orientation on August 25. Freshmen will be able to pick up their schedules at orientation and 10, 11, and 12 graders can pick up their schedules at Open House.


Middle School schedules will be available for sixth graders at WEB Orientation on August 25. Seventh and Eighth graders can pick up their schedules at Open House on September 1.

School Supply Lists

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Chromebook Program

This year all students in grades 6-12 will have a school-issued Chromebook. All students should be using the school-issued device and not a personal computer while at school. Requests for exceptions should be made by contacting the building principal.


Steps to receiving your Chromebook


1. Read the Chromebook Use Procedures


2. Fill out the User Agreement - available below


3. Pick up at any of the dates/times listed below

Tuesday, August 9 - After Sports Meetings THS Office

Thursday, August 25 - Sixth graders can pick up devices during WEB Orientation

Thursday, August 25 - Ninth graders can pick up devices during Link Crew Orientation

Thursday, September 1 - All students can pick up devices during Open House

It is our goal to have 100% distribution so we are ready to go on the first day of school!

Grade 7 Immunization Reminders

The Minnesota Department of Health requires students entering Grade 7 to provide

documentation from the primary/family physician or clinic for the following immunizations:


 Tdap Booster (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis)

 2nd MMR

 Hepatitis B (series of 3)

 Polio (at least 3 doses)

 Meningococcal

 2 Varicella (chickenpox) or Physician Proof (history) of Disease


Parents may choose the option to decline any or all vaccines due to conscientious objections. A conscientious objection form must be signed by parents and verified via notarization and kept in the student’s health file at school. This form is available from the school, your primary health clinic, or from the Triton website (www.triton.k12.mn.us) under "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to.


The Tdap Booster may be administered from age 11 until entrance into Grade 7 and is usually

the 6th shot in the series.


Varicella (chickenpox) requires documentation of 2 vaccines or a history of having the

chickenpox disease for children in Grade 7. Documentation of a history of varicella disease must include one of the following:


 Signature of a provider and the date of the child’s varicella illness; or

 Signature of a provider and a statement that a parent’s/guardian’s description of the

disease history is indicative of past varicella infection; or

 Signature of provider or a representative of a public clinic and laboratory evidence

of the child’s varicella immunity; or

 Medical Exemption: No student is required to receive an immunization if they have a

medical contraindication, history of the disease or laboratory evidence of immunity. For

a student to receive a medical exemption, a physician must sign the appropriate form; or

 Conscientious Exemption: No student is required to have an immunization which is

contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent/guardian. However, not

following vaccine recommendations may endanger the health or life of the student or

others they come in contact with. To receive this exemption, a parent/guardian must

complete and sign the Pupil Immunization From, as well as obtain a notarized signature.


Please provide a clinic copy of your child’s immunization record to include the dates of the

required immunizations. Vaccination dates must be received prior to the first day of school for the next school year in order for your child to attend school in the fall.


Once vaccinations are completed, please mail immunization records to the School Nurse at

813 West Hwy St., Dodge Center MN, 55927 or you may attach it to an email to apossehl@triton.k12.mn.us.

High School Immunization Reminder

Minnesota law requires that all children get vaccinated against certain diseases or have a legal exemption on file to enroll in school. All teen students are required to get two doses of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine. The initial dose of this vaccine is due when students enter 7th grade at age 11 or 12 years of age. The second dose is due at 16 years of age.


Students will need to have documentation or a legal exemption for the booster dose of the

meningococcal vaccine. This form is available from the school, your primary health clinic, or from the Triton website (www.triton.k12.mn.us) under "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to. "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to.


For a current copy of your teen’s vaccination record, call the Minnesota Immunization

Information Connection (MIIC) at 651-201-3980.


For more information on meningococcal disease, go to Meningococcal Disease Basics

(www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/meningococcal/basics.html) on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website.


If you need exemption information, the Immunization Form

(www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/basics/imzform.pdf) is available on the MDH

website.


Once vaccinations are completed, please mail immunization records to the School Nurse at

813 West Hwy St., Dodge Center MN, 55927 or you may attach it to an email to

apossehl@triton.k12.mn.us. If you have any questions, please call the School Nurse,

at 507-418-7500.

Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County Program Application

This program provides school supplies for children attending pre-school through 12th grade.

Any child in need living within Dodge County is eligible to participate.


Supplies are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Submit the completed application (below).


Please direct questions to program coordinator Tanya Young at (316)-390-5368 or tyoung8550@yahoo.com

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