Toll Gate Middle School Times

August 2019 Back-to-School Edition

A Note from Our Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

On behalf of our entire staff at Toll Gate Middle School, allow me to welcome you to another new school year! We hope this newsletter finds you having an enjoyable, relaxing vacation. This special summer edition is being sent to all parents of incoming students in hopes that it will answer many of your questions about the upcoming year. Topics such as the TGMS Back to School Night, school supplies, fees, and important calendar dates are covered in this issue.

Pop-up Popsicle Stand!

Pop-up Popsicle Stand!

August 12

2:45 - 3:15 pm

“Taking it on Location” to meet our TGMS families. Stop by to say hello as we welcome our students back and enjoy a sweet treat on us!


We’ll see you at the following locations:

Huntington Hills Pool

Spring Creek - fountain at the Milnor Rd. entrance

Pickerington Senior Center

Meadowmoore - in the park

Chromebook pick-up for 5th gr. students

CHROMEBOOK pick-up for 5th grade students

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 5

7:30 - 8:30 pm

WHERE: Diley Middle School

750 Preston Trails Dr. Pickerington

Back-to-School Night - August 14

TGMS Back to School Night will follow a new and exciting format! Families are invited to participate in one of two formal sessions as Mrs. Jackson, principal and various staff members, lead a discussion of what you can expect from us in the coming year and what we will expect from our students! Each session will include an informational component and time for your student to go to their classroom and drop off supplies. In order to make our Back To School Night as convenient as possible, parents may attend either session. During the break from 4:45 - 6:00 pm, families are invited to visit our tents to meet their teachers, have a photo taken in the photo booth, visit the food trucks, talk with YMCA Latchkey leaders and so much more! We are hopeful that this will help to alleviate some of the stress of parents having to rush to get to various buildings in a short timeframe and feed your family as well! During the break classrooms and hallways will not be open to tour or drop off supplies.


Session 1 4:00-4:45 What to Expect at TGMS? Presented by TGMS Staff


Dinner Break 4:45-6:00 Visit the Homeroom tents, Food Trucks,

Photo Booth and more!


Session 2 6:00-6:45 What to Expect at TGMS? Presented by TGMS Staff


Remember you may choose to attend either session. Families returning to TGMS may choose to simply visit the Homeroom tents to meet the teachers and enjoy the activities.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday evening, August 14 and to welcome you all back to school for our first day, Thursday, August 15th!

Parent Notification System - Infinite Campus

As parents of a Toll Gate Middle School student, we want you to be as informed as possible about events associated with your child's school experience. We urge you to take a few moments right away to help us, help you stay informed. The district uses Infinite Campus as its parent notification system. Infinite Campus is the district's student information system.

If you have not already activated the Campus Parent Portal, please go to:

https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/parent-portal/

This site can also be reached through the District website and clicking on the Infinite Campus button in the purple header at the top of the page.

The information you provide in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal is used to communicate news and information to parents (most often via email) so it is important that ALL information in the Portal is accurate and up-to-date. This information can be reviewed and updated at any time throughout the year as needed. The Parent Portal is also where you will see your student’s grades, attendance and school fee information. For your convenience school fees may be paid through the Portal.

Notes From the Nurse

If your child has any special health concerns, please contact the school nurse. Also, per School Board Policy, if your child will need prescription medication for the

2019 - 2020 school year, you may complete a “Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel” form. This form is available on the PLSD website.

Bus Schedules Petermann Transportation

Parents seeking information about their child’s bus pick-up and drop-off may use our interactive online system. After clicking this link:

· You will be asked to enter your user name and password. Both of those are your student’s ID number. If you don’t know your child’s student ID number you can get that information through Infinite Campus.

· Click “Log-In.”

· Click “Work with Students.”

· Click “View My Students.”

· Click a student’s name to be taken to their transportation information page. Read this page carefully as it explains the morning and afternoon transportation information for your student.

Students with the same home phone number will be grouped together on the “View My Students” page. If, for some reason, you do not see all the students in your household, try logging in again using one of your other children’s information.