Twin Peaks Middle School

Weekly RAM Newsletter

From the desk of Principal Mills - Sunday, August 8th, 2021

Happy Sunday Ram Families!


I hope this first newsletter of the year finds you all well, rested and ready for another amazing year of learning at Twin Peaks Middle School! The campus is starting to bustle with activity as we prepare to welcome back students for a LIVE RE-OPENING this school year!


The next two weeks will be a time for students and families to prepare for the beginning of the school year and get acclimated with the campus again. Please make sure to see the "Upcoming Events" section below for dates and times of our WEB Orientation and Registration days for all students. Students will need to bring a mask with them for all events being held on campus this week, but will only be required to wear them while indoors. For updated information on mask wearing requirements, please see the "Masking Update" section below.


As we prepare for the beginning of school, all students returning to campus will need to have their parent/guardian sign and complete a PUSD Parent/Guardian Health & Safety Agreement form. A link to this form can be found in the section below titled "Parent/Guardian Health & Safety Agreement"; please print it out and SIGN AND RETURN THE LAST SHEET ONLY when your student registers this week.


Please make sure you are screening your student daily for any symptoms related to COVID-19 before they arrive on campus. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Please remember that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, so please keep your student home if they exhibit any symptoms. If your child does test positive, please notify us immediately. Updated information about the current guidelines and COVID-19 requirements were emailed to registered PUSD families this past Friday; you can also access the updates HERE on the PUSD main webpage.


It's an exciting year for Twin Peaks Middle School as we TURN 50 YEARS OLD!! For all of our TPMS Ram Alumni out there, please make sure to sign up on the weblink or by scanning the QR code on the graphic below to be added to the contact list for upcoming 50th Anniversary events! The TPMS Foundation has limited edition 50th Anniversary t-shirts for sale on their website linked HERE!


Please enjoy your last week of summer vacation with your kids, and make sure to take a moment and soak-in the excitement of your students as they prepare to come back to campus to start this school year! We are beyond thrilled to be back on campus and to start this school year with our students in person!


Welcome Back Rams!


Steve Mills

Proud Principal

Twin Peaks Middle School

stmills@powayusd.com

1(858)748-5131 x2806

Instagram: @principalmills_twinpeaks

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School Year's Eve on August 17th

We are excited to bring back our School Year’s Eve event on Tuesday, August 17th from 5-6PM. This is a great opportunity for all of our new students and families to pick up their class schedules, tour the campus, and get acquainted with our school community before the first day of school. This is an outdoor only event - classrooms will not be accessible on this evening. Masks are encouraged, but optional. We look forward to seeing all of our new RAMS!

Parent/Guardian Health and Safety Agreement

All Twin Peaks students returning to campus will need to have a signed and completed Parent/Guardian Health and Safety Agreement turned-in before they begin attending classes. Please click on this link: The Parent/Guardian Health and Safety Agreement (Spanish Version HERE) and print/sign a copy for each student to turn-in during registration week. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hamilton at chamilton@powayusd.com

Masking Update

When any students are present at TPMS, masks are required indoors for all students and adults regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional for everyone outdoors. This includes both before school, during school hours, and after school. The CDPH will reevaluate its masking guidelines by November 1, 2021. Please make sure that your student brings a mask with them to school each day for when they are indoors; maybe even put an extra one in their backpack just in case!


Many of our PUSD families provided input around masking, which will be shared with state and local leaders. As of today, we received over 1,200 comments from staff and families, with 49% supporting CDPH’s current guidelines of universal masking indoors, 34% supporting mask choice regardless of vaccination status, 13% supporting mask choice for vaccinated individuals only, and 4% supporting no masks at all. You can read a helpful FAQ on masking requirements from the San Diego County Office of Education here.

Become a Friend of the Library

There are many different ways to support our students and our library here at Twin Peaks MS. Please click here for more details on how you can help your TPMS library!

Lunchtime Play Equipment Needed!

Do you have an extra basketball, volleyball or soccer ball in the garage that isn't being used?! Please consider donating it to our lunchtime ball collection! Our students love to be able to play on our fields and courts at lunchtime, but with the high demand we don't always have enough equipment for them to check-out. If you have a ball or two to donate for our students to use or would like to donate a gift card to help purchase equipment, please drop them by the TPMS main office or contact AP Secretary Lynda Carter at lycarter@powayusd.com.

Shop Amazon through TPMS Foundation

You can always shop Amazon and earn money for Twin Peaks! Just click on the Amazon link below, then start spending!