Sunday Send Off

Week of Oct. 18 - 23, 2021

Salmon in the Classroom

Salmon in the Classroom

This year, Tahquamenon Area Schools will be participating in the DNR program, Salmon in the Classroom. “One reason is the tremendous interest youth have in working with “live” resources. Salmon in the Classroom is not just another science activity, but a very interactive, participatory program in which students raise Chinook Salmon and ultimately are responsible for its survival and release. The number one reason that the DNR supports this living resource program is to build a connection between students and the natural resources found around them. In Michigan, this program began modestly in 1997 with a handful of schools. Since that time, interest has exploded and the DNR is pleased to see this program has the potential for tremendous impact.” (DNR materials). The program will be coordinated by Ann McFadden, our third grade ELA and Science teacher. She will be enlisting the help of students from Kindergarten through 12th grade to assist with fish and aquarium maintenance. We want it to be a school, as well as community experience. The aquarium will be located in the lobby for all to enjoy.

The initial costs for the equipment was over $3,000.00. We have already received generous donations from families and some local businesses. Fundraising continues, so we are asking for local businesses and organizations to consider making a donation to this worthwhile project. Checks may be made out to TAS and will be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes. We hope our community stakeholders will consider making this project a success with their support.

We will receive the Chinook Salmon eggs on November 18th. We invite our community members to stop by the school and check out the salmon! They will be released in April/May in the Two Hearted River. We hope to have a community celebration for the release. We thank you in advance for your support! Please contact Ann McFadden at amcfadden@taschools.org or at 906-293-3226 ext. 1112 and leave a message if you have any questions or want to make a donation.


School Lunches

The kitchen is struggling to get items they have ordered from their suppliers. There is going to be substitutions. Many times the kitchen doesn't know until delivery day what they are receiving. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time. The kitchen staff will get information out as soon as possible if whole lunch menus need to be changed.

School Board Meeting

Board of Education regular monthly meeting is Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the public library.

November 2, 2021 TAS Bond Proposal on Ballot

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, T.A.S. will have a bond proposal on the ballot for facility upgrades. The bond will address security concerns, replace leaking and well beyond useful life roofs, renovate former Middle School into 7-12 building, provide a separate, secure entrace for public library, provide public restrooms in library and update needed electrical and energy efficient LED's.

Absentee ballots are now available. Call county clerk or township clerk to get yours. Vote now.

Please see taschools.org/page/bond for more information or contact Stacy Price at 293-3201 or sprice@taschools.org.

If you have questions not answered in FAQ please call or email Stacy Price.

Homestead Tax Estimation

Click here for an estimation of cost for you individually for the Tahquamenon Area Schools bond proposal that will be on the Tuesday, November 2, 2021 ballot.

Newberry Bond Video

Video outlines need and parts of the bond.

COVID

The district is asking that if you are getting your child tested for COVID that you do not send them to school until you have recieved the test results. This is to help with limiting the amount of students that need to be quarantined if the test is positive.

Students should be staying home if they have symptoms and/or not feeling well. Thank you for your cooperation.

Playground

TAS needs your help. The playground after hours has become a hangout for older students. This is okay but the inappropriate language, littering and other unlawful acts of vaping and fighting are not. The playground was a community effort in raising funds and in building. I am asking parents and guardians to assist in talking with your child about this if your child is hanging out on the playground after school.

The playground is a place for children of our community from young to old to enjoy. We have been blessed with great fall weather to still be out enjoying it. Please help us keep it looking nice and being a place, everyone can come and enjoy.

Halloween Parade Route - Different Route

This year's parade will take place on Friday, October 29.

The parade will start at 1:45pm


Parade Route:

- Depart from the FRONT of the school

- Head North on M123

- Turn LEFT on W. Truman

- Cut through HNJH parking lot on the East side to walk past Golden Leaves cafeteria windows so the residents can watch the parade.

- Head East on Harrie Street

- Turn RIGHT on Robinson Street heading South

- Cross McMillan Ave and enter the playground through the Northwest gate.


Parade will end on the playground and parents can meet their children there.

GET TAS APP

The district moved to a new app last spring. If you haven't gotten the app, do so now. This app is more user friendly and is connected to the web page for consistant information sharing. Please see below on how to get the app. Web page address is taschools.org.

This app is for anyone who wants to know what is going on at TAS.

Quick video about app: https://youtu.be/ghEVQjoXkLs

Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2N4rGWIor iPhone: https://apple.co/3tyEFR9

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