TMS Weekly Update 2021-2022
October 22nd, 2021
Making Way for Fall
TMS HALLOWEEN DRESS UP DAY FOR DONATION TO ADOPT-A-FAMILY
For a $1.00 donation towards our Adopt-a-Family program, TMS will have a Halloween dress-up day on Friday, October 29th.
Students will hand in their money during 1st period that morning.
The guidelines for the day are as follows:
- Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. No full-face Halloween masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision or prevent sitting at desks or are an obstruction in the hallways. (Your regular COVID mask must still be worn on these days).
- Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.
- Absolutely NO clown costumes will be allowed!
- Please do not bring food or candy into school on this day.
Thank you for following these guidelines, and we look forward to seeing fun, creative costumes!
Nature on Wheels a big success in 6th grade
Adopt A Family (AAF) is coming
Substitute Teachers Needed at Norris Road Campus
Eighth Grade Superstars
News from the School Counselors
It’s been a great start to the new school year. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know our new 6th graders and they are adjusting well to middle school life.
We are excited to share our new counseling website with you. Our website provides students/families with mental health resources, information on applying to schools, work permit information and the community job board. We are currently working on updating our “student centered library” that will be featured soon!
Teams 6.1, 7.1 & 8.2
978-649-3115 Ext. 1113
Mrs. Van Gelder
Tems 6.2, 7.2 & 8.1
978-649-3115 Ext. 1125
Mrs. Van Gelder oversees the grade 8 applications to private schools. Students should personally hand the recommendation form to their teachers to be filled out. Please see our website for more information on private school applications. Email or call Mrs. Van Gelder if you have any questions.
Ms. Mallous oversees the technical school applications
*Important dates to remember for Greater Lowell Technical High School
8th Grade Open House – January 5, 2022, 6:30PM- 8:30PM, (Snow Date – January 6th)
Applications Due for Consideration – February 1, 2022. Students apply online at https://www.gltech.org
William James College INTERFACE Referral Service
We are pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Public Schools, in collaboration with the Town of Tyngsborough, has partnered with the William James INTERFACE Referral Service for the 2021-2022 school year. The William James INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral helpline available to subscribing communities across Massachusetts to access outpatient mental health services.
When you contact William James, you will speak with a resource and referral counselor who will complete a confidential intake. Referral counselors will then use the information you provided to match you with providers in our community that accept your insurance as well as match your preferences for appointment times, specialties, and services. Please call the Interface Helpline at 1-888-244-6843 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5.
You can also visit their website at interface.williamjames.edu for more information!
Anti- Vaping Public Service Announcement
Looking for Fleece
TMS Under The Stars
Test and Stay Consent
The Tyngsborough Public Schools will be participating in the Test and Stay program as offered by DESE this year.
The goal of “Test and Stay” is to allow asymptomatic students and staff to remain in school as safely as possible, while lessening the burden of school related quarantine on students, their families, teachers, and school administrators. Under the “Test and Stay” approach, students who come into contact during a school related event with an individual who tests positive will have the option of quarantine or “Test and Stay.” Those who participate in the TPS “Test and Stay” program do not need to quarantine with negative test results. The “Test and Stay” program is a daily nasal swab performed by the school nurse or other qualified healthcare professional for 5-7 days following exposure.
For your student to be eligible for this program, we must have signed consent on file before testing can occur. If we do not have a consent form on file, your student will need to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days. If you would like your student to participate in the “Test and Stay” program, please visit this link and fill in the consent form.
NOTE: The above consent form references pooled testing, symptomatic testing and Test and Stay. Please know that the Tyngsborough Public Schools will only be performing symptomatic testing for students who present with symptoms of COVID-19 during school hours (students should not come to school if they are feeling sick while at home) and testing related to the Test and Stay Program. We will not be participating in pooled testing.
Proof of Vaccination
Proof of Vaccination
As a reminder in an effort to better understand our current vaccination rate, and to assess how close we are to the 80% threshold we would like to give parents the option to provide proof of vaccination for your child. If your child has received the COVID-19 vaccination and you would like this information added to your child’s health record, please provide proof of vaccine through one of the following options:
Reply to (email@example.com) with an attached copy of vaccination card
Secure Health Office Fax (978) 649-9194
Photocopy your student’s proof of vaccination and send it into the school nurse in a sealed envelope addressed to the Health Office
While the school nurses have access to the Massachusetts State Immunization Registry which is a database that keeps confidential vaccination records in one place. Individuals choose to opt into this database which is typically offered by the primary care physician, or they may decline to have the information shared. As a result, our nurses do not always have the most updated information. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Students need headphones
NEW TMS ATTENDANCE EMAIL
If your child will be Absent, Tardy or will need to be Dismissed during the school day, please call the school at 978-649-3115 and use prompt #1, or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, our new attendance email address. Thank you!
Ski Club is coming! Here is how to sign up
The Ski & Snowboard club is back on the slopes in January. The program starts in January with trips to Pats Peak in Henniker, NH. For five Tuesdays,students can leave from the Norris Rd. Complex and ride on the coach bus to Pats. Students return to the Norris Rd. complex at 8PM. Just know that students cannot take equipment on the morning bus- equipment must be dropped off. The program can take the first 50 registrants ( that register at Pats Peak). That’s the limit to how many can fit on the coach bus. Masks required on the bus.
Our Awesome Cross Country Team
The week of 10/25, there will be sign-up sheets available at lunch for students that are interested in playing basketball this winter. This will let us know how many students are interested in playing. Registration for winter sports will open in November. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Pitts in the Athletic Office. email@example.com
Tyngsborough Tiger Pride 5K Trail Run/Walk
November 21, 2021
Please see the link below for details and to register for this fun event. All proceeds will directly benefit the students of Tyngsborough Public Schools.
Tyngsboro Scholarship is looking for school seniors to volunteer at future events. Anyone interested, please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for vendors for our Nov. 7th Holiday Marketplace! Please contact Rise at email@example.com
Come support TST at tonight’s football game! 50/50 Raffle to support THS Seniors!!
Friends of Tyngsborough Theatre & NBPT Cornhole Presents Halloween Cornhole Tournament!
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Tyngsborough Sports Center @ 1pm
Scary amount of raffles! All Skill Levels Welcome! Costumes Encouraged! Fun for the whole Family!
You can register here: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Payment is NOT due at the time you register. Cash payment will be collected at the tournament.
Please urge all your family and friends to come out for this fun event!!! The beginner tournament is for ALL skill levels!!!!
Also a reminder that if anyone would like to donate items to either our raffle baskets or our silent auction, we would greatly appreciate it! All proceeds will go to the theatre program! Dot Balestrieri is coordinating those raffles for us and all items can be delivered directly to her. She is also happy to pick them up. Her phone number is 978-930-0599.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Friday, October 22 PINK OUT in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness
Friday October 29- Halloween dress-up day! Wear a Halloween Costume, no masks, no props that resemble weapons, and must be appropriate for school for a dollar donation for AAF.
Tuesday, November 2- NO SCHOOL- Professional Development Day
Friday, November 5- Picture Retake Day
Thursday November 11- NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
Wednesday November 24- 10:55 Dismissal
Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26- No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)