Thompson Friday Forecast

July 14, 2023 - Summer Edition

From the Principal...Matt Clark

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. I am excited to build and cultivate relationships with all Thompson students, staff and parents this school year. I hope you are all enjoying your summers and relaxing how you best you see fit. My family and I just returned from a trip to Niagara Falls last weekend. It was great to get away and take in the beauty of the falls.

August will be here before we know it, so we wanted to provide some important dates and information as we enter the tail end of July.

  • Schedules will be available in the Home Access Center (HAC) at 9:00 am on July 31, 2023. Please know that much time and effort has gone into the planning of the TMS master schedule with numerous factors to consider and decisions made throughout the process. We do our very best to balance class sizes and provide an equitable experience for all Thompson students. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • Material pick up days are August 3rd and 8th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm. Please see the information below for additional details.
  • The first day of school is Monday, August 14th. Students can begin entering the building at 8:20 on the 14th.

I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone throughout this school year. If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at (331)228-3100.

See you soon!

- Matt

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Annual Student Registration Update

Student registrations are due, please log here to complete your student's forms.

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Food Services

The elementary and middle schools food service vendor will once again be OrganicLife. Breakfast and Lunch will be offered to students. Click here for more information, view menus (coming soon), and obtain a free or reduced lunch application.

Middle School Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30*

Middle School Lunch - $3.50
Reduced Lunch - $0.40*

Milk - $0.60 (when purchased separately from meals)
Other a la carte items (besides milk) - prices vary

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2023-2024 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or for more information.

School Supply List

Find the school supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year here. Please call the main office at 331-228-3100 if you have questions.

School Tool Box

Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing pre-packaged school supplies. Your online order will be delivered to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items.

6th Grade Student WEB Orientation

August 9th from 9-10:30 am - Thompson Gymnasium

Your 6th grader is invited to kick off the 2023 - 2024 school year with an orientation event hosted by the 8th grade leaders of WEB club (Where Everybody Belongs). This student-only event will include team building and preparation activities for their 6th-grade year.

To prepare for the morning, please have your student(s) find their team number on their schedule (picked up at material pick up). If possible, please have your student(s) wear the color that corresponds with their team number:

  • 6-1: Grey

  • 6-2: Blue

  • 6-3: White

  • 6-4: Gold or Yellow

Parents/guardians can drop off and pick up their child in the south parking lot off of Indiana Street and enter through Door #5. No sign up is necessary. We look forward to seeing and meeting your incoming student(s)!

i-Ready Diagnostics

Fall i-Ready diagnostics are taken by students to gather baseline academic data in order for us to develop targeted instructional plans of action. A similar assessment will take place in the winter and again in the spring. Students will be taking their Fall i-Ready diagnostics on Tuesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 24th. Our bell schedule will be modified on both of these days. Makeups will take place the following week.

Incoming 6th Grade and New Student Physicals

A physical examination is required for entrance (first day of school) into preschool, kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade.

Please access District 303's Health Department's Web Page for specific grade level vaccine requirements (including meningococcal vaccine requirements for high school students) and State of Illinois forms. The health history portion of the physical examination form must be completed and signed by a parent in order for the physical to be valid. An appointment card must be submitted to the health office indicating that a physical exam or immunization is scheduled in the event a student's age makes them ineligible for a vaccine prior to the first day of school or the student is scheduled for a physical exam shortly after the first day of school.

The State of Illinois requires that all students entering school for the first time from out of state shall have/submit a physical examination/vaccine record within 30 days of enrollment in school.

All exams must be dated within one year prior to the date the student enters school.

Physical Examinations may be acquired through your primary medical provider. If you do not have a primary medical provider, you may contact Kane County Health Department for referrals to local health clinics that provide such services.

Completed exams and immunizations may be mailed to Thompson or dropped off at the school.

Fee Waivers

SCHOOL FEES WAIVER: The school fees waiver will ONLY be a PAPER application since there is financial documentation required for income verification. A family can only qualify for a free waiver of fees; there are no reduced fees. The application is on the district website. Questions regarding school fee waivers - Wendy Sedwick at 331-228-4927

FOOD WAIVER: Only one application needs to be completed for each household. Please include ALL family members that live in the household (even those not attending a school). Applications are posted on the district website. In addition, paper applications are available at the schools and the Administration Building as in years past. Unlike the school fees, families can qualify for Reduced. Questions regarding food waivers - Patti Townsend 331-228-6529

Families directly certified by the State of Illinois for the 2023-2024 school year will receive FREE FOOD and their FEES will be WAIVED. If your family is qualified by the state, do NOT need to complete either application. You should have received an approval letter in the mail in July.
Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, August 3 - Material Pickup and Picture Days 1:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 8 - Material Pickup and Picture Days 1:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 9 - 6th Grade Orientation - 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Monday, August 14 - First Day of School
  • Tuesday, August 22 - i-Ready Diagnostic
  • Thursday, August 24 - i-Ready Diagnostic
  • Friday, September 1 - Institute Day - No school for students
  • Monday, September 4 - Labor Day - Schools are closed
  • Tuesday, September 5 - Curriculum Night - 6th Grade parents/guardians 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 6 - Curriculum Night - 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians 6:30 pm

Thompson Middle School

Dr. Matt Clark - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Ms. Sarah Frankiewicz - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator