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Parent-Family Newsletter - December 13, 2021

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

December 13 - HS Choir Concert, 7 PM

December 14 - Academic Eligibility Grade Checks

December 15 - MHS Blood Drive

December 17 - POG Recognition (Dependability), 7:30 AM

December 17 - Flex Friday

December 23 - Early Dismissal (1:00 PM)

December 23 - Beyond HS Day (Grades 9-12)

December 24 - January 2 - Winter Break, No School

January 3 - School Resumes

Two Hour Late Starts

The school board approved additional two hour late starts to the school calendar in the upcoming months. This time will be used for professional development for staff to better meet the needs of our students.
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Flex Fridays Part II, December 17

We wanted to make sure that all families were aware that this Friday, December 17, is a Flex Friday. We had great results with the first Flex Day and we are excited to provide this time for extra help and enrichment.


What is Flex Friday

An alternative schedule that will provide our teachers additional opportunities to help students learn material that they may be struggling with, complete missing labs, learning experiences, and re-tests. This Flex time will also provide enrichment experiences for students that do not need to complete re-assessments or makeup work.


How Does Flex Friday Work

Teachers are currently selecting students they would like to see for a Flex period. Starting on

Tuesday, students will then have the opportunity to sign up for Flex periods. This registration process can all be done through the Infinite Campus Portal and students will be brought through how to do this during their classes and also during advisory/homeroom this week.


How Will the Schedule Work

We will still have all eight class periods, but they will be shorter. This schedule is similar to our two-hour early-out schedule. After all eight class periods are finished, students will go to a short advisory/homeroom period and then Flex Period 1 goes from 1:05-2:05 and Flex Period 2 will be from 2:09-3:09.


Juniors and Seniors

We also wanted to note that juniors and seniors will have the option to be released from school at 12:15 PM. These students can qualify to leave early if they are passing all of their classes with no grades lower than a C.


A copy of the bell schedule for Friday can be accessed via the link below.


Thank you for taking a minute to read through the information on Flex Friday. We hope this alternative schedule will provide an opportunity to deliver personalized learning experiences and tailor instruction to exactly what each student needs. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Thank you!


Kevin Krenz ,TMS Assistant Principal

kkrenz@triton.k12.mn.us

(507) 418-7510


Luke Lutterman, TMS-THS Principal

llutterman@triton.k12.mn.us

(507) 418-7520

BELL SCHEDULE - FLEX FRIDAY

If you are curious what the bell schedule is like for Flex Fridays. Have a look.

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Staying Connected

Triton High School communicates regularly through social media. Please check out the following accounts.


Facebook - @WeAreTriton, @tritonpublicschools

Twitter - @TritonCobras, @LukeLutterman, @CobraCounselor, @shanevan_beek, @schlich92

Instagram - @cobra_kindness, @cobracounselor

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Grade Check Reminder - December 14

TMS-THS check grades for extracurricular eligibility every two weeks. Students that are not passing are ineligible for games and contests. They meet with Mr. Black and receive an academic clearance sheet. Once passing all of their classes they get signatures from their teachers on the sheet stating that they are now passing. Once clearance sheets are turned back into Mr. Black, they regain their eligibility.


We want to make sure 100% of our students can participate in activities and athletics. We hope with ongoing communication and home-school partnerships we can make sure this happens.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Luke Lutterman - llutterman@triton.k12.mn.us

Corey Black - cblack@triton.k12.mn.us

Snow Days

In the event of future snow days, we will follow the plan as listed below.


Next Snow Day

Our calendar is built to support three snow days. We had our first day off due to COVID case increases in November. Our second snow day was used on Friday, December 10. The next snow day will be a traditional snow day. That means students will not have attendance or new assignment expectations. They can always go back and work on previous assignments or work to get caught up.


Additional Snow Days

Any additional snow days after three allotted will be Asynchronous Days.

  1. Student should log into their Infinite Campus Portal to submit their attendance.
  2. Academic work will be posted to Schoology (THS) or Google Classroom (TMS) by 10:00 AM.
  3. Teachers will also post an online meeting to answer questions from 10 AM - 12 PM.


COVID Update

Please take a moment to review the complete Safe Learning Plan linked below. We are hoping these Learning Plan changes will help keep virus transmission levels at a lower level so we can maintain in-person learning.
COVID 19 DASHBOARD - CLICK HERE

Click the button to view COVID 19 case information at Triton Public Schools.

ACT Prep Course

THS Juniors and Families,


We wanted to reach out to make sure you were aware of the upcoming ACT Prep Course. Our ACT Prep Course will help students review and understand concepts that will be addressed on the test. Students will also become familiar with the test-taking format and will have an opportunity to take a scored practice test. Please take a minute to review the information below. Feel free to reach out to Mr. Lutterman with questions.


What - ACT Prep Course, 11 sessions including a practice test

When - Begins on January 13, 7:00 - 7:55 AM. The complete calendar is below.

How - Sign Up Via the Link HERE, or via the button below and return the $50 enrollment fee by the first day of class. Scholarships will be available. Please see Mr. Lutterman for scholarship information.


Registration Deadline - Thursday, December 23

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Gaggle and Speak Up

Triton Public Schools has partnered with Gaggle to help support student safety and well-being when using school-provided devices and platforms. Triton Public Schools will use the Gaggle Safety Management solution to keep watch over content students produce through their school-issued accounts to help us identify those who are in need of help.


Gaggle uses a powerful combination of technology and human intelligence to review students’ use of online tools and provide real-time analysis of potentially concerning behavior or content. Gaggle alerts school officials if students show signs of self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, credible threats of violence against others, or other harmful situations. With Gaggle, Triton Public Schools is better equipped to proactively identify students who are struggling, provide support where needed, and foster a safer school environment.


We will also be providing a link on our website to SpeakUp for Safety. This is a confidential digital tip line for students to share their concerns about bullying, suicide, self-harm, drug or alcohol abuse, school violence or student safety threats.


To find out more about Triton Public Schools partnership with Gaggle, please contact the district office.


About Gaggle

Since 1999, Gaggle has been the leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety on school-provided technology. Using an effective combination of artificial intelligence and trained safety experts, the solution proactively assists districts 24/7/365 in the prevention of student suicide, bullying, inappropriate behaviors, school violence, and other harmful situations. Most importantly, Gaggle continues to help hundreds of districts across the country avoid tragedies and save lives. For more information, visit http://www.gaggle.net

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