TSD News & Notes

December 17, 2020

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR FAMILY

GOOD EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

This section of TSD Learns contains links and fun activities families can do together over the break (or anytime), including: The Wheel of Fun: Spin the wheel for fun activities to do with children; Educational Entertainment; Virtual Zoos/Museum Tours; Reading Activities; Activities and Fun in Loveland; Activities and Fun in Berthoud; How to's; and TSD's new Family Center at Stansberry!!


Families can access this site in English at https://sites.google.com/thompsonschools.org/tsd-learns/more-useful-resources/families?authuser=0

And in Spanish at https://sites.google.com/thompsonschools.org/tsd-aprende/m%C3%A1s-recursos-%C3%BAtiles/familias?authuser=0

FROM THEO ROBISON, DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION:

As we reflect upon what we have accomplished in support of ensuring student learning during the first semester, I want to start by saying "thank you" for your support of TSD within these unprecedented times. Although many things have occurred that have created difficulties within our work in educating your child and/or children, I want you to know about several positive learning opportunities that your students may be engaged in within their classrooms!


  • Middle School/High School: Developing consistency in expectations. i.e. "Must Do's" and "Can Do's" to support student choice and voice in how they demonstrate what they are learning

  • Middle Schools/High Schools: Using a common platform and consistent set-up in Google Classroom across each school

  • Middle School and High Schools: Learning Targets and Success Criteria so that students know clearly what’s expected from them in regards to what is being taught during each day and how they can demonstrate what they have learned each day

  • Middle Schools/Some High Schools: "Do Now" and "Ticket out the Doors" to determine where learning should start and what should be re-taught from previous learning to ensure students are ready for current and future learning

  • Middle Schools: Consistent use and monitoring of I-Ready reading and math, as well as using diagnostic assessment to plan with teachers how to meet individual student needs in core content classes


As we head into the second semester, please know that this work will continue to develop. This will help us to support our students with consistency and structure so that they understand clearly what is expected from them as it relates to their learning, no matter if we are remote, hybrid, or in-person. Please know that we are all committed to your student’s growth and achievement!

In-Person Learning Plans For After Winter Break

On Wednesday evening, Thompson School District announced its plans for returning our students to in-person learning after Winter Break. For more information, please click here.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022

Thompson School District’s Open Enrollment period for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is open through January 8th, 2021. Please click on the flyers below to open a website version of this newsletter, then click them again to enlarge them. More information is also available here.

Meal Distribution Sites for TSD Families

Nutrition Services will continue to do meal distribution through the end of the semester, Friday, December 18, 2020. We will be changing the times and locations of our meal distribution sites beginning January 6, 2021. Please click on the flyers below to open a website version of this newsletter, then click them again to enlarge them.

Dr. Martin Luther King Community Celebration

Please join us on January 18, 2021 to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. via the virtual Loveland MLK Community Celebration. TSD student art and writing contest entries will be recognized in this online event! Please watch district and school social media sites for the link to view the event on January 18.

Educator of the Year Nominations Open

Thompson Education Foundation Educator of the Year Nominations are OPEN through January 8. Celebrate the TSD educator/staff member who has made a difference in your life with a TEF Educator of the Year nomination. There are countless stories of people going above and beyond in 2020 with our pandemic challenges as well as many stories of employees who have consistently set a strong example over the years. We want to hear them all!


Nominate here: https://www.thompsontef.org/educator-of-the-year-award-1


All nominees will be celebrated with a virtual evening event on Thursday, April 8, 2021 and the winners of the TEF Educator of the Year awards will be announced.

Loveland Library Offers Services for TSD Students

Please click on the flyers below to open a website version of this newsletter, then click them again to enlarge them.

Clothing Drive Seeking Donations for Local Students

The Clothe Our Kids Clothing Drive provides items for local students in need. Current necessities include:

  • snow boots and tennis shoes, all sizes from toddler to adult and all genders.
  • boys jeans/pants from 3T - adult sizes

Porch drop-off locations in southwest, northwest and east areas of TSD are available.

Contact Brenda by Facebook Private Message (https://www.facebook.com/ClotheOurKidsTSD)

or email: atteway@gmail.com for more information.

New Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic Open in Loveland

The Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic is now open and available to serve Thompson School District students. Please click on the flyers below to open a website version of this newsletter, then click them again to enlarge them.

Thompson School District

800 S. Taft Avenue

Loveland, CO 80537

970-613-5000

info@thompsonschools.org