Tuscarora Elementary

October 2020

"Learning for All, Whatever it Takes"

A Message from Dr. Long, Principal

Dear Parents,

As fall sets in, please be reminded to dress your children appropriately. Sweatshirts or light jackets may be needed early in the morning for the bus stop and on chilly afternoons for recess.

Also, please be aware that we have 1 day this month where children will not have school. On October 9th, Berkeley County Schools will be having their first Professional Learning Day. Again, there will be no school for students on that day. In addition to this, Interim grades will be available in Schoology on this date.

Picture day will take place for both Brick and Click students on the 28th of this month. A schedule will be coming out to you within the coming weeks. Click students will have set times throughout the day to come in for pictures.

Finally, I would like to encourage all of the families at Tuscarora to participate in OLWEUS Kick-Off Week 19-23.

Have a wonderful beginning to fall!

Tyler M. Long Ed.D


Calendar of Events

October 9 - Faculty Senate/Student Distance Learning Day

October 9 - Interim Reports available on Schoology

October 12 - 16 National School Lunch Week

October 19 - 23 Olweus Kick-Off Week

October 26 - 30 Red Ribbon Week

October 28 - Fall Individual Pictures (see schedule below)

Attendance Notes

When your student is absent (click or brick) you need to send a note explaining the absence within 2 school days. You can use the following email to send your note, 212office@bcswv.org. If your child was absent or tardy due to a doctor's appointment or illness verified by a doctor, please ask for a doctor's note and take a picture of the note and send to 212office@bcswv.org. Please note that if we do not receive a note the absence/tardy is considered unexcused.

Kindergarten/1st Grade/2nd Grade

Instructional Day Begins (K-2) - 9:20 am

Instructional Day Ends (K-2) - 2:45 pm

Students are considered TARDY between 9:20 -10:45 am

After 10:45 am it is considered a half day absence

Students are considered EARLY OUT leaving after 1:05 pm

CLICK students must attend ALL sessions to receive a FULL DAY credit


PK Instructional Day Begins 7:45 am

PK Instructional Day Ends 1:45 pm

Students are considered TARDY between 7:45 - 9:10 am

After 9:10 am it is considred a half day absence

Students are considered EARLY OUT after 12:05 pm

Technology Tidbits

The best way to access Schoololgy-

  • Visit Tuscarora website or app
  • Click on the Digital Resources Link
  • Click on the Schoology LInk
  • Log in with your student's username and password

Please check ClassDOJO regularly for updates and information!

Check out this video from our Technology Specialist, Ellen Turner, for help logging into Schoology.


Olweus Kick-Off Week 2020

During the week of October 19th - 23rd, please join us as we kick off Olweus week. Olweus is a bullying prevention program.

Monday 10/19 - Wear ribbons, bows, and necklaces - We are all tied together!

Tuesday 10/20 - Wear boots to Stomp out Bullying!

Wednesday 10/21 - Tie Dye Day or Peace Sign - Get on the Peace Train!

Thursday 10/22 - Wear camouflage and be a "Hero"!

Friday 10/23 - Wear orange for "Unity Day". Choose kindness and acceptance!

Red Ribbon Week October 26th - 30th

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

Please help us recognize this important week by participating in the following:

Monday 10/26 - Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week...Take a stand against Drugs!

Wednesday 10/28 - PICTURE DAY - "Dress for Success"

Friday 10/30 - Dress as your favorite Storybook Character

Fall Individual Picture Day - "Brick" & "Click" Students

Our Individual Fall Pictures will be taken by O'Roke Photography on Wednesday, October 28th.

Brick students will attend with their class during the morning.


PK - 8:30-9:30

K - 9:30-10:10

1st - 11:00-11:40

2nd - 10:15-10:55

Click students are invited to have their pictures taken as well using the below schedule. We ask that you enter via door #14 which is on the side of our building furthest from I-81. Only the student being photographed and one chaperone will be allowed to enter the building.


PK/Kindergarten 12:10 - 12:50

1st Grade - 12:50 - 1:30

2nd Grade - 1:30 - 2:10