In the Loop
September 17, 2021
Criminal "Challenge" Sweeping TikTok
Thank you for your help as a valuable partner in teaching good citizenship to our students.
Dr. Pattie Neill
Grades/Attendance/Schedule/more: Download the PowerSchool APP
As a reminder, PowerSchool allows parents to create a single sign-on account where they can add and then view all their student’s information in their single login account (even if the students attend different schools). When a parent’s single sign-on account is created, an access code and password for each student must be entered. These codes have been provided to you from each school where you have a child enrolled. Please follow these instructions carefully to create and link your students to your account. Access the Parent Portal via this link, which is also linked on the District and school websites.
Weekly Update on COVID19
(TCS) - We are rounding out the first six weeks of the new school year and we want to thank you for your continued patience as we make in-person learning a priority for our students during continued coronavirus uncertainty. The academic, social, and emotional benefits of being in school among peers are unquestioned.
As a reminder, Trussville City Schools (TCS) follows the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Toolkit. In particular, the ADPH Toolkit relies on the 6/15 rule to prevent exposure. That means there are times at school when masks are required - such as when students and/or employees are within six (6) feet of each other for fifteen (15) minutes or longer. There are also federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations mandating masks on all school buses.
Our school administrators, faculty, nurses, and staff work tirelessly each school day to enforce the ADPH Toolkit guidelines and keep students safe. This year, many of our employees and students (12 and older) are vaccinated, which adds another layer of protection from exposure that we did not have last year.
Reducing exposure to COVID-19 is paramount in all settings inside and outside of schools, and in the community. We encourage everyone to be careful at all times and understand that masks are an important layer of protection in mitigating COVID-19. Please continue to encourage your students to do the following:
Do not come to school if you have any COVID symptoms
Bring a mask every day
Wear a mask as instructed by your teacher or principal
Masks are required on school buses
Examples of when masks are not worn include the following examples:
Outdoor, socially-distanced activities.
Eating breakfast or lunch in the cafeterias.
5-minute class changes in the upper grades.
Individuals 6 feet or more from others.
A photo opp where students are asked to briefly lower/remove masks.
Anyone may access the ADPH Schools K12 COVID Dashboard here.
TCSF Foundation Welcomes New Website
Trussville City Schools Foundation (TCSF) has launched a brand new website: a transition needed in order to stay up-to-date and further brand, publicize, and position the Foundation. It took a little more than 12 hours of intensive work to build the new website and provide updated and relevant content to site visitors. The buildout includes website links to each of our corporate sponsors, an online application for MUSH Grants for our TCS teachers, our yearly community fundraisers, a photo gallery of TCSF events, and ways to contribute financially to the Foundation.
The mission of the Trussville City Schools Foundation is to mobilize community support and secure resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the support of the school system that will stimulate each student to reach his or her fullest potential. Join us in this endeavor, as we invest in our future, today, tomorrow, and together! - TCSF Foundation
New Central Office Taking Shape
If you travel Highway 11 (Gadsden Highway/Main Street), you've likely seen the new TCS Central Office/Board of Education rising upward. Construction has accelerated, thanks in part to cooperative weather. Current progress points of construction include: the AC unit curbs have been installed and the unit itself should arrive in October; brickwork is complete and rock work has begun; first-floor sheetrock is nearing completion, and HVAC ductwork installation is now underway on the second floor. Turn lane installation is also underway. This facility will be the first-ever "official" Central Office for TCS since its inception. The new facility brings together a number of district departments currently housed in other locations. The target completion for this new facility is February 2022.
F.C.C. Launches Temporary Internet Assistance Program
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application. You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311
Country Roads Take Me Home: Homecoming 2021
Bass Fishing World Champions Net $400,000.00+ in Scholarship Offers
Kindergarten "Handwriting Boot Camp" Graduates at Magnolia Elementary
Leadership HTHS Visits TCS Central Office
Middle School Notes of Interest
- HTMS Auditorium during HT time
- Students need to bring their phone to capture a QR code OR go to Mrs. Bruno's TCS website for a direct link to the audition website. The spring show is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!
Middle School Boys Golf Team Tryouts:
Tracking the Huskies
- Football Goes on the Road to Face Top-Ranked Thompson
- Volleyball Ramps Up Season
- HT Gear Online Stores
- Cross Country: Meet Recap
See more in this week's Tracking the Huskies!
Husky Hoops: Fall Events
HUSKY HOOPS Fall Events (Wednesday Nights) September 15th thru October 27th:
• Skill Sessions 6-7 PM : $10 per session
• 3 on 3 League 7-8:30 PM : $20 total to be in the league (3 on 3 League is only in October)
2nd-6th Grade Boys; Bryant Bank Arena; free for Husky Hoops Members with Annual Pass. Register here if you haven't attended any previous Husky Hoops events. Questions? Contact: Coach Jeff Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS
Come experience an afternoon at Camp Coleman and all it has to offer!
For more information contact:
Anne Smith / 205-453-9511 / email@example.com
Sunday September 19, 2021
1p-4p at 7717 Northlake Drive, Trussville 35173
JOIN THE CUB SCOUTS TODAY at pack216.org
or SIGN-UP IN PERSON on September 9th between 6:30pm - 7:30pm
at 601 Parkway Drive (Next to the Red Gym)
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack 216 has been chartered through Trussville Parks and Recreation since 1955.
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