TMS Weekly Update 2021-2022

May 13th, 2022

Spring has sprung

Or has summer made its guest appearance early? Classes are moving outside as the building heats up and we have dreams of summer activities and fun. Welcome to middle school in May and June!

Illness update from the Health Office

We are seeing an increase in illnesses among our student body which include many viral and bacterial infections (stomach bugs, strep throat, ear infections etc.). We also are seeing a recent increase in Covid cases across the district as well as in the community. Consistent with the TPS Illness Protocols please keep your child home from school if they have symptoms of illness and contact your child’s physician as well as the school nurse. Please keep in mind that while not all illnesses are Covid related, it is important to reduce the transmission of all communicable diseases to keep our school community healthy.


If your child has symptoms, especially those outlined by DESE as covid-like symptoms as listed by the Department of Public Health (DPH), it is recommended to test your child for Covid-19. If you choose to utilize an antigen (at-home) test, and if it is negative, DPH recommends testing again 24-48 hours after the first test. It would be best practice to test your child before sending them back to school.

Tyngsborough Public Schools is currently participating in the at-home rapid antigen test program recommended and offered by DESE. Once signed up for this program, your child will receive an at-home rapid antigen test 2-pack every other week enabling them to test at home. If you have not yet opted-in, but would like to do so, please click here.


If your child is diagnosed with Covid-19 or experiences an out of school exposure, please contact your child’s pediatrician and notify the school nurse. Please review state guidelines on Covid-19: TPS COVID-19


Covid vaccinations are available for anyone age 5 and up. More information about the vaccine can be found on the CDC website. The Tyngsborough Board of Health is regularly scheduling covid vaccine clinics for the community. Please visit their Covid-19 Information Page for details about scheduling a vaccine as well as information about Covid-19 in the community.



LATE BUS AND ACADEMIC CLUB

We have 7 days remaining for our Late Bus and Academic Club:


Tuesday, May 10

Thursday, May 12

Tuesday, May 17 - NO LATE BUS - No School For Students (Voting Day)

Thursday, May 19

Tuesday, May 24

Thursday, May 26

Tuesday May 31

Thursday June 2- LAST DAY for Late Bus & Academic Club

Town Voting Day May 17th

On May 17th, the town of Tyngsborough will vote in town elections and on proposed ballot items.

Polls are open 7:00am-8:00pm

Precincts 1 and 2 vote at Tyngsborough Middle School

Precincts 3 and 4 vote at Tyngsborough Elementary School

Eighth Grade End of the Year Dates

End of the year is fast approaching. Eighth grade events are as follows:


June 13th- 6-8:00 End of the Year Dance

June 14th- Class trip- Cape Ann Whale watch

June 15th- 11:30-12:30 Moving On Ceremony on Pierce Field

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7th Grade Field Trip

The 7th-grade field trip for June 3rd (Pack Monadnock and Kimball Farms) is coming up. The Kimball Farms is in Jaffrey, NH, and not Westford, MA as previously reported.

Tickets

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Water for sale

So many students are in a need for water and not bringing water bottles to school that we will offer water for a dollar starting next week.

Chromebook Collection

End of Year Chromebook Collection

Please be advised that student chromebooks will be collected during the final week of school. 8th grade chromebooks will be collected on Monday, June 13th and 6th and 7th grade chromebooks will be collected on Tuesday, June 14th

Students will need to bring both the chromebook and the power cords on collection day.

Specific collection times will be announced as the dates get closer.

Resources to Support Mental Health

From the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education a bulletin regarding resources to support families' mental health.

https://content.govdelivery com/accounts/MADESE/bulletins/30f2026

MCAS is still going on

We are in the midst of our 2022 MCAS testing. We just ask that students get a good night sleep and hopefully eat breakfast to be ready for testing.

See the schedule below.

MCAS Dates

TMS MCAS

6th and 7th Grade- Math May 18th/19th

8th Grade Science- May 23rd/24th

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 2022

May 17- Professional Development Day- No school

May 27- Early release (10:55)

May 30- Memorial Day- No School


June 2022

June 1- Early Release Day (10:55 dismissal)

June 13- Eighth grade end of year dance 6-8

June 14- Eighth grade final field trip

June 15- Eighth Grade Moving On ceremony 11:30-12:30

June 16- Last Day of School- Early Release Day (10:55 dismissal)

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About TMS

Tyngsborough Middle School has 390 students from Grades 6-8. TMS is promotes the following core values: Perseverance, Originality, Independence, Respect, Collaboration, and Responsibility.