TMS Weekly Update 2021-2022
May 13th, 2022
Spring has sprung
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
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
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
7th Grade Field Trip
Water for sale
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.
MCAS is still going on
See the schedule below.
6th and 7th Grade- Math May 18th/19th
8th Grade Science- May 23rd/24th
Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 17- Professional Development Day- No school
May 27- Early release (10:55)
May 30- Memorial Day- No School
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)