TMS-THS Summer Updates - August 12, 2022
The start of a new school year is always very exciting! It is our pleasure to partner with all of you as we work together to create the best learning experiences possible for your children.
Thank you for taking a minute to read through the information below. In particular please pay extra attention to the following items...
1. Sixth Grade Orientation and Family Information Night
2. Ninth Grade Orientation
3. Activities Updates
4. Open House
5. Senior and Parent/Guardian Information Meeting
6. Chromebook Distribution
7. Supply Lists
8. Updated Cell Phone Practices
9. Updated School Lunch Information
10. New Staff Video Introductions
Kevin Krenz - Middle School Assistant Principal
Luke Lutterman - Principal
Upcoming Calendar Items
Monday, August 15, Fall Sports Begin
Thursday, August 25, 9 AM - 12 PM, 9th Grade Orientation
Thursday, August 25, 2 - 5 PM, TMS Orientation for 6th Grade
Thursday, August 25, 5 - 6:30 PM, 6th Grade Family Info. Night
Thursday, September 1, 3:30 - 6:30 PM, TMS-THS Open House
Thursday, September 1, 6:30 PM - Senior Information Night (PAC)
Tuesday, September 6, First Day of School
Triton Middle School Orientation Information
Triton High School Orientation Information
Sports and Activities Updates
This is a reminder that a physical, completed in the last three years, is needed for students to participate in Activities at Triton High School. This is extremely important for students entering seventh and tenth grade to make sure that a current physical is on file.
Physicals can also be completed by local physicians such as chiropractors.
RegistrationPlease register for fall sports as soon as possible. You register by visiting the website listed on the above graphic or via the button below.
Contact Mr. Corey Black - Activities Director with questions.
TMS & THS Open House!
Class of 2023 Student and Parent/Guardian Meeting
When Can I Access My Class Schedule?
Middle School schedules will be available for sixth graders at WEB Orientation on August 25. Seventh and Eighth graders can pick up their schedules at Open House on September 1.
School Supply Lists
Steps to receiving your Chromebook
1. Read the Chromebook Use Procedures
2. Fill out the User Agreement - available below
3. Pick up at any of the dates/times listed below
Thursday, August 25 - Sixth graders can pick up devices during WEB Orientation
Thursday, August 25 - Ninth graders can pick up devices during Link Crew Orientation
Thursday, September 1 - All students can pick up devices during Open House
It is our goal to have 100% distribution so we are ready to go on the first day of school!
Grade 7 Immunization Reminders
The Minnesota Department of Health requires students entering Grade 7 to provide
documentation from the primary/family physician or clinic for the following immunizations:
Tdap Booster (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis)
Hepatitis B (series of 3)
Polio (at least 3 doses)
2 Varicella (chickenpox) or Physician Proof (history) of Disease
Parents may choose the option to decline any or all vaccines due to conscientious objections. A conscientious objection form must be signed by parents and verified via notarization and kept in the student’s health file at school. This form is available from the school, your primary health clinic, or from the Triton website (www.triton.k12.mn.us) under "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to.
The Tdap Booster may be administered from age 11 until entrance into Grade 7 and is usually
the 6th shot in the series.
Varicella (chickenpox) requires documentation of 2 vaccines or a history of having the
chickenpox disease for children in Grade 7. Documentation of a history of varicella disease must include one of the following:
Signature of a provider and the date of the child’s varicella illness; or
Signature of a provider and a statement that a parent’s/guardian’s description of the
disease history is indicative of past varicella infection; or
Signature of provider or a representative of a public clinic and laboratory evidence
of the child’s varicella immunity; or
Medical Exemption: No student is required to receive an immunization if they have a
medical contraindication, history of the disease or laboratory evidence of immunity. For
a student to receive a medical exemption, a physician must sign the appropriate form; or
Conscientious Exemption: No student is required to have an immunization which is
contrary to the conscientiously held beliefs of his/her parent/guardian. However, not
following vaccine recommendations may endanger the health or life of the student or
others they come in contact with. To receive this exemption, a parent/guardian must
complete and sign the Pupil Immunization From, as well as obtain a notarized signature.
Please provide a clinic copy of your child’s immunization record to include the dates of the
required immunizations. Vaccination dates must be received prior to the first day of school for the next school year in order for your child to attend school in the fall.
Once vaccinations are completed, please mail immunization records to the School Nurse at
813 West Hwy St., Dodge Center MN, 55927 or you may attach it to an email to email@example.com.
High School Immunization Reminder
Minnesota law requires that all children get vaccinated against certain diseases or have a legal exemption on file to enroll in school. All teen students are required to get two doses of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine. The initial dose of this vaccine is due when students enter 7th grade at age 11 or 12 years of age. The second dose is due at 16 years of age.
Students will need to have documentation or a legal exemption for the booster dose of the
meningococcal vaccine. This form is available from the school, your primary health clinic, or from the Triton website (www.triton.k12.mn.us) under "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to. "Health Services" on the right side under quick links. If you choose this option, please be specific regarding which vaccine(s) you are objecting to.
For a current copy of your teen’s vaccination record, call the Minnesota Immunization
Information Connection (MIIC) at 651-201-3980.
For more information on meningococcal disease, go to Meningococcal Disease Basics
(www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/meningococcal/basics.html) on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website.
If you need exemption information, the Immunization Form
(www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/basics/imzform.pdf) is available on the MDH
Once vaccinations are completed, please mail immunization records to the School Nurse at
813 West Hwy St., Dodge Center MN, 55927 or you may attach it to an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call the School Nurse,
Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County Program Application
This program provides school supplies for children attending pre-school through 12th grade.
Any child in need living within Dodge County is eligible to participate.
Supplies are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Submit the completed application (below).
Please direct questions to program coordinator Tanya Young at (316)-390-5368 or email@example.com
Updated Cell Phone Practices
At Triton Middle and High School, we recognize the many ways technology has and will continue to enhance our lives in and out of school. We rely on technology daily to enhance our instruction, conduct research, create presentations, and submit assignments, just to name a few of the more common applications in a school setting. We also recognize that cell phones, AirPods, and other personal electronic devices permeate all aspects of our personal lives.
The TMS and THS administration and staff realize changes need to be made because of the countless distractions cell phones and other devices create during a typical school day, even when those devices are used in a generally socially acceptable and positive manner. Over the past few years, our teachers have been put in the position of policing device usage when they should be able to focus completely on student learning.
With these protocols, we seek to give students permission to not constantly check their phones or devices during the school day. We hope this will reduce the number of cyber-incidents fueled by the false veil of privacy provided when students interact/communicate via social media and texting.
To promote the proper use of cell phones, AirPods "earbuds", and other personal electronic devices during the school day, the following protocols will be applied this year. Please note that the plans between Triton Middle and High School are a little different.
Triton Middle School
1. Students must store all cell phones, tablets, AirPods, and other personal electronic devices in their lockers once the bell rings to signify the start of classes on any given school day.
2. Students are not permitted to possess cell phones/iPads/tablets/AirPods or other similar devices during the school day unless usage is authorized by a teacher or usage occurs at students’ lockers during passing times for the purpose of checking and responding to messages from parents/guardians.
3. This extends to all classrooms, restrooms, locker rooms, the Media Center, cafeteria, or any other location within the building or outside the building while classes are in session. This includes field trips outside the building.
4. Students are allowed to check messages during passing times throughout the school day. Messages must be checked at the student’s locker. Checking and responding to parent messages does not excuse tardiness to class.
5. Any devices, including cell phones, visible to a staff member (except during passing times at lockers or when usage is authorized by a teacher for class), will be confiscated.
6. In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians can call the TMS office to forward a message to their child. We will deliver emergency messages to students or allow them to make a private call on their cell phone or from a school phone.
Triton High School
1. Cell phones and AirPods “ear buds” or other like communication devices may ONLY be used before and after school, during passing time, or during lunch, unless otherwise dictated by the teacher.
2. Any devices, including cell phones, visible to a staff member in a classroom (except when direct permission has been given to use the device), will be confiscated.
3. Cell phones are prohibited from ALL bathrooms and locker rooms. This includes text messaging and digital photography. Anyone who takes pictures or videos of any school event on their cell phone may be subject to discipline and/or legal action.
4. Unauthorized use of such devices is disruptive and distracts from the learning environment. Therefore, such use is grounds for confiscation of the device by school personnel.
5. In the event of an emergency, parents/guardians can call the THS office to forward a message to their child. We will deliver emergency messages to students or allow them to make a private call on their cell phone or from a school phone.
Inappropriate Use Progressive Discipline for TMS & THS
• 1st offense
Device will be confiscated and available for student in the main office at the end of the day. Student will take phone/device violation contract home for a parent/guardian signature (due the next school day). Failure to give up cell phone or AirPods “earbuds” to staff/administration may result in further disciplinary action.
• 2nd offense
Device will be confiscated. The parent/guardian will be contacted by office staff to make arrangements to pick up the device and to discuss disciplinary consequences.
• 3rd offense
Device will be confiscated. The parent/guardian will be contacted by office staff to make arrangements to pick up the device and to discuss disciplinary consequences. Additionally, a contract will be created between parent, student, and school administration to have the cell phone checked in or not brought to school.
School Lunch Updates
To Whom it May Concern,
This summer is coming to an end and we wanted to share what this year will look like for students' meals.
Meals this year are no longer FREE.
We strongly encourage ALL families to fill out the MDE 2022-23 Application for Educational Benefits which may qualify families for free and reduced meals. You can get these forms at any office location or by clicking HERE. Spanish application click HERE/SPANISH
Once completed, returns forms to any school office
You can add lunch money OR pay your invoice/outstanding balance through:
Infinite Campus portal (all families should have this set up, if not please contact the main office of your students’ school to get that done)
Cash or Check to any office (check written out to: Triton Public School)
Send cash or check with your student to give to their teacher. Please make sure the student's name is listed either in the memo line of the check or on the envelope.
All Meal prices, extra entrée & extra milk cost are listed below:
PLEASE NOTE: Middle/High school students are allowed to get Ala Carte items for an extra cost. If you do not want your student to purchase these items you can call or email to have their account blocked.
K-12 Breakfast: $1.35
K-5 Lunch: $2.35
6-8 Lunch: $2.40
9-12 Lunch: $2.50
Extra Entrée: $1.95
Extra Milk: $.55
Ala Carte (for Middle/High School students only): items are an extra cost -is added to family account
Any questions or concerns please contact:
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Direct Line: 507-418-7531