Tyngsborough High School

January 10, 2020

What's Happening...

Happy New Year and welcome back. We are nearing the midpoint of the trimester and students will be receiving progress reports next Friday. On Tuesday, juniors and seniors met with recent THS grads to discuss their experiences with college so far. This event gives students the opportunity to ask questions about the college process from choosing the right school to what are the biggest differences from high school. On Tuesday, THS DECA competed in the regional DECA competition at UMass-Lowell. Congratulations to all who competed and to those that qualified for the state competition. The Robotics team is gearing up for their spring competition and are awaiting details on the challenge objectives.


Many of our sports teams competed in holiday tournaments over the break. Congratulations to our teams on their early season success as they push to qualify for post season play.


As always for the latest news and announcements follow us on Twittter, Instagram, and Facebook. Have a great weekend. #tpsprepares

Important Dates

1/17 - Progress Reports

1/20 - Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School)

1/23 - THS Open House (Parent Conferences) 6:30

2/5 - Winter Band Concert

02/17 - 02/21 - February Break

3/3 - Early Release

3/4 - College Fair 6:00

3/11 - Program of Studies Night 6:30

3/12 - Winter Sports Awards 7:00

3/13 - Report Cards

3/19 - College Admission Seminar 6:30

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month


Mitch Anderson

Jason Kelly

Samantha Messina

Alisha Tyros

Notes from Debbie Donohoe in the THS Health Office

I would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year! I have a few reminders from the Health Office as we begin 2020.


Please continue to send in documentation of your child’s physical examinations and immunization history as you receive them. Starting next year (2020-2021 school year) at least one booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY), received on or after 16 years of age, will be required for entry into 11th grade.


Wellness screenings: Postural screening of all students in 9th grade and vision, hearing & growth screening of all students in 10th grade will continue until completed. If your child received a screening referral for postural, vision or hearing kindly make sure your child is seen by a provider in a timely manner and return the completed screening referral to the Health Office as soon as possible. If your child is under the care of a physician for scoliosis, please contact the Health Office with an update.


Illnesses: As per school policy, if your child has been sick, (vomiting, diarrhea, fever over 100, communicable illness such as influenza, strep throat, conjunctivitis, impetigo, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scabies, scarlet fever, etc.) they must stay home from school. We would appreciate being notified if your child has been to the doctor’s office and confirmed with any communicable illness. It is our priority to keep all students safe and healthy to maximize every child’s time in the classroom.


Students need to be fever free without the use of acetaminophen or ibuprofen, no vomiting, and no diarrhea for 24 hours before they are clear to return to school. For illnesses requiring antibiotics such as strep throat, students need to be on antibiotic therapy AND fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. For common viruses/coughs and colds it is not usually appropriate to keep children out of school for the duration of symptoms, however the student’s cough should be manageable and your child should be eating and drinking adequately.


We have been seeing an increase in student illnesses since school resumed after winter break. Frequent hand washing at home and in school is a must to limit illness transmission! Please adhere to the school illness policy if your child is sick.


It is not too late to get a flu vaccination if your child has not received it yet. Contact your primary care physician or the Health Office for more information.


MEDICATION POLICY:

A written order from a physician is required to administer both prescription AND over the counter medication in the school setting (this includes cough drops). The nurse can administer short-term (10 days or less) prescription medications such as antibiotics without a written physicians order as long as the original prescription container is provided and written parental consent is obtained.


Refillable water bottles are strongly encouraged to keep children hydrated through out the day. In addition to keeping children properly hydrated, water helps to soothe sore throats and quiets coughs. Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle daily to keep on their desks.


Please contact the Health Office with any questions or concerns at:

978-649-7571 (option 2) or

debbie.donohoe@tyngsboroughps.org.

Thank you!

Debbie Donohoe BSN, RN, NCSN

Athletics

Winter sports are underway. For winter schedules please click here.


Upcoming Events:

01/11: Wrestling Quad Meet @ Lawrence 9:00

01/11: Girls Basketball vs GD 3:30

01/11: Girls Swim Vs Westford 3:30 at UMass-Lowell

01/11: Boys Basketball vs GD 5:30

01/11: Ice Hockey vs Wayland 6:45


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