Thompson Friday Forecast
March 26, 2021
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
For our hybrid learners and staff, change is on the way! In person students will once again attend school five days a week beginning on Monday, April 5th. We will be busy over Spring Break getting the building ready of our students. Here are some things to keep in mind as we move forward:
Mondays are early release days, dismissal is at 2:42 pm.
If your child is attending in person, make sure that your child is self-certified each day and lunch is ordered before 9:00 am.
Check the Home Access Center for potential room changes. There will be signs posted on these rooms and many adults in the hallways to help guide students.
Bus routes and/or times may change; check VersaTrans after 9:00 am on Friday, April 2nd for possible updates.
Parent pickup in the front of the building may be congested. Please be patient and consider having your child ride a bus home if available to your family.
Monday, April 5th is an even day (Periods 2, 4, 6, 8) for our remote learners. Odd/even days are posted on the Thompson calendar. Please call the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100.
I encourage you, over the coming week, to take some time to have conversations with your middle schooler about how things at school have gone so far. Hopefully, within that conversation, you will recognize successes and talk about setting 4th quarter goals with your child.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
Band and Choir Are Playing and Singing Again! Join Us Next Year!
Some students may have chosen not to do band and choir this year due to the restrictions. Therefore, ALL students are welcome and encouraged to sign up for band and choir for next year. This includes those who have never participated before and all students going into 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Changes to the course forms you already turned in WILL be allowed. If you would like to sign up for band or choir, or if you have any questions, you may contact your counselor or the band and choir teachers.
Order your PTO Spirit Wear by April 2nd! Orders will be delivered to Thompson by April 26th.
Chromebook Device Exchange
A reminder from the school nurse…
State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at www.d303.org under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2021. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2021. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.
The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, please contact the TMS nurses.
Diane Isbrandt RN, PEL-CSN
Sherri Esposito, RN
Amy Kashuba, RN
Thompson Middle School
Dates to Remember
Monday, March 29 - Start of Spring Break Week - No school for students
Monday, April 5 - School resumes
Monday, April 5 - Early Release Monday
Monday, April 12 - Early Release Monday
Thursday, April 15 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) 9:00 - 10:00
Monday, April 19 - Early Release Monday
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Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator