Friday Message

January 15, 2021

Friday Message January 15, 2021

A Message from Dr. Ryan Glaze, Superintendent, Tipton Community School Corporation

We are looking forward to having students and staff back in school on Monday. We were optimistic that starting the second semester on the virtual schedule for two weeks would give the district and the community time to ride out any surge in cases from holiday travel and gatherings over the break.

Our schedule for our middle and high school students will provide for in-person and virtual instruction four days (M,T,TH,F) with Wednesdays as a virtual learning day. Our elementary students will attend in-person instruction daily. Our goal is to keep students and educators healthy, safe, and in the classroom as much as we can.

As we continue on our pathway back to normalcy, we want to remind our local employers of TCSC students, that 8am-3pm is the school day and that time should be off limits for our working students while school is in session. Our full time virtual students are expected to meet daily with their teachers during the designated class period. Please help us keep our students on track academically during this unprecedented time.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the Tipton Achievement Academy (TAA) at Tipton High School beginning the fall of 2021. TAA is designed to provide another pathway for students to earn their diploma outside the traditional classroom setting. Our district is filled with bright, creative, and talented students who don’t all learn in the same way.

TAA provides the opportunity for students to split their day between classroom instruction and hands-on career/experience through on-the-job training and workplace internships. By opening more avenues for learning, students who may struggle in the traditional classroom setting may become more engaged in their classes, excited about learning, and ultimately, more successful in school.

January is School Board Appreciation Month. Our school board members serve as a link between the community and classroom. In a year full of challenges for public education not seen in recent history, our school board members persevered through the adversity of 2020 with vision, focus, and leadership. They were and continue to be a beacon of light. Please join me in thanking members of our school board, past and present, for the work they do to help prepare our students to be successful today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Dr. King was born January 15, 1929, and his birthday has been recognized as a national holiday since 1984. A decade later it was officially designated a National Day of Service. A civil rights pioneer, Dr. King fought for equality and justice. He famously said, "Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.”

Service is a powerful tool for strengthening our communities. In honor of Dr. King, let’s recommit to serving others, not just on the third Monday of January, but every day. With school in session on Monday, our focus and emphasis will be on Dr. King’s life, legacy, good citizenship, and civic responsibility. I encourage our students, employees, and community to consider one of Dr. King’s timeless questions, “What are you doing for others?” #TiptonPride

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Calendar Updates

January 18-Students return to "In-Person" learning

January 20-Hot Spot Pick-up 7:30AM-4PM or by Appointment

February 8-eLearning Professional Development Day

February 15-Make-up Day-President's Day-Student report for in-person learning