TMSM NEWSLETTER

February 19th, 2021

PTSA Survey

Parents,

Could you please take the time to complete the survey for PTA? This will help determine the needs, interests, and preferences of our school community?

PTA ZOOM MEETING FEBRUARY 25th at 5:30p.m.

THE PTA is hosting a zoom meeting on February 25th at 5:30 p.m. Please join us!

Note: Click below to be taken directly to the Zoom Link on the night of February 25th. I've also attached the flyer, which you could download. The link is there as well.

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Yearbook Sales, Ads, and Pictures

The TMS-E and TMS-M yearbooks will be one unit again; both schools will be represented in the same yearbook. Yearbooks and yearbook ads will be available for preorder sales until March 5th. The yearbook pre-order price is $40 per book. If there are extra yearbooks at the end of the year, they will be sold for $45. For more details about yearbook ads and to order, click the link below!

The Parent Teacher Leadership Academy (PTLA) is hosting FREE webinars open to parents and teachers!

The Parent Teacher Leadership Academy (PTLA) is hosting FREE webinars open to parents and teachers!


Student Emotional Health, Social Wellbeing, and Internet Safety

In this webinar, parents and teachers will learn about ways to support students’ social and emotional health from experts at both local school districts. Facilitators will also share ways to keep students safe when on the internet.

Facilitators:

Jackie Hudgins, Director of Accountability, TCSS

Angela Kelly, Coordinator of Mental Health Services, TCSS

Tesney Davis, Mental Health Services Social Worker, TCS

Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm


Register via the following link:

https://ptla.ua.edu/webinars/


Creating a Healthy School Climate with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support

In this webinar, parents and teachers will learn how to use Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) to help students succeed.

Facilitator:

Dr. Sara McDaniel, UA Associate Professor, Special Education and Multiple Abilities

Date: March 30, 2021

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm


Register via the following link:

https://ptla.ua.edu/webinars/

Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) May 2021

Students from each legislative district to receive Space Camp scholarships

The USSRC hopes you and your family are safe and well during this most unprecedented year. It is our privilege to announce we plan to once again host Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) in May 2021. Due to current capacity restrictions and our desire to include students who were selected for SALSA 2020, we will hold two sessions, May 23-28 and May 30-June 4, 2021.

Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.

To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.

Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.


To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa.


The SALSA 2021 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/.


The deadline to apply is February 27, 2021.


If you have questions or would like a printable PDF copy of the 2021 SALSA Brochure, please email karlaw@spacecamp.com.


In the event Space Camp is impacted by changes in Covid-19 policies, we will update you via email as soon as possible.

NHS JV/Varsity Cheer Information

Mandatory Parent Meeting - March 3rd at 6:00 NHS Library

Clinic - March 29 - April 1 - NHS gym from 4:00-6:30

Virtual Tryouts - April 2nd and 3rd (if needed)

Spring Break is March 15-19th

REMINDERS

School Attendance: Face-to-Face and Virtual

Face-to-Face Students,


  • Students will attend school Monday-Thursday.
  • Friday's are virtual learning days. Students will work asynchronously (independently).



Virtual Students,

  • Students are expected to Log into Schoology daily. This is one of the indicators of engagement.
  • Students are also expected to Log into all scheduled Google Meets.
  • If your student is not going to be on Google Meet, you must let the classroom teacher know as soon as possible.

Late Arrival

Students must arrive to school on-time. School starts at promptly at 7:55. Parents must escort their student into the building if they arrive late. Tardies are also marked in I-Now.

SCHOOLOGY AND I-NOW

Parents,

Please check Schoology and I-Now regularly to stay updated on your student's progress. If you need your I-Now or Schoology password, please send an email to kyharris@tusc.k12.al.us or cpewee@tusc.k12.al.us.

SAFETY REMINDERS

This applies to any student visiting our campus for any reason.


Your before-school routine should include the following:


  • Screen your child for symptoms prior to their arrival at school.
  • Do not send sick children to school
  • Provide a water bottle for your child's use as water fountains will be unavailable
  • Send your child with a face covering for wear throughout the day. All individuals whether students, staff or guests must wear face coverings while in TCS facilities.

In regards to COVID

If a student in our building test positive for COVID, we contact all the parents of the students who have been in close contact with the student. We will never share names with famililes, because that is confidential information. If you would like to keep a track of the COVID numbers in our school, please see the TCS Covid Tracker for Magnet Middle. It is linked below.


If students are quarantined, it is important that they follow the schedule sent by the classroom teachers. We need students to show up to Google Meets to help keep them on track.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Mrs. Childs or Nurse Crow.

EXPOSURE TO COVID


  • If your student has been in contact with anyone positive for COVID, please let us know.
  • If your child is currently being quarantined, please let us know.
  • If someone in your household does test positive for COVID, please let us know.
  • If any of the above does apply to you, please send an email to cpewee@tusc.k12.al.us.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

All students will have their temperature checked upon entering the building. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, please do not send your child to school.

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