TMS Weekly Update 2020-2021

September 4th, 2020

Video of the week!

Hello everyone. The countdown is getting closer to one and we are getting the school ready. Teachers have been working with the technology this week and are looking forward to seeing all of you. As part of our education for the fall, we have made another video to help your children see what the school year will be like.
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Communication from teams

On Tuesday September 8th, we will send out to parents/students introductions from the different grade levels. We will also have grade level schedules for parents to refer to that we will also post on our website afterwards. Thanks for your patience as we ready the school for students.

Winslow and Remote Student Chromebook and Supply Pickup

For students who will not physically be in school on September 14th, we have arranged a time for parents to pick up their chromebooks and students supplies from the school. From 10:00-1:00 September 10th parents will be able to come around to the back of TMS to pick up the necessary materials for their students to start school on the 14th.We will also be selling agenda books at this time for five dollars if you would like one. TPS Director of Technology Mr. Piper has his update below. ALL OTHER STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE ALL THEIR MATERIALS IN SCHOOL ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH.

Technology Update

As we prepare for distribution of Chromebooks to our middle school students, I would like to share some initial information. Each student in grades 6-8 will be issued a district-owned chromebook and charger. Next week, the Winslow and Remote students will be picking up their devices, while the Lakeview cohort will receive their devices on the first day of class (Monday, Sept. 14)


While we realize that many students may have a personal device that they prefer to use at home, it is our expectation that students will utilize the Chromebook for their schoolwork. As well, students should bring their fully charged Chromebook to school with them on any days they are attending. Students will not be able to leave their device at school and should take it home with them each day to charge.


By next week, we will be finalizing our support site for parents/students and there will be much more information that will hopefully answer all your questions and also be a link to direct you to the site.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact derek.piper@tyngsboroughps.org

Remote Lunch Program


Remote Lunch Program


The Tyngsborough Public Schools, along with our food service provider, Whitsons, is pleased to announce that we will be providing a remote lunch program this year. This program will provide parents/guardians the opportunity to pick up lunches each week for their child(ren) to have on days that they are attending school remotely. Lunches will be charged to each student’s prepaid lunch accounts. Please note that free & reduced students are eligible to participate as well.


If you are interested in the program, please complete this FORM no later than Wednesday, September 9th to let us know whether or not your child(ren) will participate in this program. If we do not receive a completed form by this date, your child will not be enrolled in this program.


If you have questions regarding the program, please contact our Food Service Director, Tracy Demers at demerst@whitsons.com.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DqwUwZL97S9nXdi4tkTpoiSeNQp7bM_gcTmRBS5zSEM/edit

Student Drop Off Map

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Middle School Sports

Due to COVID 19, The Midland Wachusett league has decided not to run Middle School Sports this fall.


THS has obtained 8th-grade waivers for Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Soccer, and a 7th & 8th-grade waiver for Boys & Girls XC.


Please register your student-athlete through PowerSchool by 9/4/2020.

User fees will not be collected until 10/1/2020

2020 Yearbook Anyone?

Very last call for 2019-2020 yearbooks! We have 19 yearbooks left! If you would like to purchase one, please email michelle.cirrone@tyngsboroughps.org to reserve yours. They are $20 each, cash or check written out to Tyngsborough Middle School.

Agenda Books for sale in the TMS Office for $5.00

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Important Dates

TMS IMPORTANT DATES

SEPTEMBER 2020

9/10- Winslow and Remote Student Chromebook and Supply Pickup

9/14 – First Day of School –All Students (Lakeview cohort in the building)

9/22 – Picture Day for Lakeview Cohort Students

9/25 – Picture Day for Winslow Cohort Students and Full Remote Students

OCTOBER 2020

10/12 – No School – Columbus Day Holiday

10/23 – Trimester 1 Progress Reports

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Sharpies, folders, etc

You get to choose the colors of sharpies and folders on the supply list.

About TMS

Tyngsborough Middle School has 390 students from Grades 6-8. TMS is promotes the following core values: Perseverance, Originality, Independence, Respect, Collaboration, and Responsibility.