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Having issues accessing websites from home with the Chromebook?

If a student is having issues accessing websites from the Chromebook, while away from the TCPS campuses, they will need to follow these instructions.

 

TCMS Summit Parent Presentation
Summit Learning Parent Session

Attention TCMS Parents & Families!  We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Summit informational session for families on Tuesday, August 29th, in the TCMS Cafeteria.  Teachers will be in attendance and providing information regarding Personalized Learning Time, Project Time, Mentoring, and how these are playing out in their classrooms.  We will also be giving you the parent login information that you will need to access the platform and follow your child’s progress.  Come out and join us on August 29th!  Seventh grade will meet at 6:00 pm, and Eighth grade will meet at 7:15.  We look forward to seeing you, and answering any questions you may have regarding Summit Learning!!

Eclipse Update for Middle & High School Students Only

Solar Eclipse Viewing Update 8/16/2017 for Trimble Co. Middle & High School Students (only)

Our Solar Eclipse Viewing excitement quickly came to an abrupt halt yesterday afternoon for our secondary students when we received an emailed notification from our "Eclipse Sunglass" Vendor that stated they could not guarantee the authenticity of the sunglasses that we had purchased for our middle and high school students (Eclipse glasses for elementary students were donated from the local library).

Not only is this disappointing news but we quickly discovered as close as we are to the eclipse, there are not enough glasses available to buy in bulk for our students. However, we didn’t want to prevent any secondary students that have eclipse glasses from participating in the event. Therefore, if you want your middle or high school child to be able to participate in the outdoor viewing of the eclipse on August 21st, you will need to send in a permission form and a pair of eclipse glasses for your child to use during the eclipse. ONLY students that return a permission form and bring a pair of eclipse glasses will be permitted to go outside to view the eclipse. As stated in previous correspondence, for those that do not go outside for the viewing, alternative educational eclipse activities will be held inside during this time period and the eclipse will also be able to be viewed safely on media outlets within the school.

This change affects middle and high school students only. Elementary students will continue on as previously stated.

Permission Required to view Solar Eclipse eclipse

ECLIPSE NEWS...

On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our District will not be in the direct path of totality for the solar eclipse but will still get to experience this historic event. The Schools have been busy planning to make this event a unique learning experience for our students.

On August 21, 2017, all District students (with your permission) will be allowed to go outside and participate in activities and view the period of near totality (“Solar Eclipse Viewing”). As always, student safety is our top concern.

Students in Grades 7-12 are getting Chromebooks chromebook

To prepare middle and high school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, TCPS students in grades 7-12 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and use mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

Chromebooks will help increase 21st Century Learning Skills, enhance

Opening of School Dates 2017 Back to School

Dates you need to know for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year

 

 

School Supply Lists

Guys, it's almost time for the new school year to begin.  We are super excited and hope you are too!  If you're ready to start shopping for school supplies, you can find the lists here.

7th grade:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kkpzhW0bicDjbD1BVCLz9Z5ORRSULTOOV-2Fi6x93rY/edit?usp=sharing

8th grade:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UWybkYmfM8ol9Rn7Vs_QiIeDqX07yPTaR--DLu5rSS8/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

TCMS Office Closed

Our office will be closed on the following dates:

June 12-13  

June 20-23  

June 25-28  

June 30  

July 3-7  

July 11-14  

July 21  

July 23-26  

July 28  

2017-2018 Tentative Budget

The 17-18 tentative budget information was shared out at the May 24th Board Meeting.

1. Informational Powerpoint 

2. Tentative Budget Report

Student-Led Conferences

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

We are excited to announce our first-ever student-led conferences!  The student-led conference process empowers the student to direct and report on his/her progress at school.  During the conference process, students will report on academic progress, discuss goals, review assessment data, and showcase examples of their school and course work.

 

The student-led conference process is much different from the traditional parent-teacher conference in which the teacher does most of the talking and the parent does the listening. Often, in such conferences, the student is not even present.  However, in this situation, the parent first conferences with the student, and then circulates to talk with individual teachers regarding their student’s progress.  Often, several conferences will be going on at one time within the same room.   

 

We believe that the student-led conference process puts the responsibility for reporting learning where it needs to be and that is with the student.  We are pleased with the learning that is happening at TCMS and know that our students are eager to present their progress to their parents/guardians.

 

All conferences will take place in the Cafeteria, on March 23rd, 4-7 pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

Tracy Poe

Principal

(502) 255-7361

2017-2018 School Calendar
Print your 2017-2018 Calendar HERE!
TCMS - Raider Day Information

Our next snow day will be a Raider Day! Click Read More to get all the details.

Next missed day will be.... Raider Day!

The next school day that is missed due to snow or other will be Raider Day 1.  This will be our first “Non-Traditional Instructional” school day for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that students will be receiving assignments in advance that they are to complete at home on the missed school day….Raider Day.   Schools will be sending home and communicating information to assist your students on what will be expected and what work they need to complete if we have another missed day. 

Keep in mind that Raider Days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if the students complete their work.  So it is very important that students work hard to complete their assignments to the best of their ability.  Don’t forget that there will be staff on hand that can be contacted to assist your child with the assignments. 

If you have questions or concerns at this time, please contact your child’s school office for more specific information.

TCMS facebook page

Parents, if you haven't already, like our facebook page!  It's a great way to stay updated on school happenings and get important reminders/information!

https://www.facebook.com/trimblecountyms/

 

 

Infinite Campus - State-Wide Update is complete

Infinite Campus, Kentucky's state-wide student information system migrated to a cloud-based platform over the Christmas Holiday.  The new links to IC are shown below. If you experience any problems with IC, report them immediately


PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL

 

 
 
PORTAL APPLICATION URL
 

There will be application re-directs in place for existing links to point users to the new application URL's. These re-directs will be in place for 90 days to help staff and parents remember to update their bookmarks.

TCPS to offer Non-Traditional Instructional Days Snow Day

Trimble County Schools have been approved to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that Trimble County Schools will be allowed to deliver content to students so that they can learn at home on bad weather or emergency days when conditions prevent schools from being in session.  The NTI days will limit the interruption of learning that occurs due to school closings, because students will have assignments (either online or paper packet) that provide review opportunities and application of prior learning. Additionally, NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year, provided that the students do their assigned work on NTI days. Read more HERE!

2016 TCMS Basketball Schedule

Check out this year's basketball schedule and come support our boys and girls!